Vintage string balance that helps deliver this classic sound.
- Wiring: 4 Conductor
- Magnet: Alnico 5
- Output mV: 93
- DC Resistance: 23.5 Kohm
- Year of Introduction: 1995
The HS4 pickup from DiMarzio delivers up authentic 60’s sound with staggered pole pieces this pickup recreating that vintage string balance that helps deliver this classic sound. This pickup is also hum canceling allowing you to not have to worry about that dreaded 60 cycle hum common with single coil pickups.
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.
The HS-4 works very well with high-gain amps, but the classic setup is with an overdrive pedal and a Marshall amp. The pedal boosts sustain and distortion, and the sound cleans up dramatically when the pedal is switched off. Works well in all 3 positions for slightly warmer than usual Strat sound. The vintage 50s magnet stagger is a subtle change from the standard HS-3. It alters the overall balance between the individual strings, resulting in a little more clarity and string definition. This is most obvious on the unwound strings, particularly higher up the neck