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Master of Puppets
By: Metallica
Tabbed by: Kane Bochatyn (JenoUnion)

Cliff's bassline for Master of Puppets. This one seemed a bit like o_O
because of the minor differences in the heavy riff, but meh.
Questions, comments, or concerns should all go to
CryofthePlanet@hotmail.com OR DarkCloud@aol.com. Thanks, and enjoy!
Link to bass track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY8zdTO0pvg
=============================================================================
Master of Puppets

[Intro A]

G|--------------|
D|--------------|
A|-----5-4-3~---|
E|-0------------|

           Play x3, end with
G|--------|---------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-Guitar-|---------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--------|-------5-4-3/--|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----|
E|--------|-0-0-----------|--------------------------------0--|

[Intro B] (Play x2)
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-3-2-0--3-2-0--3-2-0---|


[Heavy Riff 1]

G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-----2-----------------------2-2----|
E|-0-1---0-1-1-0-1-1-0-1-1-0-1--------|

G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-----2-----------------------2------|
E|-0-1---0-1-1-0-1-1-0-1-1-0-1--------|

G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-----2-----------------------2-2----|
E|-0-1---0-1-1-0-1-1-0-1-1-0-1--------|

G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-----2------------------------------|
E|-0-1---0-1-1-0-3-2-0--3-2-0--3-2-0--|

G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-----2-----------------------2-2----|
E|-0-1---0-1-1-0-1-1-0-1-1-0-1--------|

G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-----2-----------------------2------|
E|-0-1---0-1-1-0-1-1-0-1-1-0-1--------|

G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-----2-----------------------2-2----|
E|-0-1---0-1-1-0-1-1-0-1-1-0-1--------|

G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----2-------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-1---0-1-1-0-3-2-0--3-2-0--3-2-3-2-0--3-2-0--3-2-0---|


[Verse 1] (Play x6)

G|----|--------------------------------|
D|----|--------------------------------|
A|----|--------------------------------|
E|-9/-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-5-0-6-5-3-5--|

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


[Pre-Chorus 1]

G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-7--8-7-5-7---|

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

G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-7--8-7-5-7---|

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

G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|


[Chorus 1A] (Play x4)

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

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

G|--------------(------------)|------------------|
D|--------------(--------1---)|-4-2-1---1--------|
A|---------3-2--(----------3-)|-----------3-2----|
E|-3-3-3-3------(3-3-3-3-----)|------------------|

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


[Chorus 1B]

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

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

G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----2h5/7--7------5-----3--3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3---|
E|-3-3------0-0--0-0---0-0-----------------------------|

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

G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------3--3-3--3-3-3-2-2--------------------|
E|-0--0-0--0-0-1-0-0-0-------------------5-5-3-3--0-0--1-1--|


[Heavy Riff 2]

G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-----2-----------------------2-2----|
E|-0-1---0-1-1-0-1-1-0-1-1-0-1--------|

G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-----2-----------------------2------|
E|-0-1---0-1-1-0-1-1-0-1-1-0-1--------|

G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-----2-----------------------2-2----|
E|-0-1---0-1-1-0-1-1-0-1-1-0-1--------|

G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----2-------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-1---0-1-1-0-3-2-0--3-2-0--3-2-3-2-0--3-2-0--3-2-0---|


[Verse 2]

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-5-0-6-5-3-5--|

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

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-5-0-6-5-3-5--|

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

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-5-0-6-5-3-5--|

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

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-5-0-6-5-3-5--|

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


[Pre-Chorus 2]

G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-7--8-7-5-7---|

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

G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-7--8-7-5-7---|

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

G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|


[Chorus 2A] (Play x4)

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

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

G|--------------(------------)|------------------|
D|--------------(--------1---)|-4-2-1---1--------|
A|---------3-2--(----------3-)|-----------3-2----|
E|-3-3-3-3------(3-3-3-3-----)|------------------|

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


[Chorus 2B]

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

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

G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----2h5/7--7------5-----3--3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3---|
E|-3-3------0-0--0-0---0-0-----------------------------|

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

G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------3--3-3--3-3-3-2-2--------------------|
E|-0--0-0--0-0-1-0-0-0-------------------5-5-3-3--0-0--1-1--|


[Interlude]
(*All Notes in interlude are staccato unless marked otherwise)
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-7--5~---3~---0~----2~----6~----|
E|--------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7----7-5~--555-5---5-3-3~--333-3-0-3-0~--0-2-220-2--66660-6--| (Play x2)
E|--0-0-------------5-------------------------------------------|

