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Since 1997, we've proudly offered a varied line of Pickups and Microphones
, and Amplifiers
for Double Bass at very good prices. Over the years, we've added Upright
and Electric Upright
, and many other useful, quality products for bass players.
You benefit from shopping with us
because our experience and focus means that you get real
answers to your questions, from bassists
! You can see that our product descriptions are in-depth and detailed, because they are most often based on our own use of the gear, rather than the generic "manufacturer blurbs" you'll find on most other websites. We only carry gear that we would (and often DO) confidently use ourselves: anything we consider selling has to pass the "Bob & Mark Test" -- or you won't see it here.
Our secure website is available 24 hours a day for your ordering ease. And we're committed to keeping products in stock
; we ship most orders within 24 hours of being placed
(excepting weekends and holidays, of course), and provide you with tracking and post-purchase support. And our many "extras"
- like installation guides, product-specific tips, and even cool BASS stickers for your car - are included at no charge!
The Gollihur Music crew is happy to offer lots of useful, free resources
on this website.
Finally, QUESTIONS are always welcome
, whether you are buying stuff or not! We're all in the same boat, and if we don't know the answer ourselves, we'll try to point you in the right direction.
Changing of the Guard
We've been in selling upright gear on the web for 22 years now, and we've always been happy to be a small band of bass-playing friends, rather than aspiring to be "The Wal-Mart of Bass." I joined my Dad pretty early on, and we grew the business together for several years. When Bob decided it was time to retire, we went outside the family and brought Christopher on board, to replace me, so that I could focus my attention on learning the ropes and eventually replace him. I ultimately "bought Dad out" a little over five years ago, and we were back to two employees again, which seems to be our ideal balance.
In that way, I guess our situation is kind of like the Sith "rule of two" from Star Wars
; we always eventually fall back to the master and the apprentice (though that is purely a business
distinction, Christopher could definitely
teach me more than a thing or two on actually playing
So, I'm telling you all of this because Christopher has decided that the time has come for him to move on to pursue his music full-time; so Gollihur Music has brought on a new "apprentice." Luckily, no-one has to lose any limbs in a lightsaber duel; although I'm bummed to see him go, we'll let Chris walk out the door with our best wishes.
So, I wanted our longtime customers to be aware that you might hear a new voice on the end of your phone line, or read a unexpected name after the "Thanks!" note on your invoice or email signature. It's all good - Christopher is leaving on excellent terms, and leaves behind very big shoes to fill.
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NEW Half-size Gollihur Bass Bags are HERE!
For many years, we've fielded requests to make our great Gollihur Upright Bass Bag
in 1/2 size. We've finally been able to make it happen - you can now get the same bag in a smaller size for your half size bass. Available in black only, it features all the same design, padding, heavy-duty zippers, and other great features of our long-running, top-selling bass bag. IN STOCK NOW!
$100 OFF a new Doubleshot Combo Rig (Limited Time!)
Early adopters of the Acoustic Image DOUBLESHOT COMBO rigs
get $100 off if ordered before September 1, 2019
. Details are on the Doubleshot page
.Please note that the Doubleshot is a brand new product; once they start shipping, stock will be limited and often pre-sold, and we are suggesting that you pre-order ASAP in order to get one as quickly as possible.
Recent Customer Feedback:
BTW, I want to let you know I'm still extremely pleased with the AI Coda-R (sIII) and Contra EX I purchased from you. They have exceeded all expectations in both electric and acoustic applications. Other players that have shared a platform with me seem perplexed that my little AI rig sounds bigger than their 4x10 cabs! The omnidirectional output is almost mysterious--the bass is present everywhere, but not too loud anywhere!!! I can stand right next to my rig without earplugs.
I haven't had any difficulties re acoustics associated with the down-firing woofer. In fact, though the speaker response starts rolling off a little in the low 40s, the cab has much better, more solid response on the a low B string than my slave rig, which consists of a Crest Audio power amp and high quality reference quality speakers that are rated 5 db stronger at 31 HZ! Perhaps this is attributable to documented low frequency response improovements associated with the downfiring woofer configuration. The sound is also very well defined, never mushy. It seems this might be attributable to the sealed cab providing superior damping (???).
Anyway, tastes and preferences vary and other gear may be better for other people As for me, I am extremely grateful that after twenty years of buying and selling gear--always feeling a bit discouraged about the sound--I've finally found a rig that works in electric and acoustic applications, including slap bass. I'm also using it with mandolin, guitar and violin with good results. Please make sure to tell Rick that he's got some real fans out there!
As for you and your dad, bass players are lucky to have you guys! Thanks very much.
— Steve L