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I have looked at the solo's for Master of Puppets that are on this site and none of
them quite match up to the complexity and quality that Kirk and James actually play.
So I can assure you this is the solo of all solos, and it is tabbed 100% perfectly.
I'll give you the extra information that will  help and enlighten you.

I put time codes by the different sections/parts of the solo so you don't get confused,
so you need the CD, or the Mp3 whatever and should be listening and learning at the
same time. I'll try to make this is simple as possible but remember, this is not a
simple guitar peice, so I hope that most of you can handle it. It's actually not so
bad after practice.


If you don't already know this, Kirk uses a 24 fret guitar, and James uses a 22 fret.
I have tabbed the roles of both Guitars.

GUITAR 1 = James
GUITAR 2 = Kirk

It's that simple, now onto the solo. (Note: The symbols key is at the bottom of this tab)

=================================================================


It starts out with a "breakdown" of the song. 

 TIME CODE: 3:33 approx.
                                    V--note is still ringing
 GUITAR 1 (clean, let ring)         |
e|---------|---------0h2p0-----3-|--|----------------|
B|---------|-----3---------3-----|--|----3---3-----0-|
G|-------0-|---2---2---------2p0-|-(0)-0---0---0-----|
D|-----2---|-0-------------------|---------------2---|
A|---2-----|---------------------|--3----------------|
E|-0-------|---------------------|-------------------|

e|---------------------|-------------|
B|-(0)---0---(0)---0---|-(0)---0-----|
G|-----2---------2-----|-----2-------|
D|---------------------|--1----------|
A|--0------0--2------2-|-------------|
E|---------------------|---------3---|

Now this riff I just showed you continues to play through out the
break down until the solo starts.


===================================================

TIME CODE: 3:52

This is James and Kirk playing together, remember GUITAR 1 IS JAMES
AND GUITAR 2 IS KIRK.

 |   GUITAR 1
e||-----19-19----|-20-17-----------------20-17----|-19--15-------------19-15----|
B||o-20-------20-|-------19-19-19-19-----------19-|--------17-17-17-17-------17-|
G||--------------|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
D||--------------|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
A||o-------------|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
E||--------------|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|
 |   GUITAR 2
e||--------------|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B||o----22-20----|-22-19-----------------22-19----|-20--17-------------20-17----|
G||--21-------21-|-------19-19-19-19-----------19-|--------17-17-17-17-------17-|
D||--------------|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
A||o-------------|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
E||--------------|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|


e|-17--15h17p15-14-----------14----|-14--15-17-19-----||
B|-----------------17-16--17----17-|-----------------o||
G|---------------------------------|------------------||
D|---------------------------------|------------------||(play 2x)
A|---------------------------------|-----------------o||
E|---------------------------------|------------------||
|
e|---------------------------------|------------------||
B|-19--17h19p17-16-----------------|-16--17-19-20----o||
G|-----------------17-16--17-19-17-|------------------||(play 2x)
D|---------------------------------|------------------||
A|---------------------------------|-----------------o||
E|---------------------------------|------------------||


================================================

TIME CODE: 4:10

Now this is the first solo. It's much slower paced than the second
solo. It's pretty simple, enjoy.


   GUITAR 2 (Kirk w/ distortion)
                   ~~ <-- vibrato
e|--------------|-15--------15-17---15------19-15-12h15p12-|
B|-17-----17-19-|--------19--------------19----------------|
G|--------------|------------------------------------------|
D|--------------|------------------------------------------|
A|--------------|------------------------------------------|
E|--------------|------------------------------------------|

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                                ~~~~~~~~~~
e|----------------------------------------|-15-14----15-14------------------------|
B|-13--------(13)-15b17r(15)-(15)b17r(15)-|-------12-------12h15p12----(12)-------|
G|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------12-14-|
D|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
     V---b = bend, r = release
     |                                              ~~
|----|------------------------------------------|-----------|
|-15-|------------------------------------------|-----------|
|-14b16r(14)-(14)b16r(14)-(14)b16r(14)-12----12-|-----------|
|-----------------------------------------14----|-14-----12-|
|-----------------------------------------------|-----------|
|-----------------------------------------------|-----------|

                   ~~~                     ~~
e|--------------------------------------|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-12---14-12--11--------14-12-11h12p11-|--------------------------|
D|----------------12--------------------|-10--------9-10-----9-10--|
A|--------------------------------------|--------12----------------|
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------------|


OK, now remember that riff up there ^^ with the TIME CODE at 3:52?
Play that riff again (James and Kirk together) twice then come back down here.

