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Strings for Double BassStrings for 1/2 and 1/4 size basses
Strings for Double BassStrings for 3/4 and 4/4 size Basses

D'Addario Helicore ORCHESTRAL and SOLO Upright Bass Strings

         Manufactured by: D'Addario

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Helicore Orchestral bass stringsD'Addario Helicore ORCHESTRA

As you've probably gathered from reading our string descriptions, the selection of string can make a profound difference in response, so D'Addario offers strings in three flavors: Orchestra, Hybrid, and Pizzicato.

The Orchestra strings are specifically designed for - you guessed it - orchestra players. They are, of course, very bowable, and use a winding and material that creates less sustain. This is done on purpose, of course - orchestral players are not looking for the same level of sustain that a jazz pizzicato performer would want. However, they've still got great thump power and enough sustain for many players that play a variety of styles. They have less "presence" and sound somewhat "darker" than the Hybrid Helicores, and definitely more so than the Pizzicato Helicores.

They are available in 1/4 and 1/2 sizes, and also come in light, medium and heavy tensions.

The SOLO Strings are designed for solo repertoire; you tune each string up one whole step to F#-B-E-A for easier access to higher solo passages. D'Addario doesn't brand these as "Helicore Orchestra" strings, but they are generally used by orchestral players, hence their inclusion here. (They have purple silk with a gold spiral on the ball end).

An Extended E/C string (for low string extensions) and a Low B string are also available in 3/4 size.

Tension figures:
String ¾ med ¾ lt ¾ hv ½ sz ¼ sz
G 62.0 58.2 64.0 56.5 51.2
D 65.9 61.3 68.4 59.7 53.9
A 69.0 62.5 73.0 62.4 56.0
E 70.0 64.1 74.8 62.2 57.5
Ext E/C 70.0 64.1 74.8
Low B 66.4




  • nice warm tone from steel strings
  • Orchestral: bowable, smooth sound with thumpier pizz
  • Hybrid: more sustain and a little growl for pizz, still bowable, the compromise string
  • smooth feel
  • average tension


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