I was working on a song (that I wrote myself and simply wanted to record), and I thought at one point, there should be a sweet little solo. Now, my main instrument is bass, but I very often play guitar, but I am not good at any sort of solo, I'm only good at short simple solos. Anyway, im not talkin 80's hair metal solo... the whole song is written clean, no effect on it at all (until I put reverb on it in CUBASE)... And at one part, it gets louder, more powerful (crescendo if you will)...and at its loudest point (loud as in being strummed more agressively) I layed a solo over it (left and right guitar) The solo... goes in there. It sounds good... But how do I make it sit snug in the mix, yet, on top of it? Should I be concerned mainly with the EQ? I already got the best sound I could get out of my Ibanez GRX and Kustom 16W practice amp. Alot of people actually think my recordings sound really good for a crappy guitar/combo, I just have to do it right. I've heard the general rule all over the place, if whats coming out of your speaker sounds like ass, its going to sound like ass when its recorded (and played back, therefore making it harder to make it sound good). Same with drums... But in this case, my equipment is tweaked to where it sounds the best, I placed the mic where I think it sounded best... And now I want to digitally tweak everything to wear the lead sticks out because at this point, it is not. Not to mention the lead has lots of hammer ons, so the first pick tends to jump a little, and I want it to sound level and clean, and sit on top of it. Btw, I am using an SM57 to record the guitar and this is going through a firebox. I'd like to hear some input on this, being pretty much a newb. All the help is appreciated. THanks!