Bass Resources and Help

The Gollihur Music website that you're viewing now originally started with a humble collection of helpful pages that Bob posted on his own personal web server. Originally a growing collection of useful, upright bass specific links that were sorted and verified, it quickly became a real "go-to" website when you were looking for a jumping point to find lots of "bassic" information.

As we grew into a bass-specialty store, we've continued to strongly keep that focus on helping; if you're a bassist -- or the parent of one -- we're here to help, even if that means that we aren't going to sell you anything (today.) And we count on the fact that, when it comes time to make a purchase, many people remember who was there to provide them with that assistance.

And once you do buy something, the help doesn't stop - with a large number of the products we ship out, we include extra tips, installation hints, quick-start guides, templates, instructions, or bonus items so that you get the most out of your purchase right away. And we're always here to help.

Here's a short directory of the resources we offer here at the Gollihur Music website. Please feel free to browse through our many pages of FAQ's, tips, and more - and if you have questions, give us a call or send us an email - we'll answer.

Our "Knowledge Base" (formerly Frequently Asked Questions) pages cover such useful topics as "How do I transport my bass?" and "What are the average dimensions of a 3/4 size bass or a 1/2 size bass?" How do you select a particular grade of rosin? Learn about Ohms and Impedance, and why they're important. Or you can find some helpful tips on how to put new strings on your double bass. There are dozens of helpful topics, and whether you're new to bass or a seasoned pro, you're likely to find some useful info there.

If you need to find someone local to do some work on your bass, where do you look? Not all towns have a stringed instrument shop, and even if yours does, some string shops won't work on basses, preferring to stick to much smaller (and more manageable) violins and violas. In our Directory, we've tried to collect the names and contact info for as many bass repair shops and technicians as possible, so you can find some help at least reasonable close by. Is your favorite shop not listed? Let us know!

Here they are - the pages that started it all. We've hosted our Upright Bass Links on our website continually for over 20 years. In this massive -- and ever-expanding -- collection, you'll find pages that cover upright bass history, important information about musician's health and avoiding injury, info for homebuilt electric uprights, and even fun pages that cover bass-centric art and jewelry. We also link to bassists' personal pages - so if you have one, send us your link!


We recognize that quality teachers are not so easy to find in every nook and cranny of the world. So we decided to help. We've put together this growing list of teachers of upright bass, in the hopes that you will connect with an instructor in your region that can help you (or your child) maximize your learning potential. Want to add yourself? Let us know!

If you're looking for detailed specifications or operation instructions for the stuff we sell, check the product page for the item in question. We host browse-able PDFs of the manuals for many of the items we have on the site. They're in the "Manual" tab on the product page!

Having some trouble with a product we carry? We've collected the warranty terms of many of our manufacturers and posted them in the "Warranty" tab on the product pages where applicable.


Is Something Missing?

If you're looking for a resource for upright bass -- some information or help that we're not currently providing -- please let us know!