Just thought I'd post for some opinions on this. I've got an MXR D.I. which is real nice for my sound into the board, but I was thinking of getting a mic to use in conjunction with the D.I. to capture my distortion sound from the speakers. I've been set on a Beta 57 for a while, but it's a lot of cash, so then I thought of getting a normal 57, but even then I thought that everyone and his dog has a spare 57 to use at studios or venues, so why bother? My question is is it worth spending all that money on a Beta 57 when I've already got a high dollar D.I. and I can use a regular 57 that's on hand for the articulation of the cab? Is the Beta that much nicer? Is it even worth bothering giving your own mic to a soundguy who might just turn the channel down and bury you in the mix?