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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.

  • Obligato Solo Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Obligato Solo Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $259.62
    Pirastro's popular Obligato strings have a solid synthetic core with a very thin metal wrap. They were designed to emulate gut strings, and they did a darn good job of creating such a string. Their attack is "old school" with that more blunt and thicker,...
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    Our Low Price: $259.62
  • Psychoslaps for psychobilly- (Psycho Slaps) Medium-Low Tension Strings

    Psychoslaps for psychobilly- (Psycho Slaps) Medium-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
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    Belcanto/Spirocore "Velvet Blues" Set, mockup of "package"

    Belcanto/Spirocore "Velvet Blues" Set

    Thomastik

    Special Price: $289.00
    Regular Price $304.75
    Velvet Strings was a company that made several well-regarded double bass string sets; the Anima, Garbo, and Blues were their most popular offerings. The Velvet strings were somewhat unusual in their design and materials usage, and over the years they...
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    Special Price: $289.00
    Regular Price $304.75
  • Corelli 380 (Nickel) Upright Bass Strings, standard packages

    Corelli 380 (Nickel) Upright Bass Strings

    Savarez

    Our Low Price: $119.25
    Corelli's 370 strings are among my personal favorites for my own particular double bass needs. Corelli's 380 strings offer an even more affordable alternative, making them a good student string. While similar in design, the 380 strings are a bit...
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    Our Low Price: $119.25
  • Gold Springs Classic Upright Bass Strings (Gut or Synthetic)

    Gold Springs Classic Upright Bass Strings (Gut or Synthetic)

    Aquila

    Our Low Price: $195.00
    The "Gold Springs" are a part of Aquila's "Modern Music Strings" lineup for upright basses. According to Mimmo at Aquila, the Vintage version of these strings is an exhaustively re-created version of the legendary gut core strings, covered with flat...
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    Our Low Price: $195.00
  • Flexocor Deluxe SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Flexocor Deluxe SOLO Tuning 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
  • 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
  • Black (Tungsten) Tapewound Upright Bass Strings, standard package

    Black (Tungsten) Tapewound Upright Bass Strings

    Eurosonic

    Our Low Price: $187.00
    We've carried the white Eurosonic strings for close to 20 years, and they are a favorite for pizzicato styles where a durable string with a gut-like vibe was needed. The white tapewound are particularly well-suited for aggressive bluegrass, rockabilly...
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    Our Low Price: $187.00
  • 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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    PRODUCT OPTIONS:
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    Our Low Price: $198.50
  • Precision Flatwound String Set for Electric Upright OMNI Bass

    Precision Flatwound String Set for Electric Upright OMNI Bass

    GHS

    Our Low Price: $32.00
    We bring these strings to you as a new option for the NS Design Omni Bass (both NXT and CR Models) that may work better for some folks than the stock strings. The strings are flatwounds that are designed originally for bass guitar, so they fit the 34"...
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    Our Low Price: $32.00
  • 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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    To all 50 US States
    PRODUCT OPTIONS:
    Multiple Sets & Single Strings Available
    Our Low Price: $209.00