Ive browsed round this site for a while looking for a definate answer to my question. But the content is so strewn about, with no definate answers to my question: What is a great mic for distorted electric guitar? I have captured some good tones in the past using a U87 and a SM57. but... well... i dont own own the U87 (nor can i afford it right now). The 57 was too thin by itself... does anyone have any suggestions for a great dist. guitar microhone? or mic combo? help me?