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Unlike some of our competitors, we are an authorized retailer for everything we sell - we do not use unathorized "Gray Market" sources.
   


Since 1997, we've proudly offered a varied line of Pickups and Microphones, Preamps, and Amplifiers for Double Bass at very good prices. Over the years, we've added Upright and Electric Upright Basses, Parts, Strings, Cases and Stands, Bows, 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!


And we're more than just a store.

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.

Our Blog

Sometimes the 'Best' Deal... Isn't.
Just like everyone, I like paying less. In fact, I've talked about it quite a bit in our newsletters over the years - hunting bargains is a bit of a hobby of mine. Of course, my wife says I'm destined to "go broke, saving money," but I digress...

All that said, I urge you to beware of eBay bargains, as well as sellers of bass things (particularly strings) who loudly proclaim that they have pricing substantially below the average shop; you may not be getting what you think you're getting. A couple of dollars one way or the other is to be expected -- but the reality is that sales margins on strings are simply not very high. If a store is regularly selling string sets for 20% cheaper than everyone else, that should set your Spidey-sense a-tingling.

Product counterfeiting is a real thing. D'Addario was openly highlighting their issues with it back in 2010, with this blog post (which specifically talks about illegal copies of their guitar strings.) And one of our competitors recently sent out a blast email saying that they have evidence that there are "fakes" of Thomastik and Pirastro double bass strings coming into the US Market from Asia. Other products can be counterfeited, too - there was a big kerfuffle a little over a decade ago with fake Oktava mics hitting the American market (and sold, unknowingly, through big music stores, too!)

Gollihur Music has close to a 20-year working relationship with both Pirastro and the one authorized Thomastik US Distributor, and I can tell you that I've confirmed that there are other shops who are "getting around" the system. All that I'm suggesting is that you ask that the store you buy from is sourcing their strings (and other items) directly from the authorized source(s). You can rest assured, Gollihur Music always does - we have always provided *genuine* goods at a fair price. And as for strings, we always offer free shipping, to all 50 states (on sets AND single strings)! ...as well as offering "extras" like added tip sheets, instructions and bonus items.
-- Mark



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Recent News and Updates
Traditional NXTs IN STOCK
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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.

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McNutt Bass Cradles IN STOCK
The McNutt Bass Cradle is a super Low-Profile Bass Stand that holds your bass securely, at an angle, for easy access. Stable, and surprisingly lightweight, it's portable enough for gigging (it comes with a shoulder bag) and works nice at home, too! Great in a show pit for quick switches between electric and upright, too! Now IN STOCK for immediate shipment.

Recently Added Products
Genzler Bass Array Magellan 350/BA 10 1x10 Small Combo
Genzler Bass Array Magellan 350/BA 10 1x10 Small Combo
The wizard who brought you those great sounding amps (with a similar name) is back! This small combo has the flexibility, hi-fi transparent sound, and great design -- in a portable package -- that you would expect from Jeff Genzler...
• 15.5”W x 15”D x 16”H, 25 Lbs • 175w (350 w/added cab) and 1x10 speaker with array
Headway EDB-2 Dual Channel Blending Preamp with Mic Input
Headway EDB-2 Dual Channel Blending Preamp with Mic Input
This versatile 2-channel preamp can handle two pickups, or a pickup and a mic, with ease, with extensive EQ, notch filter, DI, phantom power, switchable impedance, and much more.
Humi-Doctor - Miniature Humidity/Temp monitor
Humi-Doctor - Miniature Humidity/Temp monitor
You've got to keep your bass in a safe environment to protect it from issues, like popped seams, cracks, and other issues. Check the temperature and humidity level where your bass is quickly and easily with this no-fuss little guy. Clip to the bridge, or use the included velcro to mount on a stand or in your case...
Special IN-STOCK buy: NS Design 4 string CR4M - POPLAR BURL FINISH
Special IN-STOCK buy: NS Design 4 string CR4M - POPLAR BURL FINISH
The highly prized Poplar Burl finish is hard to get a hold of. I have ONE instrument in this finish, so don't dawdle! This beautifully designed bass is crafted in the Czech Republic, and features a full-scale fingerboard with adjustable relief to suit varying players' preferences. Truly pro-grade woods, electronics, and accessories - including options for endpins, straps, and more. Add to Cart to See Special Discounted Price!
Ehrlund Studio/Recording Condenser Microphones
Ehrlund Studio/Recording Condenser Microphones
We are one of the only US-based retailers carrying the Ehrlund EAP, which is an excellent choice for amplifying the double bass (and many other stringed instruments, for that matter.) We've had a few requests for some of Ehrlund's other groundbreaking mic products, and since we are able to get them for you, I've made this page highlighting some of those products...

Recent Customer Feedback about Gollihur Music
Recent Customer Feedback:
You were highly recommended by my son's bass teacher. He loves you!
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