The Chapman Stick is a unique electric string instrument. Instead of being plucked like a guitar, the act of fretting a note causes it to play. This means that you can play notes with both hands allowing you to play a much fuller arrangement. Emmett Chapman created this technique on a self-built guitar in the late 1960s. In subsequent years he created The Stick as the ultimate instrument for tapping technique.
John Myung plays the Stick on the songs “New Millennium” and “Take Away My Pain”, and in various sections of “Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence”.