There has been a lot of "discussion" regarding what preamps to use for what application...a great resource for all... I suggest, though, that personal evaluations of X vs Y not enter too much into the posting of opinions...sifting through the pissing contests gets to be a bit much...Perhaps if people would just say they like or dislike and why, and save blasting a product for another thread. If someone likes a Bananahead preamp, it suits their needs and budget, then lets not all start slamming the guys who actually like the Bananahead...since I am not in their studio, and have no idea what they consider good or bad, how the heck can I make a judgement? Please...Lets not get too involved in a modified 'foam vs fiberglass' fiasco. Just my opinion...I'll shut up now.