The Gathering – Strange Machines

published by Maarten Tromp

This is the bass tab for Strange Machines by The Gathering, from the album Mandylion (1995), played by Hugo Prinsen Geerligs on 5 string bass. It is also possible to play this song in drop-D tuning.

Guitar tab can be found over at Ultimate Guitar.

Music

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Bass tab

Intro

    G                                 F                Em          D
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------- ||
D  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------*||
A  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------*||
E  |3---------------|----------------|3---------------|3--------------- ||
B  |----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------- ||
    C                                 B♭               F
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A  |3---3---3---3---|3---3---3---3---|1---1---1---1---|----------------||
E  |----------------|----------------|----------------|1---1---1-------||
B  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||

Verse

    G                                 F                Em          D
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
E  |3-------------3-|3-----------1-0-|3-------------3-|3-------3-------||
B  |----------------|----------3-----|----------------|------------3---||

Chorus

    C                                 B♭               F
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A  |3---3---3---3---|3---3---3---3---|1---1---1---1---|----------------|
E  |----------------|----------------|----------------|1---1---1---1---|
B  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
    E♭                                B♭               A♭               F
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A  |----------------|----------------|1---1---1---1---|----------------|----------------||
E  |----------------|----------------|----------------|4---4---4---4---|1---1---1---1---||
B  |4---4---4---4---|4---4---4---4---|----------------|----------------|----------------||

Bridge

    D
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B  |3---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
     D                                    F                        A♭    G
G || ----------------|---------------- || ----------------|---------------- ||
D ||*----------------|----------------*||*----------------|----------------*||
A ||*--------5-------|--------6-5-3-5-*||*----------------|----------------*||
E || ----------------|---------------- || 1---1-1-1---1-1-|1---1-1-4---4-3- ||
B || 3---3-3-----3-3-|--3-3----------- || ----------------|---------------- ||
                              play 4x
     E♭                       G        A♭                             G
G || ----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------- ||
D ||*----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------*||
A ||*----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------*||
E || ----------------|--------3---3-3-|4---4-4-4---4-4-|4----4-4-4--4-3- ||
B || 4---4-4-4--4-4--|4---4-4---------|----------------|---------------- ||

Bridge 2

    Dm
G  |---------------- ||----------------||
D  |----------------*||----------------||
A  |----------------*||----------------||
E  |---------------- ||----------------||
B  |3---3---3---3--- ||3---------------||
            play 15x

3rd Chorus

    C                                 B♭               F
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A  |3---3---3---3---|3---3---3---3---|1---1---1---1---|----------------|
E  |----------------|----------------|----------------|1---1---1---1---|
B  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
     E♭                                B♭               A♭
G || ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ||*----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A ||*----------------|----------------|1---1---1---1---|----------------|
E || ----------------|----------------|----------------|4---4---4---4---|
B || 4---4---4---4---|4---4---4---4---|----------------|----------------|
    F
G  |----------------|---------------- ||
D  |----------------|----------------*||
A  |----------------|----------------*||
E  |1---1---1---1---|1---1---1---1--- ||
B  |----------------|---------------- ||

Outro

    Dm
G  |----------------|---------------- ||----------------|----------------|----------------||
D  |----------------|----------------*||----------------|----------------|----------------||
A  |----------------|----------------*||----------------|----------------|----------------||
E  |--------------5-|---------------- ||--------------5-|--------5-------|----------------||
B  |3--3--3---3-6---|3--3--3---3-6-5- ||3--3--3---3-6---|3--3--3---3-6-5-|3---------------||
                              play 7x