Ok guys....I've seen numerous times that API make the aggressive preamp for drums. My question is.....are there any cheap, but aggressive sounding preamps? I know that you get what you pay for and some opinions are that a $100 pre is about the same as a $500 pre, but in the mid-level class....is there anything that is colored and aggressive? I can't get an API because I'll never make enough money to pay for it in my current setting, but I want some more color and aggressiveness in my kick and snare. Even guitars....my on board pres keeps things rather mellow.