Metallica - The Call Of Ktulu tab

                              The Call Of Ktulu

Tuning: Standard EADG

Track 8 of Metallica’s Ride the Lightning.
Distortion and Wah are used throughout the song, use wherever you hear it (the scary 
screams etc are all bass)


OPENING

Intro Riff 1

01:01 – 01:14

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Intro Riff 2 01:15 – 01:25
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01:25 – 01: 29 (Distorted guitars come in)|--------------------------|--------------------------||--------------------------|--------------------------||--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|--5--5--5--5--5--5—5\-----||--------------------------|--------------------------|
Bass Fill 1 01:29 – 01:42
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Bass Solo Riff 1 01:42 – 01:46
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Bass Solo Riff 2 01:46 – 01:50
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Bass Solo Riff 3 Variation 1 01:50 – 01:56
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|--15-14--12H14P12-14H15P14-12H14P12--|-14H15P14--12H14P12---15-14-12-14\--||-------------------------------------|------------------------------------||-------------------------------------|------------------------------------||-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Bass Fill 2
01:56 – 02:00|-----------------------|-------------------||--------5-(5)-h7-5-7---|-------------------||--0-0-0-------------7--|--6-6-6-6-6-7-7----||-----------------------|-------------------|
Bass Fill 3 02:00 – 02:04
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Bass Fill 1 - 02:04 – 02:07 Bass Fill 2 – 02:07 – 02:10 Bass Solo Riff 1 – 02:10 – 02:14 Bass Solo Riff 2 – 02:14 – 02:17 Bass Solo Riff 3 Variation 2 02:16 – 02:24
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|--12-17-15-14-----15-14-----|-----14H15P14--------14H15P14-----||---------------17-------17--|--17----------17--17----------17--||----------------------------|----------------------------------||----------------------------|----------------------------------|
Bass Fill 2 – 02:24 – 02:27 Bass Fill 3 – 02:27 – 02:31 Bass Fill 1 – 02:31 – 02:34 Bass Fill 2 – 02:34 – 02:38 Bass Solo Riff 1 – 02:38 – 02:41 Bass Solo Riff 2 – 02:41 – 02:44 Bass Solo Riff 3 Variation 3 02:44 – 02:51
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|------------------12-14-12--|--14-12-15-14--17-15-17-19\--||--12-14-15-12--15-----------|-----------------------------||----------------------------|-----------------------------||----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Bass Fill 2 – 02:51 – 02:55 Bass Fill 3 – 02:55 – 02:58 Bass Fill 1 – 02:58 – 03:02 Bass Fill 2 – 03:02 – 03:05 Bass Solo Riff 1 – 03:05 – 03:08 Bass Solo Riff 2 – 03:08 – 03:12 Bass Solo Riff 3 Variation 4 (Last Riff of the bass solo)
03:12 – 03:19|------------------------------||--0--0--0--0--12--12--12--12--||------------------------------||------------------------------|
|--------------------------|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-||-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-|-------------------------------------------------||--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------||--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
(Gradually bend)|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
INTERLUDE Interlude Riff 1 03:19 – 03:46
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|------------------------||------------------------||--5-----------3--2------| X4|-----3--3--3---------3--|
Interlude Riff 2
03:46 – 04:00|--------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------||--------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------||--------------3-----5--6--|--------------3--5---6--|--------------3-----5--6--||--3--3--3--3-----3--------|--4--4--4--4------------|--5--5--5--5-----5--------|
|-------------------------||-------------------------||--8-----------6--5-------| X2|-----6--6--6---------6---|
GUITAR SOLO Variations of Bass Fills 1 to 3 - 04:00 – 04:14 Guitar Solo Fill 1 Variation 1 04:14 – 04:28
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Variations of Bass Fills 1 to 3 – 04:28 – 04:41 Guitar Solo Fill 1 Variation 2 – 04:41 – 04:55
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GUITAR SOLO OVER Variations of Bass Fills 1 to 3 – 04:55 – 05:09 After Solo Riff 1 – 5:09 – 05:16
|--------------------------|--------------------------||--0--0--0--0--12-12-12-12-|--13-13-14-14-15-15-15-15-||--------------------------|--------------------------| X 2|--------------------------|--------------------------|
After Solo Riff 2 – 05:16 – 05:23
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|-14-12-14-12-14-12-14-12-14-||----------------------------||----------------------------||----------------------------|
Breakdown with interlude riff 1 05:23 – 05:50
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|--------------------------|------------------------||--------------------------|------------------------||--2-----------2-----4--5--|--2-----------2--4--5---| X 4|-----2--2--2-----2--------|-----3--3--3------------|
Breakdown with interlude riff 2 05:50 - 06:10
|--------------------------|-----------------------||--------------------------|-----------------------||--3-----------3-----5--6--|--3-----------3--5--6--| X 3|-----3--3--3-----3--------|-----4--4--4-----------|
|--------------------------|----------------------||-------------------------|-----------------------||-5-----------5-----7--8--|--5-----------5--7--8--| X 3|-----5--5--5-----5--------|-----6--6--6----------|
Opening Riff 1 X8 - 06:10 – 06:39 Bass Fill 4 06:39 – 06:53
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Ending riff 1 06:53 – 07:53
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(End with)
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Guitars Only – 07:53 – 08:31 Final Riff 08:31 – End
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