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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
    Rockabilly REDS - 90140RR Med Tension Red Strings

    Rockabilly REDS - 90140RR Med Tension Red 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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    Aquila Gut Strings, D and G

    Plain Unwound Gut Upright Bass Strings by Aquila

    Aquila

    Our Low Price: $189.00
    We have several gut string options from several different manufacturers. Aquila's offerings, which are made in Italy, provide a great value and excellent playability. These plain gut strings are recommended (by Aquila) to be used for both pizzicato and...
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    Our Low Price: $189.00
  • Fifths Tuning Set for NS Design OmniBass, custom set by Lenzner

    Fifths Tuning Set for NS Design OmniBass

    Lenzner

    There used to be a factory-available set of strings for 5ths tuning on the NS Design OmniBass. When the OmniBass was released (originally under the confusing moniker, "Bass Cello") you could choose to string the Omni as either 4ths (like bass) or 5ths...
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    Jazzer MEDIUM Upright Bass Strings

    Jazzer MEDIUM Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $328.30
    The Jazzer ropecore steel strings are recommended by Pirastro for pizzicato players, though they can also be a good hybrid string for players who gig many styles. I've not had the opportunity to play a set in quite a while, so I'll pass on their...
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    Our Low Price: $328.30
  • Eminence OEM Strings main photo

    String Sets for the Eminence Electric Upright Bass

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $179.99
    The Eminence electric upright bass is a longtime favorite of ours, and of our customers. It is capable of handling a large number of strings designed for 3/4 size upright basses, but if you were happy with the sound and feel provided by the stock...
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    Super-Sensitive Red Label Upright Bass Strings by D'Addario

    Super-Sensitive Red Label Upright Bass Strings

    D Addario

    Special Price: $95.00
    Regular Price $104.50
    These are the classic student string; a solid core steel string with nickel winding. This is the string that is commonly recommended by Suzuki Method instructors and music teachers, as it is affordable, durable, and consistent. It is quite often found on...
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  • Permanent Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro

    Permanent Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $336.88
    These stable, rope-core strings are particularly suited for arco and solo playing. They have a clear and well-focused sound, very quick response, with big volume and very good projection. The core material is a high-tensile rope made from carbon steel...
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  • Flexocor Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro

    Flexocor Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $314.17
    The core material of this string is a high-tensile rope made from carbon steel which is wound with chrome steel. It is a very good all-around orchestral string, as it has a very familiar and typical warm bowed tone with a quick response and short sustain...
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    Heritage Upright Bass Strings, standard package

    Heritage LEGACY Upright Bass Strings - NOS Single Strings

    Kolstein

    Special Price: $35.00
    Regular Price $50.00
    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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    Innovation NOS packaging (generic) - Made in Wales

    Innovation NEW OLD STOCK (Made in UK) Single Strings (Limited Qty)

    Innovation UK

    Special Price: $34.75
    Regular Price $44.75
    Innovation strings was started more than a decade ago in Wales, UK. The strings were handmade by Chris Locke and built up a very good reputation for quality and tone. The American company GHS purchased the Innovation line a few years back, and moved...
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  • Flat-Chromesteel Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro

    Flat-Chromesteel Upright Bass Strings (and Original Flat-Chrome)

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $364.30
    The "Flat-Chrome" and "Original Flat-Chrome" are two different string sets. See below: Flat-Chromesteel: The core material is a high-tensile rope made from carbon steel, which is subsequently wound with chrome steel. The arco for these strings is very...
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  • Original Flexocor Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro

    Original Flexocor Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $412.48
    The core material of this string is a high-tensile "rope" made from carbon steel, which is then wound with chrome steel. It is reportedly an outstanding set for arco, as it can withstand a powerful and heavy bowing arm. It has a brilliant sound with a...
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