Best Rock Bassists

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41 Tony Ashwin Kanal
42 Colin Greenwood Colin Greenwood Colin Charles Greenwood, is an English musician best known as the bassist for the alternative rock band Radiohead. He also plays keyboards and synthesisers and works on sampling on the electronic side of Radiohead.
43 Tetsuya Ogawa Tetsuya Ogawa

... Though he prefers not to be called as a rock bassist ... But according to me he's very great and incredible in every L'Arc's rock song, such as All Dead and White Feathers ...

Playing bass is not just about speed, or boring technique called "Slap". Creativity of bassline must included, and Tetsu deserve the gold medal.

2nd - Flea

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44 Mark King
45 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 more.

Pete what are you doing in 36?

46 Jack Cassidy

Bassist of Hot Tuna and Jefferson Airplane?
Come on.

47 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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48 Tony Levin Tony Levin

His work in Liquid Tension Experiment is amazing. - HardRockSam

49 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.
50 Carlos Dengler
51 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.

52 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


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

53 Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Chaim Witz, known professionally by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor and television personality.

Anyone that Breathes Fire has to be cool. Beavis got it right when he said "This video would be cool if it had some fire in it".

54 Dennis Dunaway
55 Matt Freeman

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

56 Tom Araya Tom Araya Tomás Enrique "Tom" Araya Díaz is a Chilean American musician, best known as the bassist and vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
57 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.

58 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

59 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

60 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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