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For Whom The Bell Tolls Bass Tab

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During the song there's a lot of palm mute that I haven't tabbed.
You can hear it easily.
Song| For Whom The Bell Tolls
Band| MetallicA
Album| Ride the Lightning
Transcribed by Keegan Witwer

Normal Tune
------------------------------ Bass Tab -------------------------------
beat 120


[Intro]

 4/4                              
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-----------------2-2-----2-2----|

There are two basses, the first plays the higher note and starting E.
The second plays ending F#.

 With distortion and wah wah
G|--------19-18-17-16-------19p16-|--------19----------------------|
D|*-------------------------------|17--16-------------------------*|x 8
A|*-------------------------------|------------17--16--------(16)\*|
E|-0------------------------------|(0)--------------2--2----2--2---|

 Normal Bass
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|*-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|*-------------------------------|-----------------------------0--|
E|-0---3---2---1---0---3---2---1--|-0---3---2---1---0---2---3------|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|-------------------------------*|x 4
A|--------------------------------|-----------------------------2-*|
E|-0---3---2---1---0---3---2---1--|-0---3---2---1---0---2---3------|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-0------------------------------|(0)-----------------------------|


[Fig.1]

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|*----------tripl-----------tripl|-----------tripl-----------tripl|
A|*>------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0|-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-----------tripl-----------tripl|--------------------------------|
A|->------------------------------|->------------------------------|
E|-3---------3-3-3-3---------3-3-3|-3-------------------------12\--|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-----------tripl-----------tripl|-----------tripl-----------tripl|
A|->------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0|-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0|

                                   1.                           (1)
G|--------------------------------|-tripl-----------tripl----------|
D|-----------tripl-----------tripl|------->--------------->-------*|
A|->------------------------------|-3-3-3-3---------0-0-0-0-------*|
E|-3---------3-3-3-3---------3-3-3|--------------------------------|

                                    2.                  (2) end Fig.1
                                   |---tripl-----------tripl--------|
                                   |->------------------------------|
                                   |-3-3-3-3---------0-0-0-12-\-----|
                                   |--------------------------------|

[Fig.2]

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|*tripl-----------tripl----------|-tripl--------------------------|
A|*------>--------------->--------|------->--------->------->------|
E|-0-0-0-3---------0-0-0-5--------|-0-0-0-3-------0-6-------2------|

                                                          end Fig.2|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-tripl-----------tripl----------|-tripl--tripl------------------*|
A|------->--------------->--------|-------->-------->------>----->*|
E|-0-0-0-3---------0-0-0-5--------|-0-0-0--3-0-0----6------2-----1-|


[Verse 1, 2]

Repeat Fig.1


[Chorus]

Repeat Fig.2 x 2  (To Coda at the end of second chorus)


[Interlude]

(between first chorus and second verse)|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|*----------tripl-----------tripl|-----------tripl-----------tripl|
A|*>------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0|-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-----------tripl----------------|-----------tripl-----------tripl|
A|->------------------------------|->------------------------------|
E|-0---------0-0-0-0---------/12\-|-3---------3-3-3-3---------3-3-3|

                                   1.                           (1)
G|--------------------------------|-----------tripl----------------|
D|-----------tripl-----------tripl|->-----------------------------*|
A|->------------------------------|-2---------2-2-2-2---------/14\*|
E|-0---------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0|--------------------------------|

                                    2.                           (2)
                                   |-----------tripl----------------|
                                   |->------------------------------|
                                   |-2---------2-2-2-2-----------2\-|
                                   |--------------------------------|


[Coda]

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

 2/4
G|--------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------*|
A|-------------------------------*|
E|-3---3--------------------------| End (fade out)


************************************

| (n)  Ghost note
| p    Pull-off
| >    Accented note
| /    Slide up
| \    Slide down

************************************
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Barroom Hero wrote on January 17 2005, 12:00 am

2 basses? yeah right.....just a guitar with some heavy gauge strings....

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warlockmaster21 wrote on August 7 2005, 12:00 am

no

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