G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-----7-5~--555-5/7-5-3~--333-0-3-0~--0-22220-2--6666006--| (Play x2)
E|---0-0-----------------------------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7----7-5~--555-5---5-3-3~--333-3-0-3-0~--0-2-220-2--66660-6--| (Play x2)
E|--0-0-------------5-------------------------------------------|


[Bridge A] (Play x2)

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

G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|-----------------6-6-6-6--|
E|-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7----------|


[Bridge B] (Crescendo)

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


[Bridge C] (Play x7)

G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|---------------33---------------3--|
E|-2-2-3-2-2-2-3----2-2-3-2-2-2-3----|


[Solo Intro]

G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|-3-3--3--3-3-3--3--3-2-2--2--222--2-2-0--2-2-0--|


[Solo Backing A]

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-5-0-6-5-3-5--|

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

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-5-0-6-5-3-5--|

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

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-5-0-6-5-3-5--|

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

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-5-0-6-5-3-5--|

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


[Solo Backing B]

G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-7--8-7-5-7---|

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

G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-7--8-7-5-7---|

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

G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|


[Post-Solo Bridge A] (Play x2)

G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------2-2--|
E|-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0------|

G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------2--|
E|-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0----|


[Post-Solo Bridge B] (Play x4)

G|--------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------2-4-5------|
A|---------------------------2-3-5-------3~---|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-000-2-3-5------------------|

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


[End Post-Solo Bridge]

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

G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|-333-2-3-5-3-2---2---|
E|---------------5---0-|


[Enter Final Verse]

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

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


Verse 3
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-5-0-6-5-3-5--|

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

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-5-0-6-5-3-5--|

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

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-5-0-6-5-3-5--|

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

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-5-0-6-5-3-5--|

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


[Pre-Chorus 3]

G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-7--8-7-5-7---|

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

G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-7--8-7-5-7---|

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

G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|


[Chorus 3A] (Play x4)

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

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

G|--------------(------------)|------------------|
D|--------------(--------1---)|-4-2-1---1--------|
A|---------3-2--(----------3-)|-----------3-2----|
E|-3-3-3-3------(3-3-3-3-----)|------------------|

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


[Chorus 3B]

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

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

G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----2h5/7--7------5-----3--3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3---|
E|-3-3------0-0--0-0---0-0-----------------------------|

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

G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------3--3-3--3-3-3-2-2--------------------|
E|-0--0-0--0-0-1-0-0-0-------------------5-5-3-3--0-0--1-1--|


[Outro] (Play x4)

G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-5-0-6-5-3-5--|

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


[Ending]

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


And that's that! Key is below, some new things, but not much. This was a fun
song to tab out, but the chorus was pretty difficult at first. Well, hope
you bassists like this. Slowly going through and setting straight all of
Cliff's basslines that have been tabbed wrong because he plays it way
weird. =D


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

| h  Hammer-on
| /  Slide up
| ~  Vibrato

(#...#...#...) - omit phrase on final playthrough (i.e. in choruses,
don't play the end bit for the 4th playthrough of the riff)
#h# - Hammer-on/Pull-off to/from indicated fret (i.e. 2h5)
#/# - Slide to indicated fret (i.e. 5/7)
#~ - Let indicated fret ring (i.e. 2~)

************************************
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UeharaJunior16 52 Oct 14, 2010 06:37 AM

Fucking perfect you bad ass mother ****er!!!! >:D

+3 reply
bud-man 10 Oct 07, 2011 07:31 AM

5 stars for sure. this song is a Bit*h to try and tab. its so freaking fast. great job! and thanks a lot!

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Darklurker 10 Oct 09, 2013 09:52 AM

Kick ass tab. Probably the best one on the entire Internet.

I submit this as a possible correction to Chorus 1A


Chorus 1A (Play x4)
G|--------------|
D|--------------|
A|--------5--7--|
E|-0--0-0-------|

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

G|--------------(------------)|------------------|
D|--------------(------------)|------------------|
A|--------------(--------6---)|-9-8-6---6--------|
E|-7-7-7-7-8-7--(8-8-8-8---7-)|-----------8-6----|

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

Although I'm still trying to work out whether it's better to play that third line on the E string, or go up to the A string. I'm a bit of a newbie bass player, so, you know... Actually, I think if you take it up to the A string, you can play the whole pre-chorus without moving the fret hand, just go 0-2 on the D string in the first measure instead of 5-7 on the A.

Also, on the Interlude, one tiny correction, Instead of

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

I think it should be

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

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