Upright Bass Strings

Upright Bass Strings

Upright Bass Strings

So Many String Choices... What Should You Choose?

We carry an extensive selection of strings for upright basses. We also only have genuine strings; we get all of our strings from factory-authorized sources (despite their protestations on their website, I can assure you that I know that some of our competitors, touting their "lower than anyone" prices, do NOT - and many of their prices are higher than ours, anyway!), and rotate string stock so you don't get "old" strings.

While it's great that we have so many to choose from, which ones will be best for you? There is so much to know about the character, tone, playability, construction, tension... strings for double basses can vary quite widely.

Single Strings Also Available for Purchase Separately

You don't need to buy a whole set to get the one string you need. Order individual strings from almost every set we sell; choosing single strings you can add to your cart is self-explanatory on each string page - and string singles and sets always ship free to all 50 US States! 

We also have several FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) about strings, including a guide for changing your own strings, in our collection of free resources. And, of course, we're here for you -- you can always email or call us to help you narrow down the choices.

  • Spirocore standard package Spirocore Upright Bass Strings

    Spirocore Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Our Low Price: $54.25 - $336.49
    Spiros are an old favorite for jazz and other genres and has been a popular string for many years. They were one of the first decent metal strings to be adopted by strictly gut string players-- in fact, lots and lots of us played G & D guts and A...
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  • Evah Pirazzi Upright Bass Strings Evah Pirazzi Upright Bass Strings

    Evah Pirazzi Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $50.13 - $380.22
    The Evah Pirazzi BASS strings created quite a stir and a lot of demand when they were released in 2007. They have a core made from a new synthetic fiber that Pirastro recently developed, wound with a polished chrome steel. Their sound has some similarity...
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  • Evah Pirazzi Gold/Slap Upright Bass Strings Evah Pirazzi Gold/Slap Upright Bass Strings

    Evah Pirazzi Gold/Slap Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $50.75 - $319.85
    Don't be fooled by the "slap" in their name -- this is far from a one-dimensional string set. It's what I would call the first legitimate "three-way hybrid" set. It's equally well-suited for pizz, arco, AND slap. (We've never had a string we could say...
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  • Corelli 370 Upright Bass Strings Corelli 370 Upright Bass Strings

    Corelli 370 Upright Bass Strings

    Savarez

    Our Low Price: $19.00 - $189.00
    These strings are one of my personal favorites for my own particular double bass needs -- but that doesn't mean they are perfect for you. I like them for their versatility and articulate sound. These are not your Daddy's doghouse bass string... unlike...
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  • Natural Gut Upright Bass Strings

    Natural Gut Upright Bass Strings

    Lenzner

    Our Low Price: $74.80 - $434.00
    For many years, we have been happy to offer a quality set of gut strings that we can sell at a great price. The soft feel and organic sweetness of guts is both surprising and satisfying to the uninitiated. It seems that the manufacturing techinques for...
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    Our Low Price: $74.80 - $434.00
  • White Tapewound Upright Bass Strings White Tapewound Upright Bass Strings

    White Tapewound Upright Bass Strings

    Eurosonic

    Our Low Price: $33.00 - $148.50
    Do you need a durable alternative to more costly and problematic gut strings, for playing aggressive styles like rockabilly, or acoustic bluegrass - maybe even old-school jazz? Presto! I have your answer. These strings have developed a cult-like...
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    Our Low Price: $33.00 - $148.50
  • Zyex Upright Bass Strings Zyex Upright Bass Strings

    Zyex Upright Bass Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $35.00 - $161.50
    D'Addario Zyex Upright Bass StringsOkay... Zy-WHAT?!?! The cores of these strings are made of a "longer-lasting" alternative to nylon, called "Zyex." That's where they get their name, obviously. Zyex is a "polyketone fiber," which you really don't need...
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  • Superb RS4000 Double Bass Strings

    Superb RS4000 Double Bass Strings

    RotoSound

    Our Low Price: $30.00 - $159.00
    These strings have been made for decades; they have a nylon core, which is flatwound with nylon on the G and D strings, and with monel (a nickel alloy) on the A and E strings. The strings have a comfortable soft feel, with a lighter tension than most...
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    Our Low Price: $30.00 - $159.00
  • Helicore "Hybrid" Strings Helicore "Hybrid" Strings

    Helicore "Hybrid" Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $32.00 - $192.00
    As you've probably gathered from reading our string descriptions, the selection of string can make a profound difference in response, so D'Addario offers strings in three flavors: Orchestra, Hybrid, and Pizzicato.The Helicore Hybrid are a...
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    Our Low Price: $32.00 - $192.00
  • TurboTune musical instrument string winder TurboTune musical instrument string winder

    TurboTune musical instrument string winder

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $13.25
    SAVE THE HANDS!! We've been rocking the TurboTune string winder for almost 20 years. It's been through several licensees, and was even made independently by the patent-holder for a while. Now the production and distribution has been picked up by a new,...
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    Our Low Price: $13.25
  • Flexocor Deluxe Upright Bass Strings Flexocor Deluxe Upright Bass Strings

    Flexocor Deluxe Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $58.44 - $394.55
    The FLEXOCOR DELUXE Bass string is Pirastro's newest version of their Flexocor "rope core" string set. No, it's not made of rope - the carbon steel strands that make up the core of the string are wound in a rope-like pattern. The original Flexocor (still...
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  • Helicore "Pizzicato" Strings Helicore "Pizzicato" Strings

    Helicore "Pizzicato" Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $32.00 - $153.00
    As you've probably gathered from reading our string descriptions, the selection of string can make a profound difference in response, so D'Addario offers strings in three flavors: Orchestra, Hybrid, and Pizzicato. D'Addario makes Helicore...
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    Our Low Price: $32.00 - $153.00