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Strings for Double BassSpecial Order String Sets

D'Addario Prelude 1/8 scale Upright Bass Strings

         Manufactured by: D'Addario

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Special Order ItemThis string set is a "special order item," which means that it is normally a non-stock item. This means that, if you purchase these strings, we will need to acquire the set from the manufacturer or a distributor, which may take anywhere from a couple days (normally) to a couple of weeks (rare, but we'll let you know). It also means that we are unable to provide overnight or two-day options for these strings.

We offer this set as a non-stock item because customers have asked for them, and they're not always easy to find at retailers. Due to their non-stock status, we only sell complete sets -- no "singles" can be purchased for this set. Also be aware that as a special-order item, the strings are not returnable.
Helicore Orchestra and Hybrid bass stringsD'Addario Prelude

We've had lots of requests for more affordable strings for developing players; the Preludes from D'Addario are just that.

Prelude bass strings are multi-stranded steel core strings that are affordable and flexible, making them ideal for students and young players. The strings are designed to produce a warm tone quality with good bow response.

The core design is more flexible than a solid core, and the reduced tension and better flexibility makes for strings that are very easy to play, especially for younger, developing players. Excellent for student orchestra basses, the strings provide a clear, warm sound that blends well across the ensemble.

The special-order strings here are for the 1/8 size very small (child-size) bass - for more common 3/4, 1/2 and 1/4 scale Preludes, see the related items below.

  • Warm tone from steel strings
  • Easier tension
  • Designed for bowing and pizzicato
  • A true "Student" string
  • Great for those on a budget!

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This item is made in USA!D'Addario's classic Prelude strings, with flexibility and lighter tension - and an affordable price tag - are aimed at students and younger players who value quality strings on a smaller budget. Stranded steel cores provide nice flexibility, and the tone is pretty middle-of-the-road, making them fit fairly well into a variety of genres and styles. Suitable for arco and pizz.
Sets AND Single Strings are available (click through to order)

From $79.00

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