I just found my old Fostex MR-8HD and listened to all of the stuff I recorded years ago. I clearly didn't know how to capture guitars at the time, but when I used 2 sm57s recording an old drummer of mine in a Primus/Pantera/Cure sort of band, holy smokes was it perfect. I didn't know anything about sound then but somehow the drums still sound amazing. Bass too! I think you'll find this machine is surprisingly good if you still want to get a retro feel for recording. Also, the first track is a example recording. It's quite catchy. Listen to it!