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Killer bass tab

KILLER (from the KISS CD "CREATURES OF THE NIGHT")
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Transcribed by Emil Ortenmark, emil@kissasylum.com

Standard tuning

Comments: The bass plays a central role in this song. The Peter Gunn-type
riff during the verse contrasts nicely with the static E's played by the
guitar and the little minor pentatonic motif in the pre-chorus, with a
serious b7 to create tension, just plain rocks.


Key:
/    = slide up
\    = slide down
b    = bend (whole step)
b^   = bend (1/2 step)
b^^  = bend (1 1/2 steps)
pb   = pre-bend
r    = release-bend
t    = tap with righthand finger
h    = hammer-on
p    = pull-off
~    = Vibrato
*    = Natural Harmonic
#(#) = Trill
**   = Artificial Harmonic
x    = Dead notes (no pitch)
P.M. = Palm mute (- -> underneath indicates which notes)
(\)  = Dive w\bar
(/)  = Release w\bar
Tp   = Tap w\plectrum


Rhythm Fig. 1

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--4--2-----2-----------4--2--------------------|
E|--------4--------------------4--0--------------|
   < - - - - - - - - - 3x - - - - - - - - - >


G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--4--2-----2-----------5-----------------------|
E|--------4--------------------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 2

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--0----3--0--2--0--0--0--3--0----0----0--3--0--|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------5-----|
E|----0--3--0--2--0--0--0--3---(0)-2---(0)-------|



Rhythm Fig. 3

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--0--------6---------5------3------2-----------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------3------5-----------|
E|--0--------6---------5-------------------------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--0--------6---------5------3------2-----------|


End 1

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--0--------6---------5------5------3-----------|


End 2

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------7------5-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--0--------6---------5-------------------------|


End 3

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------5------7-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--0--------6---------5-------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 4

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--0---------------0------------------0---------|
E|---------------3------------------3------------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|---------0-------------------5-----------------|
E|------3---------2--3------------------3--------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--0---------------0------------------0---------|
E|---------------3------------------3------------|



G|---------------------------2--0----------------|
D|---------------------------------2--0----------|
A|---------0-----------------------------3-------|
E|------3---------2--3----------------------3----|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--0---------------0------------------0---------|
E|---------------3------------------3------------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|---------0-------------------5-----------------|
E|------3---------2--3------------------3--------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-------7--7-----------------7--7---------------|
A|--0-----------------0--------------------0-----|
E|-----------------3--------------------3--------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|------5--7-------------------------------------|
A|----------------2--3---------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|




Rhythm Fig. 5

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--2--2--2--2-----------2--2--2--2--------------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------0---------2-------------------------|
E|--2--2--2---------2------------------0---------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--2--2--2--2-----------2--2--2--2--------------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------0------------------------4-----2----|
E|--2--2--2---------2-----4----------------------|





Rhythm Fig. 6

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------0----0----0--0-----------------|
   < - - - - - - - - 3x - - - - - - - >



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|------------x--5-------------------------------|
E|--12\------------------------------------------|




Rhythm Fig. 7

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--0--0--0--0-----------------------------------|





Riff 1

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--12\------------------------------------------|
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