#1
I have a JCM 2000 100 watt head and both the 1960 cabs. I have recently started recording with theJCM and the 1960A cab. I have a Shure SM57 and was wondering what the best way torecord my amp would be. I'm recording through Garageband and so far my rythym guitarist's peavey has a better tone than my cranked marshall. Any and all tips would be greatly appreciated!
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#2
What do you not like about the JCM's tone and what DO you like about the Peavey?

To be honest though, I couldn't even make my roommates 2000 sound good....
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#3
How were you setting up the mic when you tried to record it?


The closer and more "on-axis" you place the sm57 the sharper and more clear your tone will be.

If you want a less sharp tone, try bringing the mic back further and pointing it off axis from one of the speaker cones.

Ideally you'd want at least 2 mics, the sm57 works great 1/2 to 2 ft away slightly off axis to give some clarity, and then a different mic maybe 3/4 to double the distance to give a "big" sound.
#4
What would be a good coherent mic for tht big sound?
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier HD Multi-Watt
Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 100MLB
1960 A&B cabs
Jackson DKMG Dinky
Schecter C1+ (modded)
LTD EC-1000vb
Blueridge 160 CE
BOSS | TU-3 | DD-7
Line 6 G-50 wireless
#5
Since the SM57 is intended to give clarity, it would be nice to use a mic that has less of a focus on your upper mids and highs. Some people might disagree with this, but that's just my personal preference. I also prefer something that's less cardioid than the SM57.

Ultimately, it's really a matter of personal taste. Try out a lot of mics (if you can return them) and see what you like.