Read more about the man who created the Stick and the innovative method
used to play his instruments.
Brief history of the Stick
Read more about the Stick, the revolutionary Free Hands fretboard tapping
instrument, and the company that manufactures these instruments.
Timeline of Stick advancements
Since the first production model was sold in 1974, Emmett has continued
to refine and improve his original Stick design adding new instrument
models, fret choices, pickup choices, and a host of other innovations.
See the timeline, arranged chronilogically, of all the improvements
Emmett has made to his instruments since 1974.
The Evolution of a Musical
Emmett's own account of how this revolutionary new method of playing
stringed instruments came to be.
The Birth of Two-Handed Tapping
An article written by Jim Reilly for the UK publication,
Bass Guitar Magazine
in issue 6/2003.
A Gift This Day For All Tappers
Sean Stirling celebrates in song the day that Emmett disovered his
unique two-handed tapping method, August 26, 1969.
At article written by Jim Reilly celebrating the 30th anniversary
of Emmett's two-handed tapping method.