I gave up on tabs plus tab software (but thanks anyway lee, it helped for the time that I used it) since they are so inaccurate, only very few songs are accurate to the way they're supposed to be played. So I started to learn by ear, a very painstakingly slow process but in the end you know it's right and it sounds just as good.
The one song that I'm stumped on is the intro to Master of Puppets.
Most tabs, all of em wrong, show the intro to be played as chords (its like on the E string 7, and A and D strings 9) which just isn't the case if you've watched Metallica play live. They're fretting somewhere around the 12th fret, heres what I have so far:
Anyone confirm this?
Also, for those that do have the knack for learning by ear on this board, I'm pretty much pleading you to help me out on the song called Vermilion Part 1. Download it and give it a listen, I can do the most of the song minus the solo and some of Mick's part, its the part where Corey is singing "I won't let this build up inside of me", listen to the background and you can hear tremelo picking somewhere high up on the fret board, possibly near the 12-15th fret on the 3rd and 4th strings, I have a version that I made up by listening to it over and over again, but if anyone can help me out I'd greatly appreciate it.
Oh, and intro to Blackened (the backwards played), I'm damn close just can't get the last few notes, anyone have "their" copy?
Vermilion is in drop B tuning, forgot to mention that:
B F# B E G# C# (C# with a dropped B basically, the order from left to right is the 6th string [thickest] to 1st string [thinnest]).
and of course for metallica its standard tuning.