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.

  • Braided Orchestral - (140B) Mid-High Tension Strings, standard package

    Braided Orchestral - (140B) Mid-High 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 many of their strings are...
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    Our Low Price: $199.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dominant Upright Bass Strings by Thomastik

    Dominant Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Our Low Price: $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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    Our Low Price: $289.99
  • Jazzer MEDIUM Upright Bass Strings

    Jazzer MEDIUM Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $288.36
    The Jazzer ropecore steel strings are recommended by Pirastro for pizzicato players, though they can also be a good hybrid string for players who gig many styles. I've not had the opportunity to play a set in quite a while, so I'll pass on their...
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    Our Low Price: $288.36
  • Chorda Gut Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro

    Chorda Gut Upright Bass Strings, Carlos Henriquez Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $592.00
    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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    May require ordering from manufacturer
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    Our Low Price: $592.00
  • Chromcor Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro

    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...
    Discontinued by Manufacturer:
    Final Sale, Limited Stock
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    Our Low Price: $216.14
  • Fifths Tuning Set for NS Design OmniBass, custom set by Lenzner

    Fifths Tuning Set for NS Design OmniBass

    Lenzner

    Our Low Price: $95.00
    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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    Our Low Price: $95.00
  • Permanent Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro

    Permanent Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $235.00
    These stable, rope-core strings are particularly suited for arco and solo playing. They have a clear and well-focused sound, very quick response, with big volume and very good projection. The core material is a high-tensile rope made from carbon steel...
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    Our Low Price: $235.00
  • Synthesis Double Bass BSN910 Synthetic and Nylon String Set, standard package

    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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    Our Low Price: $159.00
  • Belcanto/Spirocore "Velvet Blues" Set, mockup of "package"

    Belcanto/Spirocore "Velvet Blues" Set

    Thomastik

    Our Low Price: $273.00
    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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    Our Low Price: $273.00
  • Charm Orchestral Upright Strings, standard package

    Charm Orchestral Upright Strings

    For-Tune

    Our Low Price: $115.00
    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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    Our Low Price: $115.00