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Metallica - The Thing That Should Not Be tab

Alright guys! I promised a Thing That Should Not Be tab, so here it is!
Alright for starters,the tab is in Drop D (DADGBE). But if you wish to go down further
D standard tuning. Move the tab i have = up two frets.
 Here we go , The song in its entirety. I've spend hours trying to perfect this tab, so
has my hard work, pain, and sweat put into it.
Song - The Thing That Should Not Be
Band - Metallica
Album - Master of Puppets
Tuning - Drop D

Guitar I (Distorted) - James
Guitar II (Distorted) - Kirk
Guitar III (Solo) - Kirk
Guitar IIII (Acoustic) - James

Intro -Guitar IIII- (Acoustic)
e-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a-0-2------0-2------0-2------2--1-----2------(2)--3--(3)-0-2--1----2------|(2)
e-0-2------0-2------0-2------2------2--------(2)-2---(2)-0-2------2-------|(2)
|
| Intro (continued)
e-----------|
b-----------|
g-----------|
d-----------|
a--3--(3)-0-|
e-2---(2)-0-|


Guitar (I & II)
e-------------------------------------|
b-------------------------------------|
g-------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-(5)-----|   (x4)
d-------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-(5)-0---|
a-0-1-2-1---1-(1)---2-(2)---3-(3)-0---|
e-0-1-2---2-------2-------2-------0---|
  . . .   .       .       .       .
                                   (x2)
e--------------------------------------|------------|
b--------------------------------------|------------|
g-------3-----3-(3)-----4-(4)-----5-(5)|------------| ___
d-------3-----3-(3)-----4-(4)-----5-(5)|-00-0-------|
a-0-1-2-1-----1-(1)-----2-(2)-----3-(3)|-00-0-------|      Only Second Time
e-0-1-2---1-2-------1-2-------1-2------|-00-0-------| ___
  . . .   . .       . .       . .        .. .


Guitar (I & II)                                                  (x1)
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b-------------------------------------------------------------------|
g---------5---5---6---------6---6---7---------7---7-----------------|
d-7-7-7-7-5-7-5---6-3-3-3-3-6-3-6---7-4-4-4-4-7-4-7---4p0-0-1-1-1-1-|
a-7-7-7-7-5-7-5---6-3-3-3-3-6-3-6---7-4-4-4-4-7-4-7---4p0-0-1-1-1-1-|
e-7-7-7-7---7-------3-3-3-3---3-------4-4-4-4---4---------0-1-1-1-1-|
  . . . .   .       . . . .   .       . . . .   .           . . . .


Guitar (I & II)                      (x1)                               (x2)
e------------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
b------------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
g------------------------------------------|-------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-----|(5)
d-0-2----(0)-2-----(2)--2----(0)-----------|-------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-----|(5)
a-0-2----(0)-2-----(2)--2----(0)-----------|-0-1-2-1---1-(1)---2-(2)---3-----|(3)
e-0-2----(0)-2-----(2)--2----(0)-----------|-0-1-2---2-------2-------2-------|
                                             . . .   .       .       .
               (x1)
e-----------------|
b-----------------|
g-----------------|
d-0-2-------------|
a-0-2-------------|
e-0-2-------------|


Guitar (I & II)                                                 (x2)
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b-------------------------------------------------------------------|
g---------5---5---6---------6---6---7---------7---7-----------------|
d-7-7-7-7-5-7-5---6-3-3-3-3-6-3-6---7-4-4-4-4-7-4-7---4p0-0-1-1-1-1-|
a-7-7-7-7-5-7-5---6-3-3-3-3-6-3-6---7-4-4-4-4-7-4-7---4p0-0-1-1-1-1-|
e-7-7-7-7---7-------3-3-3-3---3-------4-4-4-4---4---------0-1-1-1-1-|


Guitar (I & II)
e------|---------------------------------------------------------|
b------|---------------------------------------------------------|
g------|---------------------------------------------------------|
d-2--3-|----6-(6)----(6)-----------------------------6-(6)--2--3-|
a-0--1-|--5-6-(6)--5-(6)--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--5-6-(6)--0--1-|
e------|--5-6-(6)--5-(6)--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--5-6-(6)-------|
|                         . . . . . . . . . . . .
| Continued                                 Add Madness , Get Twelve
e---------------------------------------------------------|
b---------------------------------------------------------|
g---------------------------------------------------------|
d---6-(6)----6---------------------------6-(6)--2-3---1-0-|
a-5-6-(6)--5-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-6-(6)--0-1---1-0-|
e-5-6-(6)--5-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-6-(6)--------1-0-|
               . . . . . . . . . . . .

