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Mexico City Bass Bass Tab

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Metallica
Bass Solo
written by Jason Newtead
as performed on Live Shit Binge and Purge (Mexico City)
Tabbed by R. Allen
Canterbury Standard notation applies. Slashes underneath numbers represent
tremelo picking. Intro.

G:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-----------5-----(5)h7--5-----5----------------------------------|
E:---0--5h7------------------7-----7-----------(7)--6--5--7\-(0)---| Fig
1. (x3) 
G:-----------------------------------------------|
D:*--------------------2------------------------*|
A:*--4-----------2--4-----4-----4--------2---2--*|
E:------X--2--4--------------------0--4-----X----|

G:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--------------------2--------------------------------6---6---6---6---------|
A:--4--4--------2--4-----4--4------------------------------------------------|
E:--------2--4-----------------1--1--2--2--3--4--4-4-4---4---4---4---4-3-2--2|

G:---------------------------------------------------9--------------|
D:-----4---4---4---4--------------6---6---6---6---------11--9-------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------11\--|
E:-2-2---2---2---2---2-3-4--4-4-4---4---4---4---4-------------------|

G:---------|-------------------------------4------------|---------|
D:--Fig-1--|--------------------2-----4h6-----6--4------|--Fig-1--|
A:---------|--4--4--------2--4-----4----------------7---|---------|
E:---------|--------2--4--------------------------------|---------|

G:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--------------------2-------------------------------6---6---6---6----------|
A:--4-----------2--4-----4--4------------------------------------------------|
E:-----X--2--4-----------------1--1--2--2--3--4-4-4-4---4---4---4---4-3-2--2-|

G:----------------------------------------------------4--6-------9h11-9------|
D:----4---4---4---4--------------6---6---6---6--------------9h11--------11\--|
A:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:2-2---2---2---2---2-3-4--4-4-4---4---4---4---4-3-2-------------------------|

G:-------------------------------6----------|
D:------------------2-----------------7-----|
A:4--4--------2--4-----4-4--4-4----5-----4\-|
E:------2--4--------------------------------| 
...Jason speaks to the crowd.
(a la "My Friend Of Misery" ) *let all notes ring throughout
G:------10-------10----------14-------12-------10-------9--------9-----------|
D:*--------12-------12----12----12-------12-------12-------10-------10----10-|
A:*--0--------0--------0-----------0--------0--------0--------0--------0-----|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
(x4) 
G:12-------10-------9-------| 
D:---10-------10-------10--*|
A:------0--------0---------*| 
E:--------------------------| 

(x3)
G:---------7-----4--------5----------5--------5-------|
D:*-----7-----------5----------5--------5--------5---*|
A:*--0--------0--------0----------0--------0---------*|
E:----------------------------------------------------|

G:--------7-----4--------5----------7--------9------|
D:-----7-----------5----------5--------7--------9---|
A:--0--------0--------0----------0--------0---------|
E:--------------------------------------------------|

G:-----10-------10----------14-------12-------10-------9--------9------------|
D:--------12-------12----12----12-------12-------12-------10-------10----10--|
A:--0--------0--------0-----------0--------0--------0--------0--------0------|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G:-12--9--9--9---10--9--9--9---| 
D:-10--10-10-10--10--10-10-10--|
A:-----------------------------| 
E:-----------------------------|

G:-----10-10-10-----10-10-10-----10---14---10-10-10--12-12---12-12-12-----9--|
D:*----12-12-12-----12-12-12-----12---12---12-12-12--12-12---12-12-12-----10-|
A:*-0------------0------------0----------------------------0-----------0-----|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
simile (x3) 
G:9--9------9--9--9------9----12---9--9----10-10-9---|
D:10-10-----10-10-10-----10---10---10-10---10-10-10-*|
A:-------0------------0------------------0----------*|
E:---------------------------------------------------| (x4)

G:---------7-----4--------5----------5--------5-------|
D:*-----7-----------5----------5--------5--------5---*|
A:*--0--------0--------0----------0--------0---------*|
E:----------------------------------------------------|

G:--------7-----4--------5-----------4--------------------|
D:-----7-----------5--------5-----5-----------------------|
A:--0--------0--------0-----------------0-----------------|
E:-----------------------------0--------------------------|

G:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:*-------------------------------------------2-3----------------------------|
A:*----------------------2-3--------------2-3------------------2-3-----------|
E:---12-\--0--0-0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-|
(x2) 
G:------------| 
D:--3-2------*| 
A:------3-2--*| 
E:0-----------|

G:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:*----------------------------------2-3-------------------------------3-3-2-|
A:*------------------------------2-3-----------------------------------------|
E:---0-0-0-0-0-0--R--0-0-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0-0-0--R--0-0-0-0-0-0--------|
(x3) 
G:------------|---------------|----------------------------------------|
D:2----------*|---------------|----------------------------------------|
A:--3-3-2-2--*|---------------|----------------------------------------|
E:------------|--0-0-0-0-0-0--|--0-0--12-0-0----0----------------------|
*distortion & wah on (x3)
G:---------------------------------|-----------------|
D:*--2--2-2-2-2-0-----------------*|--2-2-2-2-2-0----|
A:*---------------2--2-2-2-2-0----*|--------------2b-|
E:------------------------------3--|-----------------| (x4)

