Hey guys, I'm having a bit of a problem here getting a tone that I want. Everything should be seemingly perfect. But I'm having just a huge time getting a clear, defined tone out of these DIs. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1186608/Mind Disfigured test03.mp3 Drums are SD2 with some eq/comp/whatever on the individual tracks. Bass is my GSR200 (stock pickups) -> Firebox instrument in -> AmpegSVX/Eden4x10 + 8505/s-preshigh Guitars are ESP/LTD EC-50 [I believe? guitar player isnt online at the moment so I cant ask him] with pickups switched to an 85/81 set -> Profire 610 instrument in -> CurveEQ (curve of JeffTD's ROS DI) -> TSS -> Le456 -> Mesa Trad 4x30 V12 57 03.wav -> some notching in the 2.5-5k range trying to get rid of the fizz. Quad tracked. Outer pair is just the 85, inner pair is the 81+85 @ -3dB with less gain in the sim. The problem I'm having is that it's very fizzy and undefined. It could be the guitar's wood (which is basswood, I believe) but EMGs are supposed to semi-negate that. I tested several other DIs with the same settings (Marcus' BWP and Holy Diver DIs, the "Detonation" DI from GubbKuk, Jeff's ROS DIs) and they were all far more crisp and defined than these. Perhaps I'm missing something, or it could simply be due to the dissonant nature of the music. (The first chord contains an open E, a B, and an open D.) I'm not sure, but I'm just looking for some tips on how to reduce the fizz and try to get a clearer, more defined sound. I've also tried 8505 and SoloC with similar results. Maybe I just don't know how to dial in an amp? If requested I'll throw up the guitar/bass DIs and a section of the drum track bounce for people to play around with.