Upright Bass Strings
We now offer most all upright double bass strings: Pirastro, Thomastik, D'Addario, Lenzner, Corelli, Innovation and Velvets,
La Bella, Fortune and recently added Eurosonic. It's really quite remarkable that with such a big selection and variety, each one of these manufacturers and brands offer something really quite unique and special. There is something for everyone here and then some...
Buying our upright bass strings in bulk allows us to offer the lowest prices in the world. Just click on the highlighted name of the string manufacturer and you will be brought to a more detailed list of strings and prices. You can order by the full set, by the string or mix and match. For some brands
(like Thomastik), we require a private password. We are proud
to offer the best brands of upright bass strings, at the lowest
prices found anywhere.
There are no gimmicks or tricks here! While some
of our competitors still love to maximise their profits and tell
their customers that anything that is less in price than their
higher prices, 'must be', 'could be' maybe "grey market" is just a
bunch of nonsense. Here's the facts of why we are cheaper than
everyone else: We buy from the same exact distributors.
In some cases, like the bigger brands we buy DIRECT from the
manufacturer which saves us tons of money. This makes us super
competitive: No, way cheaper!! These savings
we turn over to our customers and we will never change this selling
philosophy EVER! With us, players will save on average, $30-60
per set compared to everyone else.
If you need more help, or need more information regarding the
huge selection of different strings we have available, please check
out our own link here for
choosing the right kind of bass strings. We try (our best)
to touch on the differing qualities, brands and types of strings by
the type of playing (classical, jazz, bluegrass etc..) to better
acquaint our customers. Even our competitors use these
Choose your upright bass strings maker
(highlighted) then choose your brand of strings:
| Pirastro Strings
||Original Flexocor, Original Flat Chrome Steel, Flexocor,
Flat Chrome Steel and Evah Pirazzi, Evah Pirazzi Weich, Passione, Olive
||Spirocore, (both Orchestra, Weich and solo) Belcantos,
Superflexibles, Dominants and Precision strings
| D'Addario Strings
||Helicore, Orchestra Hybrid, Zyex (light and mediums)
| Lenzner Gut Strings
| Corelli Strings
||Savarez Corelli 370M Tungsten (Also fractional sizes)
| Innovation Bass Strings
||Superslap, Super Silver, Honey,
Ultra Black, Rockabilly and Psycho Slap
| Velvet Bass Strings
||Compass Blue, Anima and Garbo (including C extension
E's) and Garbo Light Gauge
||Jargar medium orchestra bass strings
La Bella Strings
||La Bella Supernil, Deep Talkin'
Black Tapewounds, Gut Strings #980, La Bella Pro, La
Bella Elite Series and Virtuoso Series
||Eurosonic strings are made a steel
core which is then braided with silk, comes in 3 gauges:
Medium, Light and Ultra Light
Red Diamond Gut Strings
||Red Diamond Gut Bass strings, by
Gamut, are hand made in Minnesota
Pirastro Bass Strings:
Pirastro is still the leader in offering the most variety of strings
for the upright bass. While they really tend to be more geared
towards the classical upright bass player, their Evah Pirazzi bass strings are getting more and more respect
from the jazz side, though the 'Evah's' are meant as a bowed string.
We sell almost all of what Pirastro has to offer for the upright
bass. Just click the Pirastro bass strings link here or at the chart in the lower
part of this page.
Thomastik Upright Bass Strings:
The Thomastik brands are really more famous for their Sprirocore
strings. These have a stiff core, and allow more sustain and punch
for plucking on the bass. If you are new to buying upright
bass strings, then you might also want to take a look at our double bass strings page where we describe some more subtle
differences in strings.
Helicore Bass Strings:
Helicore bass strings, made by the D'Addario company (USA) are
a decent brand of bass string that are cheaper than the European
brands. We sell only their Helicore brand (Helicore orchestra
and Hybrid). Recently, we added the new Zyex medium
and light gauge strings.
Innovation Bass Strings:
We offer the Super Slaps and Super Silver. These are both
popular with Bluegrass and Rockabilly players. They are a
loose, low tension string meant more for right hand plucking than
Velvet Upright Bass Strings:
We like to offer the more popular Velvet strings:
Compass Blue (or just called "Blues"), Anima and Garbo
and now, Garbo Light gauge. We
also offer the low E's (used for C extension).
Jargar Bass Strings:
Jargar bass strings are well made and more towards classical type
playing. While we are now offering them in the medium gauge, we'll
soon have light and heavy gauge.
La Bella Bass Strings:
La Bella has a unique selection of upright bass strings.
The Supernils are popular with the Rockabilly crowd and some
bluegrasss players. The Black Tapewound strings were made
famous by Jazz pro Ron Carter who uses them and also helped develop
them with La Bella. La Bella is extremely picky about quality with
their gut strings, but with very loyal customer base on them.
(La Bella says that because of their high quality standards, it is
hard to get the really best supplies to make the best gut strings.
These sometimes are backordered, but we always say so in our
selection (orders) page so that customers will not get stuck with a
long waitlist. The steel strings La Bella offers are an
interesting array of well made, good prices with their Elite, Pro
and Virtuoso series.
For-Tune, Charm Strings:
These are a new arco type bass string now manufactured in China
and made with the highest quality standards as one would expect from
other bigger named brands like Pirastro or Thomastik. Similar
to a Flexocor or Passione string response and sound. Great
prices on these!
After repeated requests from players for us to offer Eurosonic
bass strings, we now offer all three of their Eurosonic
synthetic/steel combination strings: They come in "Medium",
"Light" and "Ultra Light" gauge. These are meant more for
those seeking low tension, slap style Rockabilly kind of bass
Got a question about string choices? Email
us or call Steve at 800-600-2689.