Non-Linear Identification of an Electric Guitar Pickup

Antonin Novak; Leo Guadagnin; Bertrand Lihoreau; Pierrick Lotton; Emmanuel Brasseur; Laurent Simon
DAFx-2016 - Brno
Physical models of electric guitars are still not very widespread in the scientific literature. Especially, the description of the non linear behavior of pickups still requires some refinements. This paper deals with the identification of pickup non linearities based on a Hammerstein representation, by means of a specific experimental set-up to drive the pickup in a controlled way. A comparison with experimental results shows that the model succeeds in describing the pickup when used in realistic conditions.