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Primus — Hamburger Train bass tabs

Artist: Primus
Song: Hamburger Train
Album: Pork Soda (1993)
Bassist: Les Claypool
Tuning: B—E—A—D—G
Notes:
— These are just the basic outlines of the riffs or specific example from a
certain section of the song
— Add alot of fills (pops, chords, mutes, taps, hammer—ons etc.)
— Played on a fretted 6—string
— Use medium distortion

v — Downstroke with fingernails
^ — Upstroke
S — Slap
P — Pop

Riff 1: / — You can hear this pop the first time but its optional
C|———————————————————————————————|
G|———————————————————————————————|
D|————————x——————————————————————|
A|—————————x5———————————x5—x5h7——|
E|——x—x4—4———x7——x—x4—4——————————|
B|———————————————————————————————|
S SS SPSSSS S SS S SS SS

Riff 2: v^ v ^
C|—————————x0———————5p4—8h9——|
G|—————————x0———————5p4—8h9——|
D|———————————————————————————|
A|———————————————————————————|
E|——x—x4—4————4—4h5——————————|
B|———————————————————————————|
S SS S S S

Riff 3: This tab is from taken from the riff played at 2:22 thru 2:33
There are variations played othere times he plays this riff
The slaps are often muted
Just stick around the notes listed and improv around them
C|——————————x——————————————————|
G|—————————x————————————x——————|
D|—————————————————————————————|
A|—————————————————————————————|
E|————————————————————————4h5——|
B|——x—x1—1————xx2—3x—x—————————|
S SS S PP SSS SS S P S
B/C Db/D Ab/A

Riff 4: Just listen, Les is slapping the F# and throwing in mutes and pull—offs
C|—————————|————————————————————————————|
G|—————————|————————————————————————————|
D|—————————|————————————————————————————|
A|————3h4——|————————————————————————————|
E|——2——————|——2—2p0—x2—x2p0—x2x2——2///——|
B|—————————|————————————————————————————|


Order: Riff 1 is variated heavily with chords throughout the song
Riff 1 0:03—0:31
Riff 3 0:31—0:37
Riff 1 0:37—1:00
Riff 3 1:00—1:06
Riff 2 1:06—1:34
Riff 3 1:34—1:46 Palm muted
Riff 1 1:46—2:22
Riff 3 2:22—2:33
Riff 1 2:33—2:57 With variation 2
Riff 3 2:57—3:19 Palm muted
Riff 1 3:19—4:07 With variation 2
Riff 3 4:07—4:18 Played without rests
Riff 1 4:18—5:14 Becomes muted about half way through
Riff 4 5:14—5:28
Riff 1 5:28—6:17 Into tap/chord solo
Riff 1 6:17—6:27 Muted
Riff 3 6:27—7:18 Muted at first
Riff 1 7:18—8:00
Improv tapping 8:00—8:05
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