Hi, Im new to the site, and recording in general. I have sonar 6.0. A tone port line 6 device, which i think works great for what i need to accomplish. I dont like any of the presets it has.. because it still doesn't like the real thing. So I've made the decision to MIic My peavey 5150 2. I have an SM57 mic, and a gibson SG std. with an emg-85 in the bridge. Im looking for suggestions for Amp settings, Volumes, and Mic positioning. I would like to get a nice smooth, thick shredding guitar tone. I've gone through a few things so far, but i find the guitar sounds distant, and im having trouble getting a balanced tone. SHould I be spending time with EQ effects in Sonar, or should i concentrate on getting the best tone from the amp first? I know this is a wide topic.. and there are many variables. Any suggestions the lot of you may have, Im eager to hear.