Upright Bass Strings

Upright Bass Strings

Upright Bass Strings

So 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 their protestations on their website, 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!), and 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.

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.

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  • Helicore "Pizzicato" Strings Helicore "Pizzicato" Strings

    Helicore "Pizzicato" Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $32.00 - $153.00
    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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  • Obligato Upright Bass Strings Obligato Upright Bass Strings

    Obligato Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $46.95 - $365.67
    Pirastro's popular Obligato strings have a solid synthetic core with a very thin metal wrap. They were designed to emulate gut strings, and they did a darn good job of creating such a string. Their attack is "old school" with that more blunt and thicker,...
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  • Corelli 360 SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings Corelli 360 SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Corelli 360 SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Savarez

    Our Low Price: $19.00 - $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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  • 7710N BLACK Nylon Tape Wound Upright Bass Strings

    7710N BLACK Nylon Tape Wound Upright Bass Strings

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $33.50 - $187.00
    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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  • Kaplan Orchestral Upright Bass Strings Kaplan Orchestral Upright Bass Strings

    Kaplan Orchestral Upright Bass Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $41.00 - $218.50
    The Kaplan strings are D'Addario's premium entry into the premium orchestral strings market. The Kaplan double bass strings are designed primarily for bowed string players. They were created to provide a rich tone, variable dynamics, and excellent bowing...
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  • Supernil Upright Bass Strings

    Supernil Upright Bass Strings

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $24.00 - $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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  • Belcanto Upright Bass Strings Belcanto Upright Bass Strings

    Belcanto Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Our Low Price: $56.50 - $413.99
    Thomastik has been making these "rope core" (a style of winding, not what they're made of!) strings for a couple of years, and I must say that we're pretty high on them right now - they’re on Bob's Kay, and he's really loving them for both pizz and...
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  • SilverSlaps - 140SLP (Silver Slap) Low Tension Strings SilverSlaps - 140SLP (Silver Slap) Low Tension Strings

    SilverSlaps - 140SLP (Silver Slap) Low Tension Strings

    Innovation by GHS

    Our Low Price: $45.60 - $189.00
    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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  • GoldenSlaps - 140GLP (Golden Slap) Low Tension Strings GoldenSlaps - 140GLP (Golden Slap) Low Tension Strings

    GoldenSlaps - 140GLP (Golden Slap) Low Tension Strings

    Innovation by GHS

    Our Low Price: $45.60 - $189.00
    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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  • Oliv Gut (Flatwound in Chromesteel) Upright Bass Strings

    Oliv Gut (Flatwound in Chromesteel) Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $128.00 - $685.24
    We've been fielding requests to add Oliv strings for quite a while, and they're finally here! The Oliv is a natural gut string wound in chrome steel (as opposed to the Eudoxa, which are wound in sterling silver). They have a strong, thick pizzicato tone...
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  • SuperFlexible Upright Bass Strings SuperFlexible Upright Bass Strings

    SuperFlexible Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Our Low Price: $43.75 - $261.24
    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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  • SuperSilver - 140SS (Super Silver) Med Tension Strings SuperSilver - 140SS (Super Silver) Med Tension Strings

    SuperSilver - 140SS (Super Silver) Med Tension Strings

    Innovation by GHS

    Our Low Price: $45.60 - $189.00
    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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