I seem to get the best recorded saxophone sound by placing the microphone in line with the bell about a foot or two away. The lowest note on the saxophone always overloads the mic, however. I can help alleviate the problem by riding the fader, but I'd rather not. If I move the mic to the side, I lose a lot of sound quality. Any ideas to get a more even response? I usually use a Rode NTK into a cheap Boss BR-1180 digital 8 track recorder.