Look at this monstrosity, being sold through Walmart online of all places

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    They are calling it a "Hot Rail Dual Coil Humbucker". Looks more like triple coil, to me...?

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    Dual-coil pickups that fit a single-coil rout are usually B-shaped at the ends so the coils will have uniform spaces to sit in rather than being D-shaped like this one.

    Based on the wiring, I'd guess it's a pair of singles with something to attach the pole pieces to the rails. Either that or it is a humbucker on the inside and the coils don't have a lot of wire.
     
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    Walmart, You sure it's actually a pickup for a guitar and not a fancy new siren/ horn for a mobility scooter?
     
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    Anyway, my point is that, here we've got what is for all appearances, a dual-coil "single-coil space" humbucker, paired with a single coil "goldfoil" type. So, "triple coil", right? I seem to recall one of the big names doing some kind of weird config like this, which supposedly offered all kinds of versatility in tones...
     
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    Are they sold cheap? Could be a fun experiment to get a couple if they are.

    Hamer had that Triple Pickup in the late 70s, and the Robbie Robertson Strat with two single coils pushed together with a push/pull series option.

    I suspect the dual blades are really a U-channel sitting on top of slugs. and the gold foil is just foil on top of slugs. So a conventional humbucker with fancy covers.

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    Edit: This is the back of the walmart pickup. The two red wires on the far end make this look like a pair of dual blade single coil pickups with a fake gold foil cover. There might actually be four bobbins in this contraption. $24 with free shipping but "only two left!"

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    I kinda want to try it
     
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    GFS use to have what they wanted you to think were noiseless singles. After the cover , which had fake pole pieces of silver colored plastic, was off, a standard dual blade was revealed. It could be as you suggest or what it apears to be. It might be great as P-rails alternative for 1 p-up guitars w a HB rout.
     
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    I think Seymour Duncan P Rails might be what I was thinking these remind me of, but really, they are kind of more complicated (in theory) than that, aren't they?
     
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    It's all good. I never took any offense, since I knew I said nothing to warrant any "thing".
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    what do they sound like?
     
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    Well right, that's really the question, isn't it? I can't imagine they sound great. But it gets one sorta curious, I think one of you guys should buy one, install it, and report back :)
     
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    I ve done 2 SD rails singles in a HB rout. It sounded really good.
    W 4 coils you can tune it for brightness, ie all in series, all in parallel, two in parallel , in series w the two others in parallel etc.
     
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    I've seen these on EBay and I think I still have one on my watch list. I thought it might be interesting for a cigar box build or something like that.
     
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    I've got a Squier Avril tele with one overly-bright HB and no tone knob
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    ...I wonder if one of those things , wired up for different combos, might be a good replacement idea
     
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