Band : Tool
Album: 10,000 Days
Track: 1
Song : Vicarious

Part : Bass
Tuning: drop D

Tabbed: Brad Haczynski
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)


 
This is 100% verified live with binoculars focusing solely on Justin 
 

(0:01)- Bass Whammy 5thUp/1Up position, rocked forward to harmonize 1UP

g-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
d—12p0---0h10p0---0h12p0--0-0h14p0---0h10p0---0h12p0--0-0h15p0---0h14p0---0h10p0--0-0h14p0---0h10p0---0h12p0--10p0-- x3
a-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

g--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
d—12p0---0h10p0---0h12p0--0-0h14p0---0h10p0---0h12p0--0-0h15p0---0h14p0---0h10p0--0-0h14p0---0h10p0---0h12p0--12-10~-
a--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
d--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

whammy off

(0:45)

g--------------------------
d—------------------------- x18
a--------------------------
d—0-0h12-0-0-10-0-0h15-15--

 (1:32)

g---------------------------------------------------------
d—--------------------------------------------------------
a---------------------------------------------------------
d—0--0h12--0-10-0-0h15--15--0h15-10-0—-3-0--5-0--3-0—-8-7-

(1:38)

g--------------------------
d—------------------------- x12
a--------------------------
d—0-0h12-0-0-10-0-0h15-15--

 (2:10)

g--------------------------
d—------------------------- x2
a--------------------------
d—0--0h12--0-10-0-0h15-15--

quick variation below

g---------------------------------
d—-------------------------------- 
a---------------------------------
d—0--0h12--0-10-0-0h15-15-0h15-10-

g--------------------------
------------------------- 
a--------------------------
d—0--0h12--0-10-0-0h15-15---

(2:21) Cause I need to..

g---------------------------------------------------------------------
d—----------3--------------------------------------------------------- x2
a-----------------------------------------------------3---------5-----
d—3-3-3-3-3----5-5-5-/10-10---0h3-3-0h5-5--0--0—0h3h5---0-0h3h5---5-0-

g-------------------------------
d—----------3-------------------
a-------------------------------
d—3-3-3-3-3----5-5-5-/10-10—----

(2:41)

Whammy on

g-------------------------------------------
d—--12--10--12--0h15-15--5-5-5-3-3-3--8-7---
a-------------------------------------------
d—-----------------------------------------—

Whammy Off

(2:47) Why can’t we just admit it..

g-----------------------------
d—---------------------------- x2
a-----------------------------
d—000-12-0-00-0-10-0-0h15-15--

We won’t give pause until the  Blood  is  flow-ing

g------------------------------------------------
d—-----------------------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------
d—000-12-0-00-0-10-0-0h15--15--5-5-5-3-3-3—-8-7--

g-----------------------------
d—---------------------------- x2
a-----------------------------
d—000-12-0-00-0-10-0-0h15-15--

We won’t give pause until the  Blood  is  flow-ing

g------------------------------------------------
d—-----------------------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------
d—000-12-0-00-0-10-0-0h15--15--5-5-5-3-3-3—-8-7--

(3:08)

g---------------------------------------------------------------------
d—----------3--------------------------------------------------------- x2
a-----------------------------------------------------3---------5-----
d—3-3-3-3-3----5-5-5-/10-10---0h3-3-0h5-5--0--0—0h3h5---0-0h3h5---5-0-

g-------------------------------
d—----------3-------------------
a-------------------------------
d—3-3-3-3-3----5-5-5-/10-10—----

(3:25)- practice the rhythm

g-------------------------------
d—------------------------------ x3
a-------------------------------
d—0000-0-00—-00--0000-0-00—-00—

g----------------------------------------
d—---------------------------------------
a----------------------------5-5---------
d—0000-0-00—-00--0000-0-00—0-----0-0-0---

(3:47) This is the bass, not the guitar!!!

w/distortion, a tiny delay and tremolo picking each note

g---7*--8*---17*--15*----7*--8*---17*--15*--19b*--
d—------------------------------------------------
a-------------------------------------------------
d—------------------------------------------------

(4:08) This part is VERY difficult timing wise. Mute the A string with a finger.

g-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
d—------12-------12---10------14--------10---12-----15--------14-----10------14---------10---12- x3
a-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
d—-0000---0-00-0---00---0000------0-00-0---00---0000----0-00-0-----00---0000------0-00-0---00---                                                                  

g----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
d—------12-------12----------------------14---------10---------------------15----14p0--10p0--0h12p0----0h10p0----0h12p0-0-0--
a--------------------------0h15h17----------------------------0h15h17--------------------------------------------------------
d—-0000---0-00-0---0h15h17---------0000------0-00-0---0h15h17---------0000---------------------------------------------------

                                                                              ^^ turn whammy on here

 (4:49) whammy stays on

g---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
d——12p0---0h10p0---0h12p0--0-0h14p0---0h10p0---0h12p0--0-0h15p0---0h14p0---0h10p0--0-0h14p0---0h10p0---0h12p0---10p0-- x3
a---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
d---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(5:21)

Two bass tracks here on the album (not live)...first stays same as above

g--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
d——12p0---0h10p0---0h12p0--0-0h14p0---0h10p0---0h12p0--0-0h15p0---0h14p0---0h10p0--0-0h14p0---0h10p0---0h12p0--10p0--
a--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
d--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Underlying track w/delay and whammy harmony 1 up

g--7------5------7-------9-------5------7--------10------9-------3-------9---------5-----7-------
d—-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
d------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

(5:32) whammy still on!!

g--------------------------
d—-12-0-0-10-0-0-12-0-10-0- x7
a--------------------------
d—-------------------------

g-----|---------------------------
d—-12-|-0-0-10-0-0-12-0-10-13-12-- x3
a-----|---------------------------
d—----|---------------------------

g-------------------------------
d—-0-0-10-0-0-12-0-0-10---------
a-------------------------------
d—------------------------------

 (6:02) The universe...whammy still on!

g----------------------------------------------------
d—-12-0-0-10-0-0-12-0-0-13-12-0-0-10-0-0-12-0-10-0--- x2
a----------------------------------------------------
d—---------------------------------------------------

Whammy Off

These are chords, I saw it live!

g-------------------------------------------------------
d—--7------5-------7------8--7--------5------7-----5---- x2
a---5------3-------5------6--5--------3------5-----3----
d—----0000---0000----0000-------0000----0000---00----00-

rest

(6:29) come in very quickly

g------------------------------------------
d—-----------------------------------------
a------------------------------------------
d—-0h15-15--0h15-10-0—-3-0--5-0--3-0—-8-7--

(6:33)

g----------------------------------------------
d—----------3---------------------------------- x2
a----------------------------------------------
d—3-3-3-3-3-----5-5-5-/10-10—-0—-3-0—-5-0—-3-0—

g----------------------------
d—----------3----------------
a----------------------------
d—3-3-3-3-3----5-5-5-/10-10—-

(6:49)

g-------------------------------
d—------------------------------ x3
a-------------------------0h3h5-
d—00-0-3-0-00-0-2-0—0h3h5-------

g-------------------
d—------------------
a-------------------
d—00-0-3-0-00-0-2-0—

very fast....

g------------------------
d—----------0h3h5-------- x3
a------0h3h5-----0h3h5---
d—0h3h5------------------

g----------------------
d—---------------------
a------0h3h5-----------
d—0h3h5------0h3h5-0---