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Mini-Humbucker

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

$160.00$320.00

Based on a modified design of original Mini-Humbuckers, The Fralin Mini Humbucker is cleaner and clearer than full sized humbuckers. Our Mini Humbucker sounds more “Fendery” than most humbuckers, which are darker and muddier. We have two magnet choices – Alnico 5 is bright and clear, and Alnico 6 is loud and thick. See below for a full description!

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Mini Humbucker Surrounds (Optional)

If you need them, we’ve got them!

PURE 50’S TONE, MODERNIZED.

The Lindy Fralin Mini Humbucker is one amazing-sounding pickup. Based on the Lindy’s modified design of the original Mini Humbuckers, the Fralin Mini Humbucker is clean, articulate, and clear. This pickup will give you a vintage, clean tone that’s more articulate than most modern humbuckers. The Fralin Mini Humbucker has a lower output, which is more dynamic and expressive than higher output pickups. Lindy’s passion for the sound of vintage 50’s humbuckers led us down the road to design and create the Mini Humbucker, our most authentic-sounding mini humbucker.

FEATURES:

  • Clear, Clean, Articulate
  • Late, smooth breakup
  • Bright wound strings, pure-sounding plain strings
  • Made by hand, one at a time.

SOUND:

Clean, clear, and articulate. The Mini Humbucker will stay clean as it won’t break up as early as modern humbuckers, and you’ll find that it’s loud, while still remaining clear. Built with AlNicCo II and 42 & 43 Gauge SPN wire, the Mini Humbuckers are a gateway to vintage tone, instantly. When playing clean, you’ll find that this pickup sings what you put into it: it’s extremely dynamic, clear, and warm. With distortion, you’ll find that the grind is nice and smooth, with a pronounced pick attack and pure-sounding plain strings and bright wound strings. If you want a darker sound, choose to go with the +4% or +8% output options. More coil will thicken the midrange up more, where less will make is sound more like single coils and cleaner.

We have two magnet choices available. Alnico 5 is bright and clear, and Alnico 6 is louder and thicker. You can choose which magnet you want, either as a set, or individually.

In the above video, the Black Telecaster has an Alnico 6 Magnet in the Bridge, and an Alnico 5 Magnet in the Neck.


TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Wound with 42-gauge plain enamel wire, and built with AlNiCo magnets. We can wind the Neck from from either Stock or +4% output, and the bridge from Stock, +4%, and +8% output. The most popular set is a Stock Neck and +8% Bridge.  

CHOOSING THE LEAD:

  1. Gibson® Braided Shielded: Most popular. Use this if you have no special requirements (Coil tapping, Phase Reverse or Series / Parallel).
  2. 2-Conductor With Shield: Use this if you have Phase Reverse needs.

CHOOSING COLOR AND COVER OPTIONS:

The Mini Humbucker requires a cover. See below for the following:

Cover Options:

  • Polished Nickel
  • Raw Nickel
  • Gold ($5 Ea)

CUSTOM REQUIREMENTS:

At Fralin Pickups, we are a total and complete custom shop. Need something specific? Upon checkout, use the “Notes” field to write anything you want! Anything customized is a final sale and non-returnable.

Wiring Diagrams

Location

Complete Set, Bridge, Neck

Neck Output

+4%, N/A, Stock

Neck Pickup Magnet

Alnico 5 (Neck), Alnico 6 (Neck), N/A

Bridge Output

N/A, +4%, +8%

Bridge Pickup Magnet

Alnico 5 (Bridge), Alnico 6 (Bridge), N/A

Type of Lead

Gibson® Braided Shield, 2 Conductor with Shield (If Buying A Single)

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Reviews

3 reviews for Mini-Humbucker

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rich Prewett (verified owner)

    I just had a Fralin min humbucker installed on my Michael Kelly “1958” guitar. This is the most amazing humbucker I have ever heard. I am typically a single coil player, but this guitar already had humbuckers (with a mini at the neck). Since totally falling in love with Fralin pickups recently (I have a G&L Legacy with Strat-style Blues Specials and a Tele with Tele-style Blues Specials……), I knew this would be good…But I had no idea it would be THIS good! Really open and airy while still having some punch and snarl. And since the stock pickup was a split coil on the push-pull volume knob, at Lindy’s suggestion, I had the pot wired to be what he calls the “bright switch” (removes pickups from the tone knob circuitry, thus brightening the tone). Super versatile and awesome!
    I own 7 other guitars that will eventually be transformed with Fralin pickups….Thanks Lindy and crew!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Hungerford (verified owner)

    I just installed a Fralin Mini Humbucker in my Custom Telecaster to replace a neck pickup that was a little too shrill & aggressive for the guitar & my playing style. I also wired in a Fralin volume kit in the wiring circuit, and the result was heaven – just what I was hoping for. The new mini in the neck slot provides the perfect balance for the Barden Soapbar rail pickup I have in the bridge spot, and the blend of the two in the middle position gives me all the tone I need for everything from country to classic rock to soul and R&B. What a sweet sounding Pickup! I was worried that the Barden rails in the bridge slot would overpower the mini in the middle “blend” position, but not so. The blend is a perfect blend & balance of both pickups. And when I go to the Neck pickup only, what beautiful tone – clear, artiulate, and responsive to touch. I can get anything from creamy smooth blues tones with just the right amount of crunch, to nice clean highs, with just a slight adjustment on the tone knob. Thanks Lindy!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Luis Aleman (verified owner)

    I was looking for a more balanced set of humbuckers for my Gibson Deluxe 1976 as the neck position was sweet but the neck was too weak. Fortunately, I found this one. I had never tried Alnico 6 and I´`´’m really happy with the result a lot more clarity and balance. Both pickups sound sweet on this guitar.

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