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As most of you Buckethead fans out there know, Buckethead is a riff master. And with over 400 albums and 2000 plus songs, he also has more guitar riffs than anyone else on the planet. In previous videos we looked at 100 of the weirdest,10 easy to play riffs and 30 Cool Pike Album riffs by Buckethead. So today we’re gonna play a bucket full of non-pike album riffs, and show how you to play them. Woo!!

30 Awesome Riffs (with tabs) by Buckethead (Non-Pike Edition)

Sultans Massacre

E                10   12           13          10    12                       10    12          15          13     12
B       10                    10          10                               10                   10          10
G
D
A
E

E                10   12           13          10    12                      8    7   8                 10   8   10
B       10                    10          10                               6                          8
G
D
A
E

SpiderCrawl

E
B
G
D            5    5    6    5    3    5               5    5    1    5    3    5      (Repeat)
A      3                                              3
E
*Simplified (Play each note as many times as needed)

E
B
D
D
A            5    5    6    5    3    5               5    5    1    5    3    5      (Repeat)
E      3                                              3
*Simplified (Play each note as many times as needed)

Scott Taylor

E
B
G
D
A             7    5    7    8    8    8   8h10    5               7    5    7    8    8     5            (Repeat)
E       0                                                                 0                                          4


Mad Monster Party

E      9                         9           9    10              8                      8         8      12     (Repeat)
B           10          10         10                                 9          9          9
G                  11                                                           10
D
A
E

Final Wars

E
B
G
D                7      3                                        (x3 then)           
A                              7      3                                                        3     2     3     5~    3
E         5                                  7     3     7                            1                                          3

Nottingham Lace

E
B
G        14    10    14    10    9    10    12    9   (x3 then)     7     9    10    7        9    10     12    9
D
A
E
*Simplified

Magua’s Scalp

E
B
G                             7                               7                 7                                  7                   5       3
D                             7                               7                 7                                  7                   5       3
A    5    5    5    5            5    5    5    5           5    5               5    5    5    5           5    5          3       1
E
      ------PM-------         ------PM-------        --PM--           ------PM-------         --PM--





E
B
G                             7                               7                 7                                  7                   5   5   5
D                             7                               7                 7                                  7                   5   5   5  
A    5    5    5    5            5    5    5    5           5    5               5    5    5    5           5    5         3   3   3 
E
      ------PM-------         ------PM-------        --PM--           ------PM-------         --PM--

Night of the Slunk

E
B                                                     6
G          5    5    5                6    5          6     5
D          4    4    4
A          3    3    3         3
E

Interworld and the New Innocence

E
B                                                                          10        10                                                                              
G                                                          7  7  7            7          7                                                   7   7   7    6      6
D                                    11  11  11                                                                        11  11  11                           7     7
A                      9  9  9                                                                                9  9  9
E     7  7  7                                                                                   7  7  7
*Used with delay effect (Buckethead used the Alesis Midiverb II)

E
B
G                                               4   4   4          4
D                                7  7  7                     5          5                                  7  7  7      5   5   5   5   4
A                  5  5  5                                                                      5  5  5                                              5
E     3  3  3                                                                     3  3  3
*Used with delay effect (Buckethead used the Alesis Midiverb II)

Buddy Berkman’s Ballad

E
B
G
D                              5    5/7                                                         5     5/7   
A          5    3    5                        1    1h3~               5    3    5                          8     7h8   7~
E

 

Bantam Rising

E
B                               13     14
G    10    10    10                       13                               
D                                                                10    10    10    11     13
A                                                                                                              11
E
* with distortion / Digitech Whammy pedal for accuracy

Want Some Slaw?

E
B     5    8    7~                     5     8    7h8 7~                      5    8    7        4    7    6        3    6    5  
G
D
A                          4     3                                      4     3                                                                            4    3
E                          2      1                                     2      1                                                                           2     1

Mushroom Workers

E
B
G
D
A                             2     1                             2     1
E           0     2p0                    0    0h2p0
*Buckethead adlibs a variation of this riff throughout

Giant Robot Vs Guillotine

E
B
G                                                    *0   10    10p9p7    9                                                          *0  12   10   12p10   9
D                                                                                          7
A       7   7    7    7      8    7    7                                                    7    7    7    7    10    8    7
E       5    5   5    5      6    5    5                                                    5    5    5    5    8      6    5
*Buckethead uses a harmonizer after the power chords part (Roland se-50/Rocktron Intellifex)

