The 22" Atlantis Chau mixes the classic look and feel of the traditional Chau gong with mystique and depth of our exclusive Atlantis gong. The science of metallurgy and the art of the gongmaker combine to create a gongs with differing coloration and varying pockets of harmonics throughout the gong. The classic lathing pattern brings balance and control to the overall sound.
The 22" Atlantis is a gift from the deep ocean, out of the mouths of Chinese gong ovens. It's a gift of salt and heat which gives the Atlantis Gong its deep color flavor. It holds a deep tone. Through those deep tones ring otherworldly, watery overtones. There is surprising and soothing and fun to be had.
The 22" Chau is iconic in appearance. It is what many people see in their mind’s eye when they think of a Chinese Gong. The bull’s-eye design is created by the metal lathing between the rim of the gong and the center. The Chau Gong will start deep, and is helped by the rim on the edge, but the lathing allows for a good crash as well.
The 22" Chocolate Drop is similar to the Chau Gong. In fact, it is basically a Chau Gong with the outer dark ring lathed off. This makes the Chocolate Drop Gong not only look brighter than the Chau Gong, it can make it sound brighter too. And it tastes better (please don't try to eat your gong)!
The 22" Dark Star is similar to our Mother Tesla gongs. It has more of a musical bounce to the overall tone, but still able to maintain that moodier sentiment. The tones bring your thoughts forward for gentle examination. The Dark Star is a star indeed.
The 22" Eventual Horizon is the sound of the universe reverberating through a wave field of strings and bands of light and darkness. It meets you and welcomes you back to the union of all things. So let the balanced, deep tones of this gong aid you in your spiritual and emotional healing practice. Add one of these gongs to your sound therapy or yoga studio and meditate on the peaceful, harmonic motion of all things.
The 22" Heng Gong has a deeper rim than other Chinese Gongs, and is a bit thicker in the bronze, but it is fully lathed like the Wind Gong. This creates a complex and marvelous mixture of sounds. Their tone has a bell-like clarity and a deep tone for its size.
The 22" Lunar Flare Gong is named after the ring of brightness that appears around the moon in a photo. It embodies the eternal of Earth's only satellite. It has a deep sound, focused and clarified by the rim. It has lightness, like the light from the moon that pierces the thick of night. Deep sound emanates and expands and transforms dark to light.
The 22" Mother Tesla Gong is what a gong looks like straight out of the oven. Most Chinese gongs have this color when they come out of their cast mold, but then are lathed to create different tones. Generally, the darker the color tone, the slower it is to crash. This gong, with its unlathed exterior, maintains a deeper tone. It doesn’t crash the same way a Wind or Chau Gong do.
The 22" Solar Flare Gong (also called the Sun Gong) is a less traditional Chinese Gong than some of the more recognizable styles. It’s a more recent design created by Chinese gong makers and is available to all gong sellers, so we felt compelled to put it in the Traditional section. It is similar to a Wind Gong, but with concentric bands of lathed and unlathed circles. The unlathed parts control the crash and splash, less than a Wind Gong. The rings concentrate the tones and it does not open up sound-wise like a fully lathed gong.
The 22" Subatomic Gong creates a mystic tone with complex overtones. Striking it in the different concentric rings will give you a slightly different tone each time, adding to the mystique of these gongs. Allow it to help face tough internal issues with aplomb. It helps move those darker energies out. These gongs will allow you to tap into your reserve of strength to heal and grow, emotionally and spiritually, into a greater person.
The 22" White Gong has a rim like a Chau Gong, but is fully lathed like a Wind Gong. It holds qualities of both of these traditional gongs. The full lathing creates a bright, airy sound with a shiny splash, but the rim focuses and provides clarity and smoothness to the overall sound.
But now, you worry, how shall I present this gong? How shall I hang it? Where shall it go? To that, we meditate on the following mantra: the presence of peace, the absence of disturbance. Bring stillness to your mind, calm your anxieties, let thoughts and feelings pass through you. Let not the concerns over gong stands weigh you down. Float to the highest heights, weightless of problems.
The 22" Wind Gong is fully lathed, all shiny. It does not have a rim; it sits flat on its edge. The design gives the Wind Gong its splashy, celebratory tone when struck, rushing quickly from a gentle tap to a big crash. This is the gong you want for a big, explosive sound.