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The Gibson Burstbucker PAF-style humbucker with asymmetrical coils and an AlNiCo II magnet. The #3 variation is the 'overwound' model. When installed as the 'stock' pickup in a guitar it comes wax potted; when sold separately it is not wax potted. Gibson mostly use these in a few Artist signature models as well as some Custom Shop models, though they have been used in a couple of production guitars and even two Epiphones.
I've had them in four guitars now—two Les Pauls, one Telecaster Delxue and one Telecaster Thinline—and they have become my 'default' pickup. If I either need a versatile tone or I simply don't know what tone I want, I reach for one of the guitars with a BurstBucker #3 in. Three of these guitars have the BurstBucker #3 at the bridge, where it is mostly intended for, and one uses it at the neck. In the bridge it is simply an extremely flexible humbucker. It produces more output than its specification suggests, especially clearer bass and more treble (due to the coils being mismatched). Side-by-side it roughly matches a Seymour Duncan JB in terms of plain volume, though of course the EQ balance is very different. Because it has more treble and bass than most PAF-style humbuckers, but less than very modern pickups, it can do high-gain and low tunings better than vintage-style pickups while also doing blues and country better than modern humbuckers.
Though a totally clean amp with the EQ set completely flat, the BurstBucker #3 has the tonal balance of a warm and thick P90, with slightly softer attack and less compression. With low gain it sounds similar to a minibucker as found in some Les Paul Deluxe guitars. Under medium gain you can't tell the difference between it and a standard rock humbucker like a SD Custom or DM PAF Pro. With high gain the EQ balance sounds like a halfway point between a DiMarzio Super Distortion and Tone Zone, but still with more restrained output. In the neck position with a fairly cranked mid-gain amp it does a fantastic Carlos Santana impression.
If you want the most bass, this is not the pickup for you. If you want the most treble, it's not for you. If you want the most mids or the least mids, it's not for you. If you want the highest or lowest output, it's not for you. If you want an all-rounder which sounds at home in any guitar and can be used for blues one night and heavy metal the next, get a BurstBucker #3.