Our friends at Plugin Alliance have published a great article with mixing legend Andrew Scheps, his credits include Adele, Beyonce, Hozier, Jennifer Nettles, Metallica, Neil Diamond, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and U2.
The article covers recording and mixing guitars and much more;
"Some people who aren't that experienced at recording guitars think, "well, the more distorted, the more exciting it's going to be." But of course, the more distorted, the more compressed it's going to be, which can get rid of some of the excitement."
Read the whole interview with Andrew Scheps here