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Old 10-06-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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Seymour Duncan Sh-8n Invader?

I've got an Ibanez SA260FM and was wondering if it would be a good idea to replace the stock bridge pickup with a Seymour Duncan Sh-8n Invader. I play a lot of metal (mainly thrash and heavy), but also would like a nice clean sound to.

If it would be a good idea to get this pickup around how much would it cost to get it replaced at Long and McQuade? When the tone knob is pulled up it's meant to only use pickup from the humbucker, so would that make it harder to wire, costing more?

Anyway, thanks guys!
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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I could be wrong but I think the SH-8n is the neck pickup.. I think you want the SH-8b, assuming such a thing exists
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:42 PM   #3
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Actually I think it would just be SH-8 the invader can go in either spot.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:05 PM   #4
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Nah there'd be a neck and bridge version. Longer leads, you know?
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:32 AM   #5
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I just checked and there's only the Sh-8 version, no specific bridge version, but you could use it in either spot.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:34 AM   #6
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The Invader is a terrible pickup. Its way too hot and muddy to be usable for anything but metal. Get a Duncan Distortion instead.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:37 AM   #7
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The Invader is a terrible pickup. Its way too hot and muddy to be usable for anything but metal. Get a Duncan Distortion instead.

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Old 10-08-2012, 01:17 AM   #8
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I just checked and there's only the Sh-8 version, no specific bridge version, but you could use it in either spot.


Nope. There is a SH-8b (bridge) and SH-8n (neck).

I know because I've previously bought one of each
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:25 AM   #9
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The Invader is a terrible pickup. Its way too hot and muddy to be usable for anything but metal. Get a Duncan Distortion instead.


Yep, metal, this is exactly what the OP wants it for. It can do clean, but it has an overall darker sound

The pickup isn't crap, it's more that generally people don't really put in a lot of effort to make a proper evaluation before they buy it.

It's far easier on the ego to then just blame the pickup than to admit an incorrect choice was made
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Nope. There is a SH-8b (bridge) and SH-8n (neck).

I know because I've previously bought one of each

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Old 10-12-2012, 06:32 PM   #11
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Nope. There is a SH-8b (bridge) and SH-8n (neck).

I know because I've previously bought one of each

Man, I guess I didn't look hard enough, thanks for pointing that out though.

And so, Duncan Distortion instead?
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:54 PM   #12
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Its not quite famous on this side of the planet but i know many japanese artist that use them both.

There is indeed both a neck and bridge version just look harder.

Btw look up a band called sex machineguns. Lead singers guitar uses one on neck.
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Yep, metal, this is exactly what the OP wants it for. It can do clean, but it has an overall darker sound

The pickup isn't crap, it's more that generally people don't really put in a lot of effort to make a proper evaluation before they buy it.

It's far easier on the ego to then just blame the pickup than to admit an incorrect choice was made

No, it really is far muddier than any other pickup that Duncan makes. With muddiness you lose articulation and dynamics and at the same time its such high output, it can't do cleans.
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I wouldn't recommend it for your style. I think the distortion is a fine choice however.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:00 AM   #16
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I just bid on a new SH-8n on eBay by accident. I was looking for an SH-8b to replace my stock bridge pickup. Does anyone know if there are any real differences between these?

If the only difference is the longer leads on the neck model, then that won't be a problem. The product page on the Seymour Duncan website doesn't even have them listed separately, it just as an SH-8, with no neck (n) or bridge (b) modifier on the model number.

Thanks in advance.
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I just bid on a new SH-8n on eBay by accident. I was looking for an SH-8b to replace my stock bridge pickup. Does anyone know if there are any real differences between these?

If the only difference is the longer leads on the neck model, then that won't be a problem. The product page on the Seymour Duncan website doesn't even have them listed separately, it just as an SH-8, with no neck (n) or bridge (b) modifier on the model number.

Thanks in advance.


Neck version is a lower ouput, like half the output of the bridge version.

The Duncan site has sound clips of all their pickups, all played through the same rig with the same guitar so you can hear the differences.

I personally like the Invader, but then again I do play metal.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:56 AM   #18
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From the Duncan site.


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Available for both neck and bridge positions - most commonly used in the bridge position. The Invader neck pickup has considerably reduced output for tonal versatility.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:25 AM   #19
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i just bought invaders according to the shop there is a neck and a bridge pickup. they recommend i use it as a set become they are louder than usual and if you use only 1 the volume might jump up when you switch pickups.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:32 AM   #20
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I watched a vid on Youtube recently of someone playing loads of SD high output pickups, all in the same guitar and same amp.
The standout for me was the Custom, sounded absolutely rip-roaring, I'd definitely be looking at that one if I were in the market for new pickups.
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