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Lacquer Head bass

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                             Lacquer Head - Primus
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Tabbed By : tiv0
e-mail: tjaixen@cox.net

Tuning: EADG (standard)

+If you are having trouble with this song, check out these videos on youtube (they
   helped me):
 "Primus - Lacquer Head Lesson" (Pt.s 1, 2, and 3)

Almost every note in this song, for the intro and verse, will be a muted note.

**Tip for playing the intro/verse: The hand motion is a slap, tap, pop, tap motion where
each slap and pop is muted.  You will slap with your right hand thumb on E(muted) and then
you will tap with your left hand middle finger on the 2nd fret on E(muted) and then pop with 
your right hand leaving your left index or middle finger resting on the 2nd fret of the G
string and then finally tap on E(muted) again with your left middle finger.  The process of
this may seem complicated but it is really quite simple once you've got it down.


[Intro]

G|------(2)x-----|
D|---------------|
A|---------------|
E|--x-x------x---|(x14)
       S  T    P     T

G|------0--|7|---|
D|---------|7|---|   Last time
A|---------------|
E|--x-x----------|
       S  T  P    st.


[Verse]

G|------(2)x-----|
D|---------------|  
A|---------------|
E|--x-x------x---|(x20)
       S  T    P     T

G|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|--2h3----------|
E|------2h3------|
        S    S

G|------(2)x-----|
D|---------------|
A|---------------|
E|--x-x------x---|(x7)
       S  T    P     T

G|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|--2h3----------|
E|------2h3------|
       S     S

G|------(2)x-----|
D|---------------| 
A|---------------|
E|--x-x------x---|(x11)
       S  T    P     T

G|---------------(2)x-------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--2h3----------------2h3--------|
E|------2h3--x-x-----------2h3----|
       S     S        S  T    P        S     S

G|------(2)x-----|
D|---------------|
A|---------------|
E|--x-x------x---|(x9)
       S  T    P     T

G|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|--2h3----------|
E|------2h3------|
       S     S

G|------(2)x-----|
D|---------------|
A|---------------|
E|--x-x------x---|(x7)
       S  T    P     T

G|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|--2h3----------|
E|------2h3------|
       S      S

G|------(2)x-----|
D|---------------|
A|---------------|
E|--x-x------x---|(x10)
       S  T    P     T

G|-------0---5~--8~--|
D|-----------5~--8~--|   Last time (leads into chorus)
A|-----------3~--6~--|
E|--x-x--------------|
       S  T    P     st.    st.


[Chorus]

G|-------5~---------------5~------------5~--8~---|
D|-------5~---------------5~------------5~--8~---|
A|--------------------------------------3~--6~---|
E|--0h2------0-2-0-2-0h2------0-2-0-2------------|
       S        st.   S  S  S   S S        st.    S  S   S S     st.    st.

G|-------5~------------|          G|-------|
D|-------5~------------|          D|-------|
A|---------------------|   4X   A|-------|   Play this on end of 4th time
E|--0h2------0-2-0-2---|          E|-(0)x--|
       S        st.   S  S   S  S                       S

**Tip for playing solo:  The solo is played similarly to the verse although there are some
slight variations.  The motion for this is tap twice with the thumb on E(muted) and then
with the left hand middle finger on the 2nd fret on E(muted) and then another right tap 
on E(muted) then a right hand pop with the left hand index/middle fingers resting on the
2nd fret on the G string(muted) and then finally a tap with the left hand middle finger
the 2nd fret on E(muted).


[Solo/Bridge]

G|-----------(2)x-----|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|--x-x-x-x-------x---|(x6)
       S  S  T  S    P       T

G|-----------0--------|
D|--------------------|   Last time
A|--------------------|
E|--x-x-x-x-----10\---|
       S  S  T  S    P    S

[Verse]

G|------(2)x-----|
D|---------------|
A|---------------|
E|--x-x------x---|(x12)
       S  T   P      T

G|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|--2h3----------|
E|------2h3------|
       S     S

G|------(2)x-----|
D|---------------|
A|---------------|
E|--x-x------x---|(x7)
       S  T   P      T

G|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|--2h3----------|
E|------2h3------|
       S      S

G|------(2)x-----|
D|---------------|
A|---------------|
E|--x-x------x---|(x11)
       S  T    P     T

G|---------------(2)x-------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--2h3----------------2h3--------|
E|------2h3--x-x-----------2h3----|
       S     S        S  T    P        S      S

G|------(2)x-----|
D|---------------|
A|---------------|
E|--x-x------x---|(x9)
      S   T    P     T

G|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|--2h3----------|
E|------2h3------|
       S      S

G|------(2)x-----|
D|---------------|
A|---------------|
E|--x-x------x---|(x7)
       S  T    P     T

G|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|--2h3----------|
E|------2h3------|
       S     S

G|------(2)x-----|
D|---------------|
A|---------------|
E|--x-x------x---|(x10)
       S  T    P     T

G|-------0---5~--8~--|
D|-----------5~--8~--|   Last time (leads into chorus)
A|-----------3~--6~--|
E|--x-x--------------|
       S  T    P      st.   st.


