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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.

  • Helicore "Hybrid" Strings

    Helicore "Hybrid" Strings

    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 Helicore Hybrid are a...

    $30.25 - $180.00
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  • Helicore "Orchestral" Strings

    Helicore "Orchestral" Strings

    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...

    $30.25 - $180.00
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  • Helicore "Pizzicato" Strings

    Helicore "Pizzicato" Strings

    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. D'Addario makes Helicore...

    $30.25 - $138.50
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  • Helicore SOLO GAUGE "Orchestral" Strings

    Helicore SOLO GAUGE "Orchestral" Strings

    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...

    $30.25 - $133.00
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  • Kaplan Orchestral SOLO Gauge Upright Bass Strings

    Kaplan Orchestral SOLO Gauge Upright Bass Strings

    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...

    $41.00 - $218.50
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  • Kaplan Orchestral Upright Bass Strings

    Kaplan Orchestral Upright Bass Strings

    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...

    $41.00 - $218.50
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  • Prelude Medium Upright Bass Strings

    Prelude Medium Upright Bass Strings

    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...

    $19.00 - $79.00
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  • TurboTune musical instrument string winder

    TurboTune musical instrument string winder

    SAVE THE HANDS!! We've been rocking the TurboTune string winder for almost 20 years. It's been through several licensees, and was even made independently by the patent-holder for a while. Now the production and distribution has been picked up by a new,...

    $13.25
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  • Zyex Upright Bass Strings

    Zyex Upright Bass Strings

    D'Addario Zyex Upright Bass StringsOkay... Zy-WHAT?!?! The cores of these strings are made of a "longer-lasting" alternative to nylon, called "Zyex." That's where they get their name, obviously. Zyex is a "polyketone fiber," which you really don't need...

    $35.00 - $161.50
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