Hi everyone, new to the forum! I'm looking into buying a preamp that works well for recording both a Godin Multiac (just using the direct sound) and a Taylor 714ce. But for different reasons. For the Godin, I'm looking for new colors. I want to have options for some bite, beef, or low end, as I play aggressive & syncopated riffs. I don't want it to sound like flamenco. For the Taylor, I'm wanting to get more out of my direct line (Fishman Matrix pickup) as I like to blend it with a mic to create a stereo mix on my tracks. So I'd say I'm going for a color preamp as opposed to a transparent one. An internet search of 'best of' lists gave the Fishman Aura Spectrum the most hits, followed by BBE Acoustimax and Baggs Venue in second. I am open to your experiences with these since I've not tried any of them. Other ones that got several mentions: Baggs Para, Behringer V-Tone AD121, Baggs Session, Radial Tonebone, and Grace Alix (looks that would be a wonderful option but it's a bit too expensive for me right now).