HomeWrecker Pickups was founded by Joshua Hernandez in Los Angeles, CA. Originally from East San Jose, CA. Hernandez has played different sides of the music industry as a session/songwriter/live player, and as a craftsman. A very well respected instrument repair man known for practical modifications. 

Exclusively endorsed by a few prestigious companies such as, Bogner Amplification,Celestion Speakers, Steve Clayton Picks, Curt Mangan Strings, Pigtronix and IK Multimedia. 

For his technical work, serving as an RF/Electrical Engineer for Defense Projects. 2 weeks later lanaded an apprenticeship under luthier, Keith Holland, sharpening his attention to detail for a few years before making a leap down the 101 to make Los Angeles his home base. Touring abroad.

When his touring contract was up. Hernandez returned to the U.S. accepting an offer for a title position @ ESP Guitar Company in 2006. Assisting the VP with Artist Repairs/Custom Builds. Product development & Production Management of the LTD line. And Directing the Warranty and Repair Departments. 

In 2009, He Co-Founded MHD pickups. In Oct. 2011 he parted ways with MHD and ventured off on his own. Still handling Title position duties at ESP. 

It didn't stop there. His thirst for live performances and love for playing kept him very busy. As things evolved, session work picked up, becoming a ghost writer/session player in the night time working with various production teams. As well as running/developing all new HomeWrecker operations over time. Hernandez left ESP in 2012 to venture on his own with newly found music based revenue streams. 

During this transition he spent 12 years in production with Sony, Warner artists, and touring all over Latin America. Living between Bogotá, Colombia, Lima, Peru and LA. In his time off between tours, instead of returning to the U.S. He was introduced to local craftsmen. Learning a whole new approach to string instrument design and fabrication. 

The session work was a key factor to testing the product. This was used to develop the many flavors that the HomeWrecker product line has to offer.

"There were times I recorded at state of the art studios (East West, Serenity West) with a overwhelming selection of amplifiers and mics to choose from, then there were times I showed up to a small single apartment, plugged directly in to an interface, and utilized certain pedals to shape the tones. This compromise allowed me to voice things to sound great direct in with or without use of plugins. I aimed for a more transparent and natural sound from the coil."

"The beauty of being an active player is, I get to put my own product to the test in studio & live situations." says Hernandez. "With HomeWrecker, in short, I am taking a very simple, old technology and literally putting a new spin on it."

We have made pickups for a number of individuals. And designed OEM for many companies. And many players in bands around the world. These individuals include:
Chris Poland 
Sergio Vallin (Mana)
Robbie Krieger 
Alex Road Rage Richmond
austin L'Ecuyer of Beast Eagle 
Henry Chiem 
Todd Simspon (Techniques with Todd)
Reza Moosavi 
Solo Dallas (Desigend SD-71 T-Top) 
Wizard Amplification 
Eric Faria of Alloy Guitars
Rick Skillman of Celestion 
Nicholas Kuhn
The Story so far 
Tyler of State Champs
Federico Zuniga
Eduardo Larez (Amigos Invisibkes / Draco Rosa)
Paul Mitayanine 
Sam Sandak (The Shcoots) 


Take a look at the menu, as it is always evolving. We will be taking a completely different direction on the website. With more media/content and daily blog.  Along with other products and patents to premiere. 

If you have a certain sound that you want to bring to life, feel free to contact me directly.
And I will personally get you sorted. Thank you for stopping by!

-J Hernandez