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Creeping Death Bass Tab

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Creeping Death from the Ride the Lightning album, as played by Cliff
Burton. The link to the master bass track is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyaKtAyVVac
This bassline is EXTREMELY different from what everyone else has tabbed,
even more different than Orion. This took quite a while to do, but the
good news is that it's a keeper. =D Enjoy.


[Intro A] (Play x2)

G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|------------7~-----------------7-5~---|
E|-0-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0-0---------|


[Intro B] (Play x2)

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|------------7/----------------7-5~-5---|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-----0---0-0-0-0-0-----------|


[End Intro]                  |Triplet|
G|---------|--------------|--16-16-16-17-16/--|
D|---------|--Guitar Break|-------------------|
A|---------|--------------|-------------------|
E|-5-3-2-0-|--------------|-------------------|


[Verse Riff 1A]

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|--------------------2-3-2h3h2-0--|
E|-0--0--0-0-0-0--0-0--------------|

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-----7----7--------7-----2-3-2h3h2-0---|
E|-0-0----0----0-0-0---0-0---------------|

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-----7----7--------7-----2-3-2h3h2-0---|
E|-0-0----0----0-0-0---0-0---------------|

G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----7-------7---7---7-----2-3-2h3h2-0---|
E|-0-0---0-0-0---0---0---0-0---------------|


[Pre-Chorus Riff 2]

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3/--0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2---|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3---0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2---|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3---0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2---|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3--0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2/---|


[Verse Riff 1B] (Play x2)

G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----7---------7------2-3-2h3h2-0--|
E|-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-----0-0---------------|


[Bass Break 1]

G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----7~-7~--7-0-7~-7~--7-7h0-5h0-4h0-3h0-2h0-2-4-----|
E|-0-0---0-0---------------------------------------------2/--|


[Verse 1]

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----7---7----------2-3-2h3h2-0--|
E|-0-0---0-0---0----0-0-0-0--------------|

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----7---------7---2-3-2h3h2-0---|
E|-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0---0---------------|

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-----7-------------7-----2-3-2h3h2-0---|
E|-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0---------------|

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----7---------7---2-3-2h3h2-0---|
E|-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0---0---------------|

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----------------7/2-3-2h3h2-0---|
E|-0-0---0-0-0--0--0-0-0-----------------|

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----------------7/2-3-2h3h2-0---|
E|-0-0---0-0-0--0--0-0-0-----------------|

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----------------7/2-3-2h3h2-0---|
E|-0-0---0-0-0--0--0-0-0-----------------|


[Pre-Chorus 1]

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3---0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2---|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3---0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2---|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3---0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2---|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------/7\--|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3---0-0-2-2-2-2-------|


[Chorus 1]

G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------7~--7-7-7/-0h3-5-5-5-555-5-5--|
E|-0--0--0~--0-0-----------------------|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-5h8--5-8-7-7-7-----7---7-7-7--7--|
E|----------------0-0------0-0------|

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-3-5-555-5-5---------------------|
E|--------------1-1-0-1-3-3-0-3-0--|

G|----------------------------------------|
D|------------|Tr|------------------------|
A|---7-7-0-7--707-0-3-5-555-5-5-5-50/8-8--|
E|-0--------------------------------------|

G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-5-8-7--7-----7--7-------7---7-7----|
E|----------0-0------0-0-0------0-----|

G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-7\---3-5-555--5-5-5--2-4----|
E|--------------------------2--|


[Verse Riff 2]

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----7---------7---2-3-2h3h2-0---|
E|-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0---0---------------|

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----7---------7---2-3-2h3h2-0---|
E|-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0---0---------------|


[Bass Break 2]

G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----7--0-7~-0-7h5---5~--0-7h0-7h0-5h0-4h0-3h0-2h0--2-4----|
E|-0~---------------7------------------------------------2--|


[Verse 2]

G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----7--7----7------2-3-2h3h2-0---|
E|-0-0---0-0-------0----0-0---------------|

G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----7-----------7-----2-3-2h3h2-0--|
E|-0-0-----0---0-0-0-0-0---0-0--------------|

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-----7~----7---------7---2-3-2h3h2-0---|
E|-0-0-----0---0-0-0-0---0---------------|

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----7---------7\--2-3-2h3h2-0---|
E|-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-------------------|

G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----7~----7~--7-----7------2-3-2h3h2-0--|
E|-0-0-----0-------0-0---0-0---------------|

G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----7-----------7-----2-3-2h3h2-0--|
E|-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-0---0-0--------------|

G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----------------7-----2-3-2h3h2-0--|
E|-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0--------------|

G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----7-----------7-----2-3-2h3h2-0--|
E|-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-0---0-0--------------|


[Pre-Chorus 2]

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3---0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2---|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3---0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2---|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3---0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2---|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3---0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2---|


[Chorus 2]

G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------7~--7-7-7/-0h3-5-5-5-555-5-5--|
E|-0--0--0~--0-0-----------------------|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-5h8--5-8-7-7-7-----7---7-7-7--7--|
E|----------------0-0------0-0------|

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-3-5-555-5-5---------------------|
E|--------------1-1-0-1-3-3-0-3-0--|

G|----------------------------------------|
D|------------|Tr|------------------------|
A|---7-7-0-7--707-0-3-5-555-5-5-5-50/8-8--|
E|-0--------------------------------------|

G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-5-8-7--7-----7--7-------7---7-7----|
E|----------0-0------0-0-0------0-----|

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-7\---3-5-555--5-5-5--555-2-4----|
E|------------------------------2--|


[Solo Intro]

