It's really easy to overanalyze our sounds. But is it a good use of time and resources? Last night, I did some overdubs on a song the band tracked live-in-studio on monday. I added a replacement vocal, acoustic guitar, and lead guitar to the existing drums, bass, rhythm guitar, and scratch vocal. I started with the vocal, using my second-choice vocal mic (Oktavamod modded 219) because it was on the stand already. Then I tracked the acoustic guitar, again using the Oktava because my preferred Oktava MC012s were set up on the drum kit and I didn't want to move them. Finally, time for lead guitar, and I just tossed that same Oktava in front of the little vintage Supro amp I use for most recording. I spent maybe thirty seconds placing the mic, then a good ten minutes trying different fuzz pedals to get the kind of lead tone I wanted. Now, I could have fussed about, finding the exact right mic and the exact right placement for each situation... or I could focus on getting the parts down, doing multiple takes and homing in on the right chord voicings and melodies and performances. I did the latter, and I think the music is better for it.