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Double Bass String Tensions   
       

Orchestral String Tensions (lbs)


Pirastro
Pirastro Pirastro Pirastro Pirastro Thomstik
Thomstik
Obligato
Eudoxa
Oliv  
Perminant
Flexicore
Dominant
Superflex
G  string
65.6 66.3 63.2
66.5
67.2
63.9
70.6
D string
64.8
65.4
60.8
65.2
66.3
63.9
70.6
A string
65.2
63.9
59
64.3
72.3
66.1
75
E string
64.1
65
59.9
63
65.6
66.1
75





D'Addario D'Addario D'Addario Thomstik Thomstik Thomstik
Helicore
Helicore Helicore Spirocore
Spirocore Spirocore Thomstik
Light
Medium
High
Soft
Medium
Strong
Precision
G string 58.2
62
64
60.6
67.2
79.4
70.5
D string
61.3
65.9
68.4
61.7
68.3
79.4
70.5
A string
62.5
69
73 63.9
70.5
81.6
77.1
E string
64.1
70
74.8
66.1
72.8
83.8
77.1


Solo String Tensions (lbs) 

Pirastro
Pirastro
D'Addario Thomstik Thomstik Thomstik Thomstik
Perminant
Flexicore
Helicore
Spirocore
Dominant
Precision
Superflex
A string
69.8
71.9
60.5
70.5
59.5
77.1
75
E string
68.5
70.9
63
72.8
61.7
76.1
75
B string
67.5
77.4
68.4
72.8
63.9
77.1
75
F# string
66.2
70.2
69
72.8
66.1
77.1
75
         

String tensions have been gathered through contacting the manufacturers. The tensions are based on a 110cm string length.
 

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