Band : Tool
Album: 10,000 Days
Track: 8
Song : Rosetta Stoned

Part : Bass
Tuning: drop D

Tabbed: Brad Haczynski , Mike Ingram, Matt Broadbent
Email : Tool-Bass-Tabs@nc.rr.com
Visit : Tooltabs.net

Legend

nh - natural harmonic

ph - pinch harmonic

pm - palm mute

x - muted string

h - hammer on

p - pull off

\\ - slide down

// - slide up

b - bend

~~ - vibrato

<7>- natural harmonic

x/// - pick scrape (directions same as slide)


 
I verified all of this live with binoculars. I never even heard the variation of the last part of 
the main riff until I saw Justin do it with my own eyes. I went back to the CD and it is there but very 
hard to hear. This song is very peculiar because most bands the bass and guitar play the same notes but 
it is very apparent in this song at various points that the guitar and bass are playing different things. Some 
of them are harmonies. Very interesting...you have to listen close unless you have SW to isolate the bass track. 
 
 
(:17) 
|--------------------| 
|--------------------| 
|----------------3-5-| x7 
|--0-3-5--0-3-5------| 
 
|--------------------| 
|--------------------| 
|--------------------| 
|--0-3-5--0-3-5--3-1-| 
 
 
(:34) 
|-------------| 
|-------------| 
|--------3-5--|x8 
|--0-3-5------| 
 
(:45) 
|--------------------| 
|--------------------| 
|----------------3-5-| x4 
|--0-3-5--0-3-5------| 
 
 
(:53)Justin follows Danny's double kick below 
 
|------------------------| 
|------------------------| 
|--------------------3-5-| x3 
|--0-333-5--0-333-5------| 
 
|--------------------| 
|--------------------| 
|--------------------| 
|--0-3-5--0-3-5--3-1-| 
 
(1:02) 
|-------------| 
|-------------| 
|--------3-5--|x4 
|--0-3-5------| 
 
(1:07) This is tricky to hear but Justin plays that C to D (15-17) with Adam 
 
|--7---------7---------7--------------------| 
|--0---------0---------0---------0-3-5------| 
|--5--15-17--5--15-17--5--15-17--------3-5--| 
|--0---------0---------0--------------------| 
 
(1:12) 
|--------------------| 
|--------------------| 
|----------------3-5-| x4 
|--0-3-5--0-3-5------| 
 
 
(1:21) chorus on 
|-----2~--0----3~-------5---------------| 
|--0-----------------5------------------| 
|------------3--------------------------| 
|------------------5-------/--8--8-8-8--| 
chorus off 
 
(1:30) 
|--7----7---| 
|--0----0---| 
|--5----5---| x8 
|--0----0---| 
 
Thick Chorus and delay
This is verified live! 
  
(1:40) 
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|-12-12-12-12---15--15-15-15---10-10-10-10-----------| 
|-------------------------------------------(8)/10---| x4 
|----------------------------------------------------| 
 
This part is realy hard to hear on the album but saw JC do it 
(1:51) 
|-----10-------17--------------| 
|--12-----/15-------12-10-12---| 
|------------------------------| x4 
|------------------------------| 
 
chorus off (delay still on) 
 
(2:02)*- accent for the delay 
|-----10*-------17*------------| 
|--12-----/15-----------10-12--| 
|------------------8-10--------| x3 
|------------------------------| 
Delay off 
 
(2:09) 
|-----------------------| 
|--0-3-5----------------| 
|-------------------3-5-| 
|--------3-5--0-3-5-----| 
 
(2:12) 
 
|------------------------| 
|------------------------| 
|-------------------3-5--|x4 
|--0-3-0-3-5--0-3-5------| 
 
(2:23)-tricky riff here 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|------3---0-----3----------3---0-----3---------3---0-----3---------3---0-----3--------//-| 
|--0-3---0---0-3---5h7--0-3---0---0-3---5h7-0h3---0---0-3---5h7-0-3---0---0-3---5h7-0h3---| 
 
(2:33) Verified live...Justin is following Maynard..."You had better listen" 
|-------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------| 
|-----17------------------------|x3 
|--19----19-17-15-17-15-14-15---| 
 
|------------------------------------------| 
|------------------------------------------| 
|-----17-----------------------------------| 
|--19----19-17-15-17-15-14-15--12-17-15-14-| 
 
(2:43) last time on riff hit open d and hold 
|-------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------| x4 
|--0-3////10-0-12--0-3////10-0-10h12--| 
 
 
Rest for a few seconds... 
 
