Ok, so I'm putting these here because the snare clips are stickies. If this needs to be moved elsewhere, please do so and accept my apologies. We guitar players are always asking about mics for distorted guitar recordings, so I've recently picked up what I believe to be among the most popular inquiries, so I wanted to share the clips. They are the SM57, the Audix i5, the Sennheiser e906 and the Fathead 2. Of course, there are more, but I don't have 'em (yet), I have these. Here's the setup: *Heritage H-150 (Basically a Les Paul, with kind of old strings btw) *Guytron FV-100GT (B channel obviously, about 9 O'clock on the volume, so that's about 2 or 3ish) *Great River ME-1NV preamp set flat (meaning no polarity change, impedance or loading) *Apogee Duet into Logic Express 8 using an iMac The mics are set right at the grill cloth midway between the dust cap and the edge, NOT off axis, straight on. Also, no verbs, no EQ, no compression, NOTHING. You even get some clicks, pops and clipping. So needless to say, this is nothing fancy here guys, I just play 4 bars of 'Two Minutes to Midnight'. I chose that because it's a quick and easy riff to play consistently for distorted guitar needs. http://homepage.mac.com/shackelmac/FileSharing1.html And out of the gate I'll answer what will probably be the first and most popular question. The best/closest representation of what I was hearing in the room while playing is somewhere in the middle of the 906 and the Fathead2. On another note, I DID change the impedance on the Great River (up to 1200 ohms I think) because the folks that make the FH recommend that you run it at 1000 ohms. When I did that it shaved a small amount of woofiness off...kind of tightened it up *just slightly*. Probably the best sound all together, but in the interest of fairness, everything else is equal for all of the mics. I hope this helps anyone that's interested.