Hi everyone, This is my maiden post so here goes? In your opinion(s) what is the best microphone preamp in the $300 or under category that kicks ass for recording loud nasty rock n roll guitars? Say a two channel job [and possibly non-tube]? I believe that a tubeless mic pre can sound great too. The Vintech 1272s sound very nice, however, they're a bit out of my current price range allowance! Thanks for any advise you can provide for me!