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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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Planting the Seeds...
I hope you'll grant me a little leeway here; I'm a proud dad. A few weeks ago, my 6-year old daughter made her stage debut as "Nala" in a kids' version of "The Lion King;" it was the culmination of a three-week "theater camp" that she attended, and she had a wonderful time (and she killed it). She's already looking forward to next year, and so am I.

I was exceedingly fortunate to have musical parents. My mother was a school music teacher and a theater/choir director, and my dad -- as if you didn't know -- has been a performing musician since before I was born. There was always music in the house, and was always support for musical endeavors when I was growing up. With the declining status of music programs in many of our public schools nationwide (a misguided effort, and one that would require far more space than I have here to debate) it's even more important that we support our kids outside the school system with encouragement and opportunity.

Now, my kid will be fine, even though her elementary school scaled back her music teacher position to part-time this year. Between me, her mom (a Broadway stage alum) and Grandpa Bob -- never mind all the other family members and friends who surround her with the arts -- she'll have plenty of support and inspiration.

And I think that most other kids will be fine, too... the theater camp sold out early, and had three groups filled with talented, eager kids putting on impressive shows for pretty full houses. Hopefully there's this much homegrown support for performing arts where you live, too. And we'll keep working to re-establish to our local school boards and state legislators just how important they are to our childrens' development and abilities. A program from NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants - we're a longtime member) can help - click the icon to the left to see how you can become an advocate to help assure that music education is supported in communities everywhere, so that all children have the opportunity to learn and grow with music.

In the meantime, music will always find a way!
-- Mark

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Recent News and Updates
Several of our GOLLIHUR EXCLUSIVE Products are Here and Waiting for You!
We just got a bunch of our special Gollihur Exclusive NS Design "Traditional" NXT Electric Upright Bass in - we'll have them for a limited time, so if you've been thinking about picking one up, now's a good time! Once we run out, it's usually a few months before we can get more of them in.

We also have plenty of our Exclusive Gollihur Series Genzler Amplification Bass Acoustic Array Combo Amps in stock for immediate shipment. These, too, are tough to get when they're not in stock, but right now we can get one out the door to you! An amazing 2-channel acoustic bass combo amp with tons of pro-grade features. Don't dawdle! We've got them today!

Recently Added Products
Acoustic Image Series 4PLUS CLARUS SL-2 - 2-channel instrument amplifier
Acoustic Image Series 4PLUS CLARUS SL-2 - 2-channel instrument amplifier
This item is made in USA!Now, a two-channel version of the tiny Clarus SL amp. Is there nothing that Acoustic Image can't do?
• 650w/4ohms • 7.2" x 7.4" x 2.1" • less than 2.5 lbs.
Genzler Gollihur Series Bass Acoustic Array Pro Combo Amp (Exclusive)
Genzler Gollihur Series Bass Acoustic Array Pro Combo Amp (Exclusive)
GOLLIHUR EXCLUSIVE - This two-channel amp offers high-impedance instrument AND phantom-powered mic inputs, multi-band EQ, and a bass-centric speaker design based on the Bass Array 110. Just for upright and acoustic basses - and made specially for my customers!
• 15.75"W x 13.75"D x 16.75"H, 27 Lbs • 150w (300 w/added cab) and 1x10 speaker with array
WAV Series Omni Bass by NS Design - Compact Electric Upright Bass
WAV Series Omni Bass by NS Design - Compact Electric Upright Bass
The short-scale OmniBass is now available in the WAV series, bringing this unique and portable upright bass instrument into a whole new price class. Beautifully crafted, professional grade. Includes Gig Bag and Boomerang Strap, compatible with other stands and straps. Available with 4 or 5 strings.
Acoustic Image UpShot Speaker Cabinet
Acoustic Image UpShot Speaker Cabinet
This item is made in USA! This new speaker from Acoustic Image is their tiniest yet! Perfect for onstage self-monitoring, as well as small venue gigs, it's tiny and under 12 lbs! A "real" speaker cabinet you can carry in a backpack!
• 300w • 8ohms • 11" diameter x 6" high • 11.5 lbs.
Electronic Clip-Tuner -- Meisel Black Square
Electronic Clip-Tuner -- Meisel Black Square
The newest clip tuner has a huge, easy-to-read screen and an advanced microprocessor for accurate, quick tuning. Fully articulated to be seen at any angle or orientation.

Recent Customer Feedback about Gollihur Music
Recent Customer Feedback:
I recieved my new Custom Upright bass bag, symphony grade a couple weeks ago. Thank you!! I am VERY pleased with the bag, and trust me I researched them all over the web for a long time before deciding on this one, and was prepared to spend a lot more money too. It is a very secure, well padded fit; love all the handles. I ended up snapping a gym-bag shoulder strap to the D-rings on the case and can carry it on my back (barely, as I'm only 5 foot tall!) so I get around with it a lot faster these days. Feel free to post my comments on your website.

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