Nottingham Lace by Buckethead


as tabbed by Doug (bigsurmoon666@hotmail.com) Tuning - eBGDAE

Riff One (heavy palm muting throughout):

e----------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------
A---------2-----------2-----------2-----------2------------
E-0h2-2-2-0---0h1-1p0-0---0h2-2-2-0---0h1-1p0-0------------

Fill One:
e----------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------
G--5-x-x-5-x-5-x-8-8-8-x-5-x-x-5-x-5-x-3-3-3---------------
D--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---------------
A--3-x-x-3-x-3-x-6-6-6-x-3-x-x-3-x-3-x-1-1-1---------------
E----------------------------------------------------------

Riff Two:
e-----16s18-16~-15-15s20-18-16~--15-(and repeat)-----------
B--13------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------

Handy tips on making this sound good:
You need a warm sounding distortion - a sharper one makes this sound screechy and painful.
Also, practice slowly to make sure all your slides are accurate, because a wrong note stands out
like Marilyn Manson at a church fete in this section. Finally, use plenty of vibrato on all notes to
avoid that lifeless, enraged-bumblebee-in-a-jar tone that so many people seem to specialize in.

Those four chords at the end of the last lick/riff:
e---------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------
G--5--3---------------------------------------------------
D--5--3--6--5---------------------------------------------
A--3--1--6--5---------------------------------------------
E--------4--3---------------------------------------------

Riff 3 (with wah):
e-------x-x-x-x-------------x-x-x-x-------------x-x-x-x----------
B-------x-x-x-x-12-12-------x-x-x-x-14-12-------x-x-x-x-12-12----
G-------x-x-x-x-12-12-------x-x-x-x-14-12-------x-x-x-x-12-12----
D----------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------
E--0--0----------------0--0----------------0--0------------------

Played twice with improvised endings. I'm pretty sure Buckethead improvises the endings, and also it's more fun.

Riff 4 (with wah):
e------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------
E--1--1-1--1-1--1-1-1-2--0-(x3, then)-1--1-1--1-1--4-4-4-2-1-

Listen to the recording to get the rhythm. Not just this riff, but in the whole song in general,
it's important to get your picking hand doing the "chugga chugga" kinda rhythm. You can get
by with the odd wrong note, as long as the rhythm of your picking hand is right. That's the bit
you can really 'feel' in the song. The notes are almost just a happy by-product of the actual rhythm.

Riff 5 (backing):
e----------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------
D-3--4--3s4--2---------------------------------------------
A-3--4--3s4--2---------------------------------------------
E-1--2--1s2--0---------------------------------------------

Riff 5 (lead):

e---------------------------------------
b------------------------------12~------
G---------11h12h13p12p11----------------
D-15-15-15-----------------15-----------
A---------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------

Yes, I'm aware there's another fingering. However, my hammer-on/pull-off technique is not yet at
a level where I can roll all four fingers back and fourth fluently at that speed, so I find this
fingering easier. Play around if you find it hard....all the notes are right though.

Main theme:
e------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--8---8-------6---8---8-------6---8---8-------6---------------6---------------------------
G----8---8-7-8---8---8---8-7-8---8---8---8-7-8---8-5-7-8-7-7-8---8-------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Don't let the notes bleed into each other - a very light (and I mean very light) palm mute is required.

Main theme (rhythm... as tabbed by Sequanselar):
e------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--10----------8-----------10---------8------------10----------8-----------6-----------8---
A--10----------8-----------10---------8------------10----------8-----------6-----------8---
E--8-----------6-----------8----------6------------8-----------6-----------4-----------6---

...and the solo. Improvise.






as tabbed by Sequanselar
send all questions and comments to sequanselar@hotmail.com

like many of his songs it doesn't quite sound right unless you have the right effects on it. there is a delay on several parts of song, and a wah-wah on one of the riffs. best I can tell, it's played on a 7-string.

Key
! = Ping
~ = Vibrato
^^^ = wide vibrato
b(x) = bend to fret where x is the fret listed
b(x)rx = bend and release where x is fret listed
h = hammer on
p = pull off
(x)rbx = pick note bent to note in parenthesis, release to other note

Riff A 8x (beginning to 0:18, 0:51-1:07)
e------------------------------------
b------------------------------------
G------------------------------------
D------------------------------------
A------------------------------------
E-0--2-2--0--0--2-2-2-0--------------
B---------------------------2--1!~---
palm mute

Riff B (with delay) this part 3x (0:19-0:32)
e--3--3--3--5--6--6--3--3--3--1--1--1------
b--3--3--3--3--3--6--3--3--3--3--3--3------
G------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------

Riff B 2 comes in on the second time through of Riff B 5 1/2 times (0:24-0:48)
e-----6--4--3--8--6--4--3----------
b----------------------------------
G-5~-------------------------------
D----------------------------------
A----------------------------------
E----------------------------------
B----------------------------------

Riff B 3 comes in with B 2
e---------------------------------
b---------------------------------
G-----5--3--2--7--5--3--2---------
D-----5--3--2--7--5--3--2---------
A-3---3--1--0--5--3--1--0---------
E-3---3--1--0--5--3--1--0---------
B-1-------------------------------

