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Cockroaches Bass Tab

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Difficulty
intermediate
Song: 	    ‘Cockroaches’
Artist:     Nailbomb
Album:	    Point Blank (Roadrunner)
Bassist:    Max Cavalera
Tabbed By:  JeffDiablo (lowestfrequency@yahoo.com)
Tuning:	    5-string: standard (BEADG low-to-high)

Performance Notes

Dial up some overdrive but not too top-heavy.  Max definitely plays this with a pick and
all downstrokes.

Chorus riff is tricky in terms of timing...have a listen to match it up with the
 Some dead (x) notes are played during a couple of these riffs.  I left them out for simplification.

Transcription

Random guitar noise, bass tacit

Drums enter

Intro (x4)
G|----------------|
D|----------------|
A|----------------|
E|------------2~--|
B|3333----3333----|

Drums (x2)

Main Riff Guitar only (x2)

Main Riff (x12)
G|----------------|
D|----------------|
A|----------------|
E|--------------3-|
B|3-3-335-556-66--|

Pre-Chorus
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|3h5555-3h5555---|3h5555-3h5555---|3h5555-3h5555---|3h5555-3h555----|
B|----------------|----------------|---------—------|-------------10/|

Main Riff (x10)

Pre-Chorus

Chorus
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|3h5-3--3h5-3--3-|3h5-3--3h5-3/7-6|3h5-3--3h5-3--3-|3h5-3--3h5-3/7-6|

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----|
B|3h5-3--3h5-3--3-|3h5-3--3h5-3/7-6|3h5-3--3h5-3--3-|3h5-3--3h5-3/7-6|3---|

Interlude ("...I'd like to kill somebody...")

Bass 'solo' (x4)
G|---------------------|-------------------|
D|---------------------|-------------------|
A|---------------------|-------------------|
E|---------------------|-------------------|
B|3h5-3-3-3h5-3-3-3h5-3|3h5-3-3-3h5-3-3/7-6|

Chorus

Pre-Chorus

Main Riff (x10)

Chorus

Main Riff (x4)

Chorus

Main Riff (x4)

Chorus

Main Riff (x4)

Chorus (fade out)
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