Hi all, I do very simple recordings at home. Right now, my signal path is one of my guitars, into a few simple pedals, into a 1973 Fender Vibrochamp. I don't record at really loud levels just because I'm not able to in my household. Most overdriven sounds I try to capture come from pedals. I can run my amp around 4-5 on the volume dial for short periods of time...before it becomes a disturbance to others in the house. Right now, I am using a Shure SM57. I've tried close micing, as well as some distance micing, but more times than not...I think the recorded tones I get sound a little thin and underpowered. One might be tempted to say, "garbage in, garbage out". If you're using small tones it will record small. But, the amp sounds very full and warm in the room at 4-5 on the dial...it has nice fat cleans, especially when I warm it up with a nice reverb pedal. Thus, I don't seem to be capturing what I'm hearing. So, should I be looking at another mic? Perhaps a condenser mic instead of the Shure? Thanks for any help.