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 "Orchestral" Strings Helicore "Orchestral" Strings

    Helicore "Orchestral" Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $32.00 - $192.00
    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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  • Spirocore Red Mitchell 5ths Tuning Upright Bass Strings Spirocore Red Mitchell 5ths Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Spirocore Red Mitchell 5ths Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Our Low Price: $59.00 - $259.95
    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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  • Helicore SOLO GAUGE "Orchestral" Strings Helicore SOLO GAUGE "Orchestral" Strings

    Helicore SOLO GAUGE "Orchestral" Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $32.00 - $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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  • NS Electric Traditional for NS Design Electric Upright Basses NS610 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: $22.00 - $181.00
    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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  • Polychrome Hybrid Medium Tension Strings Polychrome Hybrid Medium Tension Strings

    Polychrome Hybrid Medium Tension Strings

    Innovation by GHS

    Our Low Price: $49.85 - $199.00
    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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  • 7710T WHITE Nylon Tape Wound Upright Bass Strings 7710T WHITE Nylon Tape Wound Upright Bass Strings

    7710T WHITE Nylon Tape Wound Upright Bass Strings

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $33.50 - $187.00
    These strings build upon the success of the longtime favorite 7710 Black Tape Wound (now called the 7710N) which were developed with the assistance of Ron Carter and Attila Zoller. For the new White tape 7710T, LaBella worked with Ron Carter and a number...
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  • Gut String Oil Kit for Maintaining Gut Strings 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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  • Heritage Upright Bass Strings

    Heritage Upright Bass Strings

    Kolstein

    Our Low Price: $40.00 - $195.00
    Orchestral/Jazz Perlon Bass Strings The Kolstein Heritage strings were designed by Kolstein Music, Inc. -- a well-known shop in New York with a long-standing reputation for excellence. As is typical of a synthetic core string, they have a more flexible...
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  • NS Electric Contemporary for NS Design Electric Upright Basses NS610 NS Electric Contemporary for NS Design Electric Upright Basses NS610

    NS Electric Contemporary for NS Design Electric Upright Basses NS610

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $22.00 - $181.00
    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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  • Passione Upright Bass Strings Passione Upright Bass Strings

    Passione Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $57.26 - $385.06
    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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  • Corelli 380 (Nickel) Upright Bass Strings

    Corelli 380 (Nickel) Upright Bass Strings

    Savarez

    Our Low Price: $17.50 - $89.00
    Corelli's 370 strings are among my personal favorites for my own particular double bass needs. Corelli's 380 strings offer an even more affordable alternative, making them a good student string. While similar in design, the 380 strings are a bit...
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  • Spirocore SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings Spirocore SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Spirocore SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Our Low Price: $59.00 - $298.24
    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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