I'm looking for a new guitar preamp for direct recording. I'm very interested in the Marshall JMP-1 but its a very pricey unit. Anyone have suggestions for a guitar preamp that can give very smooth, articulate tones even when pushing high gain distortion? I already have a J Station, which is great but not quite getting me where I want to go. I don't want to invest hours in programming patches, so that rules out the POD, what else should I look at?