WHY!! GAAAHHH! Okay, so I am going direct in to my puper from my minidisc acting as a preamp. The cleans that I am recording are pretty accurate to what I am hearing in the room.. http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=519252 [go to "clean test suite"] I have tried mic placement, minimal OD, tone control at zero, tone control at 11, volume cranked and gain backed off, gain cranked and volume backed off. Just about every concievable scenario. Do I need a good preamp in order to capture good OD tones? What do I do?? I have tried a: 57 Audix D3 58 Room mic's Close Far round the outside........ LOUD:BITCH soft... Ahh!!!