sorry if this is a little extensive for a first post!!!!!! Ive been wathcing this forum for quite a while but still need some answers so I thought Id join and ask. I play in a 2 guitar metal band and I am playing a peavey 6505+ head through an isp decimater pro rack g, a 31 band dbx eq, and a bbe sonic maximizer into a marshall 1960b cabinet. the other guitarist in the band is playing a voodoo metal modded marshall dsl 100 into a ibanez ts9, boss 7 band eq, bbe sonic stomp, rocktron hush into a mills acoustics afterburner 4X12. we are both playing 6 strings tuned to drop C loaded with emg's. I have been trying like crazy to get my rig to cut through the mix well and cant seem to work it out. It seems as though his bottom end is punchier and more present and his mids and highs project better over top of mine. so when I take a solo I am sometimes lost in the mix and when we are both chunking a rhythm I am pushed somewhere to the back, I am there but kind of buried. I am just not sure where I should look. are my settings out to lunch?(I am constantly tweaking to no avail) should I look into a different head to run against his marshall? I will say the peavey seems a little shrill and thin sometimes.(been looking into a engl fireball,evh 5150,splawn nitro, maybe even a bogner) I kind of like the idea of running something with different tubes compared to his el 84's but I am not sure if that even matters or is maybe even the root of my problem. I just want both guitars to sit even in the mix. thanks for any insight ahead of time!!!!!