- Set of 4 genuine gut strings
- Extra thick set 2.1mm to 4.5mm
- Suitable for all sizes of double bass
- Warm sound
- A traditional alternative to steel
These are excellent quality natural gut Upright Double Bass / Contrabass strings.
The length of the strings is at least 1750mm - which will fit all sizes of double bass with sufficient length the tie.
This auction is for a full set of 4 strings. String diameters are:
- G 2.1mm
- D 2.7mm
- A 3.7mm
- E 4.5mm
Traditionally gut strings were always used on double bass and other string instruments.
They are brown and semi-translucent and made from natural material.
Gut is a much lighter material than the steel strings that are often used today.
The gut string sound is clear and full bodied, with excellent sustain and warm response.
Hence gut strings will give a different tone for both solo and orchestra players.
These strings are also good for playing authentic chamber music (chamber
musicians will often retune their instrument to more traditional tunings and use gut strings to get a more
Many folk, country and jazz bass players use gut bass strings to get a vintage sound.
You should be aware that compared to steel strings, gut strings tend to go out of tune much more often,
however, they feel much nicer on your fingers and have a more mellow sound.
Because our gut contrabass strings are all handmade from the finest materials, they do tend to be more expensive
than the modern steel strings, however if you want the mellow tone and the feel of traditional gut then these are
far better than the synthetic alternatives.
Our gut strings are hand made from sheep gut which is rectified to bring it to the correct diameter.
Because the strings are made from a natural material, thay are more sensitive to changes in humidity and
temperature than steel or synthetic strings.
Mutton serosa (the material lining of the sheep`s intestine)