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Shure sm58 mic does not have full power

I have to open the control on my peavey amp completely open to get enough volume.

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You should consider a microphone with more power to get the volume you need. I can personally recommend the CAD C195 Cardoid Condensor microphone. It has great output. The only downsidefor most people is that they don't have phantom power. This is what gives the mic its boost. In order to get the most out of any micrphone, you need to have a preamp, an equilizer, and an output. The output is your PA system that drumbanger mentioned. 

But since you are using a Peavey, here is my strong recommendation. Get a mini preamp, and hook it up to your Peavey. You can use a Behringer 2mic mixing board for your preamp. It's small, and it can sit right on top of the Peavey. 

XENYX 1002
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Behringer-Xenyx-502-Mixer?sku=631262

CAD C195
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/CAD-C195-Cardioid-Electret-Condenser-Microphone?sku=270775

The reason why I suggest the two-mic XENYX 802 and not the 1 channel 502, is that the 1 channel doesn't have phantom power.

In order to connect the XENYX to your Peavey, this is all you need. You can get one at radio shack for pretty cheap.

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Mogami-Pure-Patch-RCA-to-14-Mono-HiDefinition-Patch-Cable?sku=339031

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Sorry! this is normal because the mic needs to be used with a PA system
to get the full effect and volume out of it!

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