[Chorus]

G|-------5~---------------5~------------5~--8~---|
D|-------5~---------------5~------------5~--8~---|
A|--------------------------------------3~--6~---|
E|--0h2------0-2-0-2-0h2------0-2-0-2------------|
       S       st.    S  S   S  S  S       st.    S  S   S  S   st.     st.

G|-------5~------------|         G|-------|
D|-------5~------------|         D|-------|
A|---------------------|   4X   A|-------|   Play this on end of 4th time
E|--0h2------0-2-0-2---|         E|-(0)x--|
       S       st.    S  S   S  S                      S

**For the interlude:  I tabbed out what Les plays for the interlude when he plays it live.  
On the studio album he uses his whammy bar and a bunch of other funky stuff.  To play what
I have tabbed out, the first note is hit with the left middle finger and let ring, and then
you take your right hand thumb and tap (in no particular note pattern) down the E string.
 So the notes that I have for you to tap with your right hand are not not necessarily the
"correct" notes for you to play; just play whatever you want.


[Interlude]

G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------| 
E|--2~--12-10-8-7-6-5---|(x18)
       T      S    S    S  S  S  S


[Breakdown]

G|-----------5h7p5p0------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|--5p0-5p0-----------5p0-5p0---|
E|------------------------------|(x4)
       S       S       P               S      S

G|---7---8---9-----------|
D|---7---8---9-----------|
A|---5---6---7-----------|
E|-----------------------|
         st.   st.    st.

G|-----------5h7p5p0------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|--5p0-5p0-----------5p0-5p0---| 
E|------------------------------|(x2)
       S       S       P               S      S

G|---7---8---9-----------|
D|---7---8---9-----------|
A|---5---6---7-----------|
E|-----------------------|
         st.   st.    st.

G|-----------5h7p5p0------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|--5p0-5p0-----------5p0-5p0---|
E|------------------------------|(x2)
       S      S        P               S      S

G|---7---8---9-----5~--8~---|
D|---7---8---9-----5~--8~---|
A|---5---6---7-----3~--6~---|   Leads into chorus
E|--------------------------|
         st.    st.   st.        st.    st.


[Chorus]

G|-------5~---------------5~------------5~--8~---|
D|-------5~---------------5~------------5~--8~---|
A|--------------------------------------3~--6~---|
E|--0h2------0-2-0-2-0h2------0-2-0-2------------|
       S        st.   S  S   S  S  S       st.    S  S   S  S   st.     st.

G|-------5~------------|
D|-------5~------------|
A|---------------------|
E|--0h2------0-2-0-2---|(x6)
       S        st.   S  S   S S

G|-------5\---|
D|-------5\---|
A|------------|
E|--0h2-------|(x8)
       S       st.


[End]

G|--5~---|
D|--5~---|
A|-------|
E|-------|
       st.

Yes, that's it.  If you have questions or comments please email me.

Key:


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

| st.     strum with nails
| S       slap
| T       tap (left hand fingers)
| P       pop
| |note|  harmonic note
| /       slide up
| \       slide down
| h       hammer-on
| p       pull-off
| ~       let note ring
| x       Mute note

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

            
            
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SergeantGobbler 50 Jul 28, 2007 05:41 PM

you know, its a good tab except that you broke apart every little part in the song. it would be easier to read if you formatted it like most other tabs.

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Hamburger Train 1,042 Aug 03, 2007 06:31 AM

it's not slap slap pop slap, and if you've actually watched him play it you would see that

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tiv0 114 Aug 03, 2007 01:15 PM

i realize that
i know what he does, ive seen him play it many times
its a slap with the right hand thumb, then a tap with the left hand fingers resting against the strings, then a pop with the right hand on the G string, and finally another tap with the left hand fingers

so, in reality, i guess it should be slap, tap, pop, tap

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