After much weeping and gnashing of teeth, I've decided to look for an LA-4 on eBay. Yes, the LA-3As are better, and using an LA-2A is akin to getting a back rub from the Lord Almighty, but I'm getting the project mixed out of house, and I only need to get good sounds to tape (that is, DAW); the mixing issues can be done with someone else's kick-ass outboard gear later, while actually mixing. Still, just in case we have some vocals that are *particularly* dynamic, and mic technique doesn't solve the entire problem, I want a great comp to help us out. All of that is to ask this: I'm most likely getting a LA-4. I've heard about some good mods for the LA-4, ones that boast dramatic improvement over an already good piece of gear, making it sound--dare I say it--great. Has anyone here actually *had* a mod done to an LA-4? If so, what were your results? Have you heard a modified LA-4? What are your experiences with modifiying gear in general? Thanks for your help.