Task for today, along with the peanut gallery: Angry Birds & My production manager, Party Penguin. Need the Rooster here and we’re complete @randomnat ! I suppose I should post a picture of these completed. #hwpickups #tele #strat #angrybirds #partypenguin (at Bate Cueva de Bigg Al )
Today’s location.. Somebody else’s messy bench! This instrument had everything wrong with it. Frets, wiring, setup, the list goes on. Oh, Bad lighting makes me look clear and in desperate need of a tan. #ToneConsultant #hwpickups #jhernandez
Late night decisions. Measuring magnet sizes, to go with bobbin height. Very crucial to the outcome tone wise. Taking the P-94 game to the next step. I’m releasing a few models with rod magnets instead of pole screws. Very unique sounds we are achieving here. #hwpickups #p94 #custom
Gearing up for major pedal modifications. One more service I specialize in, along with sarcasm. Been doing this for 15+ years, just never took it seriously. I must thank a few who I learned quite a bit from along the way. These guys are the current pioneers of pedal mod/design, RG Keen, Jack Orman, JD Sleep, Aron Nelson, Analog Mike, Robert Keeley, Pete Cornish, Dave Koltai, Jacques, Brian wampler , etc. Sorry if I forgot anyone, because there are many more. @wamplerpedals #hwpickups #pedals (at Petu’s Palace )
#Gibson T-Tops anyone? NOS bobbins and the actual Green poly wire here for the T-Tops. Sound? I can nail the original spec and a few new models with my own twist. Next is the spool of 1950’s 42awg Plain Enamel. I have nearly 7lbs of it. #HomeWrecker is not following the flock replicating PAFs. I’ll leave that to the other % of pickup makers to continue to chase their tails, while charging $500 USD a set to forum guys willing to pay and brag on their threads about it. I’ll release a full report of the metallurgical analysis I executed. Quite hilarious and not surprising of what’s really going on underneath that hood. #hwpickups #itsAlreadyBeenDoneBefore (at Petu’s Palace )
Gibson ETune Training today. A guitar that tunes itself based on string tension. If you’re in to new technology. Not particularly my cup of tea. #gibson #etune
Custom made PCB’s. Elevating my nerdy madness. Don’t worry I won’t become a pedal builder. I leave that to my many few designers to carry out that duty. Testing out a few creations designed in 2002. All translated from jumpers on a terminal strip. A method I used to create small booster circuits on that worked very well. Revisited the schematic, destroyed, erased, improved, etched a few extra boards and viola! Put two of these together, add a feedback loop and you have a super thick #germanium driven tube like breakup. Muse meets #SiameseDream. #nerd #pedals #schematics #hwpickups #pcb #AC188 #OC44 #fuzz #overdrive #rock #edm #punk #younameit
Newly designed custom strat set. Utilizing different types of rod magnets for each position. Hybrid in many ways, magnet wise, bridge is wound via proprietary machine, N/M are handwound. A5 (Bridge), A2 (Middle), A3 (Neck). Why? Because I was able to easily balance 2 different variations. Also nobody goes this route. Sound clips coming soon. Fully balanced Vintage & Modern output options available. My favorite set so far. #jhernandez #hwpickups #singlecoil #custom (at Bigg Al’s Bate Cueva)
Engraving baseplates via CNC router with my logo. Bout time jumped on this. For now on all HomeWrecker pickups in humbucker form will have this insignia. Single coils will be hand signed by whoever wound it. Thanks to the one stop shop of @toddcreatedwood for making this happen. #hwpickups #cnc #rock #edm #jhernandez #humbucker #custom #toddcreatedwood
Where I was born/raised. Passing my old exit of the 280/680/101 interchange. Has it really gotten worse? #ESSJ #SanJose #BayArea #SiliconValley (at Story & King (East San Jose))
Injured in style! Super fancy home made Birdseye Maple splint, for a painful dislocated pinky. Have to figure out a way to work and pull off these shows this week without re injuring it.. again. Compromise.
So.. That’s what was rattling. And why it was intermittent. Good thing I found this right before leaving to perform. Crunch time! #whatsonyourbench #hwpickups #acoustic (at Hernando’s Auto Chop )
Professional Nerds. One of my personal favorite guitarists and a close friend of many years. Ladies and Gentleman.. It’s Mr. Kugler! @ak47studios (at 3-B Productions)
1/2 of Divided. @ryaninrealtime and I refreshing on the old songs for the show tonight at Back Bar Sofa. Were on at 10pm.
Catching up with great friend/player Mr. Padilla. Late 60’s -1970 #AC30 and #fenderTwin completely enticed yet violated our eardrums last night. Added a #klon #lovepedal and older #fulldrive to the mix. To turn things up a notch or 3. All different animals. Klon wins again. @alldaveallday