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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.
Changing of the Guard
We've been in selling upright gear on the web for 22 years now, and we've always been happy to be a small band of bass-playing friends, rather than aspiring to be "The Wal-Mart of Bass." I joined my Dad pretty early on, and we grew the business together for several years. When Bob decided it was time to retire, we went outside the family and brought Christopher on board, to replace me, so that I could focus my attention on learning the ropes and eventually replace him. I ultimately "bought Dad out" a little over five years ago, and we were back to two employees again, which seems to be our ideal balance.
In that way, I guess our situation is kind of like the Sith "rule of two" from Star Wars
; we always eventually fall back to the master and the apprentice (though that is purely a business
distinction, Christopher could definitely
teach me more than a thing or two on actually playing
So, I'm telling you all of this because Christopher has decided that the time has come for him to move on to pursue his music full-time; so Gollihur Music has brought on a new "apprentice." Luckily, no-one has to lose any limbs in a lightsaber duel; although I'm bummed to see him go, we'll let Chris walk out the door with our best wishes.
So, I wanted our longtime customers to be aware that you might hear a new voice on the end of your phone line, or read a unexpected name after the "Thanks!" note on your invoice or email signature. It's all good - Christopher is leaving on excellent terms, and leaves behind very big shoes to fill.
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We are here! You can order with confidence.
The COVID-19 pandemic has people understandably highly concerned. With abundant cautionary procedures, the bassists at Gollihur Music are still maintaining our normal (online) business hours and shipping out orders every weekday
Since we are not a "bricks and mortar" store, we are not affected by mandatory retail closures. There are just two of us here at the shop, and we have temporarily put a halt to in-person appointments to limit any chance of exposure. We are taking appropriate measures to protect ourselves and our customers from any possible infection. We're confident that we can continue to provide you with your bass needs through this complex time.
Do note that some of our suppliers have been suspending or limiting operations, though, so some products may be a little less available. But we are well stocked with the bass-ics!
Recent Customer Feedback:
I received the Traynor SB110 amp yesterday and checked it out immediately, with my acoustic 3/4 upright and my (passive) Fender P bass, following the recommendations on your website. This amp is awesome! Light-weight, well- made, small but super powerful (walls shaking at half- volume), great & versatile sound with both (very different) basses, and some nice features too (XLR line out, active & passive inputs, 4-band EQ, tweeter on/off button, great price). Thanks for selecting this amp to include on your site and for your informative description, review, and setting recommendations.
— Asher S (January 2015)