Scuffham S-Gear is one of those products whose name is only spoken of in hushed whispers! It is legendary among guitarists for its authentic tones, hailed for its realism. So, is it actually any good? So let’s jump in and find out.
My first reaction upon opening the large and attractive S-Gear UI was “Guitar Rig”! it definitely has that “everything on one page” look and feel in common with Guitar Rig that others like Revalver, Amplitube, TH3 and Bias have eschewed, having the different components on separate pages in various ways. This is both good and bad; good that everything’s visible and right there in front of you, bad that everything feels crammed in. In fairness, Scuffham has done a good job here, everything is legible and well laid-out in an attractive UI.
My next reaction was when I saw the small “Impulses by RedWirez” banner on the cabinet convolver section. We’ll get to this later!