=========================================

We are now at the heavy breakdown. It's the first riff I showed you but
with distortion and palm muting. It's simple enough.

TIME CODE: 4:47


    GUITAR 1
      PM------------|
||----------|---------0h2p0-----3-|
||o---------|-----3---------3-----|
||--------0-|---2---2---------2p0-|
||------2---|-0-------------------|
||o---2-----|---------------------|
||--0-------|---------------------|

  PM----------------------------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------||
|-----3---3-----0-|-----0-------0---|-----0----o||
|---0---0---0-----|---2-------2-----|---2-------||
|-------------2---|-----------------|-1---------||(play 2x)
|-3---------------|-0-----0-2-----2-|----------o||
|-----------------|-----------------|-------3---||


Now it changes up, just keep with it, if your at this point so far,
your doing pretty damn good.

TIME CODE: 5:06


   GUITAR 1
  PM------------------------|             
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

   PM--------------------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------||
|o-------------------|------------------o||
|--------------------|-------------------||(play 6x)
|--------------------|---------------6---||
|o-4-4-5-4-4-4-5-4-4-|-4-4-5-4-4-4-5-4--o||
|--2-2-3-2-2-2-3-----|-2-2-3-2-2-2-3-----||

                                    V---Pick scraping
e|--------------------------------|-|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|-|--------------------------------|
G|-4---------(4)---------3--------|-|--------------------------------|
D|-5---------(5)---------4--------|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
A|-5---------(5)---------4--------|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
E|-3---------(3)---------2--------|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|

================================================

Ok ladies and gentlemen, this is were the real fun begins. The
guitar solo. It's a heavy one, and blistering fast. I've got it down
note by note so if your up to it, lets go.

TIME CODE: 5:42


   GUITAR 2
e|-17p12--------------12-17p12--------------12-|
B|---------13-12-13--------------13-12-13------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

e|-17p12--------------12-15p12--------------12-|-17p12--------------12-17p12--------------12-|
B|---------13-12-13--------------13-12-13------|---------13-12-13--------------13-12-13------|
G|---------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|

e|-17p12---------12-12-15p12----|-----19---19-17-17-17-17-15-15---15-14-14-14-14-|
B|---------13-12-------------13-|-/17--------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|

e|-17-17---17-15-15-15-14-14-14-14-14-----------|
B|------------------------------------15-15-17--|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------17h19\------|--------------------|
B|-17b19r==(17)b19r(17)b19==(17)r-17p15p==14----------17-|-15-14--------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|---------16-14\-----|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------|

   V---ARTIFICIAL HARMONIC WITH BENDING. IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS, LOOK IT UP.
   |
e|-[13]---(13)----(13)-(13)---(13)-(13)--(13)-|-(13)------(13)-(13)(13)-(13)-(13)-------|
B|--------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|----------------------------------2---4--|
D|--------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------|-------------|
B|---------------------------|-------------|
G|-2b4==(2)r-4-3-2-0s2-------|-------------|
D|---------------------4-2---|-2h4-(4)-----|
A|-------------------------2-|-------------|
E|---------------------------|-------------|

e|-------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|-15-13-12----13-12-------|----------12-(12)12-12-12-12-12-12--|
G|----------14-------14-12-|-11-12-14---------------------------|
D|-------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------|------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------12----------12-------------|
B|-12-15-13-12-15-13-12-13----15-15-13----15-13h15-15-|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|-14-------14-------15-15-------|-17-------19-17---------17----------19-17---------|
B|----17-15----15-17-------17s19-|----20-19-------19---19----21-19-19-------19-19---|
G|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|

