Hello folks, after reading Splat88 telling how the countryman 85 changed his life here I was wondering if such DI would improve the sound I got when recording with vst (muddy as fuck...). Splat88 said that "I literally felt like I had wasted 4 years of my life trying to get a proper tone from sims, especially trying to remove the muddiness that is commonly encountered." so I was I've read a few topics on the countryman 85 here: 1st (just Joey asking about DI) 2nd (guy asking about the new type 10, no answer on the difference between 85 and 10 ) 3rd 4th (countryman vs saphir DI) 5th (relative to the use of EMG with the countryman) 6th (finally one comparing the 85 to a line6 interface but the thread don't tell too much...). 7th (the sticky about reamping, a lot of informations about the impedance and such but more for passive pick ups) I first was thinking of getting a cheap DI for my next band recording but if it improve my DI "at home", I'll considering buying a good one like the 85. I still couldn't find any good answer to these questions: 1: is the line6 instrument line DI so bad? 2: if the sound of the countryman is better, I'll plug it into a line6 Mic input... is it going to re-degrade the sound? 3. what the hell is the difference between the type 85 and 10?!? 4. I mainly use emg 81 on 18v at home with my esp eclipse but also got a passive pickups on my charvel when I play in my band. I know that the countryman will do a great job with the charvel but how will it react with the EMGs? There is maybe a few more questions but they don't come in mind right now... Thank you guys for the time you'll spend on this for me PS: sorry for my poor english, still learning every day by my own..