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Seek And Destroy Bass Tab

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Band: Metallica
Song: Seek & Destroy
Album: Kill 'em All (1983)
Bassist: Cliff Burton
Tuning: Standard

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=pXZh-v5ZlKA

Also note that during the chorus there is another bass track with Wah
effect over the clean track.

The time marked in the tab is based on the song included on Kill 'em All,
not on the master track.

[Intro]

  0:10
G|-------------------------------|
D|-----------------------777-777-|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------|
E|-------------------------------|

  0:13
G|---------------------------------5---|
D|-----5h7------5h7-----------5------7-|
A|-0-0-----0-00-----0--0-8-77---77-----|
E|-------------------------------------|

  0:17
G|-------------------------------5---|
D|---5h7------5h7-----------5------7-|
A|-0-----0-00-----0--0-8-77---77-----|
E|-----------------------------------|

  0:20
G|------------------------------5---|
D|---5h7-----5h7-----------5------7-|
A|-0-----0-0-----0--0-8-77---77-----|
E|----------------------------------|

  0:23
G|-------------------------------5---|
D|---5h7------5h7-----------5------7-|
A|-0-----0-00-----0--0-8-77---77-----|
E|-----------------------------------|

  0:27
G|----------|
D|----------|
A|----------|
E|-0--12\-0-|

  0:36
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---------7-5-----|
E|-0--0--0--0-----------------0-0-0-0-----7-6-|

  0:42
G|------------------|-----------------|
D|------------------|-----------------| x4
A|------------------|---------7-5-----|
E|-0-0-0-0-3-5-3-5\-|-0-0-0-0-----7-6-|

  0:56
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------5---|
A|-------------------------------7-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7-6-----|

  0:59
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7-6-3-0-|

  1:03
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------5---|
A|-----5h7-----------------------7-|
E|-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7-6-----|

  1:06
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----5h7-----5h7-----5h7---------|
E|-0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----7-6-3-0-|


[Verse 1]

  1:09
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------5---|
A|-------------------------------7-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7-6-----|

  1:13
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7-6-3-0-|

  1:16
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------5---|
A|-----5h7-----------------------7-|
E|-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7-6-----|

  1:20
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----5h7-----5h7-----5h7---------|
E|-0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----7-6-3-0-|


[Pre-Chorus]

  1:23
G|-------------------------------|---------------7-5-------------|
D|-----------------------5-55777-|-------------------7-6-5-------|
A|-0-000-0-3-5-3-0-0-0-77--------|-0-0-0-0-3-5-3-----------7-6-5-|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

  1:30
G|---------------------------------|---------------9-7---7---------|
D|-------------------------5-55777-|-------------------9---9-8-7-5-|
A|-0-000-0-3-5-3-0-000-0-77--------|-0-000-0-3-5-3-----------------|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 |
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-7-5---5---------|
E|-----7---7-6-5-3-|


[Chorus]

                                                       Wah
  1:38                                            |---effect---|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-3--3-3-3-3-3-0-3-2--2--1--1/-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

  1:45
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------5h7-5-------------|
E|-3--3-3-3-3-3-0-3-2--2--1--1/-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------7-6-5-7-6-5-|

  1:52
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-3--3-3-3-3-3-0-3-2--2--1--1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

  1:59
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|-3--3-3-3-3-3-0-3-2--2--1--1/-|

  2:02
G|------------------|-----------------|
D|------------------|-----------------|
A|------------------|---------7-5-----|
E|-0-0-0-0-3-5-3-5\-|-0-0-0-0-----7-6-|

  2:06
G|------------------|-----------------|
D|------------------|-----------------|
A|------------------|---------0-5-6-7-|
E|-0-0-0-0-3-5-3-5\-|-0-5-6-7---------|

  2:09
G|------------------|-----------------|
D|------------------|-----------------| x2
A|------------------|---------7-5-----|
E|-0-0-0-0-3-5-3-5\-|-0-0-0-0-----7-6-|


[Verse 2]

  2:16
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------5---|
A|-------------------------------7-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7-6-----|

  2:19
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7-6-3-0-|

  2:23
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------5---|
A|-----5h7-----------7-----------7-|
E|-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7-6-----|

  2:26
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----5h7---7-5h7---7-5h7---------|
E|-0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----7-6-3-0-|


[Pre-Chorus]

  2:29
G|---------------------------------|---------------7-5-------------|
D|-------------------------5-55777-|-------------------7-6-5-------|
A|-0-000-0-3-5-3-0-000-0-77--------|-0-000-0-3-5-3-----------7-6-5-|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|

  2:36
G|---------------------------------|---------------9-7---7---------|
D|-------------------------5-55777-|-------------------9---9-8-7-5-|
A|-0-000-0-3-5-3-0-000-0-77--------|-0-000-0-3-5-3-----------------|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 |
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-7-5---5---------|
E|-----7---7-6-5-3-|


[Chorus]

                                                   Wah
  2:45                                        |---effect---|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-3--3-3-3-0-3-2--2--1--1/-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

  2:52
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------5h7-5-------------|
E|-3--3-3-3-3-3-0-3-2--2--1-1-1/-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------7-6-5-7-6-5-|

  2:58
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------5---77-7-77-7-|
E|-3--3-3-3-3-3-0-3-2--2--1-1-1-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5h7---7-----------|

  3:05
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|-3--3-3-3-3-3-0-3-2--2--1--1--0-|