e|-17----------19-17-------17----------19-17-------|-14-----(14)--14--------------14|
B|----21-19-19-------19-19----21-19-19-------19-19-|-17b19==(17)r----17b19==(17)r---|
G|-------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------14--19p14----------------19p14---14-----(14)--|
B|-17b19==(17)r-17\-17b20==(17)r-------------17b18==(17)r---------17b19==(17)r-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------14--------------14--------------14-14-14--------------14-14----|
B|-17b19==(17)r----17b19==(17)r----17b19==(17)r----------17b19==(17)r----------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------15--------------15--------------15--------------15-|
B|-18b20==(18)r----18b20==(18)r----18b20==(18)r----18b20==(18)r----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------17--------------17--------------18--------------18-|
B|-20b22==(20)r----20b22==(20)r----21b23==(21)r----21b23==(21)r----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

                                           ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
e|--------------19--------------19-22b24==|=(22)-------(22)r---------|
B|-22b24==(22)r----22b24==(22)r-----------|--------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|--------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|--------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|--------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|--------------------------|


==========================================

Now that is that .. heres what is left.

TIME CODE: 6:09

    GUITAR 1 AND GUITAR 2
    PM--------------------------------------------------------------|
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||(play 2x)
||------3-----3-----|-3-----3---------|-----3-----3-----|-3-----3-----4----||
||o-----3-----3-----|-3-----3-----2-2-|-----3-----3-----|-3-----3-----2---o||
||--0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-|-1-0-0-1-0-0-----|-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-|-1-0-0-1-0-0------||

  PM--------------- -----------------------|          PM---
|-----------------| |------------------|------------------|
|-----------------| |o-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------| |------------------|------------------|
|-----------------| |----------------2-|-4-5--------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| |o---------2-3-5---|-----3--(3)---3-3-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| |--0-2-3-5---------|------------------|

 ---------------------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------||
|-----------------|-------------------o||
|-----------------|--------------------||
|-----------------|--------------------||(play 2x)
|-3-2-3-5-3-2-----|-------------------o||
|-------------3-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----||

                                   PM------------------------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------0-|-2-4--------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------4-2-|-4-5-2--(2)---2-2-|-2-0-2-4-2-0-----|-----------------|
|---------2-3-5---|-----3--(3)---3-3-|-3-2-3-5-3-2-3-2-|-----------------|
|-0-2-3-5---------|------------------|-------------3-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

                                    PM------------------|          PM|
e|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|------------|
B|-----------------|-----5--(5)-------|-----------------|------------|
G|---------------0-|-2-4-5--(5)-------|-----------------|-4----------|
D|-------------4-2-|-4-5-5--(5)-------|-----------------|-2------5-5-|
A|---------2-3-5---|-----3--(3)---3-3-|-3-2-3-5-3-2-----|-2------3-3-|
E|-0-2-3-5---------|------------------|-------------3-2-|-0----------|

   PM-------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-------2---------|
|-5-4-5---5-4-2-4-|
|-3-2-3-5-3-2-----|
|-------------3-2-|



================================================


The next part of the song is the main riff.
But I have just tabbed the entire breakdown and solo part's for you.

SYMBOL KEYS:

PM---|  =  Palm muting
~~~~    =  Vibrator
b       =  bend
r       =  release
(5)     =  note is ringing from previously playing the note
=       =  doesn't mean anything, just to organize the tab
/ or \  =  slide up or down
s       =  slide between notes
[]      =  artificial harmonics
h       =  hammer
p       =  pull off
||o     =  repeat riff

THE END

            
            
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ibanezsc420 10 Apr 12, 2005 08:00 PM

Damn! This is one of the easiest to read tabs I've seen on this site. Very helpful. Thanks

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Kotie 62 Apr 12, 2005 08:00 PM

You forgot the end of the first electric solo there, but this is a good tab.

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TheMutts 10,516 Apr 12, 2005 08:00 PM

no i didn't, it's right below it, it was too long to put all together, so it continues below it.. it's kinda weird looking like that but it's ok

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