Hi all, I will ask another (boring, repetitive?) question.. Allowing my budgetary constraints I cannot afford an x-2... so I am looking at the vmp-1000e as a single mic pre. I will mainly be using this with electric acoustic and classical guitars.. The main mic's for the guitar amps will be standard sm57's and an e609. Have a sontronics sigma ribbon on the way too.. Want a good condensor - the "other" part of the budget will be set aside for a decent condensor... something leaning towards not so bright... (Yes I am another prefer it warm leaning to dark than bright). Would the vmp-1000 be a good match to these requirements? (I am aware that there are a million other factors that forum posts dont cover - but - such is life :-\ ) Any other suggestions or items to compare this particular unit to?