New Syn Gates pickups VS Invaders?

Alex Haysom

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Hey Guys! i currently own a 2007 Syn Gates Custom Schecter with Seymour Duncan invaders. Has anyone purchased the new Schecter custom shop syn pickups? i hear they have a smoother clearer tone compared to the invaders but id love to hear someones opinion who has owned both pickups and can somewhat compare them?
i don’t have a lot of money and as you can tell anything with the word “custom shop” is generally pricey these days. i don’t doubt the pickups id just love some insight before i plan to buy a set.
 

Nic Cullen

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I own invaders. They’re really good pickups. The thing I don’t like about them is that they can get muddy. Front what I’ve heard with the new pups, they stay a little clearer than the invaders. I’m actually thinking about taking the invader out of my Guitar and putting the stock pup back in. My vote definitely goes to the Schecter pups.
 

Alex Haysom

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Yeah they are fairly muddy. I just love the neck pickup though for the invader. I’m hoping the new Schecter pup sounds cleaner than the invader but not sound like a dumbed down invader. I’m
Hoping it has similar sized balls lol.
 

Nic Cullen

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Go on YouTube and look up videos of the Schecter pup. Obviously, they don’t do as much justice as playing it yourself, but it still sounds as meaty as the invader. It’s funny, because as soon as he made pups with Schecter, Seymour Duncan stopped listing his custom invader.
 

Alex Haysom

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Yeah I’ve seen a few videos on YouTube.
Being custom shop you’d think they’d make a real full detailed video about it so people can get a better idea about them. Oh well. Guess it’s kinda a stab in the dark for the most part haha. I live in Australia so finding a syn custom with his new pups is rare as hell haha.
 

Nic Cullen

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There are several videos out there form people who bought the actual guitar, and others from people who have bought the actual pickups. I’d recommend looking for those.
 
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I own both guitars. One with invaders and one with the syn humbucker. I must say, i love the invaders, but the syn humbucker gives a more full darker tone to me
 

Alex Haysom

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Yeah I’ve been watching some videos on YouTube about them but they just don’t so much justice.
Thanks Christos! That’s what I’m wanting to hear! The bridge custom pickup sounds killer to me via YouTube vids but it’s the neck pickup that I’m more interested about. Would you say the custom shops are worth the money, Christos?
 

Christopher Lonski

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The new Schecter Custom shop stuff is phenominal! Ive tried a few sets and they really are next level. I just recently got the new Synyster set and, as far as rock is concerned, they might be the best pickups Ive ever played. Its hard to tell through sound clips, but there is a feel and clarity to them that no other pickup that Ive tried can accomplish. Here is a recording I did using them. It sounds pretty great, I think, but they sound WAAAAAYYYY better in a live setting through an amp and cabinet. They just sound so tight and MASSIVE without getting overly saturated. Also a lot of ceramic pickups can come out sounding kind of brittle, and these definitely do not do that. They are so smooth, especially for leads and things like that. They sound pretty decent for cleans and mid gain stuff, they were also clearly voiced for rock and metal though. These pickups are no joke .
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Alex Haysom

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Great cover dude!
Thanks for the input too! I think I might have to get them haha. I love the look of them too. I was happy with the invader neck sound but I think these custom shop pickups are the go hey?