In years past, I had a Boss DR-5, and a low end 4 track recorder that saved to Sony Minidisk. I found the DR-5 pretty well suited, as I could lay down drum tracks, and DR-5 bass, then mix that down to one channel on the recorder. That left me three tracks to play with, without doing any further mixdown. I liked the DR-5 because I could play guitar, and get bass lines from it, or damn near any other instrument I wanted. It tracked really well, even if the tones were a bit too "synth" sounding. Horns were not too remarkable, but the Hammond organ was. Yeah, I know, times have changed. Since I lost all that stuff (or I'd still be using it!), I'd like to replace it with whatever is good in modern technology. I see that Boss still makes the DR-3... dunno how it compares to the DR-5. And recorders... its all digital, and everything gets loads of good and loads of bad reviews. And.... you go into a store, and all they want to do is sell you what's in the display. I need some ol' fashioned schooling up!