I'm working on recording electric guitar in my home studio-- I've been at it for a while but am still a novice for all intents and purposes. I've been having a strange issue with a squeek (I'm sure there's a proper term for this) around 35khz, and it's driving me nuts. A quick rundown of my setup:
The pickup switch is set to the middle, and the bridge pickup level has been lowered just a touch.
I have a Roland JC-120, a really bright solid state amp with which I'm sure many of you are familiar. One of the best-sounding solid state amps I've ever encountered. Here's a link to an album with the amp settings.
I'm using the pedals below, listed in chain order. Here's a link to the album so you can see the settings:
Behringer Ultra Shifter/Harmonist on the trem bar setting, keeping my foot on the pedal and briefly letting go every now and then to get that MBV-style pitch bending effect.
I'm using two SM57's, about an 1.5 inches off the grill, one on the cone, one on the edge. Images for reference.
The mics go to a MOTU 828 firewire interface into my Macbook Pro, using Logic Pro 9.
SOLUTIONS I'VE TRIED
Here's a (very short) clip so you can hopefully hear the squeek I'm talking about.
I've tried turning the amp volume down and the pedal volumes up (individually and altogether). I've tried taking pedals out of the setup. I've tried lowering the pickups as well as the individual screws under the strings (again, I'm sure there's a proper term). Nothing seemed to help.
At the end of the day, if I can't overcome this issue I realize I can address it with EQ, but I consider that a last resort. As they say, **** in, **** out. Any advice or ideas you guys might possibly have would mean a lot to me and would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much!