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Old 25th June 2004
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Well, yeah there are a hundred ways to make complex distortion, but it won't sound like a guitar (or what we expect a guitar to sound like). You can certainly experiment and come up with any number of crazy sounds-- and some (few) guitarists have. But most guitarists are-- shall we say-- purists (maybe you would want to use the word closed-minded ).

Now the multimics thing, You can run into phasing problems if you do it wrong. But the idea is to get the pure in-your-face speaker tone out of one mic and then the "room" with the other. It seems to be the best way to get the real sound of the amp. Everyone has their own technique.

But using two mics is certainly not unique to guitar amps. It is a technique used with many different acoustic instruments and in many different situations.