Please note: the Sabian Gongs are made in the Sabian Cymbal Factory in Canada, in a different manner than how Chinese gongs are made. The heating and lathing of the metal is done in a more subtle manner. Due to this style of manufacture, some Sabian Symphonic Gongs will have marks of the heating in the darker outer ring or center bullseye of the gong. These are NOT imperfections, but rather show the gong makers work and the handmade aspect of these gongs.
The Sabian Symphonic Gong is incredible and awesome. A unique metal, unique tones. Not like the Chinese Gong. This is a special one.
The 26" Sabian Symphonic Gong is a great sounding gong. It has an immediate response and after the first note it has extended harmonic overtones. Although it has those overtones every time the gong is struck it creates an even response.