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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.

  • Jazzer MEDIUM Upright Bass Strings

    Jazzer MEDIUM Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $269.58
    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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  • Obligato Fifths Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Obligato Fifths Tuning Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $332.72
    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: $332.72
  • Red Springs Classic Upright Bass Strings (Gut or Synthetic)

    Red Springs Classic Upright Bass Strings (Gut or Synthetic)

    Aquila

    Our Low Price: $200.00
    Inspired by the immensely popular (and long-missed) "Red-O-Ray" classic strings, the "Red Springs" are a part of Aquila's "Modern Music Strings" lineup for upright basses. According to Mimmo at Aquila, these strings are carefully designed to emulate the...
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    Our Low Price: $200.00
  • Permanent Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro

    Permanent Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $259.00
    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: $259.00
  • Flat-Chromesteel Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro

    Flat-Chromesteel Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $298.67
    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: $298.67
  • Flexocor Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro

    Flexocor Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $274.02
    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: $274.02
  • Super-Sensitive Red Label Upright Bass Strings by D'Addario

    Super-Sensitive Red Label Upright Bass Strings

    D Addario

    Our Low Price: $95.00
    These are the classic student string; a solid core steel string with nickel winding. This is the string that is commonly recommended by Suzuki Method instructors and music teachers, as it is affordable, durable, and consistent. It is quite often found on...
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    Our Low Price: $95.00
  • Traditional-Style String Set for NS Design OmniBass

    Traditional-Style String Set for NS Design OmniBass

    Lenzner

    Our Low Price: $149.00
    The stock strings for the OmniBass from NS Design are a punchy, bright-timbred string. While - in my opinion - they sound kind of "electric," they certainly have their proponents, and they do work well in a lot of contexts. You can also use many...
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    Our Low Price: $149.00
  • 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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    Heritage Upright Bass Strings, standard package

    Heritage LEGACY Upright Bass Strings - NOS Single Strings

    Kolstein

    Special Price: $35.00
    Regular Price $50.00
    Orchestral/Jazz Perlon Bass Strings The Kolstein Heritage strings were designed by Kolstein Music, Inc. -- a well-known shop in New York with a long-standing reputation for excellence. So what are the Heritage Bass Strings all about? They are a Perlon...
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  • Eurosonic Orchestra Upright Bass Strings, standard package

    Eurosonic Orchestra Upright Bass Strings

    Eurosonic

    Our Low Price: $159.00
    The Eurosonic tapewound strings have developed a cult-like following with many bassists over the last 2+ decades that we've carried them. Made in Poland, they are well-made, durable strings. Now we're adding this "orchestra-flavored" string from this...
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    Our Low Price: $159.00
  • Original Flexocor Upright Bass Strings by Pirastro

    Original Flexocor Upright Bass Strings

    Pirastro

    Our Low Price: $359.86
    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: $359.86