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.

  • 7710N BLACK Nylon Tape Wound Upright Bass Strings, standard package

    7710N BLACK Nylon Tape Wound Upright Bass Strings

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $185.59
    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, standard package

    Supernil Upright Bass Strings

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $99.95
    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, showing contents

    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, standard package front

    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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    SuperFlexible Upright Bass Strings by Thomastik

    SuperFlexible Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Special Price: $199.00
    Regular Price $216.95
    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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  • Wolf Tone Eliminator for Double Bass in package

    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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  • Passione Upright Bass Strings

    Passione Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $251.24
    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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  • Perpetual SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Perpetual SOLO Tuning 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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    Belcanto/Spirocore "Velvet Blues" Set, mockup of "package"

    Belcanto/Spirocore "Velvet Blues" Set

    Thomastik

    Special Price: $269.00
    Regular Price $299.30
    Velvet Strings was a company that made several well-regarded double bass string sets; the Anima, Garbo, and Blues were their most popular offerings. The Velvet strings were somewhat unusual in their design and materials usage, and over the years they...
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    Special Price: $269.00
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