BIG, BOLD SINGLE COIL TONE IN A HUMBUCKER COVER.
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 standard 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 No-Hole Humbucker Cover.
- 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
- Can accommodate up to 2 1/4 string spacing
The Big Single is definitely one of our best-selling guitar pickups – for good reason. Clean, yet warm and rich, the Big Single 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 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 beefy, rich single-coil sound, with no hum.
43 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 Twangmaster 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!