D’Addario double bass strings offer beautifully powerful tone, with delicate nuance in every note. From beginner options like Prelude to premium sets like Helicore, D’Addario Orchestral has the best double bass strings for every player.
"Zyex bass strings are unparalleled in tone and feel, plus they are the most versatile string I've ever used. From straight ahead jazz to orchestral to country, they just work for everything!"
"For me, the Zyex strings do a perfect job of combining gut and metal strings. They allow me to have a large and rich sound whether I am playing pizzicato, bowed, jazz, or groove repertoire, modern or traditional music, acoustic or amplified."
"Helicore Orchestral are my favorite because of their durability and perfect balance of warmth and projection. They work well for both arco and pizzicato."
The strings on a double bass are E, A, D, & G in order from lowest to highest.
The double bass has four strings.
Most double bass strings fall into one of three categories: gut, synthetic, and steel. The earliest known orchestral strings were made from “gut,” or the small intestines of cows or sheep. Today, it’s more common for double bass strings to be made from steel or a synthetic (often nylon) blend of fibers.