guitaRF

Take your guitar sound to the next level

The guitaRF acts as an RF (Reflexion Filter), an isolator, a double mic stand, and fine-positioning hardware for both your favorite large-diaphragm condenser or ribbon mic AND a dynamic or small-capsule mic.

guitaRF

Take your guitar sound to the next level

The guitaRF acts as an RF (Reflexion Filter), an isolator, a double mic stand, and fine-positioning hardware for both your favorite large-diaphragm condenser or ribbon mic AND a dynamic or small-capsule mic.

Recommended Use

Live performance, recording, electric guitar cab, acoustic guitar, bass guitar cab, drum kit

Highlights
A Reflexion Filter for your guitar cab to provide isolation on loud stages, in rehearsal spaces and studios alike
Used in venues to help control instrument bleed when miking up a guitar cab or any other instrument that can use the support
A friendly studio companion that provides additional isolation while filtering room reflections for precise tracking
A dual mic mount ensures a safer on-stage experience with less clutter or potential tripping hazards
Thanks to its dual mic mount, experience immediate phase alignment for perfect recordings when using two microphones
Minimal stage bleed and coloration allows the ideal filtration when there is not enough room on stage but the show must go on
Specialized and stable hardware with a detachable floor mount for compatibility with professional mic stand threads
All in one piece of gear, with the ability to perfectly phase-align the two capsules for maximum impact















Inside the guitaRF

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    Four-layer acoustic filter design

    Comprised of a vented outer composite panel, a layer of acoustic-grade wool, an air gap for low-frequency isolation, and an inner acoustic foam layer.

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    Forget about phase issues

    Adjustable across three axes – vertical, horizontal and depth. Position both capsules perfectly in phase or capture the sounds of both the edge of the cone and dust cap.

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    Integrated Dual Mic Mount

    A traditional threaded mic clip and a pass-through mount with rubber-finned grip for easy placement of two mics to capture both tone and texture.

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    Hand-made in Our Own Factory

    Just like our best-selling RF-X, each guitaRF is hand-made with the highest attention to detail in our very own factory.

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    Fully adjustable & detachable

    The entire filter + mic assembly are height adjustable for precise positioning – or, if needed, the filter can be mounted on any mic stand for complete flexibility.

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    For studios & stages worldwide

    FOH engineers use the guitaRF to reduce stage bleed enabling an easier multi-track mix after the show and the use of bi-cardioid ribbon mics like the VR1.

Specs

What's in the box
Reflexion Filter® Pro
Mounting bracket
Mic stand thread adapter

Downloads

Manual
  • "We felt that by adding the sE filter to our bass mic setup, it would clear up some of the drum bleed - which it did very nicely. This is a useful product, simply and elegantly executed. Thanks sE."

    — Michael Prowda, Monitor Engineer (Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails)
  • "I’ve been using a ribbon mic on Trey’s guitar since 2009 and I love it, but I wanted to improve the sonic quality, so we bought a guitaRF. What a difference it made. The guitar came into focus, had more punch and a level of isolation was achieved that had been missing due to the nature of a ribbon. Definitely a tool worth having!"

    — Garry Brown, FOH Engineer (Phish, Trey Anastasio Band)
  • "The filters are working an absolute treat! In terms of what it's doing sonically, it's made my ribbon mics really come to life. Got some screaming guitars out front now!"

    — Mike Woodhouse, FOH Engineer (Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Catfish & The Bottlemen)
  • "In my view this product really makes it that bit easier to get a 'pro-studio' sound at home."

    — Steve Levine, Sound On Sound
  • "The guitaRFs are versatile, compact and robust. I use fewer mic stands, mounts etc. - and I don’t have to worry about nasty reflections."

    — Ryan Pickett, FOH Engineer (My Morning Jacket) - sE Artist
  • "The way I look at the guitaRFs, it’s not just for guitar amps. I like to get creative. I’m looking forward to trying one live in front of the drummers resonate head as well."

    — Ryan Pickett, FOH Engineer (My Morning Jacket) - sE Artist
  • "I notice the reduction of spillover the most when I’m mixing shows in post. I imagine if we were to A/B the filters on and off for MMJ, it would dramatically change the frequencies in their ear mixes. I have not tried this, but the closest would be a late night promo show like Fallon or Colbert where as we use very little of our audio package and only backline. The outcome is usually subpar compared to what they've become accustomed to hearing in their in ears with our setup."

    — Ryan Pickett, FOH Engineer (My Morning Jacket) - sE Artist
  • "...designed for recording guitar amps, but incredibly useful in so many other situations...I’ve used the guitaRF to mic amps using the included stand, brass instruments using a straight stand, and live-tracked vocalists using a large boom. I’ve even used it sideways to reduce cymbal bleed in a kick drum mic, and vocal bleed in an acoustic guitar mic."

    — Tape Op Magazine, Andy Hong
  • "What I like best about the guitaRF is that it’s often the perfect compromise — it reduces bleed and room ambience to a lesser degree than its bigger siblings, but it doesn’t block sight lines or take up too much space."

    — Tape Op Magazine, Andy Hong
  • "I’ve been using the guitaRF on every tracking date since I got it. It’s a terrific tool; I hear a clarity and isolation on the tracks."

    — Linda Taylor, guitarist (TV Show, "Whose Line Is It Anyway?")
  • "Makes it much easier to mix and phase align down the road. Just love it when something so simple makes such a huge difference. A new daily tool, thank you! GuitaRF!"

    — Linda Taylor, guitarist (TV Show, "Whose Line Is It Anyway?")
  • "I use it to keep the bad out and the good in. On vocals in certain rooms, on guitar cabs, and even on drums (floor toms and kicks)."

    — F. Reid Shippen, GRAMMY®-winning Mixer / Engineer / Producer (India.Arie, Ingrid Michaelson, Jonny Lang) - sE Artist
  • "You can never have enough tools and tricks to get the job done. This is exactly the kind of tool that, once you have it, you’ll use it over and over."

    — Neal Cappellino, GRAMMY®-winning producer/engineer (Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss & Union Station) - sE Artist
  • "I also think it's a wonderful device for students to know and learn about, to hear the difference with and without the filter. All audio schools should have them."

    — Lenise Bent, Producer / Engineer (Blondie, Steely Dan, Supertramp, The Band, Fleetwood Mac)
  • "The Reflexion Filter makes a huge difference in small recording spaces that are more and more the norm..."

    — Andy Bradfield, Producer (David Bowie, David Gray, Rufus Wainwright)
  • "Trust me, they will change your recording process for the better."

    — Ricky Lawson, Drummer (Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Whitney Houston)
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Artists putting the guitaRF on the map from studios to stages worldwide.

How do I set up my Reflexion Filter®? Do you offer an instruction manual or video guide?

Video setup guides are located on the individual product pages for the RF-X, Reflexion Filter Pro, and RF Space, and all RF products (including the guitaRF®) have downloadable PDF setup guides as well. If you require further assistance with setting up your Reflexion Filter, please fill out our Support Request form and we will help you as best we can.

Will my Reflexion Filter® work on a boom stand?

All of our Reflexion Filters are designed to work best with conventional (vertical) microphone stands. It is entirely possible to utilize them on a very sturdy boom stand, but great care must be taken to ensure proper balance and counterweighting, as the weight of the filter plus a microphone (especially an expensive microphone!) can be quite heavy. If a boom stand mount is necessary, we recommend securely attaching the filter to the boom arm first, making sure the whole assembly is extremely solidly positioned, and then attaching the microphone afterwards. We can assume no responsibility for damaged microphones if the boom arm decides to tilt down or around due to the extra weight put upon it, so please be careful!