So I've been working on a song for a while now, in my spare time. Unfortunately I'm using my Mesa Mark III and a guitar tuned to D-standard , not really my normal style but it works well with these riffs. I've had a lot of trouble getting a recorded tone I like. The amp sounds great in the room, but close-miked it's shrill, harsh, and fizzy. Well after a two-week break, I set everything back up to start working on it again, and now the recorded tone sounds perfect! The shrill high-end was gone and it was really rich in the lows and mids. I wasn't sure what changed. Mic placement a bit different? Different couch cushion (a.k.a. soundproof panels ) positions? No idea. A few days later I noticed the difference. My Sennheiser E906 microphone was backwards. It has a front side and a back side. And it sounds great backwards. Remember to think outside the box. You might like what you discover.