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.

  • Spirocore standard package

    Spirocore Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Our Low Price: $241.99
    Spiros are an old favorite for jazz and other genres and has been a popular string for many years. They were one of the first decent metal strings to be adopted by strictly gut string players-- in fact, lots and lots of us played G & D guts and A...
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  • Corelli 370 Upright Bass Strings

    Corelli 370 Upright Bass Strings

    Savarez

    Our Low Price: $112.00
    These strings are one of my personal favorites 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 bass string... unlike...
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  • Natural Gut Upright Bass Strings

    Natural Gut Upright Bass Strings

    Lenzner

    Our Low Price: $352.00
    For many years, we have been happy to offer a quality set of gut strings that we can sell at a great price. The soft feel and organic sweetness of guts is both surprising and satisfying to the uninitiated. It seems that the manufacturing techinques for...
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  • Zyex Upright Bass Strings

    Zyex Upright Bass Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $156.00
    Okay... Zy-WHAT?!?! The cores of these strings are made of a "longer-lasting" alternative to nylon, called "Zyex." That's where they get their name, obviously. Zyex is a "polyketone fiber," which you really don't need to know. What you do need to know is...
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  • Perpetual Upright Bass Strings

    Perpetual 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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  • Corelli 360 SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Corelli 360 SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Savarez

    Our Low Price: $112.00
    These strings are one of my personal favorites 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 bass string... unlike...
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  • Helicore "Pizzicato" Strings

    Helicore "Pizzicato" Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $142.00
    As you've probably gathered from reading our string descriptions, the selection of string can make a profound difference in response, so D'Addario offers strings in three flavors: Orchestra, Hybrid, and Pizzicato. D'Addario makes Helicore...
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  • 7710N BLACK Nylon Tape Wound Upright Bass Strings

    7710N BLACK Nylon Tape Wound Upright Bass Strings

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $148.00
    These strings are a favorite of jazz bassist Ron Carter, and are pretty popular for that and other reasons. They are metal rope core strings, surrounded by a black nylon wrap, for a smooth feel. According to LaBella, they were originally designed to...
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  • Supernil Upright Bass Strings

    Supernil Upright Bass Strings

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $89.00
    Supernils are a bit of an oddity in the Upright Bass World... they do have a big and fat, boomy sound, which can be a bluegrasser's delight, but they have some unique characteristics - and as with anything unique, some people love them, some people don't...
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  • Gut String Oil Kit for Maintaining Gut Strings

    Gut String Oil Kit for Maintaining Gut Strings

    Gollihur Music

    Our Low Price: $10.50
    A lot of players love the soft feel and organic sweetness of natural gut strings. They are easy on the hands and provide “the sound” for bluegrass and old-school jazz, among other styles.On the downside, gut strings do require a little...
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  • Helicore "Orchestral" Strings

    Helicore "Orchestral" Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $142.00
    As you've probably gathered from reading our string descriptions, the selection of string can make a profound difference in response, so D'Addario offers strings in three flavors: Orchestra, Hybrid, and Pizzicato.The Orchestra strings are...
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  • Wolf Tone Eliminator for Double Bass

    Wolf Tone Eliminator for Double Bass

    Super-Sensitive

    Our Low Price: $15.50
    You've probably heard the term "wolf tone" from your bassist or other stringed instrument friends. It's a commonly misunderstood concept, but not a rarity on bowed stringed instruments (and is particularly common with carved instruments). There are...
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