Re: Burstbucker Pro vs Burstbucker Type 3 vs '57 Classic Plus ---HELP!
BB Pro is the worst in my opinion. It is an ok neck pickup, but in bridge position is to bright.
57 Classic Plus is a nice bridge pickup, its an overwound classic PAF tone, but I think is not very hot to balance with 490R in neck.
498T is a very versatile bridge pickup, has a slightly more mide compared with 57 Classic Plus, but is a little hotter. Even if it is not in your list is the best choise with 490R.
BB 3 is the hot version of the classic PAFs, is brighter and hotter than 57 Classic Plus, also a very good option with 490R