I'm an R&B vocalist described as having a clear 1st Tenor crooner type voice (good low range too). I'm looking to upgrade my current Studio Projects C1 mic to a U87. For mic pres I currently have an Avalon M5, RME Fireface 800 (mic pres on it), and an ART Tube MP. The problem with my current setup is my vocal tracks always sounds too clean & thin (C1 with M5 & RME). I've experimented with mic placement, eq, and compression, but something is still missing. I previously had an AT 4033 (with the ART Tube no doubt) that had more of the ummpppp I was looking for, but was too muddy for my taste. I WANT a colored tube sound for my voice. I also like the Neumann sound. This led to my decision to the U87 because everything I see refers back to either a U87 or U47 (can't afford that) . Anyone else have a similar setup or run into this with a vocalist? What would you suggest? I'm thinking of using the U87 with a UA 610 pre. I know the optimum thing would be to try different mics and pres out with my system, but that's not an option cause the rental money for these could be applied to the purchase.