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.

  • 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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    Our Low Price: $314.99
  • 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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    Our Low Price: $32.00
  • Red Label Upright Bass Strings

    Red Label Upright Bass Strings

    Super-Sensitive

    Our Low Price: $85.00
    These are the classic student string; a solid core steel string with nickel winding. This is the string that is often recommended by Suzuki Method instructors and music teachers, as it is affordable, durable, and consistent. The tonal quality is...
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    Our Low Price: $85.00
  • Flat-Chromesteel Upright Bass Strings

    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
  • Flexocor Upright Bass Strings

    Flexocor Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $235.00
    The core material of this string is a high-tensile rope made from carbon steel which is wound with chrome steel. It is a very good all-around orchestral string, as it has a very familiar and typical warm bowed tone with a quick response and short sustain...
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    Our Low Price: $235.00
  • Permanent Upright Bass Strings

    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
  • Precision (aka Präzision) Upright Bass Strings

    Precision (aka Präzision) Upright Bass Strings

    Thomastik

    Our Low Price: $179.00
    These strings are an excellent student string, usable for a wide variety of styles and needs. A solid core string provides a stiff feel, but a long lifespan (and relatively inexpensive cost). Not a sophisticated string, they will provide stable tuning...
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  • Synthesis Double Bass BSN930 Ropecore (Steel) String Set

    Synthesis Double Bass BSN930 Ropecore (Steel) String Set

    GalliStrings

    Our Low Price: $165.00
    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: $165.00