Boutique tube amp designs, analog

modeled effects and studio quality REVERB


Much of the history of recording electric guitar and bass involves loud tube amplifiers and studio-based effects. Traditionally, getting killer tones in the studio required thousands of dollars worth of boutique guitar gear, the space to store it all, and an environment where you could turn the amps up loud to get them to sound the way they should.
Michael Scuffham created S-Gear to solve this problem. It’s an entire suite of plugins designed specifically for the recording guitarist (and bassist), offering multiple hyper-realistic tube amplifiers, speaker cabinets, and studio-quality effects in one package. S-Gear’s boutique-designed amps and effects – coupled with accurate convolution-based speaker cabinet emulation by RedWirez – gives you a truly professional guitar sound without the expense and hassle.

Authentic Tube Amplifiers

S-Gear comes with five different emulations of boutique tube amplifiers, giving you access to everything from clean vintage sounds to fire-breathing modern rock tones. You can load two settings from the same amp and switch between them, just like a normal channel-switching amp setup, or enter Tweak mode, allowing you to fine-tune the behavior of the power amp to suit your needs.

Impulse Responses For Realism

The Pro Convolver II module comes loaded with a bunch of pro cab and microphone impulse responses courtesy of Red Wirez, giving the amp emulations real bite and width and adding real analog girth to the recorded guitar sound. Not only can you run two cabs at once, but you can also load your own IR’s as well (or ones you’ve purchased from a third party) to fully customize your guitar tones.


Studio Quality Effects

S-Gear comes with three different studio-quality effects modules to finish off your guitar tone – Room Thing, Delay Thing, and Modulation Thing. These processors offer a ton of flexibility and sound amazing, and they allow S-Gear to deliver the finished professional guitar tones pro guitarists need without needing to resort to external processing.


The Custom ’57 is inspired by the famous Tweed Amps of the late 50’s.


Inspired by Robben Ford’s guitar tone, the Duke has beautiful dynamics and feel.


The Wayfarer brings together elements from multiple classic American amp designs. Three channels, several tone-shaping switches, an authentic tremolo circuit and a graphic EQ between the preamp and power amp make this a very versatile amplifier capable of a wide range of tones.


A take on a high-gain amp from the 80’s, the purple tolex on The Jackal is a nod in the direction of Mike Soldano’s classic amps from that era. Multiple gain stages and the crucial ‘cold biased’ tube stage deliver a very articulate and responsive high gain sound, capable of super crunch and liquid leads.


Don’t be misled by the gold front panel – the Stealer is a highly versatile amp. Inspired in part by the memory of an old red Park 75 head Michael Scuffham had during his time at Marshall, the Stealer takes on some of the same characteristics – it’s capable of a wide variety of guitar tones, from calm to positively unsettled.

Get It In The Everything Bundle


Minimum System


  • Quad Core i5 Processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or Later
  • Windows 7 & Above


System Requirements

  • Quad Core i7 Processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.10 or Later
  • Windows 7 & Above


Plugin Formats

  • Intel Mac 32bit: VST2, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Intel Mac 64bit: VST2, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows 32bit: VST2, VST3, AAX
  • Windows 64bit: VST2, VST3, AAX

iLok Cloud is available to all Everything Bundle members.
Perpetual users need to have an iLok 2 or an iLok 3 to use Slate Digital plugins.