Fill 1 (0:48-0:50) staccato
e----------------
b----------------
G-7--5--4--3--2--
D-7--5--4--3--2--
A-5--3--2--1--0--
E-5--3--2--1--0--
B----------------

Riff (1:08) (notes transribed by Doug, extras touched up by me, Seq.) repeat this once.
e-------------------------------
b----------------------12--12---
G----------------------12--12---
D-2--x-x-x--2-x-x-x-x-----------
A-2--x-x-x--2-x-x-x-x-----------
E-0--x-x-x--0-x-x-x-x-----------
B-------------------------------

e-------------------------------
b----------------------14--12---
G----------------------14--12---
D-2--x-x-x--2-x-x-x-x-----------
A-2--x-x-x--2-x-x-x-x-----------
E-0--x-x-x--0-x-x-x-x-----------
B-------------------------------

e-------------------------------
b----------------------12--12---
G----------------------12--12---
D-2--x-x-x--2-x-x-x-x-----------
A-2--x-x-x--2-x-x-x-x-----------
E-0--x-x-x--0-x-x-x-x-----------
B-------------------------------

e---------------------------
b----14-----12-----10--10---
G----14-----12-----10--10---
D-2------2------2-----------
A-2------2------2-----------
E-0------0------0-----------
B---------------------------

I don't usually give performance tips, I feel tabs serve as a guideline and after getting the gist of the song through the tabs playing it (physically and tonally) however one wishes to, but for the above section (the notes transcribed by Doug) I find it easy to barre the A and D with the index finger and make that huge jump to the upper register by barring with the pinky and palm muting the low chord. It's an easy move, just do it, don't think about it. The mutes are really fast, think funk. Also there's a second guitar track playing nothing but left hand muted thin strings.

Riff with wah(1:27)
e----------------------------------------------------
b----------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------
E-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--3--3--0--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--
B----------------------------------------------------
(Light palm mute)

e---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
b---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-3--3--0--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--3--3--0--3--3--0--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3--
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Riff (1:44-2:02)
e-------------------------------5~----------------------------5~-
b-5--5--5--6--7--8--9--8--7--6-----5--5--6--7--8--9--8--7--6-----
G----------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------
repeat this once and on the 2nd time through, hole out the vibrato on the high e

this is the rhythm for the previous riff

e------------------------------
b------------------------------
G------------------------------
D------------------------------
A-2--4--4--2--2--2--4--4--2----
E-2--4--4--2--2--2--4--4--2----
B-0--2--2--0--0--0--2--2--0----
heavy palm mute, heavy distortion

this is later 8x (2:02-2:19)
e------------------------------------
b--8--4--8--4--3--4--6--4------------
G------------------------------------
D------------------------------------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------
B------------------------------------
(slight palm mute throughout)

with this underneath it (2:11-2:19)
e------------------------------------
b------------------------------------
G------------------------------------
D------------------------------------
A--6---------------------------------
E--6---------------------------------
B--4---------------------------------

listen for timing, this chord part only happens a few times

(similar to Riff C with a little added) 2x before solo, and through the solo (2:19 - 6:23)
e--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
b--8--4--8--4--3--4--6--4--8--4--8--4--3--4--6--4--8--4--8--4--3--4--6--4--1--4--1--4--3--4--6--4--
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(slight palm mute throughout)

with another track playing this (2:19-6:23)

e--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--10----------8-----------10---------8------------10----------8-----------6-----------8-----------
A--10----------8-----------10---------8------------10----------8-----------6-----------8-----------
E---8-----------6-----------8----------6------------8-----------6-----------4-----------6----------
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

let these chords ring

SOLO!!!(more coming as soon as I tab it)

(string noise at 2:34, notes played at 2:36)

e----------------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------11br(13)--8\7~~-
G-7h8p7^^^--7h8p7\5~~--7h8p7^^^--7h8p7\5~~--7h8------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------

e------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
b---------------------------------------------------------------------11br(13)p8p7~~-
G-7!h8p7^^^--7h8p7\5~~--7h8p7^^^--8br(10)--7--5--7h8p7-7b(8)--5~~--8-----------------
D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

e-----10h11p10--11/13--13b(15)-(15)!^^^r13--11--10h11p10h11/13--13b(15)--(15)r13--11h13p11--
b-11----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(3:00)
e-13b(15)-(15)r13--10-10b(11)r10--11--10h11p10--13b(15)----------------------
b----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------

(3:55)
e---------11--10--11----------11--10--11----------11--10--11--11b(13)--(13)rb11--10~~-10--
b-6--6/8--------------6--6/8--------------6--6/8------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

e---------11--10--11----------11--10--11----------11--10--11--13b(15)-(15)^^^-(15)rb13--11~~-
b-6--6/8--------------6--6/8--------------6--6/8---------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

end riff similar to solo rhythm track (6:22-6:26)
e--------------------------------------------------
b--8--4--8--4--3--4--6--3--8--4--8--4--3--4--6--4--
G--------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------

e--------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------
A--------6--6--------6--6--------6--6--
E--------6--6--------6--6--------6--6--
B--------4--4--------4--4--------4--4--(drum fill)
heavy PM on chords

(6:26-6:30)
e---------
b---------
G---------
D---------
A-3--3----
E-3--3----
B-1--1----
let second one ring