Hey guys, im really in the market for a super high gain preamp or amplifier. What i really want is a Diezel VH4 or a Herbert, but im not sure if i could get what i want somewheres else. Truthfully i just want channels 3 and 4 off the VH4 in a preamp. I was also looking at the SE+3 from Custom Audio Electronics. What i want is a super high gain preamp that is for outlandish metal and heavyness. Is there an amp maker that would do this for under 2k for an all tube preamp that could give me all the sound i want. Im not really looking for hot rodded marshall, more like a recto but good. Ive owned a recto but i didnt like it. I plan on getting my Two Rock CRA 100 modded so i could use just the poweramp section, then tag a different preamp on top. Here is the sound im looking for: Meshuggah Catch 33 style/Trivium/Mastodon/Killswitch Engage rhythm sounds Children of Bodom/Arch Enemy style lead sounds Gotta be quiet, gotta be very saturated. Lookin for any ideas. I DO NOT want to sell my Two Rock because i love it so! I also dont really wanna sell my Acoustic Image because it powers my Piezo/midi deals and acoustic guitar. My guitars include: 2 Parker Flys, one all mahogany with a maple top, the other is a mahogany neck and Koa Body. Both have duncan buckers. One tuned standard, one Eb Standard Alembic with actives. HSS Mahogany back with purpleheart and cocobolo top, maple/purpleheart/ebony neck thru with ebony board. Tuned D standard/ Drop C PRS CE24 with maple top, burstbucker bridge and phat cat neck tuned D Standard Pedals are : Clyde Delux, ODC, Fat Boost, Fulldrive 2, and Choralflange Would diezel just do a preamp in a rackmount? thanks for the help guys.