Top 10 Best Bassist Replacements

New bassists who were better, equally good, almost as good or good enough.

The Top Ten

1 Robert Trujillo Robert Trujillo Roberto Agustin Trujillo, better known as Robert Trujillo, is an American musician known for his role as the current bassist of heavy metal band Metallica.
2 Jason Newsted Jason Newsted Jason Curtis Newsted is an American metal musician, known for being the third bass guitarist with the band Metallica from November 1986 until his departure in January 2001, he was also a part of Voivod and Flotsam and Jetsam.

It's difficult to "replace" Cliff Burton but still... R.I.P Cliff. - Metal_Treasure

3 Roger Glover Roger Glover Roger David Glover is a British bassist, songwriter, and record producer. Glover is best known as the bassist for hard rock bands Deep Purple and Rainbow.

Not as good as the bassist he replaced but very good

He replaced Nick Simper in Deep Purple and became a member of the most famous MK-2 that released the classic Deep Purple albums in the early 70s.
But there's more drama here: Roger Glover left Deep Purple and was replaced by Glenn Hughes. Later, Roger Glover re-joined the band and replaced Glenn Hughes.
In both cases Roger Glover was the better palyer. Give a listen to the song Pictures Of Home with a bass solo from 1972. - Metal_Treasure

4 Paul McCartney Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .
5 Tony Levin Tony Levin
6 Frank Bello Frank Bello

He replaced Dan Lilker on bass for Spreading the Disease, Anthrax's second album. - Metal_Treasure

7 Jason Scheff

Replaced Peter Cetera in Chicago. - Metal_Treasure

8 Leigh Foxx
9 Tobias Exxel

Replaced Tobias Sammet in Edguy when Sammet decided to focus on vocals, songwriting and his 2nd band - Avantasia. - Metal_Treasure

10 Jim Rodford
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