Band : Tool
Album: Lateralus
Track: 12
Song : Triad

Part : Bass
Tuning: drop D

Tabbed: Nolan Venhola (Edited by Brad Haczynski 6/21/03)
Email : nolan@tooltabs.net
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)


There are 2 bass lines in this song (if not more at the end)!
Live- Bass 1 Justin 
      Bass 2 Maynard 
On the album, I am sure both tracks were done by JC
 
(fades in slowly)
Basses 1 & 2
g----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
a---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- x32
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-h2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-h2-2-2h3-2p0-h2-2--
 
2:54 (end of guitar solo)
Basses 1 & 2
g----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
a---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- x3
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-h2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-h2-2-2h3-2p0-h2-2--
 
3:14
Bass 1
g----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
a---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-h2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-h2-2-2h3-2p0-h2-2--
 
Bass 2
g----------------------------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------------
a---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-h2-2--x-2-2--x-3\5-5-5--5-0-0-0--0-3-3-3---
 
3:21
Basses 1 & 2
g----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
a---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- x1
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-h2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-h2-2-2h3-2p0-h2-2--
 
 
Note *Ok this is REALLY hard to hear, but I still hear 2 bass lines, one way in the back
 
3:28
Bass 1
g----------------------------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------------
a---------------------------------------------------------------------------- x2
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-h2-2--x-2-2--x-3\5-5-5--5-0-0-0--0-3-3-3---
 
Bass 2 (barely audible)
g----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
a---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- x2
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-h2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-h2-2-2h3-2p0-h2-2--
 
3:42
Bass 1
g------------------------------------------------------------------
d------------------------------------------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------------------------
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-8p7-8p7-0--555-x555-000-x000-------------
 
Bass 2 (almost impossible to hear on album, but Maynard is playing this live)
g----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
a---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-h2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-h2-2-2h3-2p0-h2-2--
 
3:48
Basses 1 & 2
g-----------------------------------------------------------------
d-----------------------------------------------------------------
a-----------------------------------------------------------------
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-10-10-10-x-5-5-5---
 
g------------------------------------------------------------------------
d------------------------------------------------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------------------------------
d--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-h2-2-x-7-7-x-5-5--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-h2-2-x-8-8-x-7-7--
 
g----------------------------------
d----------------------------------
a----------------------------------
d--x-2-2--x-8p7-8p7--0--0-0-x-7-7--
 
4:06
Bass 2
(left hand tapping or light picking. Whichever you prefer)
g----------------
d----------------
a---------------- x16
d-h2p0-h2h3p2p0
 
4:20
Bass 1 (first note is light, accentuate the octave)
g---------
d-----2---
a--------- x8
d—2-------
 
Bass 2
g----------------
d----------------
a---------------- x32
d-h2p0-h2h3p2p0—
 
4:48
Bass 1 (saw this live..)
g-------------------
d-------------------
a------------------- x~32
d—141414-h15p14p0-x-
 
Bass 2
g----------------
d----------------
a---------------- x~32
d-h2p0-h2h3p2p0
 
5:22
Basses 1 & 2
g----------------
d----------------
a----------------
d--10--10-x-5-5--
 
g-------------------------------------------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------------------
d--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-h2-2--x-7-7-x-5-5--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-h2-2-x-8-8-x-7-7--
 
g-----------------------
d-----------------------
a-----------------------
d--x-2-2--x-8p7-8p7--0--
 
At this point it gets ridiculous, there is probably like 4 bass tracks, so I will put 2
 
5:32
Bass 1
g------------------------------------
d------------------------------------
a------------------------------------ x4
d--x-0-0-x-7-7—x-2-2-x-2h3-2p0-h2-2—-
 
Bass 2 (barely audible)
g------------------------------------
d------------------------------------
a------------------------------------ x4
d--x-2-2-x-2-2-x-2-2-x-2h3-2p0-h2-2—
 
Bass 1
g---------------------------
d---------------------------
a--------------------------- x7
d--x-0-0-x-7-7—x-2-2-x-2-2—-
 
Bass 2 (barely audible)
g--------------------------
d--------------------------
a-------------------------- x7
d--x-2-2-x-2-2-x-2-2-x-2-2—
 
 
6:11
Bass 1 w/delay Really REALLY hard to hear the other notes, but they are there
g--------------
d-----2-----0--
a-------------- x3
d—2------2-----
 
Bass 2 (REALLY quiet)
g---------------------------
d---------------------------
a--------------------------- x4
d--x-0-0-x-7-7—x-2-2-x-2-2—-
                 **end here on 4th time
6:25
Bass 1 
              x8
g--------------|-----
d--------------|-----
a--------------|-----
d—2-0-2h3-2-0--|--2—
 
Bass 2 (really quiet) 
                  x8
g------------------|-----
d------------------|-----
a------------------|-----
d—14-0-14h15-14-0--|--14—