Three distinctive full-range pickup modules for you to choose from
Emmett recognized early on that the sound of the Stick was brader than that of the guitar. The long-scale low bass strings and crystalline melody strings required a different approach to
amplification, with very low noise and exceptional frequency response. The Stickup, though refined over the years, provides that familiar "classic Stick sound". Based on the success of the
NS/Stick, which used 4 active EMG pickups, in 1998 Emmett introduced the first "Block", a compact patented removable module (view patent
which has volume and tone controls and can be operated in active or passive modes. This module, the ACTV-2, is interchangable with the other Block module, the PASV-4 ("passive four"), which
features four selectable Villex pickups, four-position filters and stereo/mono modes.