Hey everyone, Its been a while since I've posted any stupid questions. have been busy recording some live shows for a friend over the last 5 months. the question i'm posing relates to the recordings. so i feel its best to explain the setup first: Tim plays accoustic guitar for the shows. i've got his accoustic DX going through the mains, his VOX (b87a) of course sent to mains, and i've got the following on his guitar: 2 Rode NT5's, 1st pointing towards the strumming hand from the base-and the 2nd pointing towards the body/neck separation from the neck side. there is also an AKG 3000 about 12 inch in front of the hole pointing towards the body/neck split. only the DX goes to the mains so i can open up the non DX mic gains a bit more than normal and not worry about feedback creeping in. okay - after all that here's the deal (are you still reading?) i'm having a little trouble in the mix dealing with the washed out feeling i'm getting from the little bit of vocals that bleed into the nt5's and 3000. i've been able to get rid of some of it with EQ - but i'm still running into the same problem - it seems like i have to ride the VOX fader too high in order to get past the washed out feeling. so the real question is: is there a way with phase cancellation i can deal with this, or should i rely on EQ'ing? or is it a combination i should trace? okay - this is a stupid question . . . told you i hadn't posted one in a while. thanks for reading. i've got mp3s available it it can help. scott sends . . .