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Megadeth - Amerikhastan tab

Megadeth:  Amerikhastan

transcribed by: Russ Elton      (webmaster@abysslord.com) 

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Date last modified:  May 23, 2007

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Tuning: Standard

Riff 1
Guitar 1 (Distortion)
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-0-2-0-2-5-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-3-5-3-0-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
   "Recruiting the ill-fated..."

Guitar 2 (Clean)
e|----------0---------5----------|
B|-------7------7--------7-------|
G|----6------------6--------6----|
D|-4---------------------------4-|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

e|----------0---------9----------|
B|-------7------7--------7-------|
G|----6------------6--------6----|
D|-7---------------------------7-|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

e|----------0---------7----------|
B|-------7------7--------7-------|
G|----8------------8--------8----|
D|-9---------------------------9-|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

e|----------0---------5----------|
B|-------7------7--------7-------|
G|----6------------6--------6----|
D|-4---------------------------4-|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|


Riff 2 
Guitar 1 & 2 play Riff 1

Guitar 3 (Distortion)             x3
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|--------2------------------------|
A|---4----0-----------------2----3-|
E|-0-2-0-------00-1-2~----0-0--0-1-|
       *       **         *    *
   "Desperation provides..."
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|--------2---------------------------|
A|---4----0---------------4-3-2-------|
E|-0-2-0-------00-1-2~----------5-4-2-|
       *       **
   "In the end..."


Riff 3 (Solo Rhythm)
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|----------------------------0-|
D|-0h2--2--0h2-2-0h2--2-0h2-2-0-|
A|-0h2--2--0h2-2-0h2--2-0h2-2---|
E|------------------------------|

e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|----------------------------2-|
D|-0h2--2--0h2-2-0h2--2-0h2-2-2-|
A|-0h2--2--0h2-2-0h2--2-0h2-2---|
E|------------------------------|


Solo (Drover)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 4 (Solo Rhythm)
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------| --------------|
A|----------------------|               |
E|-5-2-0--2~--5-2-0--2~-|               |
   * *        * *                       |
e|----------------------------|         |--> Play 3x
B|----------------------------|         |
G|----------------------------|         |
D|----------------------------| --------|
A|----------------------------|
E|-5-2-0--2~--5-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-|
   * *        * * * * * * * *
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|----------------3--3------2--2-|
A|----------------3--3------2--2-|
E|-5-2-0--2~--5-2-------5-2------|
   * *        * *       * *
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-----1--1------0--0-----------|
A|-----1--1------0--0------4--4-|
E|-5-2-------5-2-------5-2-4--4-|
   * *       * *       * *

Solo (Mustaine)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------14-17p14----19p14----17p14----|
B|-14h17----------17-------17-------17-|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------13-16p13----18p13----16p13----|
B|-13h16----------16-------16-------16-|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------12-15p12----17p12----15p12----|
B|-12h15----------15-------15-------15-|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------11-14p11----16p11----14p11----|
B|-11h14----------14-------14-------14-|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------10-13p10----15p10----13p10----|
B|-10h13----------13-------13-------13-|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|------9-12p9----14p9----12p9----|
B|-9h12--------12------12------12-|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 5
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|----------------------2-------------|
A|----------------2-3h4---4-3p2-----2-|
E|-2--3-4-5-2-3h4---------------5-2---|
   "All that they..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-4------------------2-------------|
A|----3-2-------2-3h4---4-3p2-------|
E|--------5-2-0---------------5-2-0-|
   "...things would..."
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|----------------------2-------------|
A|----------------2-3h4---4-3p2-------|
E|-2--3-4-5-2-3h4---------------5-2-0-|
   "Turned into a..."
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|----------------5----7--(7)\-|
E|-2--0-2-5-2-x-x-3----5--(5)\-|
   "...blew to..."


Riff 6 (Solo Rhythm)
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------2---------------4-|
A|---4----4-4-0------4----4-4-2-|
E|-0-2--0-2-2------0-2--0-2-2---|
        * * *           * * *
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------2-----------------|
A|---4----4-4-0------4----4-4-2-|
E|-0-2--0-2-2------0-2--0-2-2-0-|
        * * *           * * *

Solo (Drover)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 1a
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-0-2-0-2-5-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-3-5-3-0-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
   "No rules of..."

Guitar 2                          x7
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|--------2------------------------|
A|---4----0-----------------2----3-|
E|-0-2-0-------00-1-2~----0-0--0-1-|
       *       **         *    *
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|--------2---------------------------|
A|---4----0---------------4-3-2-------|
E|-0-2-0-------00-1-2~----------5-4-2-|
       *       **

Harmony guitar comes in later:
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|------6~-----------------6~-|
D|-6-7----------------6-7-----|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|


Play Riff 3   Solo Rhythm

Solo (Drover)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

End Solo

Play Riff 4   Solo Rhythm

Solo (Mustaine)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 5   "All that you..."


Play Riff 5   Solo Rhythm

Riff 5a  (Solo Rhythm, Ending)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|---------------------2-------------|
A|-----------------3h4---4-3p2-----2-|
E|-2-2-3-4-5-2-2-2-------------5-2---|
   * * * * * * * *
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-4------------------2-------------|
A|----3-2-------2-3h4---4-3p2-------|
E|--------5-2-0---------------5-2-0-|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|---------------------2-------------|
A|---------------2-3h4---4-3p2-------|
E|-2-2-3-4-5-2-2---------------5-2-0-|
   * * * * * * *
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-2-2-0-2-5-2-2-2-333333-555555-|
   * * * * * * * * ****** ******
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|-222334552222222222222222-|
   ************************
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|-222334552222222222222222-|
   ************************
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|-222334552222222334552222-|
   ************************
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|------------------2-----------4---------|
A|--------------3h4---4p3p2-3h4---3p2p0-4-|
E|-222334552222-------------------------2-|
   ************

Solo (Drover)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

End Solo

Solo (Mustaine)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

End Solo

Solo (Drover)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

End Solo

Solo (Mustaine)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

End Solo



Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while 
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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