We made it through our first year! First I want to say thanks to all of you who have been supporting us and keeping us alive. Analog War Cry had a chance to work with some of the best companies this last year and was blessed to try out some of the best gear out there today. I personally made more discoveries than I thought were out there. With every week that passed by there was something new to be excited about. This shows just how much players have begun to care about their sound, what they use, and how they go about achieving there signature sounds. It seems like just about everyone in the market has jumped on the band wagon to produce higher quality, better sounding, and much more user friendly products. Many of the bands I had a chance to go out and see this passed year sported boutique, custom, and limited run gear. Along with the pedal boom, custom shop guitars, and amazing amplifiers also came a wide variety of amazing studio equipment. With so many cats these days building either smaller or home studios, it was nice to see so much great quality affordable gear. I only see things getting better too. Then there's always the "sleepers", those few special pieces of gear that we end up discovering later. This is gear that's usually lower in price and component quality that nontheless gets the job done. You always have to keep your eyes and ears open because there is so much gear that is ahead of it's time, gear that isn't hype driven or in the spotlight of some hot company. To me there is no way to go wrong, if something works for you more power to you. This is what we try and project here on Analog War Cry, to share all the gear that touches us, lightens up our music, and just plain out sounds great. You guys better strap on your seatbelts this year, we have lots of killer new companies to share with you, and all the stunning gear that comes with them. We thought what better way to kick off the new year than to share with you some of the hottest gear of 2009. We will be posting all this month and next what will be known as our Top Find's of 09'. Along with gear there will also be bands, artists, podcast demos, more Builder Spotlights, and of course our regular flow of updates and news. I hope everyone's holidays were fantastic and wish you all a kickass 2010. Please keep subscribing and sending us your emails letting us know how we're doing and how we can better serve ya'll.
- Alfie C.