It seems that in the realm of hard rock/metal pickups, the way to go these days is the Custom 8, or the Alt 8, or the Blackouts, or maybe the Crunch Lab, according to all of you savvy folks.
You know, all newer, super hot and clinically tight pickups.
But I've always been curious about the Invader.
It's old-school. It's got the huge polepieces. It's definitely not super tight and clean.
And apparently it's so bassy and full that it can turn out to be problematic.
You could even call it sort of wrong, in a way.
But still, I'm interested. I've heard nothing about it besides James Hetfield using it at... uh, some point between Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets. I think.
Oh, and Tom Delonge. Rejoice.
I also don't play any classic Metal at all.
I play a bit of everything Rock in this world, but thin bridge pickups make me vomit.
And I've got an appropiate guitar for it, I think. a double cut mahogany Ibanez with a fixed bridge which is kind of bright and jangly sounding.
I've got a Demon 8 in it and it sounds great, but I might consider swapping it to the neck (and replacing the A8 magnet with a UOA5 maybe) and slapping the Invader in, just because it should sound freakin' HUGE.
And that's always good. Always.
I usually play in E tuning. I don't need a super tight bite like Meshuggah.
But it has to be defined.
Am I screwing up? Or it could be the right call?