Pepper’s Ghost

E
B       14    14    14      9    9    9                              7    7    7    7    7    7
G       13    13    13      8    8    8        (x3 then)      6    6    6    6    6    6
D       14    14    14      9    9    9                              8    8    8    8    8    8
A
E

Mad Monster Party (2)
E
B
G
D
A                      4      3                                                   5      4      3
E      2      2                      4       5                2      2
*with distortion and Digitech Whammy

Covert

E
B
G                                                         6                                                                             5     6     5
D                         8                       6           6      (x3 then)                        8             6
A                  8            8         9                                                           8            8
E           6                                                                                    6
*Palm muting throughout

Kurtz Temple

E
B
G
D                     10~      11~                 13~     (repeat)
A                                             11~
E          13~
*With Distortion & Phaser effect

Asylum of Glass
E
B                                                                               2     3     2
G                                                          1                                          2           4     1     2
D      4                                          2             2                                                                      4
A             4                            4
E                     2      5

E                                      4            2                                                      2      5     4     2
B                               5            5            5                                      3
G                       4                                                                 2
D       2      6                                                                4
A                                                                          5
E

Hook & Pole Gang

E
B
G
D         5   5   5   5   5   3   (x4 then…)
A         3   3   3   3   3   1                                   
E                                                        

E
B
G
D
A                  4tr5    3tr4                                            4tr5   5tr6
E      2tr3                          4tr5    5tr6          2tr3                         5tr6   4tr5    
*tr = trill (hammer-on/pull-off effect)
E
B
G
D
A                  4tr5    3tr4                                            4tr5    5tr6  
E      2tr3                          4tr5    5tr6          2tr3                           /
*tr = trill (hammer-on/pull-off effect)

Pepper’s Ghost (2)

E
B
G
D                   3    4    5   5   4    3                             (x2 then)
A    4~    4                                        5    5    4    3                                    3    4    5    5    4   3
E                                                                                                 4~    4                                       5    5   4   3
              ----------------PM--------------------------                              ----------------PM-------------------------- 

Beaten with Sledges

E                                                                               4    2    1   1h2p1
B                                  6     4                   6    
G                     5    6                         6            6
D               8                               4
A          8
E     6                           


E                                                                              
B                                     6     4
G                        5    6                        
D                  8                                                   6
A             8                                                 6                       4    3h4p3
E        6                                               4                       2                       

Blind Sniper
E
B
G    13                                 13                            13
D            11    14                         11     14                   11     14
A                             12                                                                    12         11     12
E                                                                                                                                       12
*palm muting throughout with delay

Bloody Rainbow Spiraling Sherbert Scoop

E
B
G
D      2   3   2   5         2   3   2   5   5        2   3   2       2   3   2   5         2   3    2   5   5
A      2   3   2   5         2   3   2   5   5        2   3   2       2   3   2   5         2   3    2   5   5
E      0   1   0   3         0   1   0   3   3        0   1   0       0    1  0   3         0    1   0   3   3
*PM throughout

Jump Man
E
B
G
D
A
E       12p0    0    12p0    12p0   12p0    0    7p0    7p0    8   (repeat)

Night of the Slunk (2)
E
B
G
D
A
E     12p0   0    12p0   12p0   12p0    0  7p0  7p0    0  0  10p0   0  10p0   10p0   10p0   0   8p0   8p0  0   0


Bloodless
E
B
G
D                                                                                                                                                         3
A                               5                                       3      5                                6                                          6
E       3      3      3            3     3     3           3                         3     3     3           3     3     3          3  
*With distortion/ PM throughout

Hall of Scalding Vats
E                                               8     7                                                  11     10
B                                       5                                                          8
G                               5                                                          8
D                        7                                                         10
A                 7                                                        10
E     5    8                                               8     11

E                                                           14      13                     13      12               12     11            11
B                                                 11                                15                         14                       13
G                                       11
D                              13
A                     13
E    11    14            

Goblin Shark
E
B
G        
D         7   7/                                                    1
A         5   5/                             1     2     3                3       1
E                          1    2     3                                                          3     2     1~

Killing Cone
E
B
G
D                                                                6                    8    9    8    7    6            6
A                      6                  9     8                    7     6                                      9           8     9    6     7         6
E      0  (x9)           8     7                   9                                                                                                    8          7
*PM throughout

                                                                                



 

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