I've been workin on this cover to try and learn how to use my gear. So far, everything has been sounding great! But now that I am on guitar, I can't seem to get it to sound good at all. It sounds like a muddy mess, and no matter what I do it will not cooperate. We did one guitar part today, and I placed an SM57 on the sweet spot at a bit of an angle, then my LDC (sterling audio ST55) on the same sweet spot and got the mics in phase. Its a Krank Revolution 200W head running into a b52 4x12 cab in a small dead-sounding vocal booth, with a power attenuator in between so I can crank the volume to make the amp sound good but not blast the cab speakers. What am I doing wrong? There can't be anything messed in the signal chain because everything else sounds really good! (unless maybe I am overdriving something making it muddy? Of course then the drums would sound bad too since they are just as loud) Here is a sample of the song I am doing UNMIXED and UNFINISHED: http://codingrockets.com/stuff/music/ThroughStruggleCover.mp3 Only one guitar part is recorded as we did not have time to do two. Here is a sample of the same guitar/amp recorded in a larger semi-treated tracking room: http://codingrockets.com/stuff/music/AVIUSARISEDEMO.wma Again this is unmixed and unfinished, and had a different mic setup (sm57 pointing straight at sweet spot with condenser floating a couple feet away to get a more overall cab sound) Mixing has helped with some of this, but I just can't get the crisp, warm sound that I am looking for with the guitar. If you listen to the original version of through struggle by as I lay dying (the song posted above which I am covering) you can tell it is a rather clear sounding guitar. Any help would be appreciated.