www.myspace.com/ckco. Anyone who listens can hear how awful the guitars sound and I am hoping anyone can give me suggestions to improve the sound of my guitar recordings either by buying a better preamp or giving me suggestions about better mic placement. I recorded this about 6-8 inches away not directly facing the speaker but 30 degrees tilted pointed towards the side of the speaker. The volume coming out of my amp was low considering my amps capabilities, but I couldnt go too much louder because I live in a dorm. Still, I was getting a good signal in Protools. The sound im getting is very unnatural. Any help would be much appreciated!!