A theoretical simulation of the upper partial content of a plucked string and the signal formed in a magnetic guitar pickup. Based on simple mathematical model where the spectrum is evaluated from the geometrical form of the string displacement. Use the slider controls below to change the pluck amplitude, location and the pickup location. Also the number of harmonics can be selected from a few fixed values.
Select the number of harmonics used in the simulation:  

Pluck amplitude

Pluck location

Pickup location