G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----------------7-----2-3-2h3h2-0--|
E|-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0--------------|

G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----7-----------7-----2-3-2h3h2-0--|
E|-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-0---0-0--------------|


[Bass Break 3]

G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----7--0-7~-0-7h5---5~--0-7h0-7h0-5h0-4h0-3h0-2h0--2-4----|
E|-0~---------------7------------------------------------2--|


[Solo Backing 1] (Play x2)

G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----7---------7-----2-3-2h3h2----|
E|-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0--------------|

G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--3---|
E|--------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----7---------7-----2-3-2h3h2----|
E|-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0--------------|

G|--------------------------------|
D|--------7-----------------------|
A|-0--0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--3---|
E|--------------------------------|


[Solo Backing 2]

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3---0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2---|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3---0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2---|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3---0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2---|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3---0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2---|


[Post-Solo Chorus]

G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------7~--7-7-7/-0h3-5-5-5-555-5-5--|
E|-0--0--0~--0-0-----------------------|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-5h8--5-8-7-7-7-----7---7-7-7--7--|
E|----------------0-0------0-0------|

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-3-5-555-5-5---------------------|
E|--------------1-1-0-1-3-3-0-3-0--|

G|----------------------------------------|
D|------------|Tr|------------------------|
A|---7-7-0-7--707-0-3-5-555-5-5-5-50/8-8--|
E|-0--------------------------------------|

G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-5-8-7--7-----7--7-------7---7-7----|
E|----------0-0------0-0-0------0-----|

G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-7\---3-5-555--5-5-5--555-2-4-------|
E|------------------------------2--0--|


[Bridge Intro]

G|---|--------------------|
D|---|--------------------|
A|---|---------8~-5~-7~---|
E|-0-|-0-0-0-0------------|

G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-3-331-1-0-----|


[Bridge] (Play x7)

G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|-7-7---7-8~-5~-7~----|
E|-----0---------------|

G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-3-331-1-0-----|


[Verse Riff 3]

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----------------7/2-3-2h3h2-0---|
E|-0-0---0-0-0--0--0-0-0-----------------|

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----------------7/2-3-2h3h2-0---|
E|-0-0---0-0-0--0--0-0-0-----------------|

G|-----------|
D|-----------|
A|-----2-5/--|
E|-2-5-------|


[Verse 3] (Play x8)

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----------------7/2-3-2h3h2-0---|
E|-0-0---0-0-0--0--0-0-0-----------------|


[Pre-Chorus 3]

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3---0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2---|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3---0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2---|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3---0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2---|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3---0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2---|


[Chorus 3]

G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------7~--7-7-7/-0h3-5-5-5-555-5-5--|
E|-0--0--0~--0-0-----------------------|

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-5h8--5-8-7-7-7-----7---7-7-7--7--|
E|----------------0-0------0-0------|

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-3-5-555-5-5---------------------|
E|--------------1-1-0-1-3-3-0-3-0--|

G|----------------------------------------|
D|------------|Tr|------------------------|
A|---7-7-0-7--707-0-3-5-555-5-5-5-50/8-8--|
E|-0--------------------------------------|

G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-5-8-7--7-----7--7-------7---7-7----|
E|----------0-0------0-0-0------0-----|

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-7\---3-5-555--5-5-5--555-2-4----|
E|------------------------------2--|


[Interlude A] (Play x6)

G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-----7-----5-----3-2~-2~--2----------|
E|-0-0---0-0---0-0------------5-3-2-0--|

G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-----3-----2-----0-3~-3-3-5-5-7-7----|
E|-0-0---0-0---0-0---------------------|


[Interlude B] (Play x3)

G|-----------------------x-|
D|-----------------------x-|
A|-----7-----5-----3-2~--x-|
E|-0-0---0-0---0-0-------x-|

G|------------x-|
D|------------x-|
A|-3-2-0-3~---x-|
E|------------x-|

G|-----------|
D|-----------|
A|-7-5-3-2~--|
E|-----------|

G|-----------|
D|-----------|
A|-3-2-0-3~--|
E|-----------|


[Outro A]

G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|------------7~-----------------7-5~---|
E|-0-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0-0---------|

G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|------------7~--------------------7-5---|
E|-0-0-0-0-0----------000-0-0-0-0---------|


[Outro B] (Play x2)

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|------------7/----------------7-5~-5---|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-----0---0-0-0-0-0-----------|


[Ending]

G|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|---------------|
E|-5--3--2--0----|

G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-77777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777~-|
E|-00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000~-|

^^^
FAST!!! Hit the two strings with the inside of your fingers (same side as
palm) as fast as you can, end chords on guitars' last note!


Phew! That was a tricky one, especially for the choruses. The verses and
choruses took me almost two hours all together to get down on their own!
Well, here we are. Hope you like it.

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|Triplet| OR |Tr| - play indicated notes as triplets
Note tablature followed by x's on each line (NEW) - Play through the
x'd sections as normal, but when repeating, ignore x'd sections
(i.e. some sections say (Play x#), so don't play the x'd sections
when playing the riffs that many times)
#h#h# - Hammer-on/Pull-off to/from the indicated fret (i.e. 2h3h2)
#\ OR /# OR /#\ - Slide from/to one fret down/up the fretboard

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Dethfret 34 wrote on August 5 2009, 01:58 am

Best Bass tabs out! nuf said buddy :)

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pinkpank98 22 wrote on October 13 2009, 10:32 pm

fantastic man perfect!

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freefighter712 155 wrote on March 21 2010, 12:05 am

Perfect man! Is the bass distorted though?

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