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Unlimited Traditional Chinese Gongs

Chinese Chau Gong Gongs Unlimited Chau

The Chau Gong 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 lathing creates an overall balanced sound between the clear fundamental tone when tapped and a balanced crash when played heavier.

Chinese Wind Gong Gongs Unlimited Wind

The Chinese Wind Gong is fully lathed, leaving a bright, shiny finish. It doesn't have a rim; it is flat on the edge. This design gives the Wind Gong its splashy celebratory tone when struck with a quick fast attack. When tapped gently with a hard mallet, you will get a rich fundamental note that builds quickly to a crash with just a little bit of added power.

Chinese Solar Flare Gong Gongs Unlimited Solar Flare

The Solar Flare Gong is a less traditional Chinese Gong than some of the other 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 basically 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.

Chinese White Gong Gongs Unlimited White

The White Gong has a rim like a Chau Gong but is also fully lathed like a Wind gong. As expected, the White Gong has qualities of both these traditional Chinese gongs. The full lathing creates a bright, airy sound with a shiny splash, but the rim focuses that splash, and gives clarity to the overall sound.

Chinese Heng Gong Gongs Unlimited Heng

The 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.

Ma / Che Sui / Night / Pasi Chinese Ma Gong

These styles are similar in design with a flat face and a prominent rim. They have a clear, concentrated, bell-like tone at the smaller sizes (the Ma and the Che Sui). The larger versions (Night and Pasi) have more crash with a bit more brightness over the bell-like tone.

Chinese Opera Gong Unlimited Chinese Opera

The Chinese Opera Gongs include Opera, Tiger, Hand, and Fong Gongs. They are traditional Chinese gongs with a unique sound associated with Chinese theater. The front of the gong is distinctly elevated from the outer rim of the gong, creating two distinct tones tied together. The resulting “pitch-bending” of the opera gong is a special experience.

Chinese Mother Bao Unlimited Bao
Gong pictured is unlathed Bao. Other styles, including fully- and partially lathed Baos are available in listing.

With their raised bell (nipple), these gongs are the Chinese equivalent of other Southeast Asian gongs. The bell helps create a clear tone. Though Bao Gongs are not tuned, their notes are more obvious and clear than flat Chinese gongs.

Chinese Xiang Jia Unlimited Xiang Jia

This traditional and unique style is made with very thick, unlathed bronze and it has a very deep rim, like the Heng gong. The Xiang Jia is very deep and profound with very little crash.

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