After several years of not using my basement studio, and having sold off most of my good gear, I'm looking to get going again. My main need is to catch up with preamps. The recording setup is old, but still quite servicable. Here's what's left: Mac G4 450 Dual Processor (SCSI) Glyph 9 gig external drive (SCSI) Glyph 40 gig external Drive (SCSI) CD Burner Digi001 JBL LSR4328P Monitors (just purchased) I do realize that my gear is old, but I'm not ready to upgrade any of the current stuff until I'm feeling comfortable again with what I'm doing. I'm not in need of a lot of pre's since I tend to do one instrument at a time (no drums) and single vocals. In the past I owned an Avalon VT-737S, a Joe Meek, and a Great River. I liked the Avalon the best. It just seemed warmer and gave me a lot of control. I would consider buying another but wanted to ask for people's thoughts on a good main preamp that most things would be recorded through. I'm sure that a lot has changed since I last sat knew what was going on.