#AprilFools2014: The Seymour Duncan Triple Cream Humbucker

Posted on by Peter

Seymour Duncan Triple Cream HumbuckerFor many years, players have been asking us to make double-cream humbuckers: pickups with two cream-colored bobbins. We make single coils in cream of course, but for certain reasons we’re not allowed to make double-cream Seymour Duncan humbuckers. So we’ve decided to go one better by introducing the Seymour Duncan Triple Cream LD Model™. Featuring three whole coils of rich creamy goodness, this pickup is available exclusively from the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop.

Sounds like a great idea.

“Sounds like a great idea guys, when’s lunch?”

The basis for the LD Model™ is the Duncan Distortion. In place of the Distortion’s traditional ceramic magnet we use a Fe-Ni alloy extracted from slivers of the Chelyabinsk meteor. The wire was salvaged from the actual giant speaker used to jettison Marty McFly across the room in Back To The Future (we found it at a yard sale in Encino), and the bobbins are potted in a special wax formula derived from Earwig nests, and for smoother consistency we blend this wax with whipped cream (we got the idea when we dropped an Éclair into our wax potting mixture during this photo shoot, oops). This helps to neutralise microphonics and also gives the pickup a gently sweet aroma.

So how does it sound? Well, in a word, loud. It’s 133 percent more aggressive than the Duncan Distortion when wired in series. Or you can hook it up as a regular twin-coil humbucker with a mini-switch or push-pull pot to engage the third coil for additional gain for solos. Probably. We haven’t tried that yet. We’re too busy trying to chisel an extra-wide pickup cavity into one of our test guitars.

The only problem we’ve encountered with it so far is that its increased magnetic field disrupts the navigational senses of passing bats, but frankly it looks really cool having a colony of Pteropus poliocephalus nesting amongst the Black Winters and Nazguls.

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  • Frank Kerr

    I look forward to this day every year. You have not disappointed.

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  • eaeolian

    Well done.

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  • Phil Grundy

    lol well funny :)

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  • blight14

    “….but for certain reasons we’re not allowed to make double-cream Seymour Duncan humbuckers.”

    -Why is that?????

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    • nathan

      dimarzio usa patent

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    • Pedro Duarte

      Because Larry DiMarzio sues everyone that does it! When he made the Super Distortion it came in double cream bobbins. He patented the COLOR in 12 pole humbuckers… feel the douche…

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      • Theo

        Screw Larry DiMarzio!

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      • Hummmm

        So, make ’em in beige.

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      • Gabriel

        DiMarzio is a load of crap. They should be put out of business, along with EMG.

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      • guest

        You can’t patent a color

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        • Daniel

          It’s the patent as a whole. The twin coils side by side (humbucker) with cream color. Read the patent and weep.

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      • Christopher Anthony Gerbasi

        Patents expire after so many years…

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      • Chris Tangen

        I have a Seymour Duncan JN in double cream. I am assuming from thera just before Larry stuck his nose in everyones biz. Any idea when that might have been? I would love to be able to date this thing somehow.

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        • Daniel

          You can order a pickup from the SD custom shop with a cover on it, with double cream bobbins underneath. Then you just unsolder the cover when the pickup arrives. Voila!

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      • blight14

        Thanks Pedro, I assumed it must be for legal reasons…….

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    • Daniel Thomson

      i think dimarzio somehow managed to trademark it, it’s fucking stupid.

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  • PunkKitty

    You’re late to the party. Mighty Mite built them in the late 70’s and early 80’s. They were used on some early Hamers. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3028/5805772714_62a8e68aa2.jpg

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    • mighty joe

      I believe the ones that were used in the Hamer Phantoms are Seymour Duncans!

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  • Marcus Gerhardt

    Nice one for April 1st! lol

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  • chris tangen

    Guess I’m one of the lucky ones, I have an Seymore Duncan JN in double cream. Wish I could date this thing some how. It’s in an 84 tele right now but was crammed in there by someone St some point.

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  • mighty joe

    But you did make this pickup! It is in my Hamer Phantom.

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  • mpalves

    I want one of these. For real. But only if you provide it with 6 wires, so I can coil-tap it and, err… “revert” it to a regular humbucker. Or two. You know, for added versatility. And here’s an idea to go with this amazing humbuckerbucker: a Quintuple Shot Mounting Ring! Imagine all the tonal possibilites!

    So, I hereby allow Seymour Duncan to trademark and commercially exploit my idea, in exchange for a couple Triple Creams and Quintuple Shots. Please contact me for the arrangements.

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  • Nick Costa

    happy april fools day

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  • Nick Costa

    Its kind of slick of Larry but,at the the time…he was not the first to make cream colored bobbins..I believe gibson was. ala the P-90 pickup.

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  • Some Ginger Dude

    Hilarious, bravo.

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  • Len

    Those Mighty Mite pickups were called Mother Buckers. I saw some nice Les Pauls ruined back in the day. No April Fool!

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  • Len

    There are double cream Gibson PAFs. I have seen them. Zebras and double creams meant nothing to Gibson except a shortage of black plastic. They were going to be covered anyway.

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  • http://www.reverbnation.com/glen-w-campbell Glen Campbell

    LOL Awesome!

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  • DaleC

    OK everyone, what day is it?

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  • MarkJ

    Important question: Do they go to 11?

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  • Aceman

    Want

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  • Alex

    Lol)) great humb))

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  • Jay Hale

    The LD model…brilliant.

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  • Chris Horton

    They were called “Motherbuckers” in the 1970’s

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  • trevydubs

    fender modern player marauder has it’s own triple bucker in the bridge pick up

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  • vinda

    As usual, any metal 7 or 8 string player all sounds the very same, whatever the guitar, whatever the pick up
    کرکره برقیدرب اتوماتیک

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  • webmaster403

    There are double cream Gibson PAFs. I have seen them.
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  • تور چین

    Does a portion of the proceeds from each pickup go to Jason himself? If so, I might buy a set just to show my support. دوربین مدار بستهنمای کامپوزیت

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