_Shifter_ wrote:I've always thought that the rough recordings are a bit harsh and maybe with a "cloudy" low-end. I try to raise at least one additional cab to see if the low end can be tighter.
About this - you're using drop tuning so obviously you will have a little more lows, but most often in a mix a guitar doesn't really have low end: it's the bass line which gives it.
Especially with solo lines or fast rhythmic riffs, it is the tight interlocking of bass/kick and guitar notes that gives the full sound, with the kick adding to the guitar attack and the bass long decay adding to the note's body. In a recording/mixing context you can get the same effect by hi-passing the guitars after the fact, but even better use the preamp EQ here as well, especially if you're overdubbing over the actual drums+bass track. That way, you play together with the actual bass/kick line and don't get all these guitar bass-ish frequencies bouncing around. In a proper room and with a proper position of the mic, you can even overdub with the track playing loud on the PA and get a bit of "glue" free of charge - it does not always work because of the sonic imprint of the room and the PA speakers, but it may give an unexpected boost to the recording.