Big Single Mini

  • Hum-Cancelling
  • Thick & Versatile
  • Unique Appearance
  • Vintage To High Output

Lindy Fralin Original Design

(24 genuine reviews)


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.



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Pickup Cover *

Let us know how you would like your Mini to look.

Firebird Surrounds

Surround your pickup with a classy look. Note: Firebird surrounds will only work on import Firebirds – they do not fit USA-made guitars. Check Dimensions here.

Convert Mini To Soapbar

Convert your Mini Humbucker to work in a Soapbar rout. We will build your Mini into a Soapbar ring. To speed up your order, Please check out the spacing diagram and let us know how you want it mounted in the “Order Notes” field on the checkout screen to proceed.

Select how your current pickups are mounted to the cavity.


Since you're buying a single pickup, we might need more information from you. To avoid unnecessary delays in your order, please choose one of the options below:


Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.


We recommend using 2-Conductor With Shield Lead when purchasing a single pickup. 2-Conductor lead allows you to reverse the phase should you have phase issues. Learn About Lead Choice

Lead Time

A Lead Time of 3-4 Weeks is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.

Mini Footprint. Huge Single Coil Tone.

Want to learn more about our Big Single Mini? Here's all the information you'll need:

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





Tonal Graph for Big Single Mini:

The tone graph below for our Big Single Mini features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

Big Single 42:

Attack: Bright & Sharp

Big Single 43:

Attack: Stiff & Percussive

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.



Mini Humbucker Dimensions

Mini Humbucker Soapbar Conversion Mod Dimensions

Mini Humbucker Mounting Plate Dimensions



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:

2-Conductor With Shield
Gibson Braided Lead - Use on Gibson-Style Instruments only, where each pickup has it's own respective volume and tone pot. Do not select this lead on Fender-style instruments, unless the instrument is wired like a Gibson, like a Telecaster Deluxe. This lead is non-reversible. You cannot split the humbucker with this lead.

2-Conductor Lead:

2-Conductor With Shield
Two-Conductor Lead - Select this lead if wiring to a Blade Switch or buying a single pickup. 2-Conductor allows you to reverse the phase of the pickup.

Tech Specs

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Big Single Mini.

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)* 1
Bridge Ohm Reading:10K (42) | 15.2K (43)* 1
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
Recommended Cap Value:0.02mfd 2

More Information:

1 Ohm Readings can vary due to a multitude of factors, including ambient temperature, multimeter calibration, different wire batches, and other factors. Due to this, ohm readings are approximate. Learn more about Ohm Readings here.

2 We recommend a 0.02mfd Cap Value on most guitar and bass pickups. The exception is a Magic Cap, which Lindy prefers on the Bridge Pickup of Fender® guitars only. Learn More about Caps Here.

*Due to unique design of pickup, ohm readings are not necessarily useful

Big Single Mini FAQ's

General FAQs

Here are quick answers to common questions we get:

  • What Ohm Readings does your Big Single Mini have?

    Navigate to our Tech Specs tab for complete Ohm Readings and more useful information.

  • Will this pickup fit my instrument?

    Check our "Sizing" tab for the size of the pickup. No Sizing tab? Check under the product image gallery for dimensions.

  • Is your Lead Time of 3-4 Weeks accurate?

    It really depends on the shop capacity at the moment, and the size of your order. Feel free to give us a call for an accurate lead time. We always try to underpromise and overdeliver.

  • What pickup height do you recommend setting your Big Single Minis to?

    Our recommended Pickup Height is 1/8" (3.175mm) on the Bass Side and 1/16"( 1.5875mm) on the Treble Side. Measure by holding the corresponding side down at its highest fret and measure from the bottom of the string to the top of the pole piece.


24 Genuine Reviews for Big Single Mini

  1. David Lee
    Verified Buyer

    I just had a somewhat unusual custom build completed, a bolt-on Firebird with a maple neck and a lightweight chambered Catalpa wood body with a maple top. For the pickups I chose a very high-quality set of Firebird pickups which were perfect and sounded great. But the guitar as a finished product really exceeded my expectations to such a degree that I realized pretty quickly that I was going to want to play this guitar an awful lot and the Firebird pickups, as good as they were, were somewhat limiting. I started looking for a more versatile mini humbucker and, fortunately, found the Big Single Mini on the Fralin website. After watching a few YouTube videos I ordered a set and I’m so glad that I did. They are exactly what I was looking for. I love single coils and these are, in fact, just exactly what the name says they are: big single coil pickups. They are, as advertised, thick and round, thick and versatile. I chose the version with the 43-gauge wire. The neck pickup is sweet, rich, loaded with tone, and the bridge pickup has just the right amount of bite and twang that enables the guitar to retain a Firebird character when needed. You really get a great mixture of both Strat and humbucker sounds. Very controllable. I couldn’t be more pleased with this choice. Very impressive.

  2. Lawrence Field

    This is posted on the P-90 site but I believe it belongs here…..Lindy custom made these for me. I wanted a ” Rickenbacker toaster tone” and put them in a Collings 290DC that I do not use much. Guess what…..I played a video of a 325 Rick and then plugged in my “Single coil – hum- cancelling” Collings and VERY CLOSE. I was surprised. I did not think it would get that close. Solid mahogany body vs. a hollow alder I had my doubts but I gave Lindy all my information, specs. pictures and tone I wanted and Lindy as usual made custom pickups that were exactly what I asked for. All I can say is THANK YOU and I will always be back when I need your magical services. Thank you Lindy and company.

  3. Jay Conkin
    Verified Buyer

    Best money I’ve spent on a pickup for my Firebird III. Not wanting to rout it out for a P90 I chose the Big Single Mini absolutely blows me away! Just exactly the sound I was looking for! Absolutely has that P90 “bite!” Would recommend 10/10.

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