The HS-4™ is the vintage magnet-stagger version of the HS-3.While there is obviously a strong resemblance to the HS-3™, the vintage stagger recreates the string-balance of single-coils from the 50s, producing a unique sound in the neck and middle positions with both chords and single-note soloing. And there’s no 60-cycle hum.
Recommended For: All positions.
Works well in all 3 positions for slightly warmer than usual Strat sound. The vintage 50's magnet stagger is a subtle change from the standard HS-3 . It alters the overall tonal balance so there's a little more clarity and string definition, and highs cut through, particularly higher up the neck.
Wiring Standard four conductor
Magnet Alnico 5
DC Resistance 23.50K
Year of introduction 1995
Patent # 4,442,749