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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.

  • 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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    Our Low Price: $198.50
  • 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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    May require ordering from manufacturer
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    Special Price: $659.00
    Regular Price $740.00
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    NS Electric Contemporary for NS Design Electric Upright Basses NS610

    Takeoff set - OEM NS Electric Contemporary for NS Design Electric Upright Basses NS610

    D Addario

    Special Price: $60.00
    Regular Price $118.00
    Important: These strings are "take-offs" - which means that they are strings that had been installed on a brand new NS Design electric upright bass from the factory. They were removed and replaced by a different string set requested by the customer who...
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    Special Price: $60.00
    Regular Price $118.00
  • 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
  • Permanent Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro

    Permanent Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $259.00
    These stable, rope-core strings are particularly suited for arco and solo playing. They have a clear and well-focused sound, very quick response, with big volume and very good projection. The core material is a high-tensile rope made from carbon steel...
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    May require ordering from manufacturer
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    Our Low Price: $259.00
  • Flat-Chromesteel Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro

    Flat-Chromesteel Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $298.67
    The core material is a high-tensile rope made from carbon steel, which is subsequently wound with chrome steel. The arco for these strings is very clear, with a brilliant sound and very quick response. Particularly good for solo playing, as they have...
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    Our Low Price: $298.67
  • Flexocor Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro

    Flexocor Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $274.02
    The core material of this string is a high-tensile rope made from carbon steel which is wound with chrome steel. It is a very good all-around orchestral string, as it has a very familiar and typical warm bowed tone with a quick response and short sustain...
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    PRODUCT OPTIONS:
    Multiple Sets Available
    Our Low Price: $274.02
  • Super-Sensitive Red Label Upright Bass Strings by D'Addario

    Super-Sensitive Red Label Upright Bass Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $95.00
    These are the classic student string; a solid core steel string with nickel winding. This is the string that is commonly recommended by Suzuki Method instructors and music teachers, as it is affordable, durable, and consistent. It is quite often found on...
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    Our Low Price: $95.00
  • Eurosonic Orchestra Upright Bass Strings, standard package

    Eurosonic Orchestra Upright Bass Strings

    Eurosonic

    Our Low Price: $159.00
    The Eurosonic tapewound strings have developed a cult-like following with many bassists over the last 2+ decades that we've carried them. Made in Poland, they are well-made, durable strings. Now we're adding this "orchestra-flavored" string from this...
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    Only available as 4-string sets at this time
    Our Low Price: $159.00
  • Original Flexocor Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro

    Original Flexocor Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $359.86
    The core material of this string is a high-tensile "rope" made from carbon steel, which is then wound with chrome steel. It is reportedly an outstanding set for arco, as it can withstand a powerful and heavy bowing arm. It has a brilliant sound with a...
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    Our Low Price: $359.86
  • Eminence OEM Strings main photo

    String Sets for the Eminence Electric Upright Bass

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $142.00
    The Eminence electric upright bass is a longtime favorite of ours, and of our customers. It is capable of handling a large number of strings designed for 3/4 size upright basses, but if you were happy with the sound and feel provided by the stock...
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    Our Low Price: $142.00