I'm currently working on recording myself doing some solo instrumentals on a Fender 12-string guitar. Most of the songs are in open C or G tunings, and I'm finding that I get way too much proximity effect when close miking, but when I pull the mikes back, I lose a lot of the "sparkle" that the octave stings add to the music and the bass line goes out the window. I need to have these strings reall "pop", as i use them independently of their counterparts for many parts of my songs. I'm also getting a lot of string scratch when I move positions. I've spent hours trying to eq the problems away, but I find it really detracts from the warmth of the music. I'm using the following setup: 2 M-S'd SM-57s to one stereo track placed about 6 inches from the soundhole, and 1 MXL 990 condenser about 1 foot away, also aimed at the soundhole. I barely use the condenser track, as it is a POS mic. It's mostly there for reinforcing the Shures and as a little added room effect. Anybody have some suggestions or maybe let me know how you set up when recording a twelve string. How do you eq and compress. I'm ultimately going for that classic Leo Kottke sound, as that is the style I'm playing. Thanks in advance.