Guitar (I & II)
e-------------------------------------|
b-------------------------------------|
g-------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-(5)-----|   (x4)
d-------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-(5)-0---|
a-0-1-2-1---1-(1)---2-(2)---3-(3)-0---|
e-0-1-2---2-------2-------2-------0---|
  . . .   .       .       .       .


Guitar (I & II)                     (x2)|
e---------------------------------------|-----------|
b---------------------------------------|-----------|
g-------3-----3-(3)-----4-(4)-----5-(5)-|-----------| ___
d-------3-----3-(3)-----4-(4)-----5-(5)-|-00-0------|
a-0-1-2-1-----1-(1)-----2-(2)-----3-(3)-|-00-0------|     Only Second Time
e-0-1-2---1-2-------1-2-------1-2-------|-00-0------| ___
  . . .   . .       . .       . .


Guitar (I & II)                                                  (x1)
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b-------------------------------------------------------------------|
g---------5---5---6---------6---6---7---------7---7-----------------|
d-7-7-7-7-5-7-5---6-3-3-3-3-6-3-6---7-4-4-4-4-7-4-7---4p0-0-1-1-1-1-|
a-7-7-7-7-5-7-5---6-3-3-3-3-6-3-6---7-4-4-4-4-7-4-7---4p0-0-1-1-1-1-|
e-7-7-7-7---7-------3-3-3-3---3-------4-4-4-4---4---------0-1-1-1-1-|
  . . . .   .       . . . .   .       . . . .   .           . . . .


Guitar (I & II)                      (x1)                               (x2)
e----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
b----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
g----------------------------------------|-------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-----|(5)
d-0-2----(0)-2----(2)-2----(0)-----------|-------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-----|(5)
a-0-2----(0)-2----(2)-2----(0)-----------|-0-1-2-1---1-(1)---2-(2)---3-----|(3)
e-0-2----(0)-2----(2)-2----(0)-----------|-0-1-2---2-------2-------2-------|
                                           . . .   .       .       .
      (x1)
e-------|
b-------|
g-------|
d-0-2---|
a-0-2---|
e-0-2---|


Guitar (I & II)                                                 (x2)
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b-------------------------------------------------------------------|
g---------5---5---6---------6---6---7---------7---7-----------------|
d-7-7-7-7-5-7-5---6-3-3-3-3-6-3-6---7-4-4-4-4-7-4-7---4p0-0-1-1-1-1-|
a-7-7-7-7-5-7-5---6-3-3-3-3-6-3-6---7-4-4-4-4-7-4-7---4p0-0-1-1-1-1-|
e-7-7-7-7---7-------3-3-3-3---3-------4-4-4-4---4---------0-1-1-1-1-|
  . . . .   .       . . . .   .       . . . .   .           . . . .


Guitar (I & II)
e------|---------------------------------------------------------|
b------|---------------------------------------------------------|
g------|---------------------------------------------------------|
d-2--3-|----6-(6)----(6)-----------------------------6-(6)--2--3-|
a-0--1-|--5-6-(6)--5-(6)--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--5-6-(6)--0--1-|
e------|--5-6-(6)--5-(6)--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--5-6-(6)-------|
|                         . . . . . . . . . . . .
| Continued                                 Add Madness , Get Twelve
e---------------------------------------------------------|
b---------------------------------------------------------|
g---------------------------------------------------------|
d---6-(6)----6---------------------------6-(6)--2-3---1-0-|
a-5-6-(6)--5-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-6-(6)--0-1---1-0-|
e-5-6-(6)--5-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-6-(6)--------1-0-|
               . . . . . . . . . . . .

Guitar Solo: Guitar (III)
 I have taken this from the Mutts, so Thank you!
I'm not a lead guitarist so thats my reason for not making my own.
This solo sounds just fine.
|-7tr10-7tr10-9tr6-8tr5-7tr4-6tr3-5tr2-4tr1-|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|
|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-6-----------------------------------------|
|-6-----0-----0----0----0----0----0----0----|
|-6-----0-----0----0----0----0----0----0----|
        .     .    .    .    .    .    .


|-3tr0---------------------10-10-10-10-|
|------/17b19======(17)r---------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|
|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|------------------------6--6----------|
|-0------0-----0-0---5---6--6-----5----|
|-0------0-----0-0---5---6--6-----5----|
  .      .     . .


