Big Single® Mini

(9 customer reviews)

$160.00$320.00

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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BIG, BOLD SINGLE COIL TONE.

Mini Footprint.

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.


 

FEATURES:

  • 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

 

Sound:

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.

Big Single 42:

 

Big Single 43:

FAQ’S:

  1. 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.
  2. What lead do I choose? Your choice of lead 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 its own volume pot. 2-Conductor: Go with this lead if buying a Single, or installing into a Fender-style instrument.
  3. What’s the String Spacing? We can accommodate up to 2-1/4″.
  4. What’s the tonal difference between the Mini Humbucker and the Big Single? The Twangmaster is cleaner and brighter. The Big Single will be thicker with more output.
  5. What Pot do I use? 250K for the 42 Gauge version, and 500K for the 43 Gauge version.
  6. Wiring Diagrams? Here!

Technical Information:

Materials:

  • 42 or 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon Wire
  • USA-Made Bonded Neodymium Bar Magnet
  • USA-Made Baseplates and covers and wire

Resistance:

  • Big Single 42: 8.7K in the neck and 10K in the bridge.
  • Big Single 43: 12.2K in the neck and 15.2K in the bridge.

 

Mini Humbucker Soapbar Conversion Mod Dimensions Mini Humbucker Mounting Plate Dimensions

 

WIRING DIAGRAMS:

We do not offer installation help or guidance, but we do have easy-to-follow, beautiful Wiring Diagrams! Click below:

Overview

BIG, BOLD SINGLE COIL TONE.

Mini Footprint.

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.


 

FEATURES:

  • 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

 

SOUND

Sound:

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.

Big Single 42:

 

Big Single 43:

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FAQs

FAQ’S:

  1. 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.
  2. What lead do I choose? Your choice of lead 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 its own volume pot. 2-Conductor: Go with this lead if buying a Single, or installing into a Fender-style instrument.
  3. What’s the String Spacing? We can accommodate up to 2-1/4″.
  4. What’s the tonal difference between the Mini Humbucker and the Big Single? The Twangmaster is cleaner and brighter. The Big Single will be thicker with more output.
  5. What Pot do I use? 250K for the 42 Gauge version, and 500K for the 43 Gauge version.
  6. Wiring Diagrams? Here!
Tech Specs

Technical Information:

Materials:

  • 42 or 43-Gauge Single Poly Nylon Wire
  • USA-Made Bonded Neodymium Bar Magnet
  • USA-Made Baseplates and covers and wire

Resistance:

  • Big Single 42: 8.7K in the neck and 10K in the bridge.
  • Big Single 43: 12.2K in the neck and 15.2K in the bridge.
Sizing & Wiring Diagrams

 

Mini Humbucker Soapbar Conversion Mod Dimensions Mini Humbucker Mounting Plate Dimensions

 

WIRING DIAGRAMS:

We do not offer installation help or guidance, but we do have easy-to-follow, beautiful Wiring Diagrams! Click below:

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  1. Jeffrey Crews (verified owner)

    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.

  2. Dennis DelGaudio (verified owner)

    Perfection…again!
    I put this pickup in the neck position of my PRS Vela and wow! It and a Big Single in the bridge have transformed what I already felt was a cool guitar into a truly unique tone machine.

  3. Stefan Wascher (verified owner)

    superduper! My ’66 Firebird doesn’t sound like a monkey being raped by an elephant anymore! Great!

  4. James Reed

    Lindy has done it again! These are great sounding pickups! I like to think this is what Epiphone and Gibson were trying to do back in the 60s but they didn’t have Lindy’s expertise. I bought a set of the stock wind 42 gauge variety to replace the Gibson alnico v Firebird pickups that came in my 2018 Gibson SG Special. These pickups are the sound I had in my head when I bought the guitar. I liked the stock Firebird pickups but they had too much midrange and lacked that Fender sparkle. The Big Singles are perfect. Big fat single coil sound with no hum. As another reviewer said they remind you of a Telecaster bridge pickup (think Broadcaster/black guard tele). I like to think of them as in between a Tele bridge and a P90. They sound fatter than a Telecaster but without the pronounced mids of P90. As the sound diagram shows they have exceptionally balanced treble, mids, and bass which makes for a crazy versatile pickup. In my SG they sound awesome for lead and rhythm with a great sound that cuts through the mix with ease. I feel bad for my #1 Tele because these sound so killer in the SG and it’s a good pound lighter. The only problem now is I’m itching to try out the 43 gauge version to compare to the P90s. I also have visions of a Strat with three of these in it like in Michael’s review. Thanks Lindy!

  5. Michael k Rollins

    All I can say is these pickups are Tone!! If that’s what you need, and who isn’t looking for that sweet spongy bounce, with immediate percussive response out of pick up that reacts with total dynamics for the player you are. These are so different and yet still vintage, that they’ll bring you joy for wanting more… you’ll have a hard time putting the guitar down. The experience I get when I play these pickups is what I’ve been looking for all my life…I own over 10 great Strats which I’ve swapped pickups over time maybe 4 to 5 times each guitar just to get it right, it takes a while but when they sound like these and you hot rod it with options from Lindy… like outa phase bright switch, blender cap push-pull Potentiometers you’re talking tons of endless tone options. So, what are you waiting for – If you need mean tone then Get a set of these you’ll never Regret it. Aloha???? Maui Mike Rollins

  6. Ryan Pickett (verified owner)

    Mini humbucker love!
    I put this pickup in a custom jazz master in the bridge. It sounds more like a Tele single coil than a traditional mini which is what I was going for. I’m super happy with this purchase

  7. Geir Haugen (verified owner)

    I tried Lindy Fralin Blues Spesial on my Strat, and were very satisfied. I therefor bought a L F Blues Spesial single coil and a L F mini humbucker to my custom made tele, and it sounds perfect.

  8. Chris Bucheit (verified owner)

    This is a great pickup. I’m using it in a tele neck position with 250k pots and it sounds great. I’m considering it for a couple of my other guitars.

  9. Chris Rausch (verified owner)

    First off, customer service is exceptional. Since I paid for the pickup but had it sent to a different address (my guitar repair man), they contacted me to make sure the transaction was legitimate. Once I confirmed the order, we had the pickup in just 2 days. As for the pickup itself, it’s a 42 gauge/6000 turn with 2-conductor lead installed in a 1991 MIJ ’62 Reissue Tele. The raw nickel cover fits the aesthetic of the guitar perfectly. Sound wise, it’s beautiful, sitting somewhere between a low output humbucker and a Strat-style neck position single coil. It’s full and fat without being muddy, and at the same time bright, chime-y and articulate. It responds very well to pick attack and volume changes, and I really enjoy dialing a little bit of grit into an amp and using the guitar itself to clean up the sound or dirty it up just based on my playing. My bridge pickup is a Seymour Duncan Jerry Donahue, and the two pickups sound great together in the middle position, retaining some of the fatness of the Big Mini but with a clearer, “quackier” tone, almost Knopfler-like. All in all, the Big Single Mini is an excellent pickup that I’d recommend to anyone, especially those looking to beef up a Tele. Thank you!

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