Upright Bass Strings

Upright Bass Strings

Several upright bass string sets from Thomastik, Pirastro, LaBella, Corelli Savarez, and D'AddarioSo 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 protestations on their websites, 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!) We also 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. Check out our String Buyer's Guides for help (Click "Bass Gear Buyer's Guides," just under our logo in the upper left.)

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.

  • Zyex Upright Bass Strings, standard package front

    Zyex Upright Bass Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $165.00
    Okay... 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 to know. What you do need to know is...
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    Our Low Price: $165.00
  • TurboTune musical instrument string winder product shot on black background

    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
  • Helicore "Hybrid" Strings, Standard package front

    Helicore "Hybrid" Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $142.00
    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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  • Helicore "Pizzicato" Strings, standard package front

    Helicore "Pizzicato" Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $142.00
    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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    SuperSilver - 140SS (Super Silver) Med Tension Strings

    SuperSilver - 140SS (Super Silver) Med Tension Strings

    Innovation by GHS

    Special Price: $189.00
    Regular Price $198.50
    Innovation Double Bass Strings have a unique, non-metallic core which provide a gut-like tone without the cost or maintenance of gut upright bass strings. They hold their pitch well in climate and temperature changes, and most of their strings are...
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    Special Price: $189.00
    Regular Price $198.50
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    SilverSlaps - 140SLP (Silver Slap) Low Tension Strings

    SilverSlaps - 140SLP (Silver Slap) Low Tension Strings

    Innovation by GHS

    Special Price: $189.00
    Regular Price $198.50
    Innovation Double Bass Strings have a unique, non-metallic core which provide a gut-like tone without the cost or maintenance of gut upright bass strings. They hold their pitch well in climate and temperature changes, and most of their strings are...
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    Special Price: $189.00
    Regular Price $198.50
  • NS Electric Traditional for NS Design Electric Upright Basses NS610

    NS Electric Traditional for NS Design Electric Upright Basses NS610

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $118.00
    Note: These strings are specially designed specifically to fit the NS Design Basses (NXT, CR, EU and WAV4 models). They are too short to fit a regular upright bass, and may not have the right dimensions to fit other electric upright basses. Contact us if...
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  • Kaplan Orchestral Upright Bass Strings, standard package front

    Kaplan Orchestral Upright Bass Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $187.00
    The Kaplan strings are D'Addario's premium entry into the premium orchestral strings market. The Kaplan double bass strings are designed primarily for bowed string players. They were created to provide a rich tone, variable dynamics, and excellent bowing...
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    Our Low Price: $187.00
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    GoldenSlaps - 140GLP (Golden Slap) Low Tension Strings

    GoldenSlaps - 140GLP (Golden Slap) Low Tension Strings

    Innovation by GHS

    Special Price: $189.00
    Regular Price $198.50
    Innovation Double Bass Strings have a unique, non-metallic core which provide a gut-like tone without the cost or maintenance of gut upright bass strings. They hold their pitch well in climate and temperature changes, and most of their strings are...
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    To all 50 US States
    PRODUCT OPTIONS:
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    Special Price: $189.00
    Regular Price $198.50
  • 7710N BLACK Nylon Tape Wound Upright Bass Strings, standard package

    7710N BLACK Nylon Tape Wound Upright Bass Strings

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $185.59
    These strings are a favorite of jazz bassist Ron Carter, and are pretty popular for that and other reasons. They are metal rope core strings, surrounded by a black nylon wrap, for a smooth feel. According to LaBella, they were originally designed to...
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  • Supernil Upright Bass Strings, standard package

    Supernil Upright Bass Strings

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $99.95
    Supernils are a bit of an oddity in the Upright Bass World... they do have a big and fat, boomy sound, which can be a bluegrasser's delight, but they have some unique characteristics - and as with anything unique, some people love them, some people don't...
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  • Helicore "Orchestral" Strings, standard package front

    Helicore "Orchestral" Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $142.00
    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 Orchestra strings are...
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    To all 50 US States
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    Our Low Price: $142.00