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Metallica

Sad But True

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“Sad but True” is a song by the American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released as the fifth and final single from their eponymous fifth album, Metallica. Though the band had utilised the ‘D standard’ tuning for the recording and subsequent performances of covers such as “Crash Course in Brain Surgery” and The Small Hours, this was the second instance of the band utilising such a low guitar tuning for an original piece (“The Thing That Should Not Be” was the first). Bassist Jason Newsted tuned his 5-string bass down to ‘A standard’ for this song, which is essentially the equivalent of D standard, i.e. one whole step down. In 2004, Guitar Player listed James Hetfield’s tone (most likely produced by an ESP EXP with a Mark IIC+ along with a Danelectro Longhorn... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Sad but true ... I’m your dream, make you real ... I’m your eyes when you must steal

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