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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
, 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.
The Gollihur Music Difference
I'm very aware that there are lots of places, particularly online, that you can spend your bass dollars. If you have a local mom-and-pop music shop, I don't mind losing your business to them; we should support our local "bricks and mortar" stores
whenever possible. But for those upright bass items you can only easily find online, we work hard to always be your first place to shop.
As I was assembling the latest shipment of Krivo pickups
this morning into our custom packaging, it occurred to me that it was a perfect example of how
we do that. Here we have a specialized upright bass product, hand-made in the USA. Only a few stores even carry it. Could you find it somewhere else, maybe at eBay, or at another online store? Probably. You might even find it a dollar or two cheaper.But here's where the difference is:
We don't just want you to buy
it -- we want you to love using it
. We want you to be able to open it up, install it yourself without difficulty, get great sound without frustration, and have everything you will need to do so already in the box
On the left
is how everyone else, to my knowledge, ships the pickup. It's how Jason at Krivo
provides it - a hand-made pickup in a bubble-wrap packet. On the right
is what you get from Gollihur Music when you order a Krivo:
- The Pickup, wrapped in the bubble-wrap packet
- Packed into a retail-style cardboard container with peanuts to protect it in shipping
- A special 4-piece jack mount kit for easily mounting the jack to your tailpiece
- An instruction sheet, written by yours truly, so you don't have to go it alone
Now, are these extras expensive? Not really; all told, the box, sticker, jack mount kit and printed paper don't cost me a significant amount of money. But what hopefully makes the difference is that I saved you the the time figuring out what parts you'll need for the jack mount kit (and sourced them for you so you don't need to make a trip to the hardware store). And I fussed with the pickup to determine what you need to know to have a successful install, and shared that information with you before you had to ask. And I went through the trouble (just this morning, in fact) to pack it all into a nice box that will protect the pickup -- and give you the feeling that we really care
about the impression you get when you open a package we've sent to you.
We don't just do this for the Krivo, of course. You get tip sheets, extra stuff, and in-depth instructions for all sorts of things you buy from us -- strings, bridges, preamps, pickups, amplifiers, bass buggies and wheels, bows... the list goes on. We strive to provide you with the answers you need before you've even asked the questions. (But we're also here
to answer the questions we didn't anticipate!)
This is the philosophy that has driven the way we do things from the very beginning, when Bob
first started shipping K&K Pickups back in 1997 -- and is the basis of what I continue to make a guiding principle today. I sincerely hope that you notice "The Gollihur Music Difference," and know that we will continually strive to exceed your expectations every day.
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Thursday, November 26th is Thanksgiving
Today is Thanksgiving Day in the USA. Since it is a national holiday - and none of our shipping partners are picking up or delivering today - we will not be in the office.
You may, of course, call and leave a message (we really will call you back), or email us with your questions (we really do respond)... As always, our website is ready and willing to take your orders, which will be processed and shipped right away on Friday.
An Easy Option for the Bassist on Your Gift List...
Can't figure out the right size/gauge/color... whatever? That's okay, you can get your favorite bassist a Gift Certificate
instead! Certificates are emailed to you directly, so you can print them out without waiting for the mail to arrive - so even if you're pressed for a last minute gift, we've got your back. Available in several denominations, no fees or hidden charges.
Gift Ideas for the Bassist in Your Life
We've got lots of great (and affordable) stuff for the bass players on your gift list
! Under $25 items include our popular clip-on electronic tuner, the clever Turbo-Tune string winder, and our "nation of bass" hot beverage travel mug. We also have videos and book sets, a great cleaning/care kit and more - all under $50! Most items don't require you to know specifics about their bass - most of them are delightfully universal!
Getting Gifts In Time!
Gollihur Music is well-known for our very quick shipments and well-stocked warehouse, and we always hustle to make sure your orders get to you as FAST as possible. Ordering a gift for a bassist in your life?
Check out our handy guide for getting gifts in time
Recent Customer Feedback:
I wanted to email my appreciation of a recent experience with buying an Acoustic Image Corus III from Gollihur.
It’s great to find a highly reliable company, with personalized service and who is easy to work with for getting the most out of my new Corus III amp. After months of researching, evaluating many amps and digging through pages of specifications, think I finally found the perfect guitar/voice amp (or about as close as to perfect as can be). This amazing amp provides a well-beyond-excellent sound, simple-to-use controls and all in an extremely low weight package which makes it a snap to take along to any gig. Another surprising feature is the complete lack of background noise and hum, even when cranked to higher volume! All that plus Acoustic Image customer service responded quickly to my question on how to make a better external connection on their gear.
This amplifier (without a doubt) is the best damn guitar amplifier I’ve ever plugged my classic Guild (1974) twelve string into!! The listening result is a totally incredible experience, a very enjoyable sound and with a voice reproduction that is yet another completely unexpected bonus.
Many kudo’s to you and your company for providing such an excellent amplifier with superior customer service.
Please add me to your list of satisfied customers.
— Rich B