Wow, that's interesting. Same here except I was using a SM47type mic up close. I don't even put the e609 on a stand like I did with the SM47, it's draped over the top of the amp. I'm primarily using a Z Best these days.
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but... to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. - Dorothy Nevill