is the sound i seem to keep getting over and over while tracking dist. rhythm guitars. i have come to the conclusion its because im micing the cab w/ 57's even though i have a decent pre (vmp2ke) and am isolating the sound w/ packing blankets. the tone im looking for is clear, tight distortion. some mics work better than others for different instruments/tones. Can anyone point me in the right direction for a mic to capture high gain distortion. ive read lots on e609's and 421's however cannot a/b any of them. im sure it also has alot to do with my micing placment/technique and eq will certainly help yet i would like to get a decent tone down before i start shaping it. would compression help heavily distored tones sit better before the signal reaches the daw in the chain??? heres what i have to work with: vmp2ke ksm44 2 57's thanks in advance!