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...

    Ft20 546
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  • 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-...

    Ft37 304
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  • Contra Bass G-1 Pistoy End washer

    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-...

    Ft39 481
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  • Contra Bass D-2 Lyon Nylon wound string

    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-...

    Ft53 555
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  • Contra Bass D-2 Pistoy 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-...

    Ft65 398
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  • 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...

    Ft50 364
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  • Contra Bass A-3 Pistoy End washer

    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-...

    Ft96 572
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  • Contra Bass E-4 Pistoy Edn washer

    Contra Bass E-4 Pistoy

    Light Light+ Medium Medium+ Heavy Heavy+ 4.88mm 4.92mm 5.00mm 5.08mm 5.14mm 5.20mm Many years ago we made the Contra Bass Pistoy E-4 string and it was part of our bass set offerings. This string was not well received by...

    Ft121 270
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