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.

  • Supernil SLAPS Upright Bass Strings (Gollihur Exclusive)

    Supernil SLAPS Upright Bass Strings (Gollihur Exclusive)

    LaBella

    Our Low Price: $99.95
    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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    Our Low Price: $99.95
  • 7720 Rope Core Upright Bass Strings

    7720 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
  • 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
  • Evah Pirazzi SOLO TUNING Upright Bass Strings

    Evah Pirazzi SOLO TUNING Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $52.14
    The Evah Pirazzi BASS strings created quite a stir and a lot of demand when they were released in 2007. They have a core made from a new synthetic fiber that Pirastro recently developed, wound with a polished chrome steel. Their sound has some similarity...
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    Our Low Price: $52.14
  • On Sale
    Chorda Gut Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro

    Chorda Gut Upright Bass Strings, Carlos Henriquez Strings

    Pirastro

    Special Price: $592.00
    Regular Price $658.00
    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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    Special Price: $592.00
    Regular Price $658.00
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    Dominant Upright Bass Strings by Thomastik

    Dominant 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • Precision Flatwound String Set for Electric Upright OMNI Bass

    Precision Flatwound String Set for Electric Upright OMNI Bass

    GHS

    Our Low Price: $32.00
    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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  • Flat-Chromesteel Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro

    Flat-Chromesteel Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $256.00
    The core material is a high-tensile rope made from carbon steel, which is subsequently wound with chrome steel. The arco for these strings is very clear, with a brilliant sound and very quick response. Particularly good for solo playing, as they have...
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    Our Low Price: $256.00
  • 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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    Our Low Price: $310.00
  • 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