Tabs: Sin


Cryptic Writings

06/1997 - Cryptic Writings

Megadeth - Sin


Tuning: Standard


Intro  (tremolo effect)
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|---9------------|
D|---9-[let ring]-|
A|----------------|
E|----------------|


Riff 1  
Guitar 1                                 x2
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|------4---2--2--------------4---2--2----|
E|-0-/5---3----0---------0-/5---3----0----|

Guitar 2 (comes in the second time, tremolo effect)
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--9-/14--12--9------------|
D|--9-/14--12--9-[let ring]-|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|


Riff 2                             x3
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-------------------------7---7/9~-|
D|-------------------------7---7/9~-|
A|------4---2--2--------------------|
E|-0-/5---3----0---0-0-0-0---0------|
                   * * * *   *
  "He had an unfamiliar face..."
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------4---2--2-------4---2--2-------4---2-|
E|-0-/5---3----0--0-/5---3----0--0-/5---3---|
  "No worries of living..."

Riff 3
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------3/5-5-|
A|----------4-5--x-4-5-4-3----1/3-3-|
E|-0--0-0-0-2-3--x-2-3-2-1----------|
   *  * * *        * * * 
  "Deep inside..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------4-5--x-4-5-4-6----5-6-5-|
E|-0--0-0-0-2-3--x-2-3-2-4----3-4-3-|
   *  * * *        * * * 
  "Actions progress..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------3/5-5-|
A|----------4-5--x-4-5-4-3----1/3-3-|
E|-0--0-0-0-2-3--x-2-3-2-1----------|
   *  * * *        * * * 
  "Mirror mirror..."
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|----------4-5--x-4-5-4-6--|
E|-0--0-0-0-2-3--x-2-3-2-4--|
   *  * * *        * * * 
  "Do you see the..."


Riff 4
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|------------------------5-4-3---|
A|-2-3------2-3------2-3--3-2-1-6-|
E|-0-1--1-1-0-1--1-1-0-1--------4-|
        * *      * * 
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-------------------------10-9-8-|
A|-2-3------2-3------2-3/---8-7-6-|
E|-0-1--1-1-0-1--1-1-0-1/---------|
        * *      * * 

Guitar riff over Riff 4
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-13---------------13----13----13-----|
G|-12b14------------12b14-12b14-12b14--|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|


Lead into next section:
Guitar 1
e|---------|
B|---------|
G|---------|
D|---------|
A|----2----|
E|----0----|

Guitar 2 (tremolo effect)
e|---------|
B|---------|
G|----9----|
D|----9----|
A|---------|
E|---------|


Play Riff 2   "Not one to be forgot..."
Play Riff 3   "Deep inside..."


Riff 4a  (Solo Rhythm)
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|------------------------5-4-3---|
A|-2-3------2-3------2-3--3-2-1-6-|
E|-0-1--1-1-0-1--1-1-0-1--------4-|
        * *      * * 
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|------------------------5-4-3---|
A|-2-3------2-3------2-3--3-2-1---|
E|-0-1--1-1-0-1--1-1-0-1----------|
        * *      * * 
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|------------------------5-4-3---|
A|-2-3------2-3------2-3--3-2-1-6-|
E|-0-1--1-1-0-1--1-1-0-1--------4-|
        * *      * * 
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-------------------------10-9-8-|
A|-2-3------2-3------2-3/---8-7-6-|
E|-0-1--1-1-0-1--1-1-0-1/---------|
        * *      * * 

