Academie Contra Bass Strings

  • 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.

 

 

  • 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...

  • Set Contra Bass Strings

    Set Contra Bass Strings

      Set Gauge Light Light+ Medium Medium+ Heavy Heavy+ G-1 2.00mm 2.06mm 2.10mm 2.16mm 2.20mm 2.26mm D-2 2.80mm 2.86mm 2.90mm 2.96mm 3.00mm 3.06mm A-3 2.52mm 2.62mm 2.66mm 2.70mm 2.74mm 2.80mm E-4 3...

  • Plain Lyon gut string Lyon string with nylon wrapping

    Contra Bass G-1 Lyon

    Gauge Light Light+ Medium Medium+ Heavy Heavy+ G-1 2.00mm 2.06mm 2.10mm 2.16mm 2.20mm 2.26mm This is a single length, (80"), Lyon gut string available with either a natural or varnish finish. Natural strings are hand-...

    $103.69
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  • Contra Bass G-1 Pistoy

    Contra Bass G-1 Pistoy

    Gauge Light Light+ Medium Medium+ Heavy Heavy+ G-1 2.00mm 2.06mm 2.10mm 2.16mm 2.20mm 2.26mm This is a single length, (80"), Pistoy gut string available with either a natural or varnish finish. Natural strings are hand-...

    $109.74
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  • Contra Bass D-2 Lyon Contra Bass D-2 Lyon

    Contra Bass D-2 Lyon

    Gauge Light Light+ Medium Medium+ Heavy Heavy+ D-2 2.80mm 2.86mm 2.90mm 2.96mm 3.00mm 3.06mm This is a single length, (80"), Lyon gut string available with either a natural or varnish finish. Natural strings are hand-...

    $148.86
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  • Contra Bass D-2 Pistoy

    Contra Bass D-2 Pistoy

    Gauge Light Light+ Medium Medium+ Heavy Heavy+ D-2 2.80mm 2.86mm 2.90mm 2.96mm 3.00mm 3.06mm This is a single length, (80"), Pistoy gut string available with either a natural or varnish finish. Natural strings are hand-...

    $181.78
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  • Contra Bass A-3 Gut/Silverplate

    Contra Bass A-3 Gut/Silverplate

    Gauge Light Light+ Medium Medium+ Heavy Heavy+ A-3 Silverplate / Copper 2.52mm 2.62mm 2.66mm 2.70mm 2.74mm 2.80mm This is a single length gut core string with a silver-plated copper wire winding and a thin silk layer wound...

  • Contra Bass A-3 Gut/Nickel Contra Bass A-3 Gut/Nickel

    Contra Bass A-3 Gut/Nickel

      Light Light+ Medium Medium+ Heavy Heavy+ 2.52mm 2.54mm 2.56mm 2.58mm 2.60mm 2.62mm   This is a single length gut core string with a nickel silver wire winding. There is a thin silk under layer wound onto the core...

  • Contra Bass A-3 Gut/ Copper

    Contra Bass A-3 Gut/ Copper

    Light Light+ Medium Medium+ Heavy Heavy+ 2.52mm 2.62mm 2.66mm 2.70mm 2.74mm 2.80mm This is a single length gut core string with a and a thin silk layer wound onto the core between the gut and wire. Because the wire is a solid...

  • Contra Bass A-3 Pistoy

    Contra Bass A-3 Pistoy

    Gauge Light Light+ Medium Medium+ Heavy Heavy+ A-3 3.80mm 3.86mm 3.90mm 3.96mm 4.00mm 4.06mm This is a single length, (80"), Pistoy gut string available with either a natural or varnish finish. Natural strings are hand-...

    $268.43
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  • Contra Bass E-4 Gut/Silverplate

    Contra Bass E-4 Gut/Silverplate

    Light Light+ Medium Medium+ Heavy Heavy+ 3.12mm 3.18mm 3.22mm 3.28mm 3.32mm 3.36mm This is a single length gut core string with a and a thin silk layer wound onto the core between the gut and wire. Because of the plating, the...

  • Contra Bass E-4 Gut/Nickel Contra Bass E-4 Gut/Nickel

    Contra Bass E-4 Gut/Nickel

      Light Light+ Medium Medium+ Heavy Heavy+ 3.12mm 3.14mm 3.16mm 3.18mm 3.20mm 3.22mm   This is a single length gut core string with a nickel silver wire winding. There is a thin silk under layer wound onto the core...