Well, actually, it IS guitar in this case. The more rhythmic part, the more distorted part. As such, it plays like a low-level chord heavy guitar. You get the intro, which is something. It's got a few little flourishes, but more importantly it's got a lot of dead space during the verses.
And then the chorus and bridge are the EXACT same as guitar, except every now and then one of them has two muted notes into a chord the other doesn't.
It's overall a weak bass part and, were it charted to guitar, it would be a weak guitar part, but really people shouldn't have high expectations for the White Stripes on bass anyway.
1/5 - If you focus on this instrument, you should not buy this song.
2/5 - Fans of the song/band should be wary if they focus on this instrument.
3/5 - Alright on this instrument, buy it if you're a fan.
4/5 - Fans of this instrument could benefit from checking out this song.
5/5 - If you focus on this instrument, you should buy this song.