Professional Studio Engineers- Need Advice I am seeking the input of an experienced engineer with regard to cutting rhythm guitar tracks for a heavy alternative rock record. We know that it always sounds best to cut 2 identical guitar tracks and pan hard left and right. More often than not this is typical practice for such an application resulting in the best stereo spread and big sound. The guitar player on this project is a very seasoned and "artistic" player. Unfortunately the flip side is that it has been very difficult for him to play 2 identical tracks with the precision timing it takes to really justify such an application. That said, we also know that there have been hard rock projects that sound very good, have the desired bigness and stereo spread we hope to achieve-However we also know that this has been achieved in 1 performance. We have attempted multiple mics and rigs simultaneously in order to differentiate left and right. We have also tried cutting 1 track and bussing to stereo aux bus-then panning. In both of these applications, it still just didn't sound near as cool as 2 independent performances. Hoping that someone out there can provide us the necessary feedback that will allow us to be successful in overcoming such challenges. We have 4 stellar rigs, 10+ tip top Les Pauls with boutique pickups, and every possible pro studio mic, mic pre and y/splitter box imaginable. Any assistance would be very much appreciated. Thank You.