This listing does not include a mallet.
Note: The gong is being offered at a special price for minor cosmetic reasons. Close-ups and details are at the beginning of the video below.
We recommend purchasing an M4 Paiste Gong Mallet for this gong! You can find them here: Paiste Mallets
Paiste Symphonic Gongs are works of sonic mastery. Their flat, scraped surface meets a dark rim that flows back from the face in creating a unique shape. They are hand-hammered from nickel silver in the European gong-making tradition. They are not tuned but tend to fall within a certain range at a given size.
Going back decades, Paiste has paid homage to the Chinese gong-making tradition by offering some of their Symphonic gongs with the traditional Chinese Tai Loi symbols, which can be roughly translated to English as "The Bad will depart, the Good shall arrive" or more simply, "Happiness has arrived."
The lightweight metal, the unique shape, and the scraped face all combine to create an overall sound that is very clean and meditative, with rich, beautiful harmonics that expand over the deep fundamental tone.
"Symphonic" doesn't refer strictly to the orchestral use of the word "symphony," but goes to the root of the word, to the unity of harmonic sounds and the experience of sound in its entirety. These gongs create a symphony of sound for the listener. They are perfect for musicians, Kundalini yoga practitioners, sound healers, and therapists working with music and tone.