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Well, at the moment were using a [Shure] SM57 on one side of the cabinet and then a Sennheiser 609 But traditionally it would be a ’57. That gives you the top end, being a general purpose microphone. But in terms of recording and live, never the twain shall meet, unless you’re mixing a live album in the studio environment. That’s as close as you get. But trying to replicate guitar tones outside of that closed and very kind of clinical environment that is the recording studio– as soon as you’re out on the road and playing in different air spaces every day, with different air densities and different temperatures theres so many different criteria.