from what i've read, i'm pretty much sold on a sebatron vmp2000. its hard not having the means by which to demo gear before big purchases, so relying on credible forums like this is my main source of info before making purchases. i'm looking for another quality preamp that would compliment the sebatron, in the same approximate price range. i'll be using mics from audio technica, kel audio, shure, studio projects and a couple others. the style of music is mainly indie type rock/pop, but ideally the preamps to be flexible enough to do acoustic/country/hip hop/etc. the preamps will be used in conjunction with my digi002 console version, and the 4 channels of preamp that are built in to that. based on what i've read, i've found lots of great info out on other preamps that work well, but its hard deciding which would compliment the sebatron best, since i don't have the means to hear how they sound first. i've been looking into the following: -vintech dual 1272 -grace 101 -universal audio solo/100 or solo/610 -groove tubes brick -trident s20 if you have any other questions to ask that may help in suggesting a piece, please ask. any replies are greatly appreciated. thanks!