 
(2:56) Delay on 
Here you are slowly pickscraping on the high d string 
 over the pickups then hit a hard open d and g 
 
|-----------0-| 
|--x\\\\\\--0-| 
|-------------| 
|-------------| 
delay off 
 
(3:10)- 
*- hold note 
 
|---------------------|----------------------|-----------------------|----------5-7-5---------| 
|---------0-----------|---------0------------|---------0-------------|--------7-------7-5-----| 
|-------3-------------|-------3--------------|-------3---------------|---------------------8--| 
|--0--3------0*---8---|--0--3------0*---8-8--|--0--3------0*---8-8---|--0--3------------------| 
 
 
|---------------------|----------------------|--------------------|----------5-7-5---------| 
|---------0-----------|---------0------------|--------------------|--------7-------7-5-----| 
|-------3-------------|-------3--------------|--------------------|---------------------8--| 
|--0--3------0*---8---|--0--3------0*---8-8--|--0--3//12---0-0--8-|--0--3------------------| 
 
 
|------------------------| 
|------------------------| 
|------------------------|x2 
|--0--3-/////12-12-15-15-| 
 
 
|----------------------| 
|----------------------| 
|----------------------| 
|--0-0--3-3--0-0--3-3--| 
 
 
|---------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------| 
|--0-0-0--3-3-3//12-12-12--15-15--| 
 
(3:48) 
|----------------------| 
|----------------------| 
|----------------------|x3 
|--0-0--3-3--0-0--3-3--| 
 
 
|-------7----7--| 
|-----0-0--0-0--| 
|-----5-5--5-5--| 
|--0--0-0--0-0--| 
 
 
|---------------------|----------------------|-----------------------|----------5-7-5---------| 
|---------0-----------|---------0------------|---------0-------------|--------7-------7-5-----| 
|-------3-------------|-------3--------------|-------3---------------|---------------------8--| 
|--0--3------0*---8---|--0--3------0*---8-8--|--0--3------0*---8-8---|--0--3------------------| 
 
 
|---------------------|----------------------|--------------------|----------5-7-5---------| 
|---------0-----------|---------0------------|--------------------|--------7-------7-5-----| 
|-------3-------------|-------3--------------|--------------------|---------------------8--| 
|--0--3------0*---8---|--0--3------0*---8-8--|--0--3//12-12-12--8-|--0--3------------------| 
 
 
 
|------------------------| 
|------------------------| 
|------------------------|x2 
|--0--3-/////12-12-15-15-| 
 
|----------------------| 
|----------------------| 
|----------------------| 
|--0-0--3-3--0-0--3-3--| 
 
 
|---------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------| 
|--0-0-0--3-3-3//12-12-12--15-15--| 
 
 
|----------------------| 
|----------------------| 
|----------------------|x3 
|--0-0--3-3--0-0--3-3--| 
 
 
|-------7----7--| 
|-----0-0--0-0--| 
|-----5-5--5-5--| 
|--0--0-0--0-0--| 
 
(4:51) Suprise suprise JC is follwoing Adam's guitar part if you listen very close! 
 
|-------------------------| 
|------2-----0-----2------| 
|----0-----3-----0-----3--| x3 
|--0-----3-----0-----3----| 
 
|--------------5-7-5--------| 
|------2-----7-------7-5----| 
|----0-------------------8--| 
|--0-----3------------------| 
 
|------------------------| 
|------------------------| 
|------------------------|x2 
|--0--3-/////12-12-15-15-| 
 
|----------------------| 
|----------------------| 
|----------------------| 
|--0-0--3-3--0-0--3-3--| 
 
 
|---------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------| 
|--0-0-0--3-3-3//12-12-12--15-15--| 
 
(5:17) 
|----------------------| 
|----------------------| 
|----------------------|x4 
|--0-0--3-3--0-0--3-3--|  
 
(5:28) Justin does NOT do the variation that adam does 
 
|----------------------| 
|----------------------| 
|----------------------|x4 
|--0-0--3-3--0-0--3-3--| 
 
  
 
 
(5:40) Tricky timing here 
 
|-----------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------| 
|--0-0-0-3-3-0-0-0--x-3-3--0-0--x-3-3--0-0-3-3--| 
 
 
(5:46) NOTE: This is played with a guyatone Bottom Rocker Auto Wah. It has a very synth like sound 
to it. JC is hitting different stings at different times giving it a sound that makes the riff sound 
more complex than it is. It is just the D octave. It is hard to tab what he is doing but I will attempt 
to translate as best as I can. If you do not have an auto wah you can use a regular wah wah pedal but it 
will sound different. The guyatone has a very distinct sound. 
 
Follow Maynard's lyrics and let that last note ring! 
 
|-----7----------------------| 
|---0-0-----0---0-0---0------| 
|---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5----| x3 
|-----------------------0----| 
 
(6:03) I saw Justin play this live! Lots of crazy stuff going on 
figure out the timing here- *ring out a little Left hand muting is very important here! 
Those 3-5's  on the d and a strings are lightning fast. The x's I am denoting below are not a 
played mute but simply an emphasis to mute the string with your left hand very quickly. 
 
