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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  • SuperFlexible SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings SuperFlexible SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    SuperFlexible SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Our Low Price: $43.75 - $189.99
      Thomastik Superflexible Double Bass 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 rockabilly-slap styled...
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  • Honey - 90140H Solid Core Medium Tension Strings Honey - 90140H Solid Core Medium Tension Strings

    Honey - 90140H Solid Core Medium 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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  • Belcanto SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings Belcanto SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Belcanto SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Our Low Price: $56.50 - $292.99
    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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  • Eudoxa Gut (Silver Flatwound) Upright Bass Strings Eudoxa Gut (Silver Flatwound) Upright Bass Strings

    Eudoxa Gut (Silver Flatwound) Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $160.00 - $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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  • Obligato Solo Tuning Upright Bass Strings Obligato Solo Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Obligato Solo Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $52.35 - $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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  • Crossovers String Set for the NS Design Basses

    Crossovers String Set for the NS Design Basses

    GHS

    Our Low Price: $55.00 - $74.00
    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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  • Prelude Medium Upright Bass Strings Prelude Medium Upright Bass Strings

    Prelude Medium Upright Bass Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $19.00 - $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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  • Psychoslaps for psychobilly- (Psycho Slaps) Medium-Low Tension Strings Psychoslaps for psychobilly- (Psycho Slaps) Medium-Low Tension Strings

    Psychoslaps for psychobilly- (Psycho Slaps) Medium-Low 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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  • Rockabilly - 140RB (Rock a Billy) Med/Light Tension Strings Rockabilly - 140RB (Rock a Billy) Med/Light Tension Strings

    Rockabilly - 140RB (Rock a Billy) Med/Light 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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  • Wolf Tone Eliminator for Double Bass

    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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  • Dominant SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings Dominant SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Dominant SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Our Low Price: $66.50 - $289.99
    Dominants are a long-time favorite of a lot of players due to their gut string-like character with more stable intonation, and less susceptibility to changes due to temperature and humidity. They have a highly flexible, multi-strand Perlon (like nylon)...
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  • 7720 Rope Core Upright Bass Strings

    7720 Rope Core Upright Bass Strings

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $33.50 - $148.00
    The 7720 strings have been around for quite a while. Although LaBella markets them as orchestral strings, they're actually quite useful for modern jazz, where a deep fundamental, bright tone, and "growl" is something players often gravitate towards...
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