I have been experimenting with recording jazz guitar (7 string archtop) for a while and was thinking a good approach would be to record the direct signal from the pickup along with mic'd up guitar/amp and to mix the various signals together. What is the best way to split the signal from my guitar into two outputs without losing any quality, adding noise, etc.? Is it as simple as wiring a lead or is there a DI box or some other piece of equipment that I would be best to use? I was also wondering about what to do with the recorded pickup signal. The obvious advantage is that I can change the recorded signal once it has been recorded - even re-amping if I come up with an inspired performance with not so clever recording! I have read about various guitar modeling plugins but was wondering if any other amp simulator type plugins would give a better result as the archtop requires a purer tone than most solid body electric guitar type sounds. Thanks in advance!