Double-cremes were used before, but they were sold with covers. You can ask *any* pickup manufacturer to sell you a dbl-cream pickup, but it must have a cover on them. Then just remove it yourself and that's fine. 100% legit.
Dimarzio's politics are fine in my book. That's totally legit. I would have done the same thing if I was Mr. Dimarzio. That was HIS idea to sell uncovered double-creme pickups.
Yeah but he didn't invent cream bobbins, nor do they hold a manufactuers patent on them so what gives him the right to dictate what others can or can't offer. BS!
It's BS; of the stinkiest kind. That's just wrong. I think all other pickup manufacturers and small winders should class act their tales. I'm not buying Dimarzio, that's for sure.