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Sad But True Bass

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  • Based on the bass master track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nofTvBRgQbo.
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Song: Sad But True
Band: Metallica

From what I can see there’s only one bass tab for this song in the world and I don’t
exactly right. I watched tht S&M DVD loads of times (the Metallica one!) and I came up with
Therefore it's an interpretation of the live version. If you want the studio tab, 
"saturns_bassman". You have to play it on a 5 string bass to get the proper sound but I
out one for a 4 string one too.

5 String

Intro
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|--0----0-0-0-----------------0----0-0-0---------|
D|--5----5-5-5--6---------6----5----5-5-5---6-----|
A|------------------------------------------------|

F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|--0----0-0-0-----8-5---------0----0-0-0---8-----|
D|--5----5-5-5--6------8--6----5----5-5-5---6-----|
A|------------------------------------------------|

Chorus A
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------5p0-----1p0---------|
D|----0----------0----0-----------------------3p0-|
A|----5----------5----5---------------------------|

Chorus B
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------5p0-----5-----5-----|
D|----0----------0----0---------------------------|
A|----5----------5----5---------------------------|

Chorus C
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|----0----------0----0---------------------------|
A|----5----------5----5---------------------------|

Verse
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------5------------------------------------|
D|-0--0--0-0---0-0-----0-0-0--0--0-0-6-0-0---0-0--|
A|-5--5--5-5---5-5-----5-5-5--5--5-5---5-5---5-5--|

Chorus (I’m your dream...)
F|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------3-3-3-3----2-3-5-|
D|-0--0--------7------0-0-0--0---------7-8--5--5--5-5-5-4-3--5-3--3--3-3--3---3-----------0-------|
A|-5--5--6--6-----6---5-5-5--5--6-6-6-------------------------------------------------------------|

Fill during 2nd verse
F|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------5------------------------------------|
D|-5h6p5-3—0--0--0-0---0-0-----0-0-0--0--0-0-6-0-0---0-0--|
A|---------0--0--5-5---5-5-----5-5-5--5--5-5---5-5---5-5--|

Chorus D
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|----0----------0----0-------3--5--6-----5--3----|
A|----5----------5----5---------------------------|

Bridge
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|-0--------0-0-0------------------0--------0-0-0-|
D|-5--------5-5-5----6--------6----5--------5-5-5-|
A|------------------------------------------------|

Solo A
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|----0----------0----0-------0-----5-------0-----|
A|----5----------5----5---------------------------|

Solo B
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|----0----------0----0-------0---3---5h6p5---3---|
A|----5----------5----5---------------------------|

Solo C
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|-5------5-----6------6---3---6------5------5--5-|
A|------------------------------------------------|

Fill during 3rd Verse
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------5------------------------------------|
D|-0--0--0-0---0-0-----0-0-0--0--0-0-6-0---6---6--|
A|-5--5--5-5---5-5-----5-5-5--5--5-5---5----------|

End
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|----0-------------------------------------------|
A|----5-------------------------------------------|


4 String

Intro
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|--5----5-5-5--6---------6----5----5-5-5---6-----|

F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------8-5----------------------8-----|
D|--5----5-5-5--6------8--6----5----5-5-5---6-----|

Chorus A
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------5p0-----1p0---------|
D|----0----------0----0-----------------------3p0-|

Chorus B
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------5p0-----5-----5-----|
D|----0----------0----0---------------------------|

Chorus C
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|----0----------0----0---------------------------|

Verse
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------5------------------------------------|
D|-0--0--0-0---0-0-----0-0-0--0--0-0-6-0-0---0-0--|

Chorus (I’m your dream...)
F|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------2-----------------------2-3---------------------------------------3-3-3-3----2-3-5-|
D|-0--0--1--1-----1---0-0-0--0--1-1-1-------5--5--5-5-5-4-3--5-3--3--3-3--3---3-----------0-------|

Fill during 2nd verse
F|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------5------------------------------------|
D|-5h6p5-3—0--0--0-0---0-0-----0-0-0--0--0-0-6-0-0---0-0--|

Chorus D
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|----0----------0----0-------3--5--6-----5--3----|

Bridge
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|-5--------5-5-5----6--------6----5--------5-5-5-|

Solo A
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|----0----------0----0-------0-----5-------0-----|

Solo B
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|----0----------0----0-------0---3---5h6p5---3---|

Solo C
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|-5------5-----6------6---3---6------5------5--5-|

Fill during 3rd Verse
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------5------------------------------------|
D|-0--0--0-0---0-0-----0-0-0--0--0-0-6-0---6---6--|

End
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|----0-------------------------------------------|

Song structure
Intro x1
Chorus A x3
Chorus B x1
Chorus A x3
Chorus C x1
Chorus A x2
Verse x4
Chorus (I’m your dream...) x2
Chorus A x3
Chorus B x1
Chorus A x2
Chorus C x1
Verse x2
Fill during 2nd Verse x1
Verse x1
Chorus (I’m your dream...) x2
Chorus A x2
Chorus D x1
Bridge x4
Solo:
     Chorus A x3
     Solo A x1
     Chorus A x1
     Solo B x1
     Solo C x4
Chorus (I’m your dream...) x2
Chorus A x1
Chorus D x1
Chorus A x1
Solo B x1
Chorus C x1
Verse x1
Fill during 3rd Verse x1
Verse x2
Chorus (I’m your dream...) x2
Chorus A x3
Chorus C x1
End x1

And that’s it. Another version of the main riff is this if you think it’s better:

F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|----7----------7----7-------5p0-----1p0---------|
D|----0----------0----0-----------------------3p0-|

I’d say it’s about 95% right, if not 100%, but if you’ve got any comments or
let me hear about them.

Please rate.

Enjoy!!!
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