Alright, thankies so far to the people who have responded concerning brother and I's guitar feedback problems. Now I have something else that's different. Day before yesterday I spent a good chunk of my Christmas money on a microphone, desk stand, and a 1/4"-to-dual RCA plug adapter cable to hook the mic up to a tape deck I have that doesn't have a dedicated mic jack on it, just a pair of RCA-in jacks for hooking it into a stereo system. Hooked it all up, and I got nothing when I tried to record, even though I did have the mic turned on. I'm thinking part of my problem is that the adapter cable was meant for a stereo-type 1/4" plug instead of the mono one the mic has on it. Could the mic not be producing a strong enough signal too? I'm wanting to record myself playing so I can upload it and you all can finally listen to my talents.