Hello everyone, My first post here, I hope it adds something useful to this forum. Within the context of the music I make, I record electric guitars a lot. Mainly solid bodies, from a selection of maybe 6 or 7 different models. I use a number of different amps, solid state and valve-based, from small sized combos to bigger stacks. I use both dynamic and condenser mics, depending on what I'm recording and what I'm going for in terms of sound. I feel my technique has improved over the years, and that I'm able to acheive results that more or less match what I set out to do. One thing consistently happens however. I find that when it comes to mixing, I am always obliged to get rid of certain frequencies bewteen the range of 2.4 and 2.9 khz. Whatever guitar or amp I'm recording with, whether the sound be clean or overdriven, 2.8 khz is a frequency that just seems to stick out and have to be dealt with, with some precision EQing. Once I've dealt with that one, I can hear others, harmonics, that just seem to be way too present, and aggressive to the ear. Of course, once you start EQing out too much of these, the guitars seem to lose their chime, and sound dull. So I try to get the balance right. I'm sure the ear can trick you into hearing some of these frequencies to be too present simply because you are focusing on them... I'm curious to know to what extent others have this kind of problem, and if they are able to deal with this at the 'mic placement' stage. We've had the luxury of precision EQs for less time than people have been recording electric guitars... Any opinions?