Paul Drew from the Pro-Tools-Expert team takes a look at the S-GEAR v2.5 iLok version.

"Turn it up to 12, and I've never before heard an amp simulator that captures so well the wild, hairy, out-of-control output of a Fender Deluxe pushed to destruction."

"S-Gear is so good, and such good value, that it's well worth checking out even if you already have amp simulator software installed."

Scuffham S-GEAR 2.4 - Amp Simulator for MAC OSX and Windows by Sam Inglis, Sound On Sound - October 2014

"S-Gear est un très bon plugin sobre et efficace qui fait vraiment bien son boulot. Le son de la bestiole est vraiment classe et n'a rien à envier aux autres grands concurrents. Je me pose d'ailleurs des questions sur certaines simulations qui paraissent même supérieures à celle d'autres plugins bien connus."

TEST SCUFFHAM S-GEAR V2.2, by Nicolas Minier - Le 24 Juin 2014.

"Final Verdict...
I first found it difficult to believe a "small" company like Scuffham could really make something that was as good as Internet forum rumor has it. But I am glad that the Internet gives these smaller entrepreneurs the chance to come forward and through various forums reach their target customers and compete with the giants.

S-Gear is, at the time of writing, one of the most authentic digital amp emulators I have played. At a price of USD 99:- it also wins my price for most bang for the buck product of this decade. I give it an extra plus for the incredibly nice reverb Room Thing.

I'm really looking forward to what Michael Scuffham will do next."


"ag hade svårt att förstå att en "liten" uppstickare som Scuffham verkligen kunde åstadkomma något som var så bra som så många på Internet-forum påstått. Det gläder mig att Internet ger dessa mindre entreprenörer chansen att komma fram och via olika forum nå sin målgrupp och slåss mot de stora drakarna.

S-Gear är i skrivande stund en av de mest autentiska digitala förstärkarsimulationerna som jag spelat på. Till priset av 99 US dollar vinner den dessutom mitt pris som årtiondets hittills mest prisvärda produkt. Extra plus också för det makalöst fina reverbet Room Thing.

Jag ser verkligen fram emot vad Michael Scuffham tänker hitta på härnäst."

Scuffham S-Gear 2, by Mats Nermark, Fuzz SE

"The making of a virtual amp…

A virtual amp might be closer to the real thing than you first imagine. The amps found in the Scuffham S-Gear product are original designs created from scratch using traditional electronic representation, i.e. resistors, capacitors and thermionic valves. These components are arranged as amplification and filter stages to create an electronic amp design, which is then transformed into an equivalent software implementation. I cannot say that all virtual amps are made this way, but I can tell you that this is how we do it!"

Virtual Amps for Rookies (special guest Mike Scuffham from Scuffham Amps) January 2014 issue

"I can approximate tones with [many] plug-ins however I cannot feel them. S-Gear is unique in this regards. The tone, the response are real."

'Scuffham Amps S-Gear Plug-in/Standalone review', by Mhead, Machinehead, Hell Guitars May 10 2013

"Scuffham Amps spendiert seiner Vorzeige-Amp-Simulation mit dem RoomThing eine weitere Effekterweiterung der Spitzenklasse. Damit bleibt S-Gear auch in der aktuellen Version seinem Boutique-Konzept treu. Eine der besten, wenn nicht die beste virtuelle Gitarrenrack-Lösung, die man heutzutage für die eigene DAW kaufen kann − und dabei trotz Preiserhöhung immer noch ein Schnäppchen!"

'TESTBERICHTE SCUFFHAM AMPS S-GEAR 2.1 - Jetzt mit Raumpflegepersonal', by Markus Thiel, Sound & Recording 03/13

"And one might also suspect that Scuffham's core consumers might be people just like him - those who truly understand and appreciate the beauty of a traditional amplifier, those who might actually spend more time playing guitar than surfing the web looking for guitar products."

Guitar Hero, by Scott Diel on ERR News Estonian Public Broadcasting, 20.09.2012