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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.

  • Gold Springs Classic Upright Bass Strings (Gut or Synthetic)

    Gold Springs Classic Upright Bass Strings (Gut or Synthetic)

    Aquila

    Our Low Price: $195.00
    The "Gold Springs" are a part of Aquila's "Modern Music Strings" lineup for upright basses. According to Mimmo at Aquila, the Vintage version of these strings is an exhaustively re-created version of the legendary gut core strings, covered with flat...
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    Our Low Price: $195.00
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    Sugar Slaps Strings by Aquila

    Aquila

    Our Low Price: $109.00
    The Sugar Slaps are designed to emulate gut strings (for slappers, particularly) in a durable, affordable synthetic option. The early feedback on these strings is that they do it very well - players report that the strings feel very much like gut strings...
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    Our Low Price: $109.00
  • Red Springs Classic Upright Bass Strings (Gut or Synthetic)

    Red Springs Classic 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
  • 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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    To all 50 US States
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    Our Low Price: $189.00