Capture the Magic Tone of a '60s Blues Legend
In the world of guitars, there are few sounds as revered as a late '50s humbucker — but what happens if one of the pickups has a magnet installed in reverse? Seymour Duncan’s Green Magic Trembucker is designed to be paired with the reversed magnet setup of a Green Magic Neck Humbucker for an out-of-phase middle position, resulting in a slightly thinner, hollow tone that’s loaded with clarity and bite. This setup was favored by one of the late '60s most famous blues guitarists who extensively used this “magic” sound in his short, but highly influential career. When the bridge pickup is played individually, guitarists find that the Green Magic Trembucker offers a pure vintage humbucker tone, full of warmth and boasting a powerful low-end richness that's perfect for laying down some smokin' blues licks.
What's the difference between a Trembucker and a Humbucker?
This Green Magic Trembucker Pickup is essentially the same as Seymour Duncan's regular Trembucker Bridge Pickup, but with wider Trembucker spacing. If you're not familiar with the difference, Trembucker pickups are designed for the wider string spacing used by some vibrato bridges. Seymour Duncan explains how you can tell which is right for you: "A quick and easy way to tell which you need is to measure from the middle of the high string to the middle of the low string, directly over the pickup. If the distance is greater than two inches or 50mm, go for a Trembucker. If it's less than two inches or 50mm, go for a humbucker."