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Velvet upright bass strings

We now sell the popular the Compas 180 strings, Velvet Compass Blue, Velvet Anima and Velvet Garbo (including the long Velvet E strings for C extension use.) We also offer their tailpiece cords: See these in our upright bass accessories page.

Velvet (Switzerland) make great strings and are more geared towards Jazz style (plucking), Bluegrass or folk style music.  We recently added the new, pure gut Garbo G strings to our selection.

Below, you will find every string Velvet offers.  We also package together complete sets that include a C extension string.  We do this so that players needing these can simply order it all together in a packaged set and save significantly. 

About the pure G string Garbos.  We just recently learned that Velvet is no longer able to offer pure gut G strings. While this is a very popular set/string with players, we can easily substitute the Velvet gut G, to a Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Slap pure gut.  The two G's are identical and to be honest, we find the Evah Slap, while same gauge, just better quality string overall.

Special Velvet Announcement:  

Velvet strings (Switzerland) just announced that their machines have been idled due to some kind of technological/mechanical breakdown.  For now, they are not confirming exactly when (or if) they will ever be back to making strings.  A bit of a shock for sure, but for now, this is all we know. All sales are final, no returns or exchanges.

Below here, we list JUST what we have left in our inventory.  

Velvet Compass Blue
upright bass strings
VB-100 No full sets in stock!
VB-103 Velvet Compass Blue A string
VB-105 Velvet Compass Blue long E string (for C extension)
Velvet Anima
upright bass strings
  Velvet Anima, full set    Out of stock!
VA-104 Velvet Anima E string
VA-105 Velvet Anima long E string (for C extension)
Velvet Garbo
upright bass strings
VG-102 Velvet Garbo D string
VG-104 Velvet Garbo E string
VG-105 Velvet Garbo long E string (for C extension)

Velvet Compas 180 Orchestra Gauge


VC-101 Velvet Compas 180, E string, special discount, Discounted!
VC-102 Velvet Compas 180, Long E string (for C extension), Discounted!

Have a question about upright bass strings?  Call us at 480-785-5491