Help in Choosing a High-Gain Pickup

Whatever kind of high-gain tone you’re looking for, we have a pickup that will help you to achieve it, whether it be our SH-8 Invader – which is considered to be one of the most aggressive passive pickups ever – or our SH-6 Distortion which will give you powerful output and yet retains the clarity of your playing. We also have many models available in 7- and 8-string versions. If you want the power of active pickups our line of Blackouts will give you a combination of more output without sacrificing any of your tone. You can get our standard Blackouts in an 7- and 8-string versions too, and they’re available in both Phase I and Phase II sizes. Check out the videos and sound clips below to hear each pickup and decide which one is best suited for you.

If you’re after a very specific look to match (or gloriously clash with) your guitar’s finish, our 6-string humbuckers are available in an assortment of colors. Our Synyster Gates Invader allows you to mix and match not just the color of the bobbin but the color of the pole pieces as well for a truly unique look.


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  • NickTheN

    Great comparison. You can really hear the difference between each pickup. It seems that Ola Englund did something wrongly in his test.

  • Anonymous Guest

    The Blackouts and Distortion sound incredibly similar…

  • Gaterdog4

    I’m going with EMTY Blackouts with this heavy styling! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/richy.herrera Ricardo Rivero Herrera

    ahb-1

  • http://www.facebook.com/richy.herrera Ricardo Rivero Herrera

    i’d rather a more bass richer distortion

  • Milan Saunders

    For me, it’s a toss-up between Dimebucker, Distortion, Full Shred & Fire Blackouts.

  • Zip

    It definitely sounds like the mike was moved / something changed other than the pickup, in at least 2 of the tracks.
    Plus with this kind of playing, & type of distortion, I fail to see the point of this comparison.

  • juj

    In the video it says invader but doesn’t look like invader pickup

    • SeymourDuncanBlog

      he’s playing the bridge pickup – that is a bit hard to see.