#170268  by 8-6-71 for me
I am running a Travis Bean > Sarno preamp JG > JBL D120 > Sennheiser 421 about 1" from the cone.

It is so tinny when recorded that it is unlistenable. Take off the headphones and it is beautiful, sounds nothing like what is on the track.

What am I doing wrong?
 #170271  by Gr8fulCadi
Try using two mics. One close and one room mic. Mix both together for more tonal possibilities.
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 #170277  by wpmartin1979
Double check the connection points of all cables and make sure all setting in the DAW are kosher. Sometimes one little thing in the DAW can throw everything off.
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