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Guitars and basses

All the guitar reviews, guides, and tutorials at Higher Hz.

Boss Dual Cube LX review: A tremendous portable amp

Don’t let the tiny looks of this amp fool you! There’s a miraculous amount of different sonic textures jam-packed within this small Dual Cube LX amp. Given its size, it is a tremendous traveling friend and a wet dream of any self-respecting street musician!

These 7 alternate guitar tunings will break you out of a playing rut

In the guitar playing community, the topic of alternate tunings will come up and it’s never failed to grab my attention and for good reason.

Alternate tunings can break you out of a playing rut almost instantly due to their beefy low end and lush cascading open strings (depending on which tuning you use) as well as fingerings that live outside the safety of our tried and true standard tuning. It all adds up to a shift in perspective that often leads to exciting music.

Boss Katana-50 Mk2 EX review

If you thought Boss couldn’t improve on the existing Katana-50 Mk2 model, you could not be more wrong. The Katana-50 Mk2 EX (expandable) is an incredibly versatile guitar amp that comes within a neat package that can be used in all different scenarios!

Neural DSP Quad Cortex review

This piece of hardware modeler is so complex and versatile that it’s kind of hard to do it justice in a review article form. If you are interested in a great modeling amp that features a huge number of amps, cabinets, and impulse responses, and that’s also a great capture machine, make sure to read on!

The 6 best guitar amps for beginners to buy in 2023

You know how it is: you have just bought your first guitar and barely managed to sort through all the superabundant options on the market, and pick the right one. The same thing is expected to happen when buying your first guitar amplifier, right?

Walrus Audio Mira review

As with all Walrus Audio pedals lately, this one is yet another super-useful addition to their already impressive lineage of products. The best thing about the Mira is that it can serve majestically well for many different purposes. In addition to that, it is very carefully thought out and well-built.