Interesting article on audio-issues.com. The author explains that there are six major mistakes that should be avoided when recording electric guitar music. Recording with new reverb petals is first. Next is recording with the microphone right against the grill. Not learning how to properly use a microphone – that is, just recording DI with an amp simulator – is bad. An excessive use of distortion is to be avoided, as is compressing too much. Finally, relying on a guitar tone that does not match up with the song is a sorry mistake.
A worthy 5 minute read:
6 Stupid-Ass Electric Guitar Recording Mistakes