About Juan Wayne

Juan Wayne, musician, loner, unorthodox engineer.

230 has passed

This might come as a shock to the millions that silently and in a creepily passive way have followed this project, but it was unavoidable: 230 is dead. It probably was from the start, like a delayed period you decided to name without even having a test first.

230 was a clumsy attempt at pulling a Dave Grohl on myself, making my own delusional inner asshole of a child believe I had a band, so that I wouldn’t feel ashamed of publishing my music. It was either that or the fact that I kept expecting to form a band to then play these songs while skipping the hideous “let’s think of a name” days. I’ve been there way too many times before, nothing good ever comes up, just like 230 wasn’t good, at all.

Some remains are still out there though, what was already uploaded to stores will remain, and the old YouTube videos will be added to my channel and I’ll continue from there.

So yeah, here I am, embracing loneliness like I should have, becoming Professor Chaos.

Homemade Bread For The Unmotivated

Yeah, I make recipe videos now, bilingual recipe videos. Not wearing an apron yet but crazier shit has happened so I wouldn’t rule that one out either.


Týr Eier Dere Alle

An instrumental collaboration with RetoricaUY. She’s the shit. Check out her work on IG @retoricauy, or click: https://www.instagram.com/retoricauy/

Colaboración instrumental con RetoricaUY. Un despelote la loca. Visiten su trabajo en IG @RetoricaUY, o haciendo click en: https://www.instagram.com/retoricauy/


Guitar Pedal Bypass Switch Disassembly And Cleanup

Got asked to check why an EHX Metal Muff wouldn’t work. It was a dirty switch, so I opened it up and cleaned it instead of tossing it in the trash so that it could be eaten later by a sea toad.

Should’ve put subtitles, but you can easily tell what I’m doing so it might be better to mute and ignore the pointless dribble.



Nude selfies + free strap from awesome Andy/Guitarbear

I made me an Instagram profile so I can upload nude selfies but since I’ve been making my own bread, I though it’d be wiser to post guitars instead.


I thought I’d kick it off with a pic of my new strap from the dude I get all my gearhead news from: Andy a.k.a. Guitarbear.

Sir, you’re the shit, I’ll never get tired of repeating that. Cheers!

Giveaway! We’re 4!

I’m not one for jumping on other people’s parties, but since I absolutely love this one in particular, I’m going off the script here.

If you want to keep up to date with basically anything that goes on when it comes to guitars, gear and pretty much anything else, check out some cool projects (with the occasional plush guest) or simply be a nice creep and stalk a good guy, Guitarbear is your place.

Happy birthday Guitarbear, I hope every weirdo on the intertubez shows up to say hi and eat snacks from your private stash!


Guitarbear blog turns 4!


There will be four D’Addario straps up for grabs this year.


To get yours, just

  1. email me at GuitarbearSG@yahoo.com and
  2. tell me what you’d like to see more on the blogMore plush toys, more video recommendations, more reviews, more setup stories, or more silly comments/opinions from me? Just let me know.
  3. provide your name and mailing address, choose the colour you like, and I will send it to you.

Terms and conditions

All are welcome. All races, genders and nationalities.

Free normal postage on me.

No meetups for locals. Sorry, no time for that.

Only four straps available.

Giveaway ends 31 July 9am Singapore time.

*photo from happybirthdaylines.com

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How to Properly Wire a Strat

This comes up a lot, so I decided to expand a bit about it elsewhere and I’m doing a shameless self-copypasta here.

The question was basically what happens on position 4 (neck/middle) on your typical Strat wiring, with Tone 1 for the neck and Tone 2 for the middle pickup.

The usual stuff was mentioned, the “Eric Johnson” type wiring, the 1 Volume 1 Tone wiring, the “do I have two capacitors when two tones are active” thing came up… yeah, so, copypasta:

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I wrote Schaller about the S-Locks

I ran out of the old Schaller strap locks. I love those motherfuckers, I trust them with my life. So like everything I love in life, they were taken away.

Poo-hoo poor little whining me!

Well go fuck yourselves, I’ve been through this shit way too much. First the Lynx Zero (A.K.A. Axe), the best deodorant ever made, then Ketchup Cheetos (they came back down here but didn’t taste the same anymore), and now the old Schaller strap locks…

If only they had kept the screws separate from the button! Nope, use ours or go fuck a duck in the ass.

Dude, think for a second! Re-shaping the wood is, in my book, to be avoided at all costs whenever possible. There’s no standard size of anything across different instrument brands, and there’s stuff like Gibsons where even both screws are different on the same instrument, so using the original ones is crucial, which I’ve been doing that on every guitar since I got my first Schaller set.

Well, I finally ran out of the old ones and it’s not easy to find legit ones anymore, so stubborn asshole me actually wrote Schaller (I don’t know what I was expecting, really).

Who knew the owner himself was going to reply? As expected, I was told there’s not even the slightest chance they’re ever bringing the old-school ones back, ever. Seems like the success of the S-Locks blow away everything else, and a snarky “unbelievable!” in the end served as the punchline for turning a very polite message into an even kinder “go fuck yourself”.

I still have my observations about the new design, and even though not everything is bad about them, there’s some stuff they should’ve left alone, the screws being the most important part to me. Besides the thread issue, now any kind of torque applied to the button is now transferred directly into the screw. That could definitely complicate things in the long run.

I just don’t get it, and I’m not gonna lie, I’m kinda butthurt they didn’t thank me for my suggestions and offered me to take over the company.

Nah, seriously, what the fuck was I thinking?