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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.

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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.

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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 the upright!)

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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Recent News and Updates
Found some single Velvet Strings in the Warehouse
As you may know, Velvet Strings seem to be indefinitely out of production. I found a limited cache of singles in my warehouse: Garbo E/A/D, Anima E/A/Low B, and Long E strings (for C-extensions) for Anima, Garbo, and Blue. I have a limited stock of them, and you can grab them while we have them here!

Recently Added Products
Digital Audio Wireless System - Model U2, Wood Finish
Digital Audio Wireless System - Model U2, Wood Finish
If you need to go wireless, you need to choose a wireless system carefully to avoid impedance issues that will kill your sound. Here's one that works well, and it's even finished in a woodgrain look so it visually blends with your bass top!
Krivo Magnetic Upright Bass Pickup (2020 model, includes bonus Jack Mount)
Krivo Magnetic Upright Bass Pickup (2020 model, includes bonus Jack Mount)
This item is made in USA!The Krivo pickup is hand-made in Oregon. It's a specially-designed magnetic pickup in a (New for 2020 - Improved mounting system) wooden casing, which has been engineered to provide a more "acoustic-like" sound despite getting its input solely from the strings. For players in high-volume (Rockabilly?) situations, magnetic is the way to go to avoid feedback - and this quiet humbucker is the best option I've found. Its low-key looks and great sound really make magnetic pickups practical!
String Set: Synthesis Double Bass BSN900 Synthetic and Chrome
String Set: Synthesis Double Bass BSN900 Synthetic and Chrome
These versatile strings have a synthetic core with chromesteel windings; this provides a gut-like tone and feel, with a sustain character that is more like a steel string. Soft feel, stable intonation.
String Set: Synthesis Double Bass BSN910 Synthetic and Nylon
String Set: Synthesis Double Bass BSN910 Synthetic and Nylon
A synthetic core with flat nylon tape windings describes these traditional-sounding strings; they have a warm, gut-like vibe and a durability and stability that makes them great for Rock, Rock-a-billy, Western Swing, and Bluegrass styles.
String Set: Synthesis Double Bass BSN930 Ropecore (Steel)
String Set: Synthesis Double Bass BSN930 Ropecore (Steel)
These new strings from Italy feature a steel rope-wound core with chromesteel windings; excellent flexibility, with a dark and warm tone for both pizz and arco, make these a great "hybrid" string for people who need their bass to wear many hats.

Recent Customer Feedback about Gollihur Music
Recent Customer Feedback:
I have received the order and am very happy with the Bass master pro. Im amazed at the volume level, and sound quality. Its definitely the best system I have ever tried. I also would like to thank you for the clear instructions on installation. You have definitely earned another customer.
Ryan V



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