Band : Tool
Album: Lateralus
Track: 5
Song : Schism

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)


 
g--3--2-/-5-/-7---3--2-/-5-/-7-----
d--0--3-/-5-/-8---3--3-/-5-/-7p0---
a----------------------------------
d----------------------------------
 
0:13
g----------10---9------------10---9---12----
d--0h10h12----0---0--0h10h12----0---0----0--
a------------------------------------------- x8
d-------------------------------------------
 
0:40
g----------10---9------------10---9---12-------------9---7------------9---7---10----
d--0h10h12----0---0--0h10h12-----0---0---0---0h10h12---0---0--0h10h12---0---0----0--
a----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- x4
d-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
1:07
g----------10---9------------10---9---12----
d--0h10h12----0---0--0h10h12----0---0----0--
a------------------------------------------- x4
d-------------------------------------------
 
1:20
g-------------------------------------------
d----------10---9------------10---9---12----
a--0h10h12----0---0--0h10h12----0---0----0-- x4
d-------------------------------------------
 
1:35
g----------10---9------------10---9---12-------------9---7------------9---7---10----
d--0h10h12----0---0--0h10h12-----0---0---0---0h10h12---0---0--0h10h12---0---0----0--
a----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- x4
d-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
2:02
g-------------------------------------------
d----------10---9------------10---9---12----
a--0h10h12----0---0--0h10h12----0---0----0-- x4
d-------------------------------------------
 
2:16                       x3
g-----------------------------------|--------------------
d-----------------------------------|--------------------
a--------------------------------3--|--------------------
d--0-xx-3-xx-5-3-xx-3-5-5--0h3h5----|--0--3--5\3--3-5-5--
 
2:29
g----------10---9------------10---9---12----
d--0h10h12----0---0--0h10h12----0---0----0--
a-------------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------------
 
2:33
g----------10---9------------10---9---12-------------9---7------------9---7---10----
d--0h10h12----0---0--0h10h12-----0---0---0---0h10h12---0---0--0h10h12---0---0----0--
a----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- x4
d-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
2:59                                                   x4
g-------------------------------------------
d----------10---9------------10---9---12----
a--0h10h12----0---0--0h10h12----0---0----0--
d-------------------------------------------
 
3:14
g--------------------------
d------9-7--5-----14-------
a--/7--7-5--3--// 12--0-0-- x3
d--------------------------
 
g----------------
d------9-7--5----
a--/7--7-5--3--0-
d----------------
 
 
*rest for 2 bars*
 
Bass Whammy (1 octive up), Delay, and Distortion. ***
 
Justin also fiddles with his Volume knob while playing this *** (volume knob...not tone)
Strike harmonic with whammy rocked fwd to 1 up and swell the volume
g---------
d---------
a---<5>---
d---------
 
Hammer HARD with left hand while sweeping volume know from low to high
and depressing the whammy forward...takes timing.
 
g-------------------------------------------------------------
d--/14---/17---/14---/19---/12---/14---/10---/12---/10---/12-- x2
a-------------------------------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------
 
g-------------------------------------------------------------
d--/14---/17---/14---/15---/12---/14---/10---/12---/10---/12--
a-------------------------------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------
 
g-------------------------------------------------------------
d--/14---/17---/14---/15---/12---/14---/10---/12--------------
a---------------------------------------------------/10\\\\---
d-------------------------------------------------------------
 
(whammy off)
 
4:31
(emphasize every second note)
g|---------------------------------------------------------12------
d|*---7--------------------------7-7-7--7-7-7---/10-----10-----10--
a|*--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0----------------------
d|-----------------------------------------------------------------
 
g------5------5------5-----5-----5----7----7---7---7-----|
d------3------3------3-----3-----3----5----5---5---5----*|
a---0-------0-----0------0-----0----0-----0---0---0-----*| x2
d--------------------------------------------------------|
 
g-------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------
a--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-- x3
d-------------------------------------
 
5:11 
 
G---------------------------------9---
D----------10---9---7----------------
A--0h10h12----0---0---0--0--0--0-----
D-----------------------------------
 
g-------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------
a--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-- x3
d-------------------------------------
 
5:21 *** Verified thru 2 vids AND live...
 
g-----------------------------------------------------------------
d----10----5-----12------14-----17------14-----17------14---------
a--8-----3----10-----0-0-0--0-0-0---0-0-0--0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0-- x2
d-----------------------------------------------------------------
 
5:36 
g----------------------------------------------------------
d----10----5-----12----------------------------------------
a--8-----3----10--------5-5-5-5-6-5-5-6--------------------
d--------------------0--0-0-0-0---0-0----8--8--3-3--10-10--
 
*** Saw This live....
                                      x3
g-------|-------------------------------|----------------------
d-------|-------------------------------|----------------------
a-------|------5--0--5-0---0-----3------|-----5--0-5-0---0-----
d-0--12-|--0-0-----------5---0-3---/10--|-0-0----------5----0--
 
5:59
g---------------------------------------------------
d---------------------------------------------------
a------------------------0-----------------------0--
d---3-0-2-0-0-3-0-2-0-5----0-3-0-2-0-0-3-0-2-0-5----



g----------0------------------------------------------
d------------------------0----------------------------
a-----------------------------------------------------
d---3-0-2---0-3-0-2-0-5---3-0-2-0-3-0-2-0-5-XXXX------
 
 
6:12 w/ distortion 
 
g----------------------------
d--10--9-----10--9---12------
a--8---7-----8---7---10------ x4
d----0---0-0---0---0----0-0—
 
Live Variation of the above riff
W/ distortion
g-------------------------------------------
d----------10---9------------10---9---12----
a--0h10h12----0---0--0h10h12----0---0----0—- x4
d-------------------------------------------
 
6:24
g-------------------------------
d-------------------------------
a----------5---------6-------3-- x8
d--0-0h3h5---0-0h3h5---0h3h5----