Joe Principe is the bass guitarist and co-founder of the punk rock band Rise Against. He is known for his elaborate bass patterns. He primarily uses Fender basses, Ampeg amps and cabinets and he uses pick-playing exclusively. Joe's musical career began in the seminal Chicago punk band 88 Fingers Louie. After 6 years of touring and releasing records with the band, Joe formed Rise Against with singer\guitarist Tim McIlrath, former 88FL guitarist Mr. Precision, and drummer Brandon Barnes.