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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.

  • 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
  • Sets & Singles Available
    Gamut Academie Gut String Set

    Pistoy, Lyon, Silver and Copper Wound Natural Gut Upright Bass Strings by Gamut

    Gamut Music

    Our Low Price: $0.00
    We have several gut string options from several different manufacturers. We're proud to now include Gamut Music in our list of fine manufacturers of gut strings. Why gut? There is an organic sound and a soft feel that only guts can truly provide - while...
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    Our Low Price: $0.00
  • Supernil SLAPS Upright Bass Strings (Gollihur Exclusive)

    Supernil SLAPS Super-Light Upright Bass Strings (Bumped Set)

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $135.95
    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: $135.95
  • Sets & Singles Available
    Obligato Fifths Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Obligato Fifths Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $381.60
    This set is specifically designed for 5ths (aka "cello") tuning. From bottom to top, the tuning is C-G-D-A. Tuning these strings to standard E-A-D-G pitches will be incredibly difficult to play and probably damage your bass. Standard, and solo-tuning...
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    Our Low Price: $381.60
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    Chorda Gut Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro

    Chorda Gut Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $792.83
    Pirastro Chorda Gut Strings These strings are manufactured, wound and polished in the traditional way, by hand, and made of gut. Gut strings are the original "old-school" sound, but the wound (with silver-plated copper wire) A and E provide easier play...
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    Our Low Price: $792.83
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    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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    Our Low Price: $198.50
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    Dominant SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings by Thomastik

    Dominant SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Our Low Price: $350.95
    Dominants are a long-time favorite of a lot of players due to their gut string-like character with more stable intonation, and less susceptibility to changes due to temperature and humidity. They have a highly flexible, multi-strand Perlon (like nylon)...
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    Our Low Price: $350.95
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    7720 Rope Core Upright Bass Strings

    7720 Rope Core Upright Bass Strings

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $221.99
    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: $221.99
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    7720S Solo/Extra Light Rope Core Upright Bass Strings

    7720S Solo/Extra Light Rope Core Upright Bass Strings

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $221.99
    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: $221.99
  • 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
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    Passione SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Passione SOLO Tuning 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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    Our Low Price: $325.52
  • Chorda Gut Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro, Carlos Henriquez variant

    Special Production Carlos Henriquez Chorda Gut String Set

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $849.00
    IMPORTANT NOTEThis string set is a "special order item," which means that it is normally a low-stock item. This means that, if you purchase these strings, we might need to acquire the set from the manufacturer or a distributor, which may take anywhere...
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    May require ordering from manufacturer
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    Our Low Price: $849.00