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Trial By Fire Bass Tab

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

TRIAL BY FIRE (Bassline)
As recorded by Testament
(From the 1988 Album THE NEW ORDER)

Transcribed by cbliss66@aol.com
	

Words by C.Billy Music by Testament
Arranged by Testament

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Bass'

 Intro         Guitar Solo I
  Slowly Q=60
 4/4           2/4    4/4
  Gtr I
  Wx5           W      E. E. E. E. E E
|------------||------|-----------------|
|------------||------|-4--5--4---------|
|------------||------|----------3--2-0-|
|------------||------|-----------------|


             2/4    4/4
  H    H      H      E. E. E. E. E  E   Q  +S  S E H
|-----------|------|------------------|-----------------|
|-----------|------|-4--5--4-------/7-|-6--(6)---6-5----|
|-----------|------|----------3--2----|--------6--------|
|-4----3----|-2----|------------------|-----------------|


                                               Faster Q=184
 2/4    4/4
  H       E.  E.  E.  E. E E   Q  +S  S E H       +W
|------|-11--12--11----------|-----------------||--------|
|-4----|-------------10--9-7-|-6--(6)---6-5----||-(5)----|
|------|---------------------|--------6--------||--------|
|------|---------------------|-----------------||--------|


    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  Q    Q  E E E E E E
||------------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|---3-----2--0--|-----------------|
||--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-0-0-3-0-0-2-0-|-0---0-0-------|-4--4-4-4-0-4-3--|


  +E  E E E S S E E E         E E E E E E E E
|----------------------||-||------------------|
|---------------------o||-||o-----------------|
|---------------------o||-||o-----------------|
|-(3)-3-3-0-3-0-0-3-3--||-||--0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-1-------------|-----------------|
|-----0-2s1-0-3-2-|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-1-------------|-----------------|-2-1-------------|-----------------|
|-----0-2s1-0-3-2-|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----0-2s1-0-3-2-|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|


                       Verses
  |--5:3--|
  Q Q Q Q Q E E         E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------||-||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------o||-||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-1-----------o||-||o-----------------|-2-1-------------|-----------------|
|-----2-1-3-2----||-||--0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----0-2s1-0-3-2-|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-1-------------|-----------------|-2-1-------------|-----------------|
|-----0-2s1-0-3-2-|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----0-2s1-0-3-2-|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|


 7/8           4/4
  |--5:3--|
  Q Q Q Q Q E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-1---------|-----------------|-2-1-------------|-----------------|
|-----2-1-3-2-|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----0-2s1-0-3-2-|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-1-------------|-----------------|-2-1-------------|-----------------|
|-----0-2s1-0-3-2-|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----0-2s1-0-3-2-|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|


 7/8           4/4
  |--5:3--|
  Q Q Q Q Q E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  Q
|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-2-1---------|-----------------|-----------------|---3-----2--0--|
|-----2-1-3-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-0-0-3-0-0-2-0-|-0---0-0-------|


                                         Chorus
  Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E S S E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|---------------------||-----------------|------------------|
|----------------|---------------------||-----------------|------------------|
|----------------|---------------------||-----------------|------------------|
|-4--4-4-4-0-4-3-|-(3)-3-3-0-3-0-0-3-3-||-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-0-0-3-0-0-2-0--|


                                                             Interlude
  E E E E Q  Q    Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E S S E E E        E E E E E Q  E
|---------------|----------------|----------------------||-||----------------|
|---------------|----------------|---------------------o||-||---------1-2----|
|---3-----2--0--|----------------|---------------------o||-||-------0------4-|
|-0---0-0-------|-4--4-4-4-0-4-3-|-(3)-3-3-0-3-0-0-3-3--||-||-4-3-4----------|


  E E E E E Q.     E E E E E Q  E   E E E E E Q.     E E E E E Q  E
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|---------1-2----|----------------|---------1-2----|
|---0-1-2-4-3----|-------0------4-|---0-1-2-4-3----|-------0------4-|
|-4--------------|-4-3-4----------|-4--------------|-4-3-4----------|


