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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.

  • 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
  • SilverSlaps - 140SLP (Silver Slap) Low Tension Strings

    SilverSlaps - 140SLP (Silver Slap) 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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    Our Low Price: $198.50
  • Flexocor Deluxe Upright Bass Strings

    Flexocor Deluxe Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $292.02
    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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    Our Low Price: $292.02
  • GoldenSlaps - 140GLP (Golden Slap) Low Tension Strings

    GoldenSlaps - 140GLP (Golden Slap) 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
  • 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
  • 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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    To all 50 US States
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    Our Low Price: $209.00
  • Eudoxa Gut (Silver Flatwound) Upright Bass Strings

    Eudoxa Gut (Silver Flatwound) Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $773.45
    These strings generate a lot of requests, and I can say that they are popular among jazz players who want a little more brightness and a smoother bowing surface out of their gut strings. A more "traditional" wound gut string would be the Olivs, also from...
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    Our Low Price: $773.45
  • 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...
    FREE SHIPPING:
    To all 50 US States
    PRODUCT OPTIONS:
    Set & Single Strings Available
    Our Low Price: $198.50
  • Passione Upright Bass Strings

    Passione 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
  • Prelude Medium Upright Bass Strings, standard package front

    Prelude Medium Upright Bass Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low 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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    Our Low Price: $85.00
  • 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
  • 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