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.

  • Hipshot FreeRange Xtender - Upright Bass String Drop-tuner, drop tune mode

    Hipshot FreeRange Xtender - Upright Bass String Drop-tuner

    Hipshot

    Our Low Price: $139.00
    Wickedly Clever!Hipshot originally made their name creating innovative replacement de-tuning keys for electric bass and guitar. They're now a premier manufacturer of those, as well as excellent "standard" tuning machines and other useful hardware...
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    Our Low Price: $139.00
  • Corelli 350 1/2 and 1/4 Size Upright Bass Strings, 350A 1/2 size

    Corelli 350 1/2 and 1/4 Size Upright Bass Strings

    Savarez

    Our Low Price: $112.00
    These strings (in their 3/4 size incarnation) are my personal favorite 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...
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    Our Low Price: $112.00
  • Flexocor Deluxe SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Flexocor Deluxe SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $59.55
    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: $59.55
  • Ultra Blacks - 140UB (UltraBlack) Med/High Tension Strings

    Ultra Blacks - 140UB (UltraBlack) Med/High 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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    Dominant SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings by Thomastik

    Dominant SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Special Price: $295.00
    Regular Price $328.95
    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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    Special Price: $295.00
    Regular Price $328.95
  • 7720S Solo/Extra Light Rope Core Upright Bass Strings

    7720S Solo/Extra Light Rope Core Upright Bass Strings

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $185.59
    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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    Our Low Price: $185.59
  • Black (Tungsten) Tapewound Upright Bass Strings, standard package

    Black (Tungsten) Tapewound Upright Bass Strings

    Eurosonic

    Our Low Price: $167.00
    We've carried the white Eurosonic strings for close to 20 years, and they are a favorite for pizzicato styles where a durable string with a gut-like vibe was needed. The white tapewound are particularly well-suited for aggressive bluegrass, rockabilly...
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    Our Low Price: $167.00
  • Passione SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Passione SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $251.24
    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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    Belcanto/Spirocore "Velvet Blues" Set, mockup of "package"

    Belcanto/Spirocore "Velvet Blues" Set

    Thomastik

    Special Price: $269.00
    Regular Price $299.30
    Velvet Strings was a company that made several well-regarded double bass string sets; the Anima, Garbo, and Blues were their most popular offerings. The Velvet strings were somewhat unusual in their design and materials usage, and over the years they...
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    Special Price: $269.00
    Regular Price $299.30
  • Kaplan Orchestral SOLO TUNING Upright Bass Strings, standard package front

    Kaplan Orchestral SOLO TUNING 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
  • NS Electric NS710 for Electric Upright OMNI Bass (aka Bass Cello)

    NS Electric NS710 for Electric Upright OMNI Bass (aka Bass Cello)

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $102.00
    The NS Electric line was developed as a joint effort between Ned Steinberger and D'Addario Strings. Because volume is unlimited for electric instruments, NS Electric line focuses on tone and expressive nuance rather than acoustic power. It brings out the...
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    Our Low Price: $102.00
  • Rockabilly REDS - 90140RR Med Tension Red Strings

    Rockabilly REDS - 90140RR Med Tension Red 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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    To all 50 US States
    PRODUCT OPTIONS:
    Set & Single Strings Available
    Our Low Price: $189.00