Seymour Duncan SH8 Invader Humbucker Pickup

Combining ceramic magnets and hot coils, this pickup delivers a bright, powerful tone. It also cancels out hums and unwanted noise.

The Invader sounds as powerful as it looks. The combination of three large ceramic magnets, hot coils and twelve black oxide cap screws 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 an amazing sound. Four conductor.


Hum Canceling: Yes

D.C. Resistance, Neck Position: 7.2k

D.C. Resistance, Bridge Position: 16.8k

Magnet: Ceramic bar

Resonant Peak, Neck Position: 8.0khz

Resonant Peak, Bridge Position: 5.0khz

Brief Description: Fat and powerful.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black, Bridge
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 11102-31-B

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 805-964-9610

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (69 ratings)
Submitted December 14, 2020 by a customer from

"My "Go-to" live pickup"

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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I have had three guitars with this pickup. One Jackson, and two BC Rich Warlocks that I upgraded at the bridge.This pickup is very aggressive, and as a player of thrash metal it's my go-to. Very expressive, with great mids and chunky lows with loads of sustain. It sounds as wild as it looks, this thing really cuts through live. This will end up being an upgrade on my current Dean.

This pickup is ideal for my style. Very aggressive and articulate. Although I love this pickup for my style, it may be a one-trick pony. May want to try other pickups if a more colorful pallet is desired, as the words "glassy" and "warm" don't initially come to mind.

As with all Seymour Duncan pickups this pickup is made with the best possible materials. Very satisfied

Ease of Use
This pickup does precisely what it is designed to do. If a warmer tone is desired, serious use of the tone knobs and switches, and amp channel settings are crucial. This is no subdued pickup. Screamer.

This product, like all other Seymour Duncan's I have used, is very well made, and holds up to a lot of torture. Only complaints are that is it is susceptible to picking up outside frequencies, and you hear every ding and bang through the guitar in these pickups. Not recommended for Studio use.

For the reliability, taylored sound, pricing, materials read more used, and easy to find reference materials and support availability, I rate this product excellent. Would recommend highly for live performance and practice.

Manufacturer Support
Never had to deal with them before, but they're customer relations seem good. They have a lot of reference for their products online. It seems they try to be as available as possible to their customers. I like that.

The Wow Factor
This pickup has an exciting sound. For me, the Aesthetics, performance, and the quality are everything I need and look for in a live equipment piece. I love Seymour Duncan

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