Stanley Sheldon is a bass guitar player best known for his work with Peter Frampton.

His first recorded work with Frampton was the wildly successful live album Frampton Comes Alive! in 1976. He played on subsequent Frampton albums, I'm in You, and Where I Should Be. His most recent collaboration was contributing as co-writer and bass player on Frampton's 2007 Grammy winning instrumental album Fingerprints.

He is notable as an early adopter of the fretless bass for rock music. Sheldon spent most of the decade of the 1990s devoted to Latin American Studies at the University of Kansas. During this period Sheldon traveled widely throughout Latin America with his studies focused on slave society of the nineteenth century in the various Latin countries, and how its influence on past music continues to affect the transformation and hybridization of world music today. During this time, he played with various versions of a band that played son and salsa, often to sizeable dance crowds.

Sheldon has also recorded with his late friend Tommy Bolin, on Teaser for the Nemperor label, and also performs on various Bolin archival releases. Other recorded works include Lou Gramm Ready or Not, and Ronin, a co-assembled group of session musicians, Sheldon, Waddy Wachtel, Rick Marotta, and Dan Dugmore.[3] Sheldon has also toured with Warren Zevon on Zevon's 1978 Excitable Boy tour. Additional recording work for the Christian music songwriter David Ruis and more recently Sheldon co-produced and played on the Mayhew Family album Songs from the Third Floor (2004) and EP Watch Out (2009). In 2008 he began touring as the bassist for the Delbert McClinton band.

In 2011 he returned to play bass with the Frampton band again.

Stanley endorses Markbass products.