[Interlude]

  3:23
G|-----------------|
D|-------3-2-0-----|
A|-3-2-0-------3-0-|
E|-----------------|

  3:24
G|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
D|-------7-----7-|-------7-----7-|-------7-----7-|-------3-2-0-----| x2
A|-0-0-0---0-0---|-0-0-0---0-0---|-0-0-0---0-0---|-3-2-0-------3-0-|
E|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|

  3:33
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-3-3-333-2-2-1-1-|


[Guitar solo]

  3:35
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------| x3
A|-----------7-----7---7-7-----7-7-----------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0---0-----0-0-----3-3-333-2-2-1-1-|

  3:50
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------| x4
A|-------7-----7---5-----7-----7---5-----7-----7-------3-2-0-----|
E|-0-0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---3-2-0-------3-2-|

  4:09
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|-------3-2-0-----0--0-|
E|-3-2-0-------3-2------|

  4:15
G|-------|
D|-------| x2
A|-0-0-0-|
E|-------|

  4:22
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-------------------777---7---777---|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0---0-----0-|
E|-----------------------------------|

  4:26
G|-------------------------------5---|
D|---5h7------5h7-----------5------7-| x4
A|-0-----0-00-----0--0-8-77---77-----|
E|-----------------------------------|

  4:39
G|--------|
D|--------|
A|--------|
E|-0--12\-|

  4:41
G|------------------|-----------------|
D|------------------|-----------------|
A|------------------|---------7-5-----|
E|-0-0-0-0-3-5-3-5\-|-0-0-0-0-----7-6-|

  4:44
G|------------------|-----------------|
D|------------------|-----------------|
A|------------------|---------0-5-6-7-|
E|-0-0-0-0-3-5-3-5\-|-0-5-6-7---------|

  4:48
G|------------------|-----------------|
D|------------------|-----------------|
A|------------------|---------7-5-----|
E|-0-0-0-0-3-5-3-5\-|-0-0-0-0-----7-6-|

  4:51
G|------------------|-------------------|
D|------------------|-------------------|
A|------------------|-----5-555h7p5-----|
E|-0-0-0-0-3-5-3-5\-|-0-7-----------7-6-|


[Verse 3]

  4:54
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------5---|
A|-------------------------------7-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7-6-----|

  4:58
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7-6-3-0-|

  5:01
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------5---|
A|-----5h7-----------------------7-|
E|-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7-6-----|

  5:04
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----5h7-----5h7-----5h7---------|
E|-0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----7-6-3-0-|


[Pre-Chorus]

  5:08
G|---------------------------------|---------------7-5-------------|
D|-------------------------5-55777-|-------------------7-6-5-------|
A|-0-000-0-3-5-3-0-000-0-77--------|-0-000-0-3-5-3-----------7-6-5-|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|

  5:14
G|---------------------------------|---------------9-7---7---------|
D|-------------------------5-55777-|-------------------9---9-8-7-5-|
A|-0-000-0-3-5-3-0-000-0-77--------|-0-000-0-3-5-3-----------------|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 |
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-7-5---5---------|
E|-----7---7-6-5-3-|


[Chorus]
                                                       Wah
  5:23                                            |---effect---|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-3--3-3-3-3-3-0-3-2--2--1--1/-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

  5:29
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------5h7-5-------------|
E|-3--3-3-3-3-3-0-3-2--2--1--1/-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------7-6-5-7-6-5-|

  5:36
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------5---77-7-77-7-|
E|-3--3-3-3-3-3-0-3-2--2--1-1-1-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5h7---7-----------|

  5:43
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-3--3-3-3-3-3-0-3-2--2--1--1/-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


[Outro]

  5:49
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-3-2-0-0-2-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
 |                                         x3
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-----------5-----5-5h7-5h7------5h75h7-|
E|-3-2-0-0-2---0-0-----------0-0---------|

  6:10
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-3-2-0-0-2-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
 |
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-----------5-----5-5h7-5h7p5--5h7p5--|
E|-3-2-0-0-2---0-0------------7------7-|

  6:17
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------| x4
A|---------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-3-0-0-2-0-0-3-0-0-5-3-|

  6:30
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------| x4
A|---------------------------------|
E|-0-000-0-0-3-0-0-2-0-0-3-0-0-5-3-|

  6:43
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|-0-000--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-|
 

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

| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| /  Slide up
| \  Slide down 

************************************
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jk41 661 wrote on February 23 2011, 10:18 pm

pretty good tab except for 2 things i found, in the intro riff theres no double es and as
-------------5-----------
---------5-----7---------
-0-0-8-7---7-------------
-------------------------
and pre chorus starts on c
A--3-0-0-0-3-5-3--------------

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jk41 661 wrote on March 1 2011, 06:11 am

me again buddy, hate to tell you but that aint cliff playin, its just somebodys interpretation, which isnt right, i used to have the "official" tab book and i also can play it on guitar, i remembered something else thats missing, a fill in the pre chorus
G--------5h7-5---5-----
D--------------7-------
A-3-0-0-0--------------
listen really hard to kill em all and youll hear the differences

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mrtamburineman 27 wrote on August 25 2013, 09:26 am

Hey dude first of all I want to thank you for this great tabs there is nothing wrong with it it just sounds nicer when you play the e in the outtro at 6:17 in the 7 st fret in on the A string. Sounds just a bit nicer.

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