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.

  • Helicore "Orchestral" Strings, standard package front

    Helicore "Orchestral" Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $150.00
    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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    Our Low Price: $150.00
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    SuperFlexible Upright Bass Strings by Thomastik

    SuperFlexible Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Special Price: $199.00
    Regular Price $224.95
    Thomastik Superflexible Double Bass Orchestra (Medium) Double Bass Strings have a braided steel thread core. For most players, the Superflexible are a "smoother" sounding steel, rope core string than the very popular Spirocores. Recently, some...
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    Special Price: $199.00
    Regular Price $224.95
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    SuperFlexible SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings by Thomastik, package

    SuperFlexible SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Special Price: $199.00
    Regular Price $224.95
      Thomastik Superflexible Double Bass Double Bass Strings have a braided steel thread core. For most players, the Superflexible are a "smoother" sounding steel, rope core string than the very popular Spirocores. Recently, some rockabilly-slap styled...
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    Special Price: $199.00
    Regular Price $224.95
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    Belcanto SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings by Thomastik

    Belcanto SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Special Price: $292.99
    Regular Price $345.95
    Thomastik has been making these "rope core" (a style of winding, not what they're made of!) strings for a couple of years, and I must say that we're pretty high on them right now - they’re on Bob's Kay, and he's really loving them for both pizz and...
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    Special Price: $292.99
    Regular Price $345.95
  • Polychrome Hybrid Medium Tension Strings

    Polychrome Hybrid Medium Tension Strings

    Innovation by GHS

    Our Low Price: $209.00
    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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    Our Low Price: $209.00
  • Rockabilly - 140RB (Rock a Billy) Med/Light Tension Strings

    Rockabilly - 140RB (Rock a Billy) Med/Light Tension Strings

    Innovation by GHS

    Our Low 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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    Our Low Price: $198.50
  • Spirocore Red Mitchell 5ths Tuning Upright Bass Strings, standard package

    Spirocore Red Mitchell 5ths Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Our Low Price: $274.95
    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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    Our Low Price: $274.95
  • Helicore SOLO TUNING "Orchestral" Strings, standard package front

    Helicore SOLO TUNING "Orchestral" Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $150.00
    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
    PRODUCT OPTIONS:
    Set & Single Strings Available
    Our Low Price: $150.00
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    Prelude Medium Upright Bass Strings, standard package front

    Prelude Medium Upright Bass Strings

    D Addario

    Special Price: $75.00
    Regular Price $85.00
    We've had lots of requests for more affordable strings for developing players; the Preludes from D'Addario are just that. Prelude bass strings are multi-stranded steel core strings that are affordable and flexible, making them ideal for students and...
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    Special Price: $75.00
    Regular Price $85.00
  • NS Electric Contemporary for NS Design Electric Upright Basses NS610

    NS Electric Contemporary for NS Design Electric Upright Basses NSFW610

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $130.00
    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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    Our Low Price: $130.00
  • Psychoslaps for psychobilly- (Psycho Slaps) Medium-Low Tension Strings

    Psychoslaps for psychobilly- (Psycho Slaps) Medium-Low Tension Strings

    Innovation by GHS

    Our Low 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:
    Set & Single Strings Available
    Our Low Price: $198.50
  • Honey - 90140H Solid Core Medium Tension Strings

    Honey - 90140H Solid Core Medium Tension Strings

    Innovation by GHS

    Our Low Price: $209.00
    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...
    FREE SHIPPING:
    To all 50 US States
    PRODUCT OPTIONS:
    Set & Single Strings Available
    Our Low Price: $209.00