I've been looking for some time now at getting a new mic ( I currentley own one mic an AT4033 and haven't had great succsess with it on rap vocals a couple of female singers have had great results though which that mic exsels at that anyway ) Anyway I'm currently using the stock pre's on my 001 and it will be some time before I can add a decent mic pre. I'm waiting for the Studio Projects VBT-2 sounds very good for the $$$ Anyway I've been researching mic's and kind of came to 3 choices. 1.) Groove Tubes GT-66 - I dont need the 67 and the different pattern's. 2.) Studio Projects T-3. 3.) SE Electronics SE-5500. I didn't inclued the NTK for this reason I need a mic that will work will across a broad vocal range, and while the NTK is great for deep voiced male's it isn't the 1st choice with others, and I need variety. I could get the NTK and add something like a Studio Projects C1 but I dont know well $*^t now I just could do that too??? Now I'm really confused!!!!!!!!!!lol The cats I record on a regular basis are mostley alto's but I have two that have deep voices and one whos voice is real deep. Keep that in mind. From what I've read the GT-66 is pretty nuetral so that would work well with alot of differnt voice's, while I've read the T-3 is darker sounding so that may limit it a bit for what I need. Any suggestions need help????????????