i dont think there are any truely affordable ones that would be good for recording......

i may be proven wrong (i hope i am)
but i havent ever heard any good recording sound out of one man =[
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-Ibanez limited edition RG electric guitar
-Digitech RP250 multi effects
-Digitech DF-7Distortion Factory
-Marshall MG100 half stack

It comes down to this. Any mic will work. The variable is how much do you want to spend and balancing that with how well you want/need it to work.

A five dollar headset mic will pick up the sound. A $3000 U87 will do the trick with extraordinary results.

So, you want to record guitars and vocals. What do you want to do with these recordings? Sell them? Play them back to reassure yourself that your hours of practice are paying off, and you really are pretty awesome now? Submit to club owners as a demo?

What is your budget?

Let's start there.

Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.