hi guys, i have a few totally unrelated pre-amp questions: 1. does anyone know a good website/document/old post where can i read up about the differences between the sounds of the various neve pre's, eg. 1073 vs 1081, v72 vs v72a vs v672 etc etc. are the v72's anything like a 1073 (minus the eq, obviously) 2. how does the groove tubes vipre fit into the food chain as far as tube pre's go? i'm in the market for a tube pre that excels particularly on male and female vocals, and while versatility is a good thing, i'm not really looking for a jack of all trades, i'd much rather something that just absolutely nails a sound. would i be better off with a dw fearn or a redd 47 reissue...or something else i may not have heard of? 3. i pretty much had my heart set on an api 3124+, until i read that it has "dodgy gain staging", with the pad located before the input transformer, meaning whenever it's in, the sound is dulled considerably. as it was going to be my drum pre, the pad is certainly going to be used, so i'm wondering if any 3124+ users can comment on whether what i've read is true, and if there's a way around it. any help here would be grrrrrreat! thanks!