So before I got to try these out, I had never even heard of the Anderson company. The HC1+ is claimed to have "mid-centered perfection" and sure prove it. It is extremely versatile and can literally sound any way you want them. I personally favor these over any Dimarzio or BKP I have tried, set to my personal taste. The HC1- can only be described as "buttery perfection." It has a sweet feel to the tone that is neither thin, nor fat. Clean, and Ambient sounds come out perfectly with this in my Mahogany axe.