Recording guitar solo sound problems - no central presence
I'm currently doing a demo CD.
I use a Zoom GFX-8 unit which simply sounds great through my HiWatt Custom 100 head and Marshall Cab.
I want to record direct into my sound card (SB Live) as much as possible, and playing around with the amp simulator section I can get a good tone, but what's missing for the solos is the central presence.
I can't get any dynamics happening and it's sounds a bit flat and the solo can get lost in the mix even if I increase its volume.
Should I mic the amp and record it that way?
Anybody with this kind of experience?
I use PRSs, JEMs, Fenders.