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The standard Burstbucker aims to recreate the best of PAFs with three differing models.
All three have unbalanced coils (less turns of wire on one coil than the other), which results in a tonal ‘bite’.
However, there were several side effects of this process that would take the humbucker, and music, into all-new territory.
Firstly, the effect of a second coil made the pickup much more powerful than a single-coil design.
Whereas all of the above are based around Alnico magnets, the Dirty Fingers is based on a ceramic magnet.The Burstbucker 2 is slightly ‘hotter’, with more turns of wire.According to Gibson, its output is closer to that of a ’57 Classic.Gibson describes these as ‘Time Machines’, creating vintage tone in an all-new pickup.Who are we to argue with the guys that built the original?