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.

  • Oliv Gut (Flatwound in Chromesteel) Upright Bass Strings

    Oliv Gut (Flatwound in Chromesteel) Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $691.20
    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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    Our Low Price: $691.20
  • Helicore "Pizzicato" Strings, standard package front

    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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    Our Low Price: $142.00
  • NS Electric Traditional for NS Design Electric Upright Basses NS610

    NS Electric Traditional for NS Design Electric Upright Basses NS610

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $118.00
    Note: These strings are specially designed specifically to fit the NS Design Basses (NXT, CR, EU and WAV4 models). They are too short to fit a regular upright bass, and may not have the right dimensions to fit other electric upright basses. Contact us if...
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    Our Low Price: $118.00
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    SuperSilver - 140SS (Super Silver) Med Tension Strings

    SuperSilver - 140SS (Super Silver) Med Tension Strings

    Innovation by GHS

    Special Price: $189.00
    Regular Price $198.50
    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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    Special Price: $189.00
    Regular Price $198.50
  • Obligato Upright Bass Strings

    Obligato Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $262.62
    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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    Our Low Price: $262.62
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    SilverSlaps - 140SLP (Silver Slap) Low Tension Strings

    SilverSlaps - 140SLP (Silver Slap) Low Tension Strings

    Innovation by GHS

    Special Price: $189.00
    Regular Price $198.50
    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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    To all 50 US States
    PRODUCT OPTIONS:
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    Special Price: $189.00
    Regular Price $198.50
  • Flexocor Deluxe Upright Bass Strings

    Flexocor Deluxe Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $292.02
    The FLEXOCOR DELUXE Bass string is Pirastro's newest version of their Flexocor "rope core" string set. No, it's not made of rope - the carbon steel strands that make up the core of the string are wound in a rope-like pattern. The original Flexocor (still...
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    Our Low Price: $292.02
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    GoldenSlaps - 140GLP (Golden Slap) Low Tension Strings

    GoldenSlaps - 140GLP (Golden Slap) Low Tension Strings

    Innovation by GHS

    Special Price: $189.00
    Regular Price $198.50
    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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    To all 50 US States
    PRODUCT OPTIONS:
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    Special Price: $189.00
    Regular Price $198.50
  • 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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  • Corelli 360 SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings, 360M Package

    Corelli 360 SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Savarez

    Our Low Price: $140.00
    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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    Our Low Price: $140.00
  • Kaplan Orchestral Upright Bass Strings, standard package front

    Kaplan Orchestral Upright Bass Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $187.00
    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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    Our Low Price: $187.00
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    Spirocore SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings, standard package

    Spirocore SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Special Price: $249.00
    Regular Price $264.95
    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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    Special Price: $249.00
    Regular Price $264.95