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D’Addario Helicore Hybrid Double Bass Strings


  • Available in 3/4 and 1/2 sizes
  • Fast, flexible and responsive
  • Great for a mix of Arco and Pizz playing
  • Best value Hybrid strings on the market

Helicore Hybrid double bass strings are optimised for both Pizzicato and Arco playing. They are ideal for professionals, intermediate players and a great upgrade for students.

Helicore Hybrid bass strings are available for 1/2 and 3/4 size double basses and designed to work well for both pizzicato and arco playing. They are multi-stranded steel core strings that produce a moderately warm tone quality. The core design makes for strings that are very easy to play under the left hand. Damping is optimized to create a good balance between pizzicato sustain and bow response, allowing for good performance across many playing styles, from symphonic to jazz or bluegrass.

  • Clear and focused articulation
  • Fast, flexible, and responsive
  • Low, Medium and High tension variants available in 3/4 size
  • Pairs exceptionally well with a wide variety of instrument types and musical styles
  • All D’Addario strings are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA using groundbreaking core technology developed in-house

Helicore Hybrid Double Bass Strings Scale Lengths

  • 3/4 Size 1080mm / 41 3/4 inches
  • 1/2 Size 975mm / 38 3/8 inches

Other similar hybrid double bass strings to consider are D’Addario Zyex and Pirastro Evah Pirazzi, both of these strings have a synthetic core giving a gut like Pizz sound and start nicely under the bow. If you are mainly playing Pizz we would recommend Helicore Pizzicato bass strings.


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