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.

  • 7720S Solo/Extra Light Rope Core Upright Bass Strings

    7720S Solo/Extra Light Rope Core Upright Bass Strings

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $148.00
    The 7720 strings have been around for quite a while. Although LaBella markets them as orchestral strings, they're actually quite useful for modern jazz, where a deep fundamental, bright tone, and "growl" is something players often gravitate towards...
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    Our Low Price: $148.00
  • 7720 Rope Core Upright Bass Strings

    7720 Rope Core Upright Bass Strings

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $148.00
    The 7720 strings have been around for quite a while. Although LaBella markets them as orchestral strings, they're actually quite useful for modern jazz, where a deep fundamental, bright tone, and "growl" is something players often gravitate towards...
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    Our Low Price: $148.00
  • Corelli 350 1/2 and 1/4 Size Upright Bass Strings

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

    Savarez

    Our Low Price: $112.00
    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: $112.00
  • Hipshot FreeRange Xtender - Upright Bass String Drop-tuner

    Hipshot FreeRange Xtender - Upright Bass String Drop-tuner

    Hipshot

    Our Low Price: $139.00
    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: $139.00
  • Jargar Handmade Upright Bass Strings

    Jargar Handmade Upright Bass Strings

    Jargar

    Our Low Price: $131.00
    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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    Our Low Price: $131.00
  • Passione SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Passione SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $251.24
    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: $251.24
  • Perpetual SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Perpetual SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $221.40
    The major string-makers are always looking for ways to innovate, and Pirastro's newest (July 2019) entry into the fray is the Perpetual String Set. Pirastro says, off the bat, that they are "mainly developed for pizzicato" - which is a relatively rare...
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    Our Low Price: $221.40
  • Supernil SLAPS Upright Bass Strings (Gollihur Exclusive)

    Supernil SLAPS Upright Bass Strings (Gollihur Exclusive)

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $84.00
    Hard-playing slappers often prefer a string with plenty of bounce, but not a lot of tension. No one likes spending a 4-hour set whacking their hands against high-tension, inflexible strings. Common options for low-tension strings include various sets...
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    Our Low Price: $84.00
  • Braided Orchestral - (140B) Mid-High Tension Strings

    Braided Orchestral - (140B) Mid-High Tension Strings

    Innovation by GHS

    Our Low Price: $199.00
    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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    Our Low Price: $199.00
  • Kaplan Orchestral SOLO TUNING Upright Bass Strings

    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
  • Rockabilly REDS - 90140RR Med Tension Red Strings

    Rockabilly REDS - 90140RR Med Tension Red Strings

    Innovation by GHS

    Our Low Price: $189.00
    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: $189.00
  • Black (Tungsten) Tapewound Upright Bass Strings

    Black (Tungsten) Tapewound Upright Bass Strings

    Eurosonic

    Our Low Price: $167.00
    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: $167.00