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Battlestar Scralatchtica bass

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Song: Battlestar Scralachtica
Artist: Incubus
Album: Make Yourself
Tabbed By: L.A.

Dirk Lance (The bassist in Incubus) uses a 5 string. I have a 4 string, and 
so do most bassists, so I've written this up in 4 string format. There are 
parts that would be easier to play on the 5th string, but if you don't mind 
going up the fretboard on your G string this is it. The first interlude, 
tho, is a little shaky and would be clearer on the 5th string. And I would 
include note lengths but I can't really figure them out. And some of the 
notes could be played as open notes (i.e. 5th frets) on the next higher 
string but intonations are off, so play it this way.

Endings are denoted by #
= means hold note

Riff 1			    #1    #2	 #3		order: Riff 1 w/ endings #1,
G|------------------------|-----|-4/5--3-|---------|         #2, #1, then #3
D|---5-----0h5-4--2-2p1-2-|-----|--------|---------|
A|------------------------|-3-1-|--------|-2-1=3---|
E|-3---1-3----------------|-----|--------|-------4-| (scratches start here)

First Interlude
G|-----0h2-3-5-6-7--8p7p6p5-3=--|
D|------------------------------|
A|----------------------------5=|
E|-3=3--------------------------|

"He cuts the music with so much class..."
G|-------------------------------0-|--------------------0-|-----------------0-|
D|---------------------------3-3---|--------------3-3-3---|---------------3---|
A|-----------------------3-5--5----|-------------5---5----|--------1---55-----|
E|-33-1-33-666-33-111-33-----------|-33-111-1h3-3---------|-33-11-3-33--------|

G|---------------4/5-3=|
D|-----------3-5-------|
A|--------------5------|
E|-33-1-1-33-----------|

Second Interlude
G|-15-12--7-8-----12-12-12-12-9-5--4-2-4-2-0---1=|
D|-------------------------------------------2---|
A|------------7-7--------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

Riff 2			 #1		#2	   #3				#4
G|---------------------|----3-0-|------3-0-|--------------------|-7777-0-2p0---|
D|---------------------|-0------|-0-0------|9h12-9h13-9h14-9h15-|------------2-|
A|-------1---3-2=/5-55-|2-2-----|2-2-2-----|--------------------|--------------|
E|-3-1-3---3-----------|--------|----------|--------------------|--------------|
    order: Play riff 2 with endings #1, 2, 3, 1 again, 4, then 3 again

Third Interlude "Feel..."
G|----7-1-7---------------------------------------0-1-3-4/5-|
D|-5=------------------------------------------1-3----------|
A|----------7--5-4-3-2-1----------3-1-3-----1-3-------------|
E|------------------------3p2p1p0-------1-0-----------------|

Riff 3 (very similar to riff 2 except a little different rhythm)
					 #1		#2		 #3
G|-12---|--------------------|------3-0-|------------|----0-3-0-|
D|------|*------------------*|-0-0------|------------|-0--------|
A|------|*------1--3-2/5-55-*|2-2-2-----|7p6-3p2p1p0-|2-2-------|
E|----1h|-3--1-3-3-----------|----------|------------|----------|
									 triplets
Riff 4		 #1			#2
G|---------------|-----------h5---|-------------------|
D|---------------|------22--4---4-|-4-3-2-1-0---------|
A|-------1---3-2-|33-55-----------|-----------3-1-----|
E|-3-1-3---3-----|----------------|---------------3-1-|

Then repeat Riff 3 with ending 3 twice, then Riff 3 with this ending:
G|--7----7--|
D|-7-7--7-7-|
A|----------|
E|----------|
   triplets

Then play all of Riff 1, with the endings in the order earlier described. 
The very end of the song (after the clapping and "fantastic, fantastic") 
sounds like they're rewinding the tape, but I'm not quite sure. It's very 
hard to hear nonetheless, so I haven't tabbed it. If in fact you're in dire 
straits and utterly utterly need this very end part which I can't hear 
anyway, email me and I'll try to tab it for you. That's all. 
dumbassLA@users.basstabarchive.com or L_A_H@hotmail.com

            
            
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hoondog 30 May 10, 2002 08:00 PM

your're a god!!! exellent.
sorry i rated this tab as one though, i accidentally bumped the button.

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Dromar 70 Feb 25, 2003 07:00 PM

hey its very well done, congrats, i am too lazy to figure out a song like this by myself


but, i am pretty sure your Riff I is wrong

i think its

G-----------------------------
D---5-----0h4-3-2-1-2---------
A---------------------3--1----
E-3---1-3---------------------

or at least thats what it sounds like to me

good job though

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Dromar 70 Feb 25, 2003 07:00 PM

urg sorry i meant this

G----------------------------
D----5-----0h4-3-2-1-2--------
A------------------------3--1
E-3---1-3---------------------

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