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.
- Clear, Clean, Articulate
- Late, smooth breakup
- Bright wound strings, pure-sounding plain strings
- Made by hand, one at a time.
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.
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:
- Gibson® Braided Shielded: Most popular. Use this if you have no special requirements (Coil tapping, Phase Reverse or Series / Parallel).
- 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:
- Polished Nickel
- Raw Nickel
- Gold ($5 Ea)
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.