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Sad But True Bass Tab

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Tuning
D G C F A D
Band: Metallica
Song: Sad But True
Album: Metallica (1991)
Bassist: Jason Newsted
Tuning: D tuning

Note:
I made this tab based on the bass master track of the song, so you can be
completely sure that this tab is 100% correct. 

You can hear the bass master track here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nofTvBRgQbo

Also note that during the pull-offs part and the outro there is another 
bass track with distortion over the clean track, here is what the bass
with distortion plays:

Pull-offs/Outro  Last note played
F|--------|      F|----|
C|--------|      C|----|
G|--------|      G|----|
D|--------|      D|----|
A|-5--5-5-|      A|-5\-|

Intro

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

F|-------------------------|-------------|
C|------------8h10-8-7---8-|-------------|
G|-------------------------|-------------|
D|-5--5-5-5-6----------6---|-5--5-5-5-6\-|
A|-------------------------|-------------|

F|--------------------|
C|--------------------|
G|--------5p0-1p0-----| x3
D|-0--0-0---------3p0-|
A|--------------------|

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

F|--------------------|
C|--------------------|
G|--------5p0-1p0-----| x3
D|-0--0-0---------3p0-|
A|--------------------|

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

F|--------------------|
C|--------------------|
G|--------5p0-1p0-----| x2
D|-0--0-0---------3p0-|
A|--------------------|

Verse 1

F|--------------|----------------|
C|--------------|----------------|
G|--------5-----|----------------|
D|-0-0-00---0-0-|-00-0-0-0-6-0-0-|
A|--------------|----------------|

F|-----------------|----------------|
C|-----------------|----------------|
G|-----------5-----|----------------| x3
D|-00-0-0-00---0-0-|-00-0-0-0-6-0-0-|
A|-----------------|----------------|

Chorus

F|----------------|---------------------------------------------------|
C|----------------|---------------------------------------------------|
G|--------8-5-8-7-|---------8-5-8-------------------------------------|
D|-00-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0-------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3---------0-|
A|----------------|-----------------------------------------1-1-1-1---|
 |
F|---------|
C|---------|
G|-----5h7-|
D|-3h5-----|
A|---------|

F|-------------|---------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------|---------------------------------------------------|
G|-----8-5-8-7-|---------8-5-8-------------------------------------|
D|-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0-------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3---------0-|
A|-------------|-----------------------------------------1-1-1-1---|

F|--------------------|
C|--------------------|
G|--------5p0-1p0-----| x3
D|-0--0-0---------3p0-|
A|--------------------|

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

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

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

Verse 2

F|--------------|----------------|
C|--------------|----------------|
G|--------5-----|----------------|
D|-0-0-00---0-0-|-00-0-0-0-6-0-0-|
A|--------------|----------------|

F|-----------------|--------------------|
C|-----------------|--------------------|
G|-----------5-----|--------------------|
D|-00-0-0-00---0-0-|-00-0-0-0-6-0-6-5-3-|
A|-----------------|--------------------|

F|--------------|----------------|
C|--------------|----------------|
G|--------5-----|----------------|
D|-0-0-00---0-0-|-00-0-0-0-6-0-0-|
A|--------------|----------------|

F|-----------------|----------------|
C|-----------------|----------------|
G|-----------5-----|----------------|
D|-00-0-0-00---0-0-|-00-0-0-0-6-0-0-|
A|-----------------|----------------|

Chorus

F|----------------|---------------------------------------------------|
C|----------------|---------------------------------------------------|
G|--------8-5-8-7-|---------8-5-8-------------------------------------|
D|-00-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0-------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3---------0-|
A|----------------|-----------------------------------------1-1-1-1---|
 |
F|---------|
C|---------|
G|-----5h7-|
D|-3h5-----|
A|---------|

F|-------------|---------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------|---------------------------------------------------|
G|-----8-5-8-7-|---------8-5-8-------------------------------------|
D|-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0-------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3---------0-|
A|-------------|-----------------------------------------1-1-1-1---|
 |
F|---------|
C|---------|
G|---------|
D|-0-7-6-5-|
A|---------|

