This combo includes a traditional Chinese gong mallet.
The Modern Antique Gong Stand combines the delight of Asian design with the clarity of American design. It is a wooden stand that is beautiful and strong, a gong stand that believes down to its core that we can all influence each other for the good. Mixed Martial Arts, Mixed Marriages, Mixed Nuts... A Combo Plate, A Jazz Combo, A Combination of Hard Work and Luck...you get the idea.
It instantly becomes a Family Heirloom that your ancestors will claim they bought, and that your descendants will fight over who gets it when you die. This gong stand can make a condo in Moscow look ultra hip, it is a Modern Antique!
Gong Stand Measurements:
Depth of Feet: 14"
Inside Length: 27.5"
Inside Height: 28"
People ask us, what is a "Modern Antique?" Well, it can mean many different things to many different people, so rather than trying to force a definition out, we believe it is better to suggest other things-places-people in the world that we see as Modern Antiques, and explain why.
For example, Pope Francis is a Modern Antique. Think about it: His position as Pope of the Catholic Church hearkens back to the ancient and conservative. However, how he is handling it, is very modern, and bringing their classic ways into the present. By combining tradition and the future, he makes many people feel good.
The 22" Chau Gong is a classic Chinese gong. It has both a depth of tone, which is evident with a gentle hit, but can wash and crash and splash with a harder strike, or repeated gentle ones. It is a yin and a yang of a gong.
What is a Modern Antique?
Besides the above gorgeous and cool gong stand that holds this gong?
Well, to deserve the appellation of Modern Antique we feel you have to be something that will stand the test of some time, a generation or two or three, and yet still be compelling in aesthetic or unique use that not only do the people who lived through its initial incarnation miss it, but their grandchildren or great greatchildren can still appreciate it.
Maybe the technology has changed to the point where they don't need the item - hence, antique - but it could, and in many instances can, still fit in their lives.
The 22" Dark Star Gong can be mysterious when you need it to be, or direct and forceful, without being crashy and splashy. It all depends on how you play it.
Also, the center being lathed, makes it more musical than the 22" Mother Tesla Gong. It is more playful.
People will ask: What is a "Modern Antique?" And we reply: Something that was wondrous and marvelous in the past, yet still can be appreciated today.
For example, the American Musical. In its heyday, on Broadway and movies, it was a great entertainment for millions of souls. But then came Rock & Roll and MTV and avant garde theatre, and the Musical became less a part of our cultural fabric.
However it still lives on, whether in darker pieces like "RENT" or in family-safe Disneyana like "HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL." It is not a force in our mental soundscape anymore, but it can still be appreciated. An art form that has been updated to still be enjoyed, the American Musical, like this gong stand, is a Modern Antique.
The 22" Solar Flare Gong is a Wind Gong that has been lathed to have these concentric circles. This keeps the tone a little deeper and less splashy than the Wind Gong. It is a both a good looking gong, and a pleasant sounding one.
Perfect for announcements, or soothing introductions, great to play when you are celebrating something, the 22" Solar Flare Gong is the perfect gong when you need a gong that is perfect.
The 22" White Gong at first glance resembles the Wind Gong, but has several key differences.
1) It has a rim like a Chau Gong. This focuses its sound in a direction, versus splashing it around.
2) It has a deeper tone to begin with, like the Chau, before it splashes, so you can get lower frequencies from it.
3) More mystical and musical flavors arise from the White Gong, versus the Wind Gong.
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The 22" Wind Gong is celebratory and delightful. A joy to hear when you want the crash and splash of exuberance to fill your world.