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The Seymour Duncan SH-8 Invader Pickup employs a combination of 3 large ceramic magnets, hot coils, and 12 black oxide cap screws to give this awesome pickup bolts of volts for an electrifying force o... Read More

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The Seymour Duncan SH-8 Invader Pickup employs a combination of 3 large ceramic magnets, hot coils, and 12 black oxide cap screws to give this awesome pickup bolts of volts for an electrifying force of energy. The wide magnetic field pumps power into your amp with unique brightness and a totally new sound. Black. 4-conductor cable.

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Seymour DuncanSH-8 Invader Pickup
 
4.8

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GREAT, but not for cleans.

I use this on a customized Fender Mexi Fat Strat with the Seymour Duncan Invader at the bridge and 2 single Fender pickups. Okay, first of all, the Invader is POWER, it's great...Read complete review

I use this on a customized Fender Mexi Fat Strat with the Seymour Duncan Invader at the bridge and 2 single Fender pickups. Okay, first of all, the Invader is POWER, it's great for "Punk", any rock, even metal! It's SO loud, like when I switch from it to the Fender Single pickups, there's a dramatic decrease in volume. The only bad thing about this, though, is that it's horrible at cleans. I use the Fender singles for cleans, but when it comes to any distortion, I always switch to my Invader. MUST BUY!

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not all its cracked up too be.

i just had the sh8 invader put in my jackson and i was told it was a big power booster and high gain pickup.well i got home and the only power increase you get is...Read complete review

i just had the sh8 invader put in my jackson and i was told it was a big power booster and high gain pickup.well i got home and the only power increase you get is playing wothout distortion,if you play with any kind of gain or distortion you dont notice a difference at all. i was disapointed.

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5.0

This Pickup is Powerful

By Steven Willis

from Englewood

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-8 Invader Pickup:

I got a signature model guitar with this pick-up pre-installed and I must say, I am impressed, it's got one of the best tones I think I've ever heard. It's great for high gain and power chords. The guitar I have it in never goes lower than drop D and stays mostly in standard, I would love to put one of these puppies in the bridge spot of my c# standard/drop B guitar. One of these playing through that on a high-distortion channel would have a great sound. Now, when it comes to clean, this pick up isn't bad, not exactly made for clean, but if you put it through a clean channel with maybe a little bit of fuzz it is incredible. All-in-all I love this pick up

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5.0

Perfect

By eddie cuevas

from federal way wa

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This is a awesome pickup.execute well in performance on my cheap guitar wiring wasn't hard as well the black caps gives it a good look.This pickup give the guitar a clear crisp sound on solos and great tone.great for rock of metal. I could be happier with this SD pickup after all this the one from A7X.

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5.0

I'm yet to find a better pickup

By Kurt Morgan

from Aurora, CO

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Put one of these in my Ibanez RG series (the sexy one with digi camo finish :D) which didn't come with very good stock pickups, the only thing that kinda ruined a really nice guitar for me. My guitar NEVER sounded so good. The wiring was an adventure, but these pickups sound better than anything I've ever played, clean or distorted it really does not matter. To the metalheads: look no further, these are the best pickup you will find. To those looking for something clean: I highly recommend these. They produce great clean sound, crystal clear harmonics, and zero buzz. If you're looking for a good upgrade, you will not be disappointed by the Seymour Duncan sh-8 invaders

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5.0

Great Experience

By Susan Gregg

from Birmingham, AL

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I purchased this pickup on-line for my son's Gibson SG. It was delivered to the store in two days and when we went to pick it up, was able to set an appointment for the next day to have technician install. We've found all of the staff to be very knowledgeable and friendly and have never had a bad experience, oh and my son loves his new sound from the pickup.

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5.0

Best Passive Powerhouse There Is!

By NICHOLAS MANZI

from Rio Linda, California

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I was looking for new pickups to throw into my 1958 Epiphone Explorer. I was looking at active EMGs when I found a comparison between an EMG and the SH-8. I was simply enthralled at the superior mellifluous sound that was produced by the Invader. This pickup in the bridge will produce screaming riffs that will soar through the airwaves, and the harmonics, both natural and artificial will sound golden. I highly recommend this pickup in the bridge position.

