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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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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:
Hello Mark and Bob, I received the amp today (Tuesday), so quickly it arrived! It is amazing, within 30 seconds I had it dialed in perfectly, it is the best sounding amp I have ever played through.
Thank you so much for being so helpful and only having the best equipment!
Follow-up, July 2010:
Dear Acoustic Image and Gollihur music,
you probably get tired of people telling you this, so forgive me if I get a little over-excited about my new AI Corus III. It is nothing short of amazing. I have used it now for 2 weeks under a variety of venues, volume levels, different instruments, mic channel, or pick- up, I am blown away each time I plug in, it sounds so natural I have to check if it's actually on, if I don't need a big volume, and then, when I do need the volume, it's there, and still sounds amazing... I don't know how else to say it but I got great service from Gollihur music and Acoustic Image people, you're all GREAT!!
Thank you, I am a happy, happy camper, and I will even go as far as to say, since I can hear every nuance of my instrument, I am actually playing better, more inspired, and as silly as it sounds, I am so proud of my sound that I am unafraid to try anything, in any dynamic range. (I play violin and viola.) What a freeing sensation!
Thanks, Thanks , Thanks, I'll try to contain myself!
— Eddie P (June & July 2010)