G:------------------12------------------|
D:*--12---14---15---/----15---14---15--*|
A:*--/----/----/----/----/----/----/---*|
E:---/----/----/----/----/----/----/----| / / / / / / *Wah is fully closed
(treble) through next few bars (x2) 
G:------------------17------------------|
D:*--17---19---20---/----20---19---20--*|
A:*--/----/----/----/----/----/----/---*|
E:---/----/----/----/----/----/----/----| / / / / / / (x3)

G:------------------12------------------|
D:*--12---14---15---/----15---14---15--*|
A:*--/----/----/----/----/----/----/---*|
E:---/----/----/----/----/----/----/----| / / / / / /

G:------------------12-------------------------------------12----------------|
D:---12---14---15---/----15---0--12--14--0--14--15--0--15------0--14--15--14-|
A:---/----/----/----/----/---------------------------------------------------|
E:---/----/----/----/----/---------------------------------------------------|
/ / / / 
G:------------------| 
D:-0--12-12--14-----| 
A:------------------|
E:------------------| 
(a la "Star Spangled Banner")
G:---------------------12----16--14----------------------------16--14--------|
D:--0--12--9-----9--12/--------------17--9--11-12-----/12-12----------17-16h1|
A:------------10-------------------------------------------------------------|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G:------------------------------------| 
D:7p16--16--16-14-16-17-17--9-9h12p9--|
A:------------------------------------| 
E:------------------------------------|
(x2) / / / / 
G:---/------------/--------------/-------------/---|
D:*--/------------/--------------/-------------/--*|
A:*--10-----h12p--9-----h11p-----8-----h10p----7--*|
E:-------------------------------------------------| (x3)

G:-------------------------|----------------------|
D:----2--2--2--------------|*--2--2--------------*|
A:--\----------2--0--------|*--------2--0--------*|
E:-------------------3--0--|---------------3--0---| Fig. 2

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

G:-----------------------------------------------|--------------|
D:--------------5--------------------------------|--Fig-2--x4---|
A:-----7--5--------7--5--------7--5--------------|--increasing--|
E:--0--------7-----------7--0--------7--6--5--3--|---speed------|

G:---------------------------------/---------------------------|
D:---------------------------------/---------------------------|
A:--3--2--1------------------------/---------------15b--\------|
E:-----------4--3--2-/-14----\0----0---------------------------| 
(a la "Dazed and Confused" ) (x4) 
G:--------------------------------------|
D:*------------------------------------*|
A:*-----10--9--8--7\-------------------*|
E:---0----------------0--10--9--8--7\---|

G:----------------------------------------------------------|
D:------------11------10------------------------------------|
A:------10--9----9--8----8--7\-----------11------10---------|
E:---0--------------------------0--10--9----9--8----8--7\---|

G:-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-----------12-------11------10-----------------------------------------|
A:------10------10--9----9--8----8--7\---------12-------11------10-------|
E:---0----------------------------------0--10-----10--9----9--8----8--7\-|
(x2) (x3) 
G:--------------------------------------|---------------------------|
D:*------------------------------------*|*---------------7h9-------*|
A:*-----10--9--8--7\-------------------*|*----------7h9-------7h9--*|
E:---0----------------0--10--9--8--7\---|--7--7--7------------------|

G:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D:----------------7h9---------------------------------------19h21--|
A:-----------7h9------7h9-7---7h9-/-19h21-19h21-------19h21--------|
E:--7--7--7-------------------------------------19h21--------------| 
Fig3.____________________________________________ (x4) (x2)
G:-------------|-----|------------------------|--------7-7--5-5--------|
D:---Guitar:---|-----|*------7-7--5-5--------*|*-----------------7-7--*|
A:--Bass-Out---|--7\-|*----------------7-7---*|*--5-5-----------------*|
E:-------------|-----|--5-5-------------------|------------------------|
_________________________ (x2) 
G:------------------------|
D:*-------7-7--5-5-------*| 
A:*-----------------7-7--*|
E:---5-5------------------|
______________________________________________________________(x4)__|
G:--------9-9--7-7------------7-7--5-5---------------------------------|
D:------------------9-9-----------------7-7-------7-7--5-5-------------|
A:---7-7-----------------5-5--------------------------------5-5--6--7--|
E:-------------------------------------------5-5-----------------------|
Kirk Hammett comes in now and does his thang for a while. If Jason comes
back in to support Kirk, I am not gonna worry about tabbing it. This is the
end o' the line. :)

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21UBF21 0 wrote on June 30 2002, 12:00 am

Excellent tab, very good job for something this long

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saturns_bassman 161 wrote on June 4 2006, 09:12 am

pretty cool it would be sweet to have the actual Seattle bass solo by Jason back in 89

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the_random_hero 2,483 wrote on July 17 2006, 02:20 am

If anybody wants to Guitar Pro this tab, I would be their slave forever!

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