Hello, i would like to ask some questions to everyone in the forum to get their opinion in this matter. I want to focus the discussion on Live/gig playing My gear: Valveking 100w head, usually through a Randall cab (cheap speakers... saving to get some V30s loaded), mic´d with a Shure SM57. Guitar is a Schecter Demon 7 with a EMG 707. I use a Line6 POD Xt in the effect loop of the Valveking, just for the noise gate, a little eq (those two are always on) and delay/chorus here and there. I play in a Death Metal band. Now, i want to ask some question my fellow comarades: 1. What is the best way to mic a cab for a live gig??? Mic position. 2. I am thinking on getting a TS9, Noise Gate, a Chorus and a Delay. What is the best way of using the boost/gate? Researching on this i come to the conclusion that you must get the highest levels of gain while gating the unwanted noise, is this correct? 3. Valveking users, what levels of volume, gain do you recommend while using also the TS9 and the Gate? Ok, thats all for now, hope to hear your opinions!