Help with installation

'Error reading S-Gear registry entries'

This error indicates that your host is loading the old v2.7 version of the S-GearVST2 plug-in.

Please check that there are no copies of S-Gear2_x64.dll in your VST folders. If so, please delete.

Then add the S-Gear VST2 folder to the list of folders scanned by the DAW:
C:\Program Files\Scuffham Amps\S-Gear_VST\

This should resolve the problem.


S-Gear uses the Windows MSI installation system.  The Microsoft FixIt support tool can be used to automatically diagnose and fix common problems with installation or uninstallation of Windows applications.

Click the 'Run Now' button to install the tool.  Follow the instructions and select S-Gear when you have the opportunity to choose which application you would like to troubleshoot.


If you are having any other problem installing S-Gear on your MAC, please send us a message via the contact page.

To help diagnose installation problems on the MAC, we may ask you to re-install S-Gear with logging enabled:

  1. Run the S-Gear installer, do not press Continue
  2. Press CMD-L on your keyboard to open an install logging window
  3. In the drop-down menu on the left, select 'Show All Logs'
  4. Continue with the S-Gear installation
  5. Before closing the installer, click the SAVE icon on the right to save the log to a file

If you are running and ealier version of S-Gear with MAC OS X 10.6.8 and you encounter the  error when running the installer, please try applying the following update from Apple: 


Add the S-Gear VST folder to the list of folders scanned by your DAW:

C:\Program Files\Scuffham Amps\S-Gear_VST\

Alternatively you can copy the VST DLL to a custom VST folder scanned by your DAW.  If you choose to copy the DLL, remember to update any copies when you install a new version of S-Gear.