O.K....maybe everyone has come to this point before, maybe not. Ive been running a studio for some years and doing the best that I can flying by the seat of my pants with NO training whatsoever. I always keep my clients happy and they keep bringing me more, and I learn and learn and learn as I go, getting better with each production....then my world implodes. I never had one problem getting a guitar setup...ever. I almost always use the same trick, and thats this. sennheiser 409(the gold thingy there) or a bloody sm 57 through a v76 direct in the board with almost no eq-ing. Sometimes to tape sometimes to digital...im not really a hardliner either way. Im wistling in the eye of the storm apparently, because now...since 2 days no matter what I do, The friggin guitars sound NASAL at all times. I twist the eqs in all directions, send the knucklehead to move the mic around untill hes silly with dizziness, I make the guitar player put his damn jeff beck pickup loaded hot rod epiphone or westone or whatevertheycallemnowdays back in its tolex grave...i make him play a hiwatt, a sovtek,a rectifier...my left eye begins to twitch. I smoke another cigarette, and try another mic. The same. I send another knucklehead over into the torture chamber..."play something like ac/dc...no noodleing please"...NASAL. I send the knucklehead to the desk. I play. NASAL. The clients left eye starts to twitch. I send the clients out for pizza. MY assistent calls me a knucklehead. I change the speaker cab again.NASAL. Maybe I am a knucklehead. I contemplate the virtues of my old job as a pizza hut manager when I still was a resident of the U.S.A. Have I been wrong all these years? NASAL. I never asked for help before in my life. But now I have made the confession, so...advise me please....or its on a plane and back to the pizza ovens for this dog.