Here are some of my thoughts on mic'ing a guitar cab.
First, only turn up the volume loud enough to get a decent tone. Otherwise, in a home environment, you are going to not have a big enough room to handle the volume. So, the lower the volume that you can use the better.
Second, let me introduce you to Extreme Isolation Headphones. Use a pair of these to work on placing the mic where the mic hears the amp closest to the way you want it to sound.
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