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Upright Bass Strings

So 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 their protestations on their website, 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!), and 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.

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.

  • Belcanto SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Belcanto SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    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...

    $56.50 - $292.99
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  • Belcanto Upright Bass Strings

    Belcanto Upright Bass Strings

    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...

    $56.50 - $413.99
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  • Dominant SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Dominant SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    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)...

    $66.50 - $289.99
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  • Dominant Upright Bass Strings

    Dominant Upright Bass Strings

    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)...

    $66.50 - $289.99
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  • Precision (aka Präzision) Upright Bass Strings

    Precision (aka Präzision) Upright Bass Strings

    These strings are an excellent student string, usable for a wide variety of styles and needs. A solid core string provides a stiff feel, but a long lifespan (and relatively inexpensive cost). Not a sophisticated string, they will provide stable tuning...

    $179.00
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  • Spirocore SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Spirocore SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    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...

    $59.00 - $298.24
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  • Spirocore standard package Spirocore Upright Bass Strings

    Spirocore Upright Bass Strings

    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...

    $54.25 - $336.49
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  • SuperFlexible SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    SuperFlexible SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

      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...

    $43.75 - $189.99
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  • SuperFlexible Upright Bass Strings

    SuperFlexible Upright Bass Strings

    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...

    $43.75 - $261.24
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