|-14p11p10-14p11p10-14p11p10-14p11p10-14p11p10-14p11p10-14p11p10-14p11p10-14p11p10-14p11p|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--6-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--6-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0--------0----|
|--6-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0--------0----|

|-10-14p11p10---14p11p10-14p11p10-----------------------|
|---------------------------------13b16r(13)-----(13)\--|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|
|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------6-6--------|
|--0----------0-----------0--------0------5--6-6---5----|
|--0----------0-----------0--------0------5--6-6---5----|
   .          .           .        .


|--------------9-10--9h10p=9-------------------------|
|--------9-10----------------10--9-------------------|
|--9h10----------------------------11-10-------------|
|----------------------------------------12-11--8--7-|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|
|
|-------------12-14-12h14p12-------------------------|
|-------13-14----------------14-13-------------------|
|-13h14----------------------------15-14-11-10-------|
|--6-------------------------------------------12-11-|
|--6-----0-----0-----0--------0-----0-----0-----0----|
|--6-----0-----0-----0--------0-----0-----0-----0----|
         .     .     .        .     .     .     .

|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|-8h9----8-(8)-------(8)\----|
|----------------------------|
|
|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|------------------6--6------|
|---0--0----0--0-5-6--6---5--|
|---0--0----0--0-5-6--6---5--|
    . .     .  .


|------------14p11p10-14p==11p10-14p11p10-----14p11p==10-14p11p|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-6------------------------------------------------------------|
|-6----0-0-0--0----------0-----------0--------------0----------|
|-6----0-0-0--0----------0-----------0--------------0----------|
       . . .  .          .           .              .


|-10-14p11p10------14p11p10-14p11p10-(10)-------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------12---(12)-----|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|
|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------6---6------|
|--0-------------0-----------0---------0-------5-6---6--5---|
|--0-------------0-----------0---------0-------5-6---6--5---|
   .             .           .         .


|----------------------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|-(12)-----------------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|
|
|
|----------------------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|---2------------------|-2-----------------|-2----3----|-2------------------|
|---2------------------|-2-----------------|-2----3----|-2------------------|
|---0------0-1-0---1-0-|-0-----0-3-1-0-1-0-|-0----1----|-0-----0-5-1-0-1-0--|
|------3-5-------3-----|---3-5-------------|-----------|---3-5--------------|
    .  . . . . . . . .   . . . . . . . . .               . . . . . . . . .

                               (x2)
e-----------------------------------|
b-----------------------------------|
g---------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-----|(5)
d---------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-----|(5)
a-0-1-2-1-1---1-(1)---2-(2)---3-----|(3)
e-0-1-2-1---2-------2-------2-------|
This part is a little scetchy but i thing i got it the best i could.

                             (x1)
e----------------------------------|
b----------------------------------|
g----------------------------------|
d-0-2------(0)-2------(2)-2------0-|
a-0-2------(0)-2------(2)-2------0-|
e-0-2------(0)-2------(2)-2------0-|

Guitar (I & II)
e-------------------------------------|
b-------------------------------------|
g-------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-(5)-----|   (x2)
d-------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-(5)-0---|
a-0-1-2-1---1-(1)---2-(2)---3-(3)-0---|
e-0-1-2---2-------2-------2-------0---|
  . . .   .       .       .       .

e-------|
b-------|
g-------|
d-0-2---|
a-0-2---|
e-0-2---|

e-----------------------------|
b-----------------------------|
g-2---------------------------|
d-2-------------------2-3-1-0-|
a-0------0-1-0--1-0---0-1-1-0-|
e----3-5-------3----------1-0-|

Outro:
Guitar (I & II)
One of the biggest mistakes among tabber is the pinch harmonics. They're all over the
in the outro. They get deeper and harder and the song fades out. The best sounding thing
do is simple : pinch harmonics harder as the song goes along. Use your thumb to hit the 
after picking them to do these pinch harmonics. As the outro progresses do it harder.
biggest thing to do is to make sure you go from the first pickup closest to the 22nd 
and slowly go to the right pickup (to the left if your lefthanded).

e-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d---6-(6)----6-----------------------------6-6-----------------------6----|(6)
a-5-6-(6)--5-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-6-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-6----|(6)
e-5-6-(6)--5-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-6-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-6----|(6)
     Ex:     |pinch 1st pickup S Right pickup|

Thats it. I'm almost 100% positive this is the best The Thing That Should Not Be tab.
i'll let you decide. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Here is the legend:
/ - Slide
h - hammer on
. - Palm mute
( ) - Upstroke
Tr - Tril
~ - vibrato
p - pull off
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