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.

  • Passione SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Passione SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $283.85
    Pirastro released these steel rope-core strings, which are tailor-made for orchestral bow style (arco) players, in 2010. For a metal-based string, they are not "metallic" sounding at all, and have pretty "average" tension and feel. They're not really...
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    Our Low Price: $283.85
  • Kaplan Orchestral SOLO TUNING Upright Bass Strings, standard package front

    Kaplan Orchestral SOLO TUNING 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
  • Ultra Blacks - 140UB (UltraBlack) Med/High Tension Strings

    Ultra Blacks - 140UB (UltraBlack) Med/High 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
  • Braided Orchestral - (140B) Mid-High Tension Strings, standard package

    Braided Orchestral - (140B) Mid-High 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 many of their strings are...
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    Our Low Price: $209.00
  • Evah Pirazzi SOLO TUNING Upright Bass Strings

    Evah Pirazzi SOLO TUNING Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $276.51
    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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    Our Low Price: $276.51
  • NS Electric NS710 for Electric Upright OMNI Bass (aka Bass Cello)

    NS Electric NS710 for Electric Upright OMNI Bass (aka Bass Cello)

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $102.00
    The NS Electric line was developed as a joint effort between Ned Steinberger and D'Addario Strings. Because volume is unlimited for electric instruments, NS Electric line focuses on tone and expressive nuance rather than acoustic power. It brings out the...
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    Our Low Price: $102.00
  • Rockabilly REDS - 90140RR Med Tension Red Strings

    Rockabilly REDS - 90140RR Med Tension Red 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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  • On Sale
    Chorda Gut Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro, Carlos Henriquez variant

    Special Production Carlos Henriquez Chorda Gut String Set

    Pirastro

    Special Price: $659.00
    Regular Price $740.00
    IMPORTANT NOTEThis string set is a "special order item," which means that it is normally a low-stock item. This means that, if you purchase these strings, we might need to acquire the set from the manufacturer or a distributor, which may take anywhere...
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    Special Price: $659.00
    Regular Price $740.00
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    Dominant Upright Bass Strings by Thomastik

    Dominant Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Special Price: $299.00
    Regular Price $339.95
    Dominants are a long-time favorite of a lot of players due to their gut string-like character with more stable intonation, and less susceptibility to changes due to temperature and humidity. They have a highly flexible, multi-strand Perlon (like nylon)...
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    Special Price: $299.00
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    Dominant SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings by Thomastik

    Dominant SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Special Price: $299.00
    Regular Price $339.95
    Dominants are a long-time favorite of a lot of players due to their gut string-like character with more stable intonation, and less susceptibility to changes due to temperature and humidity. They have a highly flexible, multi-strand Perlon (like nylon)...
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    Special Price: $299.00
    Regular Price $339.95
  • Jazzer MEDIUM Upright Bass Strings

    Jazzer MEDIUM Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $269.58
    The Jazzer ropecore steel strings are recommended by Pirastro for pizzicato players, though they can also be a good hybrid string for players who gig many styles. I've not had the opportunity to play a set in quite a while, so I'll pass on their...
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    Our Low Price: $269.58
  • Obligato Fifths Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Obligato Fifths Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $332.72
    This set is specifically designed for 5ths (aka "cello") tuning. From bottom to top, the tuning is C-G-D-A. Tuning these strings to standard E-A-D-G pitches will be incredibly difficult to play and probably damage your bass. Standard, and solo-tuning...
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    Our Low Price: $332.72