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|------------------------------3---------------------------------------------|x3 
|--0*---0--0h12p0-0--0*-0--3-5----0-x-0-x-0-x-0-x-0//////13-13-13-13-13-13---| 
 
|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|------------------------------3---------------------------------| 
|--0*---0--0h12p0-0--0*-0--3-5----0*---0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0--13\\---| 
 
(6:27) 
|-----------------------------------------------------| 
|--------8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8--------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------| 
|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--| 
  
|---------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|--------------------------------3--------------------------------15--|x2 
|--0*---0--0h12p0-0-0--0*-0--3-5---0-x-0-x-0-x-0-x-0-0--0-0-15-17-----| 
 
 
|-----------------------------------------------------| 
|--------8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8--------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------| 
|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--| 
 
(6:51) 
|-------------------------------------| 
|----7--------------------------------| 
|----0--------------------------------| x4 
|--7*---8*----10-10--10---5--5-5-5-5--| 
 
 
(7:03) One of the baddest Tool bass riffs ever. Very tricky timing. 
 
 
|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------5----------3-----------------------------------------| x9 
|----------------------------------6----------3------------------| 
|--5-5--5-5---5-5--5-5---5--5-5--5---5-5--5-5---5-5--5-5--5/8\5--| 
 
(8:13) Ok this part is a real bitch to hear in the mix and JC is doing lots of variations. 
These variations aren't perfect but they are damn close 
 
chorus effect on 
 
|----2~---2----3---3----------0-------7---7----| 
|--0----0-------------------5-----------8---8--| 
|------------3---3---3/5-----------------------| 
|-------------------------5-----5---8----------| 
 
|----2~---2----3---3--------------7----7----| 
|--0----0-----------------5---5------8---8--| 
|------------3---3--------------------------| 
|-----------------------5---5---8-----------| 
 
 
|----2~---2----3---3---------5-----7----7----| 
|--0----0-----------------5----------8---8---| 
|------------3---3---------------------------| 
|-----------------------5-----5--8-----------| 
 
 
|----2~---2----3---3--------5-5-----7----7-----| 
|--0----0-----------------5-5-5--------8---8---| 
|------------3---3-----------------------------| 
|-----------------------5---------8------------| 
 
chorus off 
 
(8:38) 
 
|----2~---2----3---3--------------------7-----| 
|--0----0-----------------5---5----8--8---8---| x4 
|------------3---3----------------------------| 
|-----------------------5---5---8-------------|  
 
(9:03) saw this live 
 
|----2//14-----3-------------------------7-----| 
|--0-----------------------5---5----8--8---8---| 
|------------3---3//13-------------------------| 
|------------------------5---5---8-------------| 
 
  
 
|----2~---2----3---3--------------------7-----| 
|--0----0-----------------5---5----8--8---8---| 
|------------3---3----------------------------| 
|-----------------------5---5---8-------------|  
 
 
(9:16)- Strapped down...stay with lyrics on this. Adam(guitar) is doing off time 
 
|--7----7---| 
|--0----0---| 
|--5----5---| x8 
|--0----0---| 
 
(9:40) Steady pick those G's (5) and then the next part follow's Maynard 
"can't remember what they said" 
 
|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|--------5-------5-------5-------5-------5----15-----------------| 
|------------------------------------------------13-10-12-13-12--|x2 
|--5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5- -5-5-5-------------------------| 
        
..said...........to...........me...............they... 
 
|---------------------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------------| 
|----0----------------------------------------|x2 
|--7---7-7-7-/-8-8-8-8-/-10-10-10-10--5-5-5-5-| 
 
 
|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|--------5-------5-------5-------5-------5----15-----------------| 
|------------------------------------------------13-10-12-13-12--| 
|--5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5- -5-5-5-------------------------| 
                  
 
|---------------------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------------| 
|----0----------------------------------------|x2 
|--7---7-7-7-/-8-8-8-8-/-10-10-10-10--5-5-5-5-| 
 
 
|----------------------------------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------15-----------------| 
|------------------------------------------13-10-12-13-12--| 
|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------------------| 
 
 
|---------------------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------------| 
|----0----------------------------------------|x2 
|--7---7-7-7-/-8-8-8-8-/-10-10-10-10--5-5-5-5-| 
 
(10:22) 
Tricky and fast... 
 
|-------------------------------------------------| 
|----------0h3----------0h3----------0h3----------| 
|--------------------------------------------0h3--| 
|--0h3-0h3-----0h3-0h3-------0h3-0h3-----0h3------| 
 
|-------------------------------------------------| 
|----------0h3----------0h3----------0h3----------| 
|--------------------------------------------0----| 
|--0h3-0h3-----0h3-0h3-------0h3-0h3-----0h3------| 
 
 
(10:39) 
 
|--7-7--7-7--| 
|--0-0--0-0--| 
|--5-5--5-5--| x13 
|--0-0--0-0--|