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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.

  • Sets & Singles Available
    Oliv Gut (Flatwound in Chromesteel) Upright Bass Strings

    Oliv Gut (Flatwound in Chromesteel) Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $804.46
    We've been fielding requests to add Oliv strings for quite a while, and they're finally here! The Oliv is a natural gut string wound in chrome steel (as opposed to the Eudoxa, which are wound in sterling silver). They have a strong, thick pizzicato tone...
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    Low B string:
    Usually available within 2-4 days
    Our Low Price: $804.46
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    Spirocore SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings, standard package

    Spirocore SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Our Low Price: $283.95
    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...
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    Flexocor Deluxe Upright Bass Strings

    Flexocor Deluxe Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $334.80
    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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    Obligato Upright Bass Strings

    Obligato Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $297.70
    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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    Helicore "Pizzicato" Strings, standard package front

    Helicore "Pizzicato" Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $179.99
    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...
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    Our Low Price: $179.99
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    Kaplan Orchestral Upright Bass Strings, standard package front

    Kaplan Orchestral Upright Bass Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $195.99
    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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    NS Electric Traditional for NS Design Electric Upright Basses NS610

    NS Electric Traditional for NS Design Electric Upright Basses NS610

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $143.00
    Note: These strings are specially designed to exclusively fit the FULL SIZE (41.5" scale) basses manufactured by NS Design (NXT, CR, EU and WAV4 models). Those full-scale electric upright basses are the only instruments you can use these strings on. They...
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    SuperSilver - 140SS (Super Silver) Med Tension Strings

    SuperSilver - 140SS (Super Silver) Med 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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    7710N BLACK Nylon Tape Wound Upright Bass Strings, standard package

    7710N BLACK Nylon Tape Wound Upright Bass Strings

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $229.99
    These strings are a favorite of jazz bassist Ron Carter, and are pretty popular for that and other reasons. They are metal rope core strings, surrounded by a black nylon wrap, for a smooth feel. According to LaBella, they were originally designed to...
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    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
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    SuperFlexible Upright Bass Strings by Thomastik

    SuperFlexible Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Our Low Price: $231.95
    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...
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  • Gut String Oil Kit for Maintaining Gut Strings, packaging

    Gut String Oil Kit for Maintaining Gut Strings

    Gollihur Music

    Our Low Price: $10.50
    A lot of players love the soft feel and organic sweetness of natural gut strings. They are easy on the hands and provide “the sound” for bluegrass and old-school jazz, among other styles.On the downside, gut strings do require a little...
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    Our Low Price: $10.50