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

Part : Guitar
Tuning: drop D

Tabbed: Nolan Venhola
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)


(distortion)

(fades in slowly)

e---------------------------------------------------------------------------
b---------------------------------------------------------------------------
g---------------------------------------------------------------------------
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0---x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--2h3-2p0-0-- x16
a--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0---x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--2h3-2p0-0--
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0---x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--2h3-2p0-0--

solo (w/wah, delay)

*************************

Note:  Adam is patched into his synth for this solo, so that interesting
       tone is generated somehow by his synth, (all I saw was this roady
       run out on stage before the song started and change a patch in the
       back of the synth's footswitch midi controller). Then, when Adam
       wasn't muting his strings he would get almost instant feedback from
       his guitar. It was similar to hooking up several distortion pedals
       in a row into a high volume amp... I will not speculate as to how
       his setup was changed. All I know is that Adam didn't do any pick
       scrapes to get those sounds...

       However, for those of us without an intimate knowledge of Adam's
       setup and access to a Virus synth, I have tabbed it out so the
       rest of us can play it.)

*************************

(with wah closed, and slight delay)

e---------------------------------------
b--[start at middle]--------------------
g--[of neck pickup ]--------------------
d-------------------[end at middle   ]--
a--------x\\\\------[of bridge pickup]--
d---------------------------------------

e--------------------------------------[quick scrape over]--
b--[start inbetween]-------------------[the bridge pickup]--
g--[pickups        ]----------------------------------------
d-------------------[end at middle   ]---x/-----------------
a---------x\\\------[of bridge pickup]----------------------
d-----------------------------------------------------------

e-------------------------------------
b--[start inbetween]------------------
g--[pickups        ]------------------
d-------------------[quick scrape  ]--
a--------x\---------[towards bridge]--
d-------------------------------------

(wah open)

e----[move wah from     ]------------
b----[from open to close]------------
g------------------------------------
d-----------------*slight feedback*--
a------------------------------------
d--14~~------------------------------

e--------------------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------------------------------
g--------------------------------------------------------------
d------16--14------12h14p12h14--12~~---14-12-14-12-14-15-14~~--
a--[wah ]-[wah   ]---------------------------------------------
d--[open]-[closed]---------------------------------------------

*rest*

e-------------------------------------
b--[start near    ]-[wah   ]-[wah ]---
g--[bridge, end at]-[closed]-[open]---
d--[bridge pickup ]------2----0-------
a------------------------2----0-------
d----------x//-----------2----0-------

*rest*

e-----[wah   ]------------------------------------------------
b-----[closed]------------------------------------------------
g--------------------------------------------------16---------
d-------------*slight feedback*-------------15-14-----15~~~---
a---------------------------------\\14------------------------
d--15--14~~---------------------------------------------------

e--------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------------------
g------------------------------------12-11---------
d--14-12-15-14---14-12-15-14---14-12-------10-12---
a--------------------------------------------------
d--------------------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------------------
b----------------------------------------------------
g-----16---14---13-------*slight feedback*-----------
d--14--------------14~~---------------------x\\\\\\--
a----[wah open ]------[close wah]-----------x\\\\\\--
d----------------------------------------------------

end of solo

2:54

e---------------------------------------------------------------------------
b---------------------------------------------------------------------------
g---------------------------------------------------------------------------
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0---x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--2h3-2p0-0-- x6
a--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0---x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--2h3-2p0-0--
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0---x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--2h3-2p0-0--

e--------------------------------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------------------------------------------
g--------------------------------------------------------------------------
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0---x-2-2--x-3\5-5-5--5-0-0-0--0-3-3-3--- x2
a--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0---x-2-2--x-3\5-5-5--5-0-0-0--0-3-3-3---
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0---x-2-2--x-3\5-5-5--5-0-0-0--0-3-3-3---

e--------------------------------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------------------------------------------
g--------------------------------------------------------------------------
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-8p7-8p7-0----5---------------0-------------------
a--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-8p7-8p7-0----5---------------0-------------------
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-8p7-8p7-0----5---------------0-------------------

e------------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------------------
g------------------------------------------------------------
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-10-10-x-5-5---
a--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-10-10-x-5-5---
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-10-10-x-5-5---

e--------------------------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------------------------------------
g--------------------------------------------------------------------
d--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--x-7-7-x-5-5--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--x-8-8-x-7-7--
a--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--x-7-7-x-5-5--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--x-8-8-x-7-7--
d--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--x-7-7-x-5-5--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--x-8-8-x-7-7--

e----------------------------------
b----------------------------------
g----------------------------------
d--x-2-2--x-8p7-8p7--0--0-0-x-7-7--
a--x-2-2--x-8p7-8p7--0--0-0-x-7-7--
d--x-2-2--x-8p7-8p7--0--0-0-x-7-7--

(left hand tapping)
e----------------
b----------------
g----------------
d---------------- x38
a----------------
d-h2p0-h2h3p2p0--

 (fades in over the bar)
e-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0---x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--
a--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0---x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0---x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--

e----------------
b----------------
g----------------
d--10--10-x-5-5--
a--10--10-x-5-5--
d--10--10-x-5-5--

e--------------------------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------------------------------------
g--------------------------------------------------------------------
d--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--x-7-7-x-5-5--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--x-8-8-x-7-7--
a--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--x-7-7-x-5-5--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--x-8-8-x-7-7--
d--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--x-7-7-x-5-5--x-2-2--x-2h3-2p0-0--x-8-8-x-7-7--

e----------------------------------
b----------------------------------
g----------------------------------
d--x-2-2--x-8p7-8p7--0--0-0-x-7-7--
a--x-2-2--x-8p7-8p7--0--0-0-x-7-7--
d--x-2-2--x-8p7-8p7--0--0-0-x-7-7--

(guitar 1)
e-----------------------------
b-----------------------------
g-----------------------------
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-0-0-x-7-7-- x3
a--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-0-0-x-7-7--
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-0-0-x-7-7--

****** guitar 2 starts after one riff of guitar 1

(guitar 2, with vibrato and delay)
              x4                                            x8
e----------------|----------------------------|----------------
b----------------|----------------------------|----------------
g----------------|-----0h2-2h3p2-0---2--------|----------------
d--0-2h3p2-2~~---|-0h2-------------2---2-x-2--|--0-2h3p2-2~~---
a----------------|----------------------------|----------------
d----------------|----------------------------|----------------

******

(guitar 1, wah closed slowly moving to open over the 12 times)
e-----------------------------
b-----------------------------
g-----------------------------
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-0-0-x-7-7-- x12
a--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-0-0-x-7-7--
d--x-2-2--x-2-2--x-0-0-x-7-7--

(wah goes from open to closed over the 8 times)
e---------------
b---------------
g---------------
d--2-0-2-3-2-0-- x8
a--2-0-2-3-2-0--
d--2-0-2-3-2-0--

e-----
b-----
g-----
d--2--
a--2--
d--2--