Best Rock Bassists

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41 Mark King
42 Pete Wentz Pete Wentz Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III (born June 5, 1979)is an American musician. He is best known for being the bassist, lyricist, and backing vocalist for the American rock band Fall Out Boy. Before Fall Out Boy's inception in 2001, Wentz was a fixture of the Chicago hardcore scene and was notably the lead ...read more.

Pete what are you doing in 36?

43 Jack Cassidy

Bassist of Hot Tuna and Jefferson Airplane?
Come on.

44 Phil Lesh

Phil takes bass so far beyond its timekeeper roll...he's another lead player, managing to be both rhythmic and melodic at the same time. At age 70, going strong with his transplanted liver, Lesh stands out even more since Jerry Garcia moved on to that great rock band in the sky. There is a reason that most of the people in the sellout Further crowds are too young to have ever seen the Grateful Dead. And the reason is Phil.

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45 Peter Cetera Peter Cetera Peter Paul Cetera is an American singer, songwriter, and bassist best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago, before launching a successful solo career.
46 Peter Hook

Joy division's bass player. Listen to transmission on closer and tell me he should be in the top ten.

47 Eric Bass

Eric is definitely a master at the bass, as well as all the other instruments he plays. Now that Shinedown has the top four (Barry Kerch on drums, Zach Myers on Guitar, piano, and backing vocals, and Brent Smith on lead vocals, for those of you who don't know). This is definitely going to be one of the best rock bands of all time. And Eric should DEFINITELY be way higher on this list. No doubt about it.

48 Mike Starr Mike Starr Michael Christopher "Mike" Starr was an American musician, best known as the original bassist in Alice in Chains, which he played with from the band's formation in 1987 until 1993.

Mike starr rocks way hard!

More rocking stage prescence plus heart & soul in the music... this guy rocks harder than anyone else on this list

RIP

Mike starr was an enigmatic talented bass player. he should be way higher on this list. he's #1 to me & many others!

49 Dennis Dunaway
50 Matt Freeman

How is Matt Freeman not on this list. Well, he is now. Matt is amazing at playing the bass.

51 Jon Walker

Former P! ATD bassist, and he was amazing! Whenever I would hear a Panic! At the Disco song, I would hear the rhythm of the bass in the back, and I really love that.

52 Victor Wooten Victor Wooten Victor Lemonte Wooten is an American bass player, composer, author, producer, and recipient of five Grammy Awards.

A bass player that is very versertile plays with ease, teaches with ease makes you undertstand your potential. Traveled wide and near just to teach every young and upcoming bass player.victor wooten at his young age is a bass player many people want to hear..I wish 2 be like him

53 Tony Levin Tony Levin
54 Justin Chancellor Justin Chancellor Justin Gunnar Walter Chancellor is an English musician formerly in the band Peach but best known as the bass player for rock band Tool. Chancellor is of English and Norwegian descent.

His melodic bass riffs plague tools songs, acting as the main basis for their songs, his bass playing abilities are intriguing, as well as his brilliant songwriting and polyrhythmic geniousness!

How is he this low I mean he is probably one of the greatest bassist of the 90s and 2000s

55 Ricky Phillips

Visit Ricky's website for more information about where he has been and what he has accomplished. You couldn't meet a nicer, more down to earth individual.

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56 Carlos Dengler
57 Robert Wilson

Belongs at the top

58 James Lomenzo
59 Perry Richardson
60 Alec John Such
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