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  • Use our string calculators to find the correct strings for your instrument. Check tensions, gauges, and play "what if" scenarios to see how changes in your instrument will effect your strings.

 

  • Solo bass string set

    Solo bass string set

    The "Solo Tuning" for the contrabass was adopted sometime in the 1800s to create a more transparent, brilliant tone with more projection for solo works. It involves tuning all of the strings up a whole-step, using thinner strings. The lighter strings are...

    $532.00
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  • Bass String Re-Wind

    Bass String Re-Wind

    The problem with bass wound strings is that they will eventually develop a buzzing sound when the core shrinks and the wire becomes loose. When this happens you can send the old string back to Gamut Strings and we will stretch the core again and put new...

    $57.11
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  • Lyon gut string String with leather washer

    Solo bass A-1 Lyon gut

       This is a single length, (80"), Lyon gut string available with either a natural or varnish finish. Natural strings are hand- rubbed with a light oil. Varnished strings have three coats of finish before being hand polished with the oil...

    $96.80
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  • Lyon gut string String with leather washer

    Solo bass E-2 Lyon gut

    This is a single length, (80"), Lyon gut string available with either a natural or varnish finish. Natural strings are hand- rubbed with a light oil. Varnished strings have three coats of finish before being hand polished with the oil. There is an...

    $142.50
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  • Solo Bass B-3 Gut/ Copper

    Solo Bass B-3 Gut/ Copper

    Light Light+ Medium Medium+ Heavy Heavy+ 2.36mm 2.38mm 2.40mm 2.42mm 2.44mm 2.46mm The solo gauges are assuming a pitch of a-440. This is a single length gut core string with a and a thin silk layer wound onto the core between...

    $132.99
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  • Solo Bass B-3 Pistoy End washer

    Solo Bass B-3 Pistoy

    Gauge Light Light+ Medium Medium+ Heavy Heavy+ A-3 3.44mm 3.46mm 3.48mm 3.50mm 3.52mm 3.54mm This is a single length, (80"), Pistoy gut string available with either a natural or varnish finish. Natural strings are hand-...

    $260.43
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  • Solo Bass F#-4 Gut/Copper

    Solo Bass F#-4 Gut/Copper

    Light Light+ Medium Medium+ Heavy Heavy+ 3.08mm 3.10mm 3.12mm 3.14mm 3.16mm 3.18mm The solo gauges are assuming a pitch of a-440. This is a single length gut core string with a copper wire winding and a thin silk layer wound...

    $160.62
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  • Viennese Bass A-1 Lyon Knotted end

    Viennese Bass A-1 Lyon

    Gauge Light Light+ Medium Medium+ Heavy Heavy+ A-1 1.86mm 1.90mm 1.94mm 1.98mm 2.04mm 2.08mm This is a single length, (80"), Lyon gut string available with either a natural or varnish finish. Natural strings are hand-...

    $72.44
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