Hi all, well, I've done a TON of reading of old threads, and need to ask this last question before I swipe the plastic. I've been using my 2108 pre as my only pre for quite sometime, and while I really love it for certain things, when I get 24-36 tracks stacked (with 10-12 recorded through the 2108), I start to wish I had something with a different tone- not so dark. I posted a few weeks ago about the ISA428 and got great responses about that unit, but I have not been able to find a demo unit around that I can try out. The new pre will probably be used mostly for Drum OH's (2108 on kick and snare- nice!) as well as vox (some versatility from 2108 which is good on certain people but not on others) and keys (Rhodes piano). The 2108 sounds great miking my Fender Blues Junior for guitar so that will remain a job for the 2108. I keep hearing that the ISA428 is musical, if not slighly colored, so I'm wondering if it is a smart decision for the longterm to go with the ISA (this will be my primary fornt end, with the 2108 as my "character pre"). Or should I go with something super-clean (I've heard that the Grace's are sick). Once again, this is to provide some versatility and not to layer too much 2108 sound in the mix. Thanks again everyone and sorry if this post seems redundant. EDIT: for budget, let's just say I like the 1500 dollar price tag on the ISA.