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5.0

Blazing hot, shimmering bright

By Tosh Cultra

from Chicago, IL

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I've had an Invader in the bridge position of my LTD Eclipse for 3 years now, and I know it pretty well. I'll be comparing this to the EMG 81 and the Duncan Blackout. I was going to choose between the two former until I came across this and tested it out out of curiousity. First off, this pup is HOT! Like, volcanic-hot! Don't expect a great clean tone out of it. However, this pup can handle any amount of gain I put on it with character and definition (AND without noise!). Chords and lows are punchy, mids are strong and pronounced, and highs are rounded, articulate and warm. The pickup, overall, is very bright, and goes well with mohogany or similar wooded bodies to balance with the natural warmth. On alder or other bright woods, the sound will be VERY bright, if thats what you're looking for. Natural harmonics flurish (however pinched harmonics are still more easily attained with active pickups). The Invader also responds articulately to picking styles, and the sustain is beyond noteworthy. Because the high's are so rounded, I'd reccomend pairing it with a lower output pup in the neck position for better versatility (as opposed to pairing two together). This could give you a better option for clean tones and a different sound on a dirty chanel. All and all if you want a bright, high gain bridge pup for lead work, I'd stand by the Invader. For heavier, fatter, thicker high gain tone, I'd go active with the EMG 81 or Duncan Blackout.

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5.0

Brutal!

By judah chismar

from Tucson, Arizona

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I have this pick up on back order for my new guitar but have used it for years as a deathmetal/grindcore guitarist. This pickup has been around for a very long time and to this day it is the best pick up I have ever used for heavy music. It also costs a lot less than when I bought one over twenty years ago. I used to raise it up as high as I could without interfering with the strings but now I prefer keeping it low so that it is still brutal but not as muddy. I have been asked many times how I get my sound so brutal and crunchy and people are shocked when I tell them I do not use any effects except for my amps built in distortion running through this pickup.

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5.0

Best All-Rounder for the bridge. Period.

By Colin Giles

from Troy, MI

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I bought this pickup as a replacement for my Pearly Gates Special that came in my Fender Toronado GTHH. I went into the GC in Portage, MI without a clue of what to buy. I wanted a versatile dual-humbucking setup, as I play everything but metal. He pointed the SH-2N and SH-8 combo out to me. I haven't yet heard a better sounding guitar since. I run my Toronado through a Mustang III amp with a BD-2 Blues Driver, Swollen Pickle Fuzz Pedal, DeltaLabs Flanger, and a Classic Wah. This pickup sounds great clean, despite the nay-sayers (I use the '65 Twin Reverb setting on my Mustang) with a fat, bluesy clean tone or with any combination of effects (it sounds downright sinister with the Swollen Pickle). It offers amazing sustain, and great clarity, it's all about how you adjust it. I find it best with the tone all the way up. As part of a twin-bucker setup, the fat tones and sustain complement the sweet, smooth tone of my SH-2N perfectly, giving that pickup and added depth which really boosts the sound of the guitar. I would recommend not just this pickup, but that whole pickup combo to ANYONE with twin 'buckers. It is a do-anything, great pickup with HUGE output. Not to mention Tom Delonge used this for most of his career, before they designed his Dirty Fingers pickup, which makes it that much cooler.

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5.0

Amazing!!

By Tiffany Oeckinghaus

from New Jersey

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I recently bought this pickup and had it installed into my Gibson Les Paul BFG to replace the Burst Bucker 3 in the bridge position. The difference was immediately noticeable. Output wise, it blows away my other two guitars both of which have EMG 81s and 85s with the 18v mod. The output is so ridiculous that if I plug my Les Paul in right after having my amp, a Hughes and Kettner Switchblade 100, EQed for my other guitars that I have to turn the gain knob down a quarter of a turn just so it won't feed back at me. However, this pickup also has awseome tones. Its really crunchy with a tight low end and screaming highs which are great for leads. The only thing that I would warn you about is the cleans. It does NOT do sparkly cleans. This pickup will overdrive your clean channel making it more of a bluesy crunch. I could personally care less about cleans though, thats what the neck pickups there for, cleaner, less output, and rounder tones. To sum up, if your considering buying this pickup dont hesitate. You wont regret it!!!!

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5.0

all around perfect

By BRYAN REISDORFF

from Avon, Ohio

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I bought a Seymour Duncan SH-8 Invader b pickup about a year ago and installed it in my Ibanez RG120. Not to bash Ibanz, but the RG120 isn't exactly much to brag about. But after installing the invader, my guitar had been immensely upgraded. It was even good enough to play shows with after the upgrade. Now I play a Schecter Gryphon and love it to death and I'm planning on getting another invader for my schecter. this pickup is a work of art. the tones for both distorted and clean are so perfect. not to mention the fact that this pickup can compare to any active pickup. even EMG's. after playing with this, i don't think I'll be buying any other brand of pickups for a long long time. I've 100% been swayed against EMG's.

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