I am a musician establishing a home recording system to record my music with as much fidelity as my limited funds can muster. My needs are rather specific and I was hoping that, if given that information, those with way more experience in audio engineering than I have might help me to make some wise choices. My own engineering experience is limited to some studio work in LA as a young man at Cherokee and The Record Plant as a second engineer, needless to say I am not young anymore and my nominal engineering skills have not been exercised in quite a while. I have my studio in a master bedroom about 15' by 12' with two tall bookcases and a tall wardrobe and a long desk as well as a queen sized bed up against the walls of the room. Popcorn ceiling. Laminate wood flooring with thick 9' by 6' rug. The room is right next to the garage and I have run speaker and a mic cable through the wall to reach my guitar cab in the garage to get some isolation for recording. The cab is a 4x12 mesa boogie rectifier connected to a simulclass 290 mesa power amp and triaxis mesa preamp with a TC electronics G-force for signal processing. I will run this into my DAW with an RME Babyface. I also sing. I am 5'7" and 135#, no huge chest cavity here thus my range is somewhat limited lacking baritone resonances. Due to my own limitations I have developed a style relying on tone and a breathy articulation over raw power (think peter gabriel or roger waters rather than sammy hagar or ronnie james dio). The guitar work is varied from clean jazz tones to monster crunch. Also will be recording a bass cab (trace elliot) and an acoustic guitar. I have a few thousand dollars left and need a mic(s) to handle the instrument/voice duties, a preamp (do NOT need a lot of inputs 1 or 2 is fine), and some near field monitors (preferably sealed enclosures so the bass isn't skewed by porting). I have an SM58 already (woohoo). Any suggestions on a mic/set of mics/preamp/monitors that would serve this particular project studio would be appreciated. I am worried about the lack of resources, but things are what they are and I have put this off long enough. Thanks!!