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Mk Ultra Bass Tab

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by Muse
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D A D G B E
Band: Muse
Song: MK Ultra
Album: The Resistance (2009)
Bassist: Chris Wolstenholme
Tuning: Dropped D

Intro: 

  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +  
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|1212121212121212|1212121212121212\3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


Verse (play it 4 times):

  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +  
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3/10101010101010|
A|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|1212121212121212|1212121212121212\----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|8/12121212121212|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


Chorus (it's simple enough without beat marks - just play eight notes):

G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|1(x16)--3(x16)--4(x16)--5(x16)--7(x16)--0(x16)--|
E|------------------------------------------------|


Post Chorus (play it twice):

  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +  
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|.---.-----.-----|----------------|.---.-----.-----|----------------|
E|12--12----12----|12-----\--------|12--12----12----|11-----\--------|

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|.---.-----.-----|----------------|.---.-----.-----|----------------|
E|10--10----10----|10-----\--------|9---9-----9-----|9------\--------|

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|.---.-----.-----|----------------|.---.-----.-----|----------------|
E|8---8-----8-----|8------\--------|7---7-----7-----|7------\--------|

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|.---.-----.-----|----------------|.---.-----.-----|----------------|
E|7---7-----7-----|7------\--------|7---7-----7-----|7------\--------|

Riff:

  +   +   +   +   
G|----------------|
D|----------------|
A|--------------5-|
D|0-0-3-0-5-7-0---| x4

Verse:

  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +  
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3/10101010101010|
A|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|1212121212121212|1212121212121212\----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|8/12121212121212|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| |
D|----------------|----------------|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3/10101010101010| |
A|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|----------------|----------------| |
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| |
                                                                       | x2
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| |
D|1212121212121212|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|----------------|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-| |
A|----------------|----------------|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|----------------| |
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| |


Chorus:
                                                  +     +     +     +   
G|-----------------------------------------------|------------------------|  
D|-----------------------------------------------|------------------------|
A|1(x16)--3(x16)--4(x16)--5(x16)--7(x16)--0(x8)--|0--12-12-12/12-12-12-12-|  
E|-----------------------------------------------|------------------------|
                                  perform fast slide up here ^
Post Chorus:
                                                  +     +     +     +   
G|-----------------------------------------------|------------------------|  
D|-----------------------------------------------|------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|12-12-12-0--7--0--10-11-|  
E|12(x24)-11(x8)--10(x16)--9(x16)--8(x16)--7(x8)-|------------------------|

  +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +    +   +   +   +  
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|1212121212121212|1212121212121212|1212121212121212|12121212--------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------7--\----|

Riff (Outro):

  +   +   +   +          +   +   +   +   
G|----------------|     |----------------|
D|----------------|     |----------------|
A|--------------5-|     |--------------5\|
D|0-0-3-0-5-7-0---| x15 |0-0-3-0-5-7-0---|


Optional part. If You want to get a little more fun playing outro You
can use those high notes I listed below to play outro:
                                    
  +   +   +   +          
G|--------------7-|    |9--10--12--14--15--16--17--19--19--19--19-\-|
D|----------------|  
A|----------------|     
D|0-0-3-0-5-7-0---| x4  

Enjoy and don't forget to rate.

.  staccato
/  slide up
\  slide down
h  hammer-on
p  pull-off
~  let ring
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ksallen 141 wrote on August 13 2015, 10:22 pm

This tab is great! Thank you!!

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blitzen909 11 wrote on April 24 2016, 04:29 am

Got a little confused as most of the song can be played fine in E. Half the tab is written with a low E string. Otherwise, excellent tab.

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