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new thread on double thumbing

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by E_Horizon, Jan 8, 2001.


  1. E_Horizon

    E_Horizon

    Jan 8, 2001
    Hey

    i just got this tab, to learn to play Laquer Head ( Primus).. problem is i can't understand what he meant with some expressions.. please, can anyone explain the tab?
    It seems to be really accurate, but obscure

    here goes:


    Primus - Lacquer Head
    Tabbed by Matt Wilkinson.

    Key=====
    p = Pop
    s = Slap
    h = Hammer-On
    v = downstroke of flemenco
    ^ = upstroke of flemenco
    * = harmonic
    } = regular pluck
    X = Hammered mute
    # = Random note
    () = optional, or hardly noticable in the the music


    Les has re-aquired his double-thumbing technique like he used in "My
    Name is Mud" You gotta have one hell-o-va fast thumb for this one.

    Intro & Main:

    This is kinda tough. Once you get the pattern down, it's easy. What
    I've found to be easiest is, just frop your thumb on the E, and let it
    rest there, while your left hand hammers the dead note. Your pinkey
    is in the correct position to fret the 7th fret on the D string.
    Lightly fret that note--just enough to give it its full value without
    it rattling. Your index finger on your right hand will be ready to
    give the A flat a quick pop. Here is the intro, with a few varients.

    s X s s X s ss p
    G||---------|---------|----------|
    D||---------|---------|-------7--| The last variation is a thumb-spasm,
    A||---------|---------|----------| like Les is known to do A LOT on
    E||--xhx-5--|--5hx-x--|--xxh5----| this album.

    s p s s v v
    G||-----7\\\\--|-------------|--5...----8...--|
    D||-----7\\\\--|-------------|--5...----8...--| "Laquer Head knows
    A||------------|-------------|--3...----6...--| what..."
    E||--5---------|--5po4--0h2--|----------------|

    Heavy Part:
    This is the tough part. It involves A LOT of double-thumbing.
    ss X v ss ss ss s
    G||---------5-----------------------|
    D||o--------5----------------------o|
    A||o--------3----------------------o|
    E||---00hx-----00h2--00h4--00h2-2---|

    Funky Bass Break:
    More Thumb-spasms
    sss X p sss X p sss X p s
    G||-----------------------------------------|
    D||--------7--------7-------------7---------|
    A||-----------------------------------------|
    E||--xxxhx----xxxhx----xxxhx......--5\\\\\--|

    "Keep on sniffin' 'til your brain goes pop..." Use some reso wah, a
    little bit of chorus, and a hint of delay for this part. You can hear
    some percussive muted pops on the slides.

    s p p } }
    G||-----x---0hx---19-----|
    D||------------------19--|
    A||----------------------|
    E||--#//////////---------|

    "POP!!"
    s s p
    G||--------7h9po7-------|
    D||---------------(h9)--|
    A||--7-7-x--------------|
    E||---------------------|

    Ending.....
    ss X v
    G||--------5--|
    D||--------5--|
    A||--------3--|
    E||--00hx-----|
     
  2. :eek:

    That's complicated. When I play "My name is Mud" I just sort of push the strings down right below a fret, not above it, where you are supposed to. Pushing it down in front of a fret will make it buzz. Just slap it while holding the the 2nd fret this way, then play the 2nd fret A string like this. That's pretty much the whole song. Oh wait, you wanted Laquer Head right? Crap man I'm not THAT good!