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1 Dream electric guitar recording
So I want to record some monumental distorted guitar. I want the sweet crunch tones of the old rock age. Luckily, I have alot of amps at my disposal.

-Vox Valvetronics, 120 watt, tube preamp, w/ 2 watt attenuator = full tube power
-a 2x12 vox cab, neodym speakers, 180 watt limit

now for the good stuff:
-a Pod XT (i've heard that layering these sounds will give you the god of crunchy creamy)
-a MESA BOOGIE dual rectifier w/ full blown 4x12 cab. <--- sounds great, but is it overkill?
-a tiny 25 watt homemade amp that is funky as hell, the more stomp boxes you add, the better it sounds
-one of those solid state marshalls, its got great distortion at loud volumes
-a small 15 watt Orange amp, baisically another funky tiny one

I know those are really really nice amps (they aren't mine, i just have some nice friends)

to mic them, i've got not so nice

-1 Sure SM57
-2 matched Samson CO2 pencil mics (condenser)
-1 Samson CO3 condenser mic w/ 3 switchable patterns (omni, card, and figure 8)
-1 Shure KSM27 Studio Cardioid Condenser Microphone (my friends mic)
-1 Audio Technia ATM63HE (a high quality dynamic mic, that has given great results)
-1 Sure PG48 <---cheapo


So i figure that's a pretty big arsenal, anybody have any tips on how to fire it?

If anyone has heard the tracks of Alexisonfire and He Is Legend, they have the tone that i love. The palm mute thwack is just heaven for me.
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experimentation.....
there are so many ways to get great distorted guitar tone and there is no right or wrong mic placement.
just remember that smaller amps generally produce bigger sound than a 4x10 cab on a recording.
experiment your ass off.
-oh my fingers twitch when i think of the fun i could have with all of that.-