  E E E E E Q.     E E E E E Q  E   E E E E E Q.     +W
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------|
|----------------|---------1-2----|----------------|--------|
|---0-1-2-4-3----|-------0------4-|---0-1-2-4-3----|-(3)----|
|-4--------------|-4-3-4----------|-4--------------|--------|


                  Guitar Solo II
               Slower Q=90
  +H     Q  Q      S S S S S S S S S E. E E   S S S S S S S S S E. E E   3x
|--------------||---------------------------|----------------------------||
|--------------||o--------------------------|---------------------------o||
|-(3)----------||o-7-----6-----7--------3-2-|-7-----6-----7-------------o||
|--------3--2--||----0-0---0-0---0-0-1------|---0-0---0-0---0-0-1--3-2---||


  Faster Q=184
  Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|-------------------|
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|-------7---7---7---|
|-3--3-3-3-3-3---|-------------------|-3--3-3-3-3-3-0-|-(0)-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|--------------2-|-(2)-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|----------------|-------------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   +E  +E  E E Q  Q    Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E Q  Q
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-3--3-3-3-3-3---|-------------------|-3--3-3-3-3-3-0-|-(0)-0-0-0-0-----|
|--------------2-|-(2)-(2)-2-2-2--2--|----------------|--------------3--|


  Faster Q=194
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-2s1-0-0-1p0-|-0-0-1-0-0-0-1-0-|-0-0-2s1-0-0-1p0-|-0-0-1-0-0-0-1-0-|


                                                      Slower Q=184
                                                       7/8
                                                        |--5:3--|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q Q Q Q Q E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-2-1----------|
|-0-0-2s1-0-0-1p0-|-0-0-1-0-0-0-1-0-|-0-0-2s1-0-0-1p0-|-----2-1-3-2--|


 4/4
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-2-1-------------|-----------------|-2-1--------------|
|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----0-2s1-0-3-2-|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----0-2s1-0-3-2--|


                                                        |--5:3--|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q Q Q Q Q E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|-2-1-------------|-----------------|-2-1------------||
|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----0-2s1-0-3-2-|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----2-1-3-2----||


 Last Verse
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-2-1-------------|-----------------|-2-1-------------|
|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----0-2s1-0-3-2-|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----0-2s1-0-3-2-|


                                                       7/8
                                                        |--5:3--|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q Q Q Q Q E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|
|-----------------|-2-1-------------|-----------------|-2-1----------|
|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----0-2s1-0-3-2-|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----2-1-3-2--|


 4/4
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-2-1-------------|-----------------|-2-1--------------|
|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----0-2s1-0-3-2-|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----0-2s1-0-3-2--|


                                                       7/8
                                                        |--5:3--|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q Q Q Q Q E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|
|-----------------|-2-1-------------|-----------------|-2-1----------|
|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----0-2s1-0-3-2-|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----2-1-3-2--|


 4/4
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  Q    Q  E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---3-----2--0--|-----------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-0-0-3-0-0-2-0-|-0---0-0-------|-4--4-4-4-0-4-3--|


                        Out-Chorus
  +E  E E E S S E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  Q
|---------------------||-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|---------------------||-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|---------------------||-----------------|-----------------|---3-----2--0---|
|-(3)-3-3-0-3-0-0-3-3-||-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-0-0-3-0-0-2-0-|-0---0-0--------|


  Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E S S E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|---------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|----------------|---------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|----------------|---------------------|-----------------|-2-1--------------|
|-4--4-4-4-0-4-3-|-(3)-3-3-0-3-0-0-3-3-|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----0-2s1-0-3-2--|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-2-1-------------|-----------------|
|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----0-2s1-0-3-2-|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|


                                      |--5:3--|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q Q Q Q Q E E
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------*|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------*|
|-2-1-------------|-----------------|-2-1-----------*|
|-----0-2s1-0-3-2-|-0-1-2-1-0-1-2-0-|-----2-1-3-2---*|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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Hydrail wrote on November 12 2015, 10:37 pm

For anyone playing this with the recording who thinks it sound a bit out of tune, I checked and I'm pretty sure it's half a semitone sharp on the recording.

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