Recording guitar tracks and amps to use

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Eric Cioe, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    I'm thinking about doing some recording at my band's home studio this summer, though not for my rock band.

    In the studio, we have a Marshall DSL100 head and a 1960A cabinet. My step brother, who would play guitar on most of it, uses a Sovtek MiG-100 head (great, great head) and a Carvin 2x12 cabinet that may get replaced. I have a Bassman 100 that is my bass amp, though I can imagine it being used for some tracks.

    Is there a small, inexpensive "studio" amp that could be used to stick out? I'm thinking an ultra-simple combo of less than 20 watts, so you could crank it and get nice power tube distortion.

    Also, as far as micing the cabinets - in my band, we've always put two SM57s on the 1960 - one near the middle of a speaker, and one near the edge (usually the same speaker). Is there a better way? Or a different way?

    Our resources are pretty limited, but any help would be welcome.