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Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by BassGod, Feb 23, 2004.


  1. BassGod

    BassGod

    Jan 21, 2004
    Hey, I was wondering if anyone could tab out "For Whom The Bell Tolls" by MetallicA, with all of the fills Jason Newstead does live. Thanks!

    :bassist: :spit: :bassist:
     
  2. Electricmayhem

    Electricmayhem

    Dec 18, 2003
    NH
    I guess I've never heard the live version. Recorded version's really easy (and cool). :bassist:
     
  3. Well..everytime I've seen Jason do it, it's different. Anyway, here's how it is on the recording:

    Code:
    G-19-18-17-16~--19p16-------19----------
    D---------------------17-16-------------
    A------------------------------17-16~--
    
    On Cliff 'Em All it goes like this:

    Code:
    G-19-18-17-16~-19p16-------19----------
    D-------------------17-16-------------
    A-------------------------------17-16~\-----
    E----------------------------------------0
    
    G-19-18-17-16~--------16h19p16----16h19p16----16h19p16----16h19p16----16h19p16
    D--------------17-17-----------17---------17-----------17----------17---------17
    A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0
    
    G-19-18-17-16~-19p16-------19----------
    D---------------------17-16-------------
    A-----------------------------17-16~-----
    E-------------------------------------17/--0
    
    G-19-18-17-16~-19p16-------19(full)~19(full, release)----------
    D--------------------17-16-------------
    A-------------------------------------
    E------------------------------------
    
    Then the song begins, and Cliff does a few more variations, but the camera isn't on him so I dunno what he's doing exactly. Shouldn't be too hard to figure out, it's all in the 16th position for the most part.
    
     
  4. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    someone who have Metallica - For Whom the Bell Tolls live at woodstock 99 bass tab? i can't find it :bawl:
     
  5. whats different to the normal version?
     
  6. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    jason newsted added more notes to that song, and it sounds very good :) the bass has more rythym
     
  7. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
  8. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    This is just my own personal philosophy, but live fills are a bassists signature on that version of the song, what makes that performance different than the last. So to completely play Newsteads fills note for note would be weak. Wanna throw in some fills, fine, but don't rip off someone elses.