I layed down a guitar track the other day with my current setup. It's a quiet fingerpicking song and it's coming out pretty crappy. The bass notes are way too loud and you can barely hear the treble. Anything I play on the low e string is booming. My equipment is pretty low budget and I pretty inexperienced. Here is what I have: MXL 990 Large Diafram condenser mic > Audiobuddy Preamp > Tascam US-224 I tried to EQ the track to get rid of the booming bass but I can't seem to tame the bass without destroying the tone of the whole track. Maybe I'm doing something wrong or is this just bad form altogether? I've been thinking of getting an instrument mic and seeing if that would work better. I would like to spend under $150 for something. Any recommendations? I've also thought about splurging a bit and getting one of those fishman aura acoustic modelers and just going direct. I've heard that you can get somewhat decent acoustic recordings from that method. Considering I'm doing the minimalistic approach, I wonder what would sound better, a cheap instrument mic or the aura ..... or possibly something else that I haven't thought of? Could I pull this off with decent results with the equipment I have (differrent mic placement or something)? This is for a CD I'm putting together for my wife so it doesn't need to be professional quality but since I'm a bit anal I want it to sound as good as possible without spending a boat load of money. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. EDIT: After doing some research, I just realized that the highest amount of bass sound comes from the sound hole area of the guitar. I was recording right in front of the sound hole. I'm going to try to record right near the 12th fret like it says and see how that turns out.