By: Megadeth

Hey guys. Thanks for requesting this hit Megadeth songs from their 97 album, Cryptic Writings. This is a really cool song and for the most part, the riffs are fairly easy to play. I’d like to point out a few things about the song and the direction I took with the tab. The intro has a build up at the beginning and Marty’s guitar is really far back in the mix. So it was a challenge to pick out the rhythms that he was picking.

I decided to go by a live take and observed what he was playing at the Howard Stern party and you can search this up in google. It was an awesome performance. In the studio take, it’s difficult to hear what Marty is playing in the second parts of the verses. It’s buried in the mix a lot. I’ve seen some tabs and disagree with them. For example in measure 74 – 75, I have 9th and 8th fret tabbed out but I see 12th and 12th tabbed out on the same strings in other tabs which I don’t think sounds right. And I can’t really confirm exactly what positions Marty is playing his parts because the camera is never on him in any of the live videos on YouTube. I went through a bunch and couldn’t find any so I took my best educated guess as to what I thought he was playing in the background.

The last run of the solo (measure 135-136) I’ve also seen tabbed wrong many times and the positions changing very awkwardly played. At this link, go to 3:03 and you can see that Marty keeps his hand in the same position. In the second last measure, I played the riff but up the octave because it sounded like that out on the studio recording. But now come to think of it, that could have been the string section. In any case, I thought it was still fun to play. You can either keep that open with an improv, play what I played there, or the main riff in its usual position. I had a lot of fun tabbing this out, playing it, and mixing it.

Original Artist: 
Release Date:

Thanks for being a member

But this area is reserved for paid members only.  

Please message me on Patreon if you are having issues accessing paid content.



For a printable guitar tab, or downloadable tab PDF for Megadeth - Trust, please visit my listing on

Patrons get 50% off!
Trust PDF Guitar Tab -

Backing Track Video

Here is the backing track video for Trust, with my main rhythm and solo tracks removed. This will make it easier to jam along with the Megadeth cover recording lesson, and still be allow you to read the guitar tab. For even more control, check out the Trust isolated tracks below. 

Trust was recorded in Standard tuning.
Sorry, this section is for Patron's only

Please sign up on Patreon, or if you are already a member, please login.


Tone are available as .AT5P Amplitube files (Get Amplitube 5 Max now!

DownloadABLE  AMplitube TOnes

Sorry, this section is for Patron's only

Please sign up on Patreon, or if you are already a member, please login.

Tone Screenshots

Here are some of my screenshots, so that you can see exactly how I achieved my Trust guitar tones. I matching the solo and rhythm section tones from the Megadeth recording as closely as possible. Patrons can reach out with any tone questions you may have.

Lead Guitar


Rhythm Guitar

Sorry, this section is for Patron's only

Please sign up on Patreon, or if you are already a member, please login.

Isolated TRACKS (mp3)

Here are the drums, bass and other background tracks to jam along to Trust. I've also included all of my isolated guitar tracks in case you really want to hear what's going on. Isolated tracks are normally very difficult to find online, and can be very helpful in cracking a difficult solo tab.
Sorry, this section is for Patron's only

Please sign up on Patreon, or if you are already a member, please login.

My weekly lesson package of backing tracks, tone screenshots and tab discounts is available for Patrons only.
Save 20% off Guitar Pro 8
with this exclusive Mr Tabs promo link!
Apply the code MRTABS20
Download the official Mr. Tabs sheet music from
Find Tabs on
Disclaimer: We may earn a commission when you use one of our offers / links to make a purchase.  Thank you for your support.
Join Patrick Dwyer (Mr. Tabs) as he teaches you to play guitar the way he learned - by jamming along with your favourite rock riffs and solos. A dedicated teacher of over 10 years, Patrick posts accurate no-bull guitar tab videos weekly.

All backing tracks and tabs are recorded from scratch, and now available at:
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram