A Lindy Fralin original design! The Big Single is a Humbucker that has a big, round single-coil sound with no hum. It’s beefier than our Twangmaster but cleaner and more articulate than our Hum-Cancelling P-90. We offer two versions: The Big Single 42, and the Big Single 43.
All Single Coil Tone, No Hum.
Want to learn more about our Big Single®? Here's all the information you'll need:
Big Single® FEATURES:
The Big Single is one of Lindy Fralin’s original designs. Based on his desire to improve the tone of a Mini-Humbucker, Lindy’s innovation led to the Big Single. Lindy was pleased with this new design so much, that he worked it into a standard Humbucker cover. With this design, you’ll get a dynamic, round single-coil tone – with no hum. We pack all this fat tone by hand into a great looking No-Hole Humbucker Cover.
- Hum-Cancelling Thick Single Coil Tone, in a Humbucker Cover
- Very versatile – can cover a wide array of styles, outputs, and tones
- Lindy Fralin Original Design
- 2-Coil design with a bar magnet for silent, huge tone
- A dynamic, rich, warm tone
- Hand-carved bar magnet can accommodate up to 2 1/4 string spacing
- 10 Year Warranty against manufacturing defects
The Big Single is one of our best-selling guitar pickups – for a good reason. Clean, warm and vibrant, this unique design 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 and more ‘Fender-like’ than our P-92. Treble strings sound warm and fat, and wound strings sound bright and clear, like all Fender-style pickups. This design comes in two models: the Big Single 42, and the 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. In either case, each model features a bouncy, rich, and full midrange and top-end. Great for either clean playing or distortion, this pickup will break up a little earlier than our Twangmaster, and is excellent for anyone looking for beefy, rich single-coil sound, with no hum.
|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|
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® Questions And Answers:
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Are these tapped, or can they be tapped, for coil splitting?
Q Are these tapped, or can they be tapped, for coil splitting?A
Hey Brian, we can do it...but we don't recommend it. The Big Single already sounds like a single coil.
Will the 43 still work ok with a 250k pot? I have a single neck pickup archtop guitar
Q Will the 43 still work ok with a 250k pot? I have a single neck pickup archtop guitarA
Hey Nic, yes - it will be warm and a touch dark. If you're looking for a jazz tone, I believe you'll be happy with the result.
I would love a pair of big singles for a project guitar I am working on. It’s currently routed for a pair of jazzmaster-style pickups. Seeing as the stock big single is mounted differently, what are my best options?
Q I would love a pair of big singles for a project guitar I am working on. It’s currently routed fo...... Read moreA
Hey Benjamin, the tone of the Hum Cancelling Jazzmaster is quite close to that of the Big Single. We can wind the Hum Cancelling Jazzmaster to be close to the Big Single 42, and the Big Single 43 - Tyler
43s are better for bridge and 42s for neck?
Q 43s are better for bridge and 42s for neck?A
Hey William, we typically recommend using a set of 43s or 42s as we compensate the set to have a cleaner neck and a thicker-sounding bridge. I'd recommend choosing the Big Single 42s if you're looking for more of a Fender type tone (think Strat or Tele) or the Big Single 43s if you're looking for a thicker, P90-type tone.
Is this a good match as bridge pickup when pairing with you Real 54's as neck and middle, or the volume difference is significant?
Q Is this a good match as bridge pickup when pairing with you Real 54's as neck and middle, or the ...... Read moreA
Hey Jaime, our Big Single 42 will be a really nice match with our Real 54s. It will be louder, but not by a substantial amount.