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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.

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    Supernil Upright Bass Strings, standard package

    Supernil Upright Bass Strings

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $135.95
    Supernils are a bit of an oddity in the Upright Bass World... they do have a big and fat, boomy sound, which can be a bluegrasser's delight, but they have some unique characteristics - and as with anything unique, some people love them, some people don't...
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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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    Corelli 360 SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings, 360M Package

    Corelli 360 SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Savarez

    Our Low Price: $156.00
    These strings are one of my personal favorites for my own particular double bass needs -- but that doesn't mean they are perfect for you. I like them for their versatility and articulate sound. These are not your Daddy's doghouse bass string... unlike...
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    Helicore "Orchestral" Strings, standard package front

    Helicore "Orchestral" 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.The Orchestra strings are...
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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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    Jargar Handmade Upright Bass Strings, standard package

    Jargar Handmade Upright Bass Strings

    Jargar

    Our Low Price: $140.00
    Jargar has been making strings for orchestral instruments by hand in Copenhagen, Denmark, since 1956. These strings share their general construction (steel rope core) with Corelli 370's, but they have a very different vibe, thanks to some additional...
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    Sugar Slaps Strings by Aquila

    Aquila

    Our Low Price: $109.00
    The Sugar Slaps are designed to emulate gut strings (for slappers, particularly) in a durable, affordable synthetic option. The early feedback on these strings is that they do it very well - players report that the strings feel very much like gut strings...
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    Belcanto SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings by Thomastik

    Belcanto SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Our Low Price: $356.95
    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...
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    SuperFlexible SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings by Thomastik, package

    SuperFlexible SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Our Low Price: $231.95
      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...
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    Spirocore Red Mitchell 5ths Tuning Upright Bass Strings, standard package

    Spirocore Red Mitchell 5ths 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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    Passione Upright Bass Strings

    Passione Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $325.52
    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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    Eudoxa Gut (Silver Flatwound) Upright Bass Strings

    Eudoxa Gut (Silver Flatwound) Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $886.16
    These strings generate a lot of requests, and I can say that they are popular among jazz players who want a little more brightness and a smoother bowing surface out of their gut strings. A more "traditional" wound gut string would be the Olivs, also from...
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    Our Low Price: $886.16