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.

  • Rockabilly - 140RB (Rock a Billy) Med/Light Tension Strings

    Rockabilly - 140RB (Rock a Billy) Med/Light Tension Strings

    Innovation by GHS

    Our Low Price: $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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    Our Low Price: $189.00
  • Helicore SOLO TUNING "Orchestral" Strings, standard package front

    Helicore SOLO TUNING "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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    Our Low Price: $142.00
  • Crossovers String Set for the NS Design Basses

    Crossovers String Set for the NS Design Basses

    GHS

    Our Low Price: $55.00
    Note: These strings are specially designed to fit the basses manufactured by NS Design (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...
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    Our Low Price: $55.00
  • Corelli 380 (Nickel) Upright Bass Strings, standard packages

    Corelli 380 (Nickel) Upright Bass Strings

    Savarez

    Our Low Price: $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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    Our Low Price: $89.00
  • Obligato Solo Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Obligato Solo Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $227.84
    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: $227.84
  • Eudoxa Gut (Silver Flatwound) Upright Bass Strings

    Eudoxa Gut (Silver Flatwound) Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $766.99
    These strings generate a lot of requests, and I can say that they are popular among jazz players who want a little more brightness and a smoother bowing surface out of their gut strings. A more "traditional" wound gut string would be the Olivs, also from...
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    Our Low Price: $766.99
  • Heritage Upright Bass Strings, standard package

    Heritage Upright Bass Strings

    Kolstein

    Our Low Price: $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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    Our Low Price: $195.00
  • Honey - 90140H Solid Core Medium Tension Strings

    Honey - 90140H Solid Core Medium Tension Strings

    Innovation by GHS

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

    NS Electric Contemporary for NS Design Electric Upright Basses NSFW610

    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
  • Prelude Medium Upright Bass Strings, standard package front

    Prelude Medium Upright Bass Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $79.00
    We've had lots of requests for more affordable strings for developing players; the Preludes from D'Addario are just that. Prelude bass strings are multi-stranded steel core strings that are affordable and flexible, making them ideal for students and...
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    Our Low Price: $79.00
  • 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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  • Psychoslaps for psychobilly- (Psycho Slaps) Medium-Low Tension Strings

    Psychoslaps for psychobilly- (Psycho Slaps) Medium-Low Tension Strings

    Innovation by GHS

    Our Low Price: $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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    To all 50 US States
    PRODUCT OPTIONS:
    Set & Single Strings Available
    Our Low Price: $199.00