Thomastik: Dominant Double Bass Strings



Thomastik Dominant Double Bass Strings, a hybrid set with multi-strand nylon core. The warmth and feel of gut, great for pizzicato with short sustain.


Thomastik Dominant Double Bass Strings are a widely-used synthetic double bass string with a highly flexible, multi-strand nylon core. These strings have the tonal warmth and feel of gut, and are great for pizzicato with short sustain. As a hybrid set, Thomastik Dominant Double Bass Strings are also great for bowing. The synthetic core is impervious to changes in humidity, allowing for stable intonation and long life. The sound is soft, clear, and rich in overtones.


Gary’s Thoughts: Thomastik Dominant Double Bass Strings are a great hybrid use string, actually one of my favorites, although they seem susceptible to breakage/failure in the peg box. The breakage issue can be hit and miss, it’s not across the board, but it is the reason why I wouldn’t recommend them. In fact, it’s the only reason why they’re not on my bass.



  • Multi-strand synthetic core
  • Great pizzicato with short sustain
  • Hybrid set with bowing capabilities
  • Soft, clear sound


Upton Bass String Instrument Co. specializes in building award-winning custom double basses and offers accessories for the double bass. Upton Bass also services all instruments and bows of the violin family with world class restoration and repair, to view our online restoration portfolio visit

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