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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.

  • Eurosonic Orchestra Upright Bass Strings, standard package

    Eurosonic Orchestra Upright Bass Strings

    Eurosonic

    Our Low Price: $159.00
    The Eurosonic tapewound strings have developed a cult-like following with many bassists over the last 2+ decades that we've carried them. Made in Poland, they are well-made, durable strings. Now we're adding this "orchestra-flavored" string from this...
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    To all 50 US States
    PRODUCT INTRODUCTION:
    Only available as 4-string sets at this time
    Our Low Price: $159.00
  • Sets & Singles Available
    Charm Orchestral Upright Strings, standard package

    Charm Orchestral Upright Strings

    For-Tune

    Our Low Price: $115.00
    These strings are hand-made in Beijing, China, and are surprisingly good for the money. Aimed primarily at Orchestral players, they are similar in feel and vibe to some of the higher-priced arco-specific strings we also carry -- but are priced for the...
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    To all 50 US States
    PRODUCT OPTIONS:
    Multiple Sets & Single Strings Available
    Our Low Price: $115.00
  • Gamut Red Diamond Gut String Set

    Red Diamond Natural Gut Upright Bass Strings by Gamut

    Gamut Music

    Our Low Price: $280.00
    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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    To all 50 US States
    Our Low Price: $280.00
  • Musical Instrument String Care Cloth

    Musical Instrument String Care Cloth

    Blitz

    Our Low Price: $7.95
    Specially treated String Care cleaning cloth removes dirt and tarnish with little effort. This String Care Kit can be used on all metal strings for both acoustic and electric instruments. (Do NOT use on nylon, gut, or perlon strings!) It leaves a...
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    Ships free in a cart over $50
    Our Low Price: $7.95
  • SuperFlexible Upright Bass Strings by Thomastik

    SuperFlexible Upright Bass Strings - 1/2 size (special order)

    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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    To all 50 US States
    PRODUCT OPTIONS:
    Multiple Sets & Single Strings Available
    Our Low Price: $231.95
  • On Sale
    Precision (aka Präzision) Upright Bass Strings, package

    Precision (aka Präzision) Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Special Price: $179.00
    Regular Price $199.00
    These strings are an excellent student string, usable for a wide variety of styles and needs. A solid core string provides a stiff feel, but a long lifespan (and relatively inexpensive cost). Not a sophisticated string, they will provide stable tuning...
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    Final Sale, No Returns - Stock Shown is Last Available
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    To all 50 US States
    Special Price: $179.00
    Regular Price $199.00
  • XL Chromes String Set for Electric Upright OMNI Bass - 5-string package

    XL Chromes String Set for Electric Upright OMNI Bass

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $44.99
    We bring these strings to you as yet another viable option for the NS Design Omni Bass (both NXT and CR Models) that may work better for some folks than the stock strings do. These were recommended to me by a player of the OmniBass, and I got them in on...
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    To all 50 US States in a cart over $50
    PRODUCT OPTIONS:
    Multiple Sets Available
    Our Low Price: $44.99