I'm currently going through my guitars with the goal to streamline things a bit and to end up with two main players in my bands tuning. I want one guitar active and one passive. Currently my thinking is to go EMG in an LP style guitar, and passive in my ESP M-I. The question is, which pickup do I put in the ESP? If you're not familiar with the M-I, it's a super strat, maple neck through with alder wings, fender scale. At first I thought to go Duncan Distortion SH-6, because I know I like that pickup. But listening to youtube demos, I keep changing my mind back and forth. Right now, I'm seriously considering the Duncan Invader SH-8. I've always had a preconceived conception of that as kind of a crappy, muddy pickup, but listening to samples, it sounds good! It's got the mids of the Distortion but sounds bigger and ballsier. I use a parametric eq in front of my amp to control bass, so I'm not really afraid of things getting muddy. What do you guys think of the Invader? Do you have other suggestions? I'm really looking for something with a lot of mids and body to it. I can't stand scooped pickups, if I'm gonna scoop I do it on the amp. I play in drop E (5 strings tuned UP) and mostly real real fast.