Big Single Mini
The Fralin Big Single Mini Humbucker is a new kind of Mini Humbucker that has a big, round single-coil sound with no hum. This Mini Humbucker has a Bar Magnet that gives you an authentic Single-Coil tone, with more thickness and roundness. With two variations, you can choose if you want this pickup to give you more of a single coil tone, or more of a humbucker tone.
Mini Footprint. Huge Single Coil Tone.
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Big Single Mini FEATURES:
The Big Single Mini is one of Lindy Fralin’s original designs. Based on his desire to improve the clarity of the humbucker design, Lindy created the Big Single. Lindy was pleased with this tone so much, that he worked it into a Mini Humbucker cover. With the Big Single, you’ll get a bouncy, round single-coil sound – with no hum. We pack a single-coil tone with a thick midrange into an eye-catching look.
- Single-Coil Tone, in a Mini Humbucker footprint
- 100% hum-canceling design for noiseless performance
- Lindy Fralin® Original Design
- Two winding options: Big Single 42 and Big Single 43 for tonal customization
- Compensated overwound bridge pickup for even volume across all positions
- A dynamic, single-coil tone that is expressive and vibrant
- Open and clear top-end sparkle
- Soft, dynamic midrange
- Wax potted to reduce microphonics and preserve pickup for years
- 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
The Big Single Mini® is in-between the tone of our P-92 and our Twangmaster®. It has a beefier, bolder tone than our Twangmaster®, but cleaner than our P-92. Treble strings sound warm and round, and wound strings sound bright, like all single-coil pickups. We can wind these pickups to two different outputs: Big Single 42 and Big Single 43.
The Big Single 42 will sound cleaner and brighter, and work well with 250K Pots. The Big Single 43 will seem thicker and darker and can work well with 500K pots.
Either output you choose, the Big Single Mini Sounds bouncy, rich, and full. Great for either clean playing or distortion, this pickup will break up a little earlier than our Twangmaster, and is great for anyone looking for a slimmer-sounding P-92.
This pickup is hum cancelling and features reversible polarity if purchased with 2-Conductor With Shield Lead.
|Neck Ohm Reading:||8.7K (42) | 12.2K (43)*|
|Bridge Ohm Reading:||10K (42) | 15.2K (43)*|
|Neck Polarity:||Hum Cancelling - Use 2-Conductor Lead when Buying a Single|
|Bridge Polarity:||Hum Cancelling - Use 2-Conductor Lead when Buying a Single|
|Magnet:||Flexible Ferrite Magnet|
|Coil:||USA-Made 42 / 43 Gauge Single Poly Nylon|
|Recommended Pot Value:||250K (42) | 500K(43)|
|Cover Material:||USA-Made Nickel Silver|
|Baseplate Material:||USA-Made Nickel Silver|
*Due to unique design of pickup, ohm readings are not necessarily useful
Lead Color Codes
See below for our Lead color codes. For help with matching to other manufacturers, check out this resource here.
Gibson Braided Lead:
Big Single Mini Questions And Answers:
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If I install 3 big single mini pups (bridge, middle, neck) what would be the best choice for the middle pickup? My best guess would be stock bridge for the middle (no overwind which should be about 9K). Or should it be underwound a little for good balance?
Q If I install 3 big single mini pups (bridge, middle, neck) what would be the best choice for the ...... Read moreA
Hey G.J., I'd actually recommend going with a Neck output for the middle pickup. We wind our Strats that way and it works very well - Tyler
Would this work to replace a MFD Jumbo Single coil from a G&L ASAT Fullerton?
Q Would this work to replace a MFD Jumbo Single coil from a G&L ASAT Fullerton?A
Check our measurements to make sure. The MFD Jumbo Single Coil looks to be a different size, and you might need to replace your pickguard with one that is routed for a Mini Humbucker in the Neck. Tonally speaking, expect a clean and Fender-like tone out of the Big Single 42, and a more percussive, P90 tone out of the Big Single 43.
Could the Big Single Mini pickup be installed as a floating pickup on a D'angelico Exl guitar?
Q Could the Big Single Mini pickup be installed as a floating pickup on a D'angelico Exl guitar?
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Reviews we worked hard for, and are proud of.
"As always, Lindy Fralin pickups never disappoints! Put the big single in the neck position of a firebird build and once again I am amazed by Lindy and his teams expertise and craftsmanship. Clear and punchy bottom end, the mids are perfect and just the right amount of highs for hard rock and blues through my blackface bassman amphead. Lindy’s pickups sound great on anything but they really open up through a tube amp. Would definitely recommend this pick up. Thanks again to Lindy Fralin and his team!"
"Companion to Blues Special Tele I never really liked neck pickups. They never seemed to work for my sound. When I was replacing the bridge pickup in my 95 MIM Tele I knew I wanted something new in the neck. This Big Single speaks to me. I have never gotten so much use out of a neck pickup. With the Blues Special in the bridge and a 4 way switch I can get big fat sound in series. Like really thick and not harsh at all. In parallel it sometimes shocks me just how clear and vocal it sounds. I like to say that this Big Single really spells things out whereas the Blues Special gives all the dirt. I'm extremely happy with the Big Single Mini. It has helped turn my Tele into something really special."
"Killer sound! I prefer something stouter in the neck of a Tele. I’ve fought to blend the output levels and sounds of a single with a hum for years. This requires no struggle. Perfect compliment. The description is right on the money… It’s just a bigger fatter single. Like a strat neck but better. As Lindy says, it does work fine with 250k but for my guitar, 500k was the ticket. Tossed a 470k resistor in-between the bridge pup and ground and voila. Flawless."