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Pot Bass Tab

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Artist: Tool 
Album: 10,000 Days (2006) 
Track: 5 
Song : The Pot 
Bassist: Justin Chancellor 

Tuning: Drop D 

Tabbed: Sean Doyle 
Date : May 2006 
Email: bassmingo@gmail.com 
Visit: Tooltabs.net 

Effects used: Whammy, fuzz, Line 6 FM4 with expression pedal. 

h = hammer on 
p = pull off 
/ = slide up 
\ = slide down 
^ = pedal forward 
v = pedal backward 

w/pick 

Intro 0:10 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[--0-10-0-0-12-0-0-10-0-0-0--0--0-10-0-0-13--0-10-0-0-13-0-10-----]x8 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 

(0:47) 
[-----------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------]x4 
[-------5----------5------------5-------3-] 
[-0--0-----0-0--0-----0-0--0-0----0-0-3---] 

1st Verse (1:05) 
[-----------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------]x6 (Getting the left hand mutes right 
[-------5----------5------------5-------3-]     really gets the riff to bounce) 
[-0--0-----0-0--0-----0-0--0-0----0-0-3---] 

(1:33) 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-0---10-0-0-12-0-0-10-0-0--0---0--0-10-0-0-12--0-10-0-0-12-0-10--] 

[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-0---10-0-0-12-0-0-10-0-0--0---0--0-10-0-0-12--0-10-0-0-13-0-10--] 

[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-0---10-0-0-12-0-0-10-0-0--0---0--0-10-0-0-13--0-10-0-0-13-0-10--] 

[-----------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------] 
[-------5----------5------------5-------3-] 
[-0--0-----0-0--0-----0-0--0-0----0-0-3---] 


Chorus (1:51) 
[------------------------------------------] 
[---------------------------5--------------] 
[------5--------3--3-3--3-3----------5-0---] 
[-5--5---3-3--3----------------5-5-7-------] 

[-----------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------] 
[-------5----------5------------5-------3-] 
[-0--0-----0-0--0-----0-0--0-0----0-0-3---] 


[------------------------------------------] 
[---------------------------5--------------] 
[------5--------3--3-3--3-3-----6-6-6-6----] 
[-5--5---3-3--3----------------------------] 



[-----------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------]x4 
[-------5----------5------------5-------3-] 
[-0--0-----0-0--0-----0-0--0-0----0-0-3---] 

2nd Verse (2:22) 
[-----------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------]x6 
[-------5----------5------------5-------3-] 
[-0--0-----0-0--0-----0-0--0-0----0-0-3---] 

This next variation in the 2nd verse sounds like a whammy pedal set one octave up. 
Hit the power chord on the 10th fret and let it sustain, rock the pedal forward then back. 
If you dont have a whammy pedal, slide the chord up to the 22nd fret then back again, but only 
the first chord is struck. 

[-----------------------------------------] 
[--10---/--22--\---10---------------------] 
[--10--/---22---\--10---------------------] 
[--10-/----22----\-10---------------------] 

[-----------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------] 
[-------5----------5------------5-------3-] 
[-0--0-----0-0--0-----0-0--0-0----0-0-3---] 


Chorus (2:58) 
[------------------------------------------] 
[---------------------------5--------------] 
[------5--------3--3-3--3-3----------5-0---] 
[-5--5---3-3--3----------------5-5-7-------] 

[-----------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------] 
[-------5----------5------------5-------3-] 
[-0--0-----0-0--0-----0-0--0-0----0-0-3---] 

[------------------------------------------] 
[---------------------------5--------------] 
[------5--------3--3-3--3-3-----6-6-6-6----] 
[-5--5---3-3--3----------------------------] 


(3:11) 
[----------------------------------------------------------------------] 
[----------------------------------------------------------------------]x2 
[----------5----------------5----------------5----------------5--------] 
[-0-0--5-7---7-5-0-2-2--5-7---7-5-0-3-3--5-7---7-5-0-5-5--5-7---7-5-0--] 

