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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
    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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    Our Low Price: $283.95
  • Sets & Singles Available
    Heritage Upright Bass Strings (Newly Improved for 2022)

    Heritage Upright Bass Strings (Newly Improved for 2022)

    Kolstein

    Our Low Price: $245.00
    Orchestral/Jazz Perlon Bass Strings The Kolstein Heritage strings were designed by Kolstein Music, Inc. -- a well-known shop in New York with a long-standing reputation for excellence. So what are the Heritage Bass Strings all about? They are a Perlon...
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    Our Low Price: $245.00
  • Sets & Singles Available
    Polychrome Hybrid Medium Tension Strings

    Polychrome Hybrid Medium 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 most of their strings are...
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    Our Low Price: $209.00
  • Hipshot FreeRange Xtender - Upright Bass String Drop-tuner, drop tune mode

    Hipshot FreeRange Xtender - Upright Bass String Drop-tuner

    Hipshot

    Our Low Price: $168.00
    Wickedly Clever!Hipshot originally made their name creating innovative replacement de-tuning keys for electric bass and guitar. They're now a premier manufacturer of those, as well as excellent "standard" tuning machines and other useful hardware...
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    Our Low Price: $168.00
  • Sets & Singles Available
    Rockabilly - 140RB (Rock a Billy) Med/Light Tension Strings

    Rockabilly - 140RB (Rock a Billy) Med/Light 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
  • Crossovers String Set for the NS Design Basses

    Crossovers String Set for the NS Design Basses

    GHS

    Our Low Price: $55.00
    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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    Our Low Price: $55.00
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    Corelli 350 1/2 and 1/4 Size Upright Bass Strings, 350A 1/2 size

    Corelli 350 1/2 and 1/4 Size Upright Bass Strings

    Savarez

    Our Low Price: $156.00
    These strings (in their 3/4 size incarnation) are my personal favorite 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...
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    Our Low Price: $156.00
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    7710T WHITE Nylon Tape Wound Upright Bass Strings

    7710T WHITE Nylon Tape Wound Upright Bass Strings

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $229.99
    These strings build upon the success of the longtime favorite 7710 Black Tape Wound (now called the 7710N) which were developed with the assistance of Ron Carter and Attila Zoller. For the new White tape 7710T, LaBella worked with Ron Carter and a number...
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    Our Low Price: $229.99
  • Split Sets Available
    Red Springs Upright Bass Strings (Gut or Synthetic)

    Red Springs Upright Bass Strings (Gut or Synthetic)

    Aquila

    Our Low Price: $200.00
    Inspired by the immensely popular (and long-missed) "Red-O-Ray" classic strings, the "Red Springs" are a part of Aquila's "Modern Music Strings" lineup for upright basses. According to Mimmo at Aquila, these strings are carefully designed to emulate the...
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    Our Low Price: $200.00
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    Prelude Medium Upright Bass Strings, standard package front

    Prelude Medium Upright Bass Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $94.99
    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...
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    Our Low Price: $94.99
  • On Sale
    Sets & Singles Available
    Honey - 90140H Solid Core Medium Tension Strings

    Honey - 90140H Solid Core Medium Tension Strings

    Innovation by GHS

    Special Price: $167.20
    Regular Price $209.00
    Innovation Honey Strings have been discontinued by the manufacturer (GHS). We are selling the remainder of our stock at 20% off regular price, still including free shipping to the USA. We will not accept returns on Innovation Honey Strings, even those...
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    FINAL SALE:
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    Special Price: $167.20
    Regular Price $209.00
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    Helicore SOLO TUNING "Orchestral" Strings, standard package front

    Helicore SOLO TUNING "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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    Our Low Price: $179.99