i dont like the quality of directly plugging my amp into my sound card so i want to try using a USB mic. are there any good ones out there?
I use the MXL USB .006 mic, i like it. There are plenty of people on here that will swear that the only way to get decent sound is to buy an interface and a condenser mic.. but I get some pretty good sound out of the USB mic. Check out the underlined link in my sig for what it sounds like without any mixing.

nice quality.. is that mic only good with accoustic though? cuz i want to play my electric through it
Have you ever tried a recording-tool like the M-Audio Black-Box the Pod?
I use the Black-Box and it sounds excellent! Just connect it like an USB-soundcard. I can even use it with Linux! Great machine! Just visit the homepage! greetz Funki