(3:25) 
[------------------------------------------------------------------------] 
[------------------------------------------------------------------------] 
[----------5-------10-10------5----------------5----------------5--------] 
[-0-0--5-7---7-5-0-10-10--5-7---7-5-0-3-3--5-7---7-5-0-5-5--5-7---7-5-0--] 

[------------------------------------------------------------------] 
[------------------------------------------------------------------] 
[----------5----------------5----------------5-------5-5--8-8--3-3-] 
[-0-0--5-7---7-5-0-2-2--5-7---7-5-0-3-3--5-7---7-5-0-5-5--8-8--3-3-] 


[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-0---------------------------------------------------------------] 

(3:45) Breakdown 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 

4:12 
[-------------------------------] 
[------------h7-7---------------] 
[--------0h5------5---8-----7---]x4 
[-0-0--0------------8---8-0---8-] 


whammy on, slowly raise pitch by 1 oct. 

  ^ 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-0---------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 

I was undecided as to this next riff. Its either the intro riff with a low D pedal note 
or the intro riff simply played an octave lower. I'm choosing the latter the latter 
[---------------------------------------------------------] 
[---------------------------------------------------------] 
[---------------------------------------------------------] 
[-0-10-0-0-12-0-0-10-0-0-0--0-10-0-0-13--0-10-0-0-13-0-10-] 


I'm not sure of the distorted riff, as my distorion pedal wasn't to hand, but i think its this 

FM4 on,fuzz on 

   ^ v 
[----------] 
[----------] 
[--3-x(3)--]x number of times 
[----------] 


(5:00) 
fuzz off slowy rock FM4 expression pedal back 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------------------------------] 
[-0---------------------------------------------------------------] 

FM4 off 
[-----------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------] 
[-------5----------5------------5-------3-]x3 
[-0--0-----0-0--0-----0-0--0-0----0-0-3---] 


Chorus (5:24) 
[------------------------------------------] 
[---------------------------5--------------] 
[------5--------3--3-3--3-3----------5-0---] 
[-5--5---3-3--3----------------5-5-7-------] 


[-----------------------------------------] 
[-----------------------------------------] 
[-------5----------5------------5-------3-] 
[-0--0-----0-0--0-----0-0--0-0----0-0-3---] 


[------------------------------------------] 
[---------------------------5--------------] 
[------5--------3--3-3--3-3-----6-6-6-6----] 
[-5--5---3-3--3----------------------------] 

(5:38) 
[----------------------------------------------------------------------] 
[----------------------------------------------------------------------] 
[----------5----------------5----------------5----------------5--------] 
[-0-0--5-7---7-5-0-2-2--5-7---7-5-0-3-3--5-7---7-5-0-5-5--5-7---7-5-0--] 

  
[----------------------------------------------------------------------] 
[----------------------------------------------------------------------] 
[----------5-------10-10------5----------------5-----------------------] 
[-0-0--5-7---7-5-0-10-10--5-7---7-5-0-3-3--5-7---7-5-0-5-5--12-\-------] 



[----------------------------------------------------------------------] 
[----------------------------------------------------------------------] 
[------------5------------------5----------------5-------5-5--8-8--3-3-] 
[-0---0--5-7---7-5-0-2---2--5-7---7-5-0-3-3--5-7---7-5-0-5-5--8-8--3-3-] 


Outro (5:59) 
[----------------------------------------------------] 
[----------------------------------------------------] 
[--5---------3---------5-----------3-5-------------6-]x4 
[----0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-3-----0-0-0-0-0h6---] 
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roo6339 wrote on May 22 2006, 05:35 am

Thankyou so much! When I first saw someone had posted a tab for The Pot, I was thinking... "Please let it not suck!"

You my friend, have done a fantastic job.

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harl91 wrote on May 22 2006, 01:01 pm

i thought that the bass line was more complicated then that?!

but whatever, still an awesome bass line none the less

good tab!

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Will-eh wrote on May 22 2006, 03:54 pm

all the other tabs for this song on any other site is wrong,thank you for this!!!

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