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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  • Supernil SLAPS Upright Bass Strings (Gollihur Exclusive) Supernil SLAPS Upright Bass Strings (Gollihur Exclusive)

    Supernil SLAPS Upright Bass Strings (Gollihur Exclusive)

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $84.00
    Hard-playing slappers often prefer a string with plenty of bounce, but not a lot of tension. No one likes spending a 4-hour set whacking their hands against high-tension, inflexible strings. Common options for low-tension strings include various sets...
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  • Chromcor Upright Bass Strings

    Chromcor Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $216.14
    A solid single filament of high-tensile steel forms the core of this string, making it a bit stiffer, and providing a bright, full-bodied tone. They're wound in chrome steel, and are exceptionally stable, with a quick response. These were the successor...
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  • Dominant Upright Bass Strings Dominant Upright Bass Strings

    Dominant 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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  • Fifths Tuning Set for NS Design OmniBass

    Fifths Tuning Set for NS Design OmniBass

    Lenzner

    Our Low Price: $95.00 - $109.00
    There used to be a factory-available set of strings for 5ths tuning on the NS Design OmniBass. When the OmniBass was released (originally under the confusing moniker, "Bass Cello") you could choose to string the Omni as either 4ths (like bass) or 5ths...
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  • Synthesis Double Bass BSN910 Synthetic and Nylon String Set

    Synthesis Double Bass BSN910 Synthetic and Nylon String Set

    GalliStrings

    Our Low Price: $159.00
    Gallistrings may be a newcomer to our shores, but they've been established as a string-maker since 1890. Based in Italy, they were long known for natural gut strings. They now offer three string sets of varying construction; a traditional rope-core...
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  • Charm Orchestral Upright Strings

    Charm Orchestral Upright Strings

    For-Tune

    Our Low Price: $26.00 - $125.00
    These strings are hand-made in Beijing, China, and are surprisingly good for the money. Aimed primarily at Orchestral players, they are similar in feel and vibe to some of the higher-priced arco-specific strings we also carry -- but are priced for the...
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  • Chorda Gut Upright Bass Strings, Carlos Henriquez Strings Chorda Gut Upright Bass Strings, Carlos Henriquez Strings

    Chorda Gut Upright Bass Strings, Carlos Henriquez Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $592.00 - $655.00
    IMPORTANT NOTEThis string set is a "special order item," which means that it is normally a non-stock item. This means that, if you purchase these strings, we will need to acquire the set from the manufacturer or a distributor, which may take anywhere...
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  • Flexocor Deluxe SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings Flexocor Deluxe SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Flexocor Deluxe SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $59.55 - $258.51
    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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  • Obligato Fifths Tuning Upright Bass Strings Obligato Fifths Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Obligato Fifths Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $310.00
    This set is specifically designed for 5ths (aka "cello") tuning. From bottom to top, the tuning is C-G-D-A. Tuning these strings to standard E-A-D-G pitches will be incredibly difficult to play and probably damage your bass. Standard, and solo-tuning...
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  • Original Flexocor Upright Bass Strings Original Flexocor Upright Bass Strings

    Original Flexocor Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $314.99
    The core material of this string is a high-tensile "rope" made from carbon steel, which is then wound with chrome steel. It is reportedly an outstanding set for arco, as it can withstand a powerful and heavy bowing arm. It has a brilliant sound with a...
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  • Passione SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings Passione SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Passione SOLO Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $57.26 - $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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  • Precision Flatwound String Set for Electric Upright OMNI Bass

    Precision Flatwound String Set for Electric Upright OMNI Bass

    GHS

    Our Low Price: $32.00 - $47.00
    We bring these strings to you as a new option for the NS Design Omni Bass (both NXT and CR Models) that may work better for some folks than the stock strings. The strings are flatwounds that are designed originally for bass guitar, so they fit the 34"...
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