Hi All, I am a studio owner/operator in Western Australia, I soon will upgrade my pres for kick and snare. I record metal predominantly, I won't bore you with all the sub-genres, but basically my favourite drum recordings are by Dave Otero(cephalic carnage work) and Terry Date/Shawn Lopez (deftones work). I want that punch that those engineers captured, but I want to use those tones in a more extreme gammet of metal. I want an API 3124+, but I'd like to know if this pre was used on the drums on any of the albulms I'm about to list. Thirteenth Step - A Perfect Circle Lucid Interva/Anomolies - Cephalic Carnage Around the Fur/Saturday Night Wrist - Deftones I know Jamie King of Basement Studio records "Between the buried and me" with API 3124+, but those drums arnt quite as perfect as deftones. I know the band "whitechapel" (music is average, but drums are huge and brutal) were recorded with Great River MP-2NV on kick/snare but I'm not as keen on great river as I am with API, plus I'd get twice the preamps with API for only a fraction more coin. I Am looking for a little food for thought. Cheers.