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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.
Great new gear coming soon!
'Tis the season! The NAMM show takes place in early January, and manufacturers come out with awesome new gear. I'm taking a pass on the show this year, but we're already starting to get some new gear (and we'll have a few key new items in February) that are sure to get your GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) flowing!
Check out the new BiX preamp from Grace Design
, a small-format life preamp for acoustic pickups. Or the brand new Genzler 350/10 combo
- an amp that sounds amazing for both electric and upright basses. Or the newly redesigned EA Doubler-2
, which features upgraded power and specs, and an updated chassis - we have it IN STOCK for immediate shipment!
We're looking forward to bringing you a bunch more cool stuff, keep an eye on our "New Products" list
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Our Leather Edge Protectors (Side Bumpers)
, which have been unavailable for several months, are BACK! The manufacturer who was making them suddenly stopped, but we've made arrangements to get them again. We should have them in stock sometime this week. Get your orders in, we'll get them out the door as soon as they arrive!
NEW Grace Design BiX is IN STOCK
The New Grace Design BiX
has arrived! Finally, studio-grade preamplification for your bass (or other acoustic instruments) in a compact, road-worthy enclosure. With only the essential features, the BiX puts top-shelf boutique sound into your rig for under $300. Now available for immediate shipment
Doubler IN STOCK
Traditional NXTs IN STOCK
Get yours now!
This is an amazing value -- for our upright bass-playing friends who want an EUB that can "sub" for the big bass, we've done all the upgrades for you -- and even put a custom "traditional" finish on the bass.
You get all the modern ergonomics and portability of the NS Design Electric Uprights, but with the Traditional string set for a more authentic doublebass sound (and bowability). We've also had NS Design upgrade the tuners to the CR-spec Schallers. And the cool traditional brown finish, over the veneer, looks classy and traditional -- and we even include a set of f-hole decals you can optionally install on the bass.
The four-string is the NEW NXTa "active" model, with the built-in flash-rechargeable buffer circuit. We have a limited number of 5-strings left in the original passive design, and those are the last of the traditional 5-strings.
You can't get this exclusive model anywhere else, folks. Read more!
Recent Customer Feedback:
Hello Mark & Bob -
I wanted to take a second to thank you for the SPEEDY arrival
of my new amp. I was rehearsing with it in my studio ~24 hours later after ordering.
Talk about instant gratification! <g>
The amp is exactly as it was described on your site and other reviews.
"Acoustic Image" is a perfect name for it. My sound is natural but bigger -
much bigger if needed - and after 25+ years of wrestling with getting a good
sound from my Underwood, I have found it.
The Coda's arrival coincided with two upright gigs within a week or so: a jazz duo
in a small coffeehouse and a jazz concert in an auditorium.
I've experienced nothing in performance like the confidence I had
with the sound emanating from that impossibly tiny amp.
A friend who walked in late to the coffeehouse wondered if I was using an amp at all!
I filled the auditorium just fine. When the band got loud my sound was still
solid, and it mixed acoustically, once again, as if there were no amp.
I am a professional recording engineer as well, and I understand the technical
difficulties in using a high impedance pickup with the front end of most amps.
Not only is the sound smooth, but the bowed sound is even as well; I frequently solo
with the bow. I can now hear how full-range and sensitive the Underwood really is. In fact,
I had to reconfigure my bow quiver because the small squeaky noise it made
was now being amplified. The (small) midrange emphasis that is inherent with the Underwood
is now a good thing, keeping me audible when there is sonic competition.
(I use a custom Spirocore set; I have always liked the buzzy sustain.)
I have been keeping the tone controls flat, and use the high pass filter to trim just a hair of bottom end
depending on the resonance of the room. (Why don't these "hi-fi" amps have a tone
defeat like my stereo?)
A quick test with my Sadowsky Jazz showed it to be perfectly useable for low-volume
work. Great sound!
I intend to use the Coda - we are calling it "Wall-E" - to do some folkie
coffeehouse gigs in the future. My acoustic guitars - 6, 12 and classical - sound gorgeous
through the amp, and it handles vocals well.
I'm currently very excited about playing. Thanks again!
— Paul M