Best Underrated Bassists

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21 Benjamin Orr Benjamin Orr Benjamin Orzechowski, known as Benjamin Orr, was an American musician best known as a singer, bassist and co-founder of the rock band the Cars.

Benjamin always played exactly what each song needed without trying to elevate himself -- humble, talented, sexy. #BenjaminOrr #neverenough

22 Sting Sting Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, known professionally by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist.
23 Tim Commerford Tim Commerford Timothy Robert Commerford is an American musician, best known as the bassist and backing vocalist for the American rap metal band Rage Against the Machine, supergroups Audioslave and Prophets of Rage.
24 Frank Bello - Anthrax Frank Bello - Anthrax
25 Mike Inez

Listen to would? And rooster

26 Mark Hoppus Mark Hoppus Mark Allan Hoppus is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and television personality best known as the bassist and co-lead vocalist for the pop punk band Blink-182. Born in Ridgecrest, California, Hoppus spent his childhood moving back and forth between his mother and father's ...read more.

Modern punk bassists are not underrated. They are more likely overrated. - zxm

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27 Carlos Dengler - Interpol
28 Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu
29 Maurice Gibb - Bee Gees

Maurice Gibb was a phenomenal bassist. Said he learned Paul McCartney's licks before he hit his teens. I believe it. I'm not a musician, but took 3 1/2 years of classical piano lessons as a kid and used to bang around on drums and percussion (self-taught) and was pretty good on keyboards. I tested perfect pitch, so I know talent when I hear it. Maurice was great on every instrument he played, especially bass. As far as I'm concerned, his basslines are unmatched for the type of music the Bee Gees played and fit every song perfectly, being both complex but accessible at the same time. The man was a musical genius (as an arranger and songwriter, too) and truly the heart and soul of the Bee Gees. He could have also had tremendous success as a session player on multiple instruments if he so chose, but he did not.

30 Cliff Williams - AC/DC Cliff Williams - AC/DC Clifford 'Cliff' Williams is a British musician who has been a member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC as their bassist and backing vocalist since mid-1977. He had started his professional music career in 1967 and was previously in the British groups Home and Bandit.
31 Alick Macheso

This is one of the best man on his jib especially in Africa. He have good fingers on his guitar.

32 Chris Hillman - The Byrds
33 Jerry Only - Misfits
34 Sid Vicious - Sex Pistols Sid Vicious - Sex Pistols John Beverly, born John Simon Ritchie, later named Sid Vicious, was an English musician, most famous as the bass guitarist of the influential punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and notorious for his arrest for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.
35 Hector Maldonado - Train
36 Tal Wilkenfeld

Her bass playing is amazing. Listen to her collabs with Jeff Beck, absolutely fantastic

37 Jesse Keeler - Death From Above 1979
38 Nick Oliveri - Kyuss/QOTSA
39 Matt Freeman - Rancid

Best punk bassist ever

40 Billy Gould - Faith No More
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