I've definately made my best negs with Tri-X, it's unbelievably forgiving and has great tone.

It appears I've lost my avatar, I'll have to take a look and see if Bogie is still among the choices.

By the way, "Mobtown" is an old nickname for Baltimore, fair city of my birth-one of Baltimore's several nicknames, which refers to a time of rivalry between various political gangs in the early to mid 19th century. More recently, "Charm City" is popular, so no need to fear a visit to my turf...any APUGers are always welcome!