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The Shortest Straw Bass Tab

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version 2

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			     The Shortest Straw - Metallica
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Tabbed By : Cleft Chinfield
e-mail: nud66@yahoo.com

Tuning: Standard

Intro:
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------1----------------------------------------|
E|0-1-0---0-1-0-3-1-0---0-1-0---0-1-0---1-0------------------------------------|

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|0-1-0---0-1-0-3-1-0---0-1-0-0-1-0-0------------------------------------------|

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------1---------------------1-------------------------1--------|
E|0-1-0-00000-0-1-0-3-----0-1-0-00000-0-1-0---3---0-1-0-00000-0-1-0-3----------|

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|0-1-0-00000-0-1-0-3321---0-1-0-00000-0-3-1-0---------------------------------|

Main Riff:
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2-------2-----------------2-------2----------------2-------2---------------|
A|----1-0-1---------------------1-0-1--------------------1-0-1-----------------|
E|0------------000000-1-1---0-----------000000-3-3---0-----------000000-5-5----|

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|0-5-0-6-5-3-3333-22-11-------------------------------------------------------|

Versus:
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|0000-0-0-01-1---0000-0-0-03-3---0000-0-0-01-1---0000-03-2-1------------------|x2

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|2222-2-23-3---2222-2-25-5---2222-2-23-3---2222-2-5-4-3-----------------------|x2

Main riff pre-chorus:
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---2---------2--------------------2---------2--------------------------------|
A|------1-0-1--------------------------1-0-1--------------------2222-----------|
E|0---------------0000-0-0-01-1---0--------------0000-0-0-03-3-----------------|

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------2-2-23-------0320-0320----23-------0320-0320----------------------|
A|------------------23-3------------0-0-----23-3-------------------------------|
E|pause------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus:
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------1------------------------1---------------------------|
E|0-1-0-00000---0-1-0-3-----0-1-0-00000---0-1-0-----3------------------------|

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------1------------------------------------------------------|
E|0-1-0-00000---0-1-0-3-----0-1-0-00000---0-1-0---3-3-2-1----------------------|x2

Repeat Verse riff
Repeat Pre-chorus riff
Repeat Chorus riff

Solo:
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|0000-0-0-01-1---0000-0-0-03-3---0----1----2----3---3-2-1---------------------|

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|0-----1----2-----3----3-2-1--pause-------------------------------------------|

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|0000-0-0-01-1---0000-0-0-03-3---0000-0-0-01-1---0000-0-0-03-2-1--------------|x2

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|2--pause--23-3--pause--23-3--pause--23-32---5-4-3-2--pause--23-3--pause------|

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--23-3--pause--23-32--pause--23-3--pause--5-4-3-2----------------------------|

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|2----3----4----5--22--5-4-3--2----3----4----5---22--5-4-3-pause--1--pause----|

Repeat Chorus:
Repeat Verse:
Repeat Pre chorus:

G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------1----------------------1--------------------------1--|
E|0-1-0-00000---0-1-0-3----0-1-0-00000---0-1-0---3---0-1-0-00000-0-1-0-3-----|

G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|0-1-0-00000-0-1-0-3-1-0----------------------------------------------------|

Outro:
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|0000-0-0-01-1---0000-0-0-03-3---0----1----2----3---00-3-2-1------------------|

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

G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------7-7---------------------------------------------|
E|0000-0-0-01-1-0--pause--0--------------------------------------------------|

I tabbed this based on Jason Newsted's bass track for the Justice album played with a 
I play in a Metallica Tribute band and use my fingers. This is how I play it. This is my 
tab so be gentle.


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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Cleft Chinfield wrote on December 20 2010, 10:34 am

Sorry, in the pre-chorus the hammer on pull off should read 2320-2320.

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playinbass1432 wrote on October 10 2011, 04:39 pm

Good tab. 5*

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