I just wanted to give a little heads up and plug to what I have found to be a great little recorder for flatpickers. It is the Zoom H 2 recorder. It is simply an amazing little piece of gear, and for us flatpickers, it is a quick and quality sounding way to capture our ideas and performances.
It uses an SD card to capture files / folders, plus it has a number of mic combonations you can use. It comes with a table base and a nifty micstand adapter. And it is really affordable ($179.00 at Sweetwater Music).
I take it to my songwriting sessions and used it alot on the road playing bluegrass this year. It records bands in jams like a dream. I carried a pair of Sony headphones to use while recording some jam sessions, and it was amazing how good it all sounded. I also like to record my rhythm tracks to it to practice to.
Just wanted to introduce you all to it. I know there are others out there that cost more, but for the bang for buck ratio, this thing takes the cake. Here's a link to it: