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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.
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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Special Purchase: NS Design Omni Basses at HUGE Discount
We've just received a small number of the 4-string CR-model Omni Basses, and can sell them at a fabulous price. This is the deluxe model, with the piezo/magnetic dual-source pickup system, onboard preamp with EQ, blend, and polar mode knobs, the Boomerang Strap, Deluxe gig bag... and the basses are BRAND NEW IN BOX, A-Stock basses - no cosmetic issues, no electronic problems. Brand new first-quality basses, just at a killer discounted price that's so low, I'm not allowed to publish it on the site.Check it out - and maybe get one - now
The New Exclusive NS Design Bass is Here!
And it's awesome! Check out our EXCLUSIVE "Traditional" NXT basses
- with custom dark brown finish, upgraded tuning machines, and Traditional string set pre-installed, it's ready-to-go for players who need a more "authentic" vibe from their solid-body EUB. We even include stick-on faux f-holes to complete the look. Quantities are very limited...
Carbon Fiber ARTIST Double Bass Bow
I held off getting a mid-range carbon fiber bow for a long time; I was waiting for the quality to go up (and the prices to come down.) Now, I've found this wonderful bow, which is quite well-appointed, nicely balanced, and very finely haired. With a warm brown color and woven carbon fiber finish, it's traditional meets high-tech - and with a comfortable, familiar feel, you can get right to work with it.
DELUXE Professional 3/4 size Upright Bass Bag
This most feature-packed, robust, heavily-padded bag we've found has top-shelf construction and durability for the ultimate protection a padded bag can offer. With backpack straps, rolling wheels, riveted handles, and thick padding, this bag is an amazing value.
K&M Universal Tablet Computer Holder (Mounts to Mic Stand)
More and more tech-savvy folks are using tablet computers like iPads and Android tablets for music performance - set lists, chord changes, even scrolling music. This adjustable, really well-made and designed holder simply mounts to a mic stand and provides confident, easy mounting for your tablet.
SPECIAL PURCHASE: NS Design 4 string CR OMNI Bass with Free Bow and Rosin
The OMNI Bass
(formerly known as the "Bass Cello") from NS Designs is uniquely attractive to players who play mostly electric bass and want a "crossover" instrument. They even make a model with FRETS! Can be played vertically or horizontally, and it's capable of a huge variety of tones. Available in both 4 and 5-string versions. Includes Gig Bag and Boomerang Strap system, and is compatible with all of their stands and strap options.
Recent Customer Feedback:
Wow guys, I'm not sure who I talked to the other day, but I called about amplification for rockabilly bass, and was having trouble getting a good click with my wing pickup. I called kind of hoping you would talk me into getting the K&K upgrade package with the preamp and clicky transducer, which you did. It was on my doorstep 2 days later and I'm in LOVE! It's exactly what I needed. It took me maybe a half hour to open the package, find and install a battery, test and eq my wing pickup. I had to cut all the treble and a little mid, but soon had a great pizz sound. Went to work on the clicky and in what couldn't have been a total of 45 minutes, I was in slap bass heaven. Thanks so much. I was scared to pull the trigger on something I'd never tried in person, but it was totally worth it.
— Gordon F (December 2012)