hi seb,i'm not sure if you remember me.I was the one that helped you back on stage when you fell off during that gig at the station hotel ( back in '93).First let me say congratulations on your success ,you certainly didn't let on you were such a whizz back then although i think you mentioned you were playing through one of your custom amps at that show. my dilemma is this; i am in the market for a top notch preamp to take my recordings to the next level.up to now i have been using my mackie mixer as my recording front end and have been considering the RNP after reading so many good reports about it. then a good friend of mine , Zac , told me you sold him one of your preamps recently. all he does is rave on about his seb pre and how much it has changed his life , it was only after he descibed you that i knew it must be you. RNp sounds interesting but also maybe seems overpriced compared to your valve preamps besides they're hard to get down here. will your preamps change my life?