BIG, BOLD SINGLE COIL TONE. Mini Footprint.
The Big Singles are one of Lindy Fralin’s original designs. Based off of his desire to improve the tone of a Mini-Humbucker, Lindy created the formula of the Big Single. Lindy was pleased with this tone so much, that he worked it into a No-Hole Mini Humbucker cover. With the Big Single, you’ll get a bouncy, round single-coil tone – with no hum. We pack all the fat-sounding goodness by hand into a great looking fresh cover look.
- Hum-Cancelling Thick Single Coil Tone, in a Humbucker Cover
- Lindy Fralin® Original Design
- 2-Coil design with a bar magnet for silent, huge tone.
- Bouncy, rich, warm.
The Big Single Mini® is directly in-between the tone of our Fralin P-92 and our Fralin Twangmaster®. It has a beefier, bolder tone than our Twangmaster®, but cleaner than our P-92. Treble strings sound warm and fat, and wound strings sound bright, like all single-coil pickups. We can wind these pickups with either 42 or 43 gauge wire. 42-gauge wire will sound cleaner and brighter, and work well with 250K Pots. 43-gauge wire will sound thicker and darker and can work well with 500K pots. 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.
42 Gauge Sound:
- Which Output do I choose? The 42 Gauge set will sound more like a traditional Fender. Cleaner, clearer, yet still with a thick midrange. The 43 Gauge set will lean a bit towards a Humbucker by being thicker, and darker with more output.
- What lead do I choose? This depends on your guitar and a few other things. Gibson Lead: Go with this if installing a set into a Gibson-style instrument, where each pickup has it’s respective volume pot. 2-Conductor: Go with this lead if buying a Single, or installing into a Fender-Style instrument.
- What’s the String Spacing? We can accommodate up to 2-1/4?.
- What’s the tonal difference between the Mini Humbucker and the Big Single? The Twangmaster is cleaner and clearer. The Big Single will be thicker with more output.
- What Pot do I use? 250K for the 42 Gauge version, and 500K for the 43 Gauge version.
- Wiring Diagrams? Here!