Strings for Double Bass
We offer the largest selection of strings found anywhere. Small sizes, thin or thick gauges, obscure brands...we have a vast selection to meet the needs of every player, instrument and budget. Email us if you need help choosing strings.
New Steel Core strings from Pirastro. These are competitively priced strings intended for orchestral use. Stark gauge is best for Orchestra bassists, and the Medium gauge for a mix of bow and pizz playing.
Obligato is the hybrid workhorse of the Pirastro Bass string line. Bows well, and has a great solo pizz response. Obligato has receive consistent updates over the years.
Multi stranded metal core orchestral bass string. Moderately priced.
Evah Pirazzi have become a top choice for every bassist. Medium gauge for Orchestra players. Weich gauge for a mix of solo pizz and arco playing. Slap variant is for pizz only playing styles.
Original Flat Chrome are the premier orchestral bass string from Pirastro. Long life with balance of warmth and brightness. A leading choice for professional section players for decades.
The brightest of the Pirastro Orchestral Steel rope core strings.
For decades, a top choice for orchestral Bass.
New Orchestral Bass string from Pirastro offers timeless Flexocore tone and response, at a moderate price. Power, response, and complexity of tone all in one affordable string.
The formula introduced in 1992 as, "Flexocore 92". Rope Core strings for Orchestral Bass.
Olive are the premier Gut core strings from Pirastro. Solo pizz players love the warm tone and easy feel, but they make a great orchestral string too.
Steel rope core strings intended for Pizzicato only playing styles.
Gut core strings intended for pizzicato only playing styles. They offer the classic gut tone and feel.
Pirastro Eudoxa strings have a gut core, which provides a very warm and complex tone. Brighter sound than Olive. Great for Pizzicato playing.
Chorda are intended as a historically authentic gut string. However, they are often used by jazz players. Plain Gut G and D, with Silver Plated Wound A and E.
Solid steel core strings for students. Durable, low cost, long lasting strings.
Steel rope core strings offer power and projection with long life. Weich strings are a very popular pizzicato choice.
Bel Canto have become a top choice for orchestra section players. Steel rope core strings offer broad tonal palette, long lifespan, and easy playability.
Solid core strings with bright tone and long life. Suitable for student instruments.
Steel rope core strings offer a warmer tone balance and smoother texture compared to Spirocore
Nylon core produces a warm, gut-like tone. Easy bow response. Short Pizzicato sustain.
D'Addario Zyex strings are part of the new wave of composite core string making. Light gauge are for a mix of pizzicato and arco playing. Medium gauge are for primarily orchestral playing.
Kaplan are professional steel rope core strings from D'Addario. These have a powerful orchestral response in the Medium or Heavy gauge. For a mix of solo pizz playing and arco, choose the Light gauge. Kaplan are priced lower than many imported brands with similar performance.
Since introduction in the mid 1990's, Helicore have achieved a remarkable acceptance among students and professionals worldwide. The stranded metal core gives quick response due to the thin diameter of the strings.
Prelude have a solid steel core. They are durable, long lasting and easy to play, which make them a great choice for student instruments.
Solid steel core, with Nickel winding. Low cost, long lasting student strings.
Nylon core offers low tension. Warm tone balance. Low cost alternative to gut strings for pizzicato playing and some bowing.
Gut Core strings popular with pizz players who want an authentic gut feel and tone.
Wide range of string choices from rockabilly to orchestral playing styles.
Velvet strings offer an unparalleled combination of rich, complex tone and supreme feel.
We have discontinued Kolstein strings.
High value steel rope core strings. The popular tungsten wound "370" set offers a uniquely thin diameter string, which is easy to play but has volume and projection.
Jargar strings are steel core, high tension orchestra strings.
Black Nylon wound on Steel rope core. These string have a thick diameter, and a loose feel. They are intended for slap style playing, but are well suited for any Pizzicato style.
Elite series strings are similar in construction to the LaBella Rope Core strings, but have additional characteristics that enhance the strings tone and responsiveness.
LaBella Gut have plain G and D strings. The A and E are Silver Wound. An excellent choice for warm pizzicato tone with easy playability and comfortable feel.
Steel Rope Core strings for Orchestral playing. Bright and responsive. Moderate cost.