Solo (Mustaine)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-16-----16----(16)d14*----(14)~~~*---|
G|-15b17--15b17-(17)d15*----(15)~~~*---|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-/12------------------------------------------------|
B|-/12--9-12b13--10~~*--------------------------------|
G|----------------------11b13----11b3-[11]12--11-10~~-|
D|---------------------------------------------a--a---|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|-/18p16p13--13-18p16p13--13-18p16p13--13-18p16p13--13-|
B|----------16-----------16-----------16-----------16---|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

e|-15----(15)d13*--------(13)r15*--|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 5  (Solo Rhythm)
                  x4
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|---5-4---3-------|
E|-3-----3---3-5-6-|
   *     *   * 
                  x4
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|---7-6---5-------|
E|-5-----5---5-7-8-|
   *     *   * 
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
D|---7-6---5------------9-8---7--------|
A|-5-----5---5-7-8----7-----7---7-9-10-|
E|-------------------------------------|
   *     *   *        *     *   *
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
A|---6-5---4--------------------------|
D|-4-----4---4-6-7---/4-2-------------|
A|------------------------4-3-2-------|
E|------------------------------5-2-0-|
   *     *   *   

Solo (Friedman)
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-/12--------------------10-12b15--(15)r12p10-|
D|------8~--10~--11~--12-----------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-12/17b19r17p15------17b19r17p15------17b19r17p15------|
D|---------------17p15------------17p15------------17p15-|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-18b20------------------15----------------------|
G|-17b19--[17]19r17-15-17----17-15----------------|
D|---------------------------------17\15----------|
A|---------------------------------------17b18~~\-|
E|------------------------------------------------|

End Solo

Solo (Mustaine)
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-------------------11-13/14-17~~--|
D|----------12-13-15----------------|
A|-12-14-15-------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------17-|
B|-------------------------20---------------------19---|
G|-------[19]21r19p17---------19b21r19p17h19p17-20-----|
D|-19-17-------------19p17-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|-20b22----(22)r20-20--|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|

e|-19-18-17--17-------------------------------|
B|---------20--20p17------17-20p17------------|
G|------------------19b21---------19b20r19-17-|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

End Solo

Solo (Friedman)
e|----------------------------------|
B|-7h8p7---7h8p7---7h8p7---7--------|
G|------10------10------10---10-9-7-|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------10-12-|
B|----------------------------10-11-12------|
G|-9h10p9----9h10p9----9-11-12--------------|
D|-9------12--------12----------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1
e|-12p11p9--9-11-12p11p9--9-11-12p11p9--9-11-|
B|--------12------------12------------12-----|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

e|-12p11p9--9-11-12b14~~~----(14)\-|
B|--------12-----------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|-17p16p14--14-16-17p16p14--14-16-17p16p14--14-16-|
B|---------17--------------17--------------17------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-17p16p14--14-16-17b19~~~----(19)\-|
B|---------17------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 6
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-4\--/5-2-4\------/5-/5-2-4\-|
E|-2\--/3-0-2\--000-/3-/3-0-2\-|
                ***
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|-/5-2-4\------/5-/5-4-|
E|-/3-0-2\--000-/3-/3-2-|
            ***


Riff 7 (Play 2x)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|---------7-8-7~~-------------7-6~~--|
E|-0-0-0-0-----------0-0-0-0-5--------|
   * * * *           * * * *
          "Pressure...   ...coming down..."
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------8~~--|
E|-0-0-0-0-5-6-7~~---0-0-0-0-5-6------|
   * * * *           * * * *
          "Down on me... ...gonna break..."


Riff 8 (Play 3x)
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------9-10-9-------------9-8--|
A|---------7--8-7-----------7-7-6--|
E|-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0-5------|
   * * * *          * * * *
          "Nervous...   ...like a cat..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------10--|
A|---------7-8-9-----------7-8--8--|
E|-0-0-0-0-5-6-7---0-0-0-0-5-6-----|
   * * * *         * * * *
          "Gonna jump.....through my skin..."

Ending:
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------9-10-9-------------9-8--|
A|---------7--8-7-----------7-7-6--|
E|-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0-5------|
   * * * *          * * * *
          "Set me free.....set me free..."
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|---------7-8-9--------------4---2--2-|
E|-0-0-0-0-5-6-7---0-0-0-0-/5---3----0-|
   * * * *         * * * 
          "Set me free....the reasons that we sin."


Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while 
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill