I'd like to buy a microphone, but I'm not sure what I need. I'm really just a hobbyist bassist at this point and my next hobby project is a bass / vocal recording project. My recording gear is minimal - I actually use what I believe to be a 70's era TEAC cassette deck that has 2 x 1/4" mic inputs. I've recorded my bass on this a bit by just plugging strait in. It only records on one side (speaker) but believe it or not - the tone is fantastic, I believe it's better than my tone through my Peavey combo amp. So I want to get a mic and record my voice and bass together - no multi tracking or touch up - just one take recordings with the bass line in one speaker and the lead vocal part in the other. Then I can finally listen to how my parts really fit together and how bad my voice really is. So I figured I'd start by buying a mic and give it a try - if the mic sounds terrible then I might try picking up a cheap microphone pre amp or EQ if that's what I would need to help the sound. (?) If plugging a mic strait in to the deck provide results good enough for demonstration purposes, then I'll be happy. I've heard that the Shure SM58 is a good choice, but I do also see cheaper vocal mics advertised. Any suggestions on what to buy and how to use it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.