Hey guys, I'm trying to record a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe (generally played with a lot of distortion through a Pro-co Rat or Big Muff) using a two mic setup, one being a 57 about two inches off the grill and another being a cheap Groove Tubes condenser (I know but it's all the band has available and I'm trying to get them set up with the best results out of their gear) about 5 feet back in front of the cab. Now the 57 track sounds fine, and exactly like a guitar amp recorded through a 57 should sound like, but I've never been a huge fan of the 57 by itself and hence why I'm trying to work the GT mic. Now I like the sort of openess along with a bit of the room sound that the GT mic is getting me but it's really harsh as all hell, and since I'm going to end up mixing this project for the band, I don't want to spend half my time just EQing the hell out of the guitars. Does anyone have some suggestions as a location for this second mic that may help smooth it out a bit? I know it's a harsh mic and that first and foremost that is my biggest problem, but any other general rules of advice would be great. BTW when listening to the amp in the room is a bit harsh on it's own, so I've tweaked it (turning down the presence, and treb, etc) to tame that as best as I could, but it just seems this mic is just enhancing the harshness. Should I just stick to the SM57 by itself? try the GT off axis? a bit closer? further away? something behind the amp? I know there's no hard and fast rules to this but some general bits of info may help. Thanks.