F|--------------------|
C|--------------------|
G|--------5p0-1p0-----| x2
D|-0--0-0---------3p0-|
A|--------------------|

F|---------------------|
C|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|-0--0-0-00-5/6\5\3-5-|
A|---------------------|

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

F|---------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------| x2
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-5-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
A|---------------------------------|

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

Guitar solo

F|--------------------|
C|--------------------|
G|--------5p0-1p0-----| x3
D|-0--0-0---------3p0-|
A|--------------------|

F|------------------|
C|------------------|
G|--------5-----5---|
D|-0--0-0-----------|
A|----------555---5-|

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

F|---------------------|
C|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|-0--0-0-00-5/6\5\3-5-|
A|---------------------|

F|--------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
5-66-3-6-5-5-5-5-5-66-3-6-5-5-5-5-5-6-3-6-5-5-535-5-6-3-6-5-5-53|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|

F|-------------|---------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------|---------------------------------------------------|
G|-----8-5-8-7-|---------8-5-8-------------------------------------|
D|0-0---------|-0-0-0-0-------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3---------0--|
A|-------------|-----------------------------------------1-1-1-1---|
 |
F|---------|
C|---------|
G|-----5h7-|
D|-3h5-----|
A|---------|

F|-------------|---------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------|---------------------------------------------------|
G|-----8-5-8-7-|---------8-5-8-------------------------------------|
D|-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0-------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3---------0-|
A|-------------|-----------------------------------------1-1-1-1---|
 |
F|---------|
C|---------|
G|---------|
D|-0-7-6-5-|
A|---------|

F|--------------------|-------------------|
C|--------------------|-------------------|
G|--------5p0-1p0-----|-------------------| x2
D|-0--0-0---------3p0-|-0--0-0-0-3-0h2-0-3|
A|--------------------|-------------------|

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

Verse 3

F|--------------|----------------|
C|--------------|----------------|
G|--------5-----|----------------|
D|-0-0-00---0-0-|-00-0-0-0-6-0-0-|
A|--------------|----------------|

F|-----------------|--------------------|
C|-----------------|--------------------|
G|-----------5-----|--------------------|
D|-00-0-0-00---0-0-|-00-0-0-0-6-0-6-0-6-|
A|-----------------|--------------------|

F|--------------|----------------|
C|--------------|----------------|
G|--------5-----|----------------|
D|-0-0-00---0-0-|-00-0-0-0-6-0-0-|
A|--------------|----------------|

F|-----------------|----------------|
C|-----------------|----------------|
G|-----------5-----|----------------|
D|-00-0-0-00---0-0-|-00-0-0-0-6-0-0-|
A|-----------------|----------------|

Chorus

F|----------------|---------------------------------------------------|
C|----------------|---------------------------------------------------|
G|--------8-5-8-7-|---------8-5-8-------------------------------------|
D|-00-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0-------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3---------0-|
A|----------------|-----------------------------------------1-1-1-1---|
 |
F|---------|
C|---------|
G|-----5h7-|
D|-3h5-----|
A|---------|

F|-------------|---------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------|---------------------------------------------------|
G|-----8-5-8-7-|---------8-5-8-------------------------------------|
D|-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0-------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3---------0-|
A|-------------|-----------------------------------------1-1-1-1---|
 |
F|---------|
C|---------|
G|---------|
D|-0-7-6-5-|
A|---------|

Outro

F|---------------|
C|---------------|
G|---------------| x2
D|-0--0-0-0-0-0-3|
A|---------------|

F|----------------|
C|----------------|
G|---5h7-5-7\-----|
D|-0---------0-0-3|
A|----------------|

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

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

Legend
------
| / = slide up
| \ = slide down
| h = hammer-on
| p = pull-off
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tuckley 94 Apr 01, 2011 07:44 PM

dude, is there a way to play this properly without having 5-string bass?

-1 reply
metallicbaby16 10 Apr 22, 2011 11:38 PM

theres a way to do it w/o 5 string. just tune E to B, A to E, D to A, and G to D. no notes r played on the high E so you can just drop the tuning

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metallicbaby16 10 Apr 22, 2011 11:44 PM

sry thats for standard. for this tuning just tune the four strings to the tune of the lowest four strings

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