This listing does not come with a mallet.
Note: Each of these 32" Terra Mobilis Gongs are unique. Once each has sold, we won't get another exactly like it, but we will get more Terra Mobilis Gongs. Review each video to see and hear each gong.
32" Terra Mobilis Gong (#ICQ926)
32" Terra Mobilis Gong (#TNQ037)
32" Terra Mobilis Gong (#UCE941)
32" Terra Mobilis Gong (#NEJ849)
Broder Oetken has handcrafted these 32" Terra Mobilis Gongs. Each one is tuned to the audible frequency of the orbital period of our Earth. Oetken, trained by Paiste's Walter Meyer, in the art of gong tuning, is currently tuning planetary frequencies for Meinl Gongs, as well as creating his own line, Oetken Gongs. He discusses it like this.
136.10 Hz in the note of C#3
The Earth gong vibrates an octave lower.
136.1 divided by 2 = 68.05 Hz C#2
Oetken's gongs are characterized by the high production quality in their handmade decorative aspects. The surface has been scraped to create star-like beams radiating from the center of the gong outwards to the edges, creating a subtly beautiful effect. This gong is named "Terra Mobilis" or Mobile Earth because unlike most Earth gongs of this frequency, the Paiste is 38" and the Meinl (which Broder also makes) is 36", the Terra Mobilis is 32" and is much easier to transport.
All Oetken's gongs are made from NS12 (nickel silver) also known as Alpaka, a material used in German gong making. This is the same metal and from the same sources that Paiste uses to create their high quality gongs due to its wide-ranging sound and potency.