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Brief Description of Unlimited Traditional Chinese Gongs

Chau: The iconic Chau yields a balanced sound with a concentrated, deeper tone up front, building to a controlled crash of a range of overtones and harmonics.

Wind: This gong is fully lathed with no rim on the back, creating a crashing, celebratory gong with an emphasis on the bright wash of overtones and harmonics.

Solar Flare: This gong has no rim, like the Wind gong. The overall crash has a more drawn-out, concentrated range of tones. It brings a beautiful aesthetic to any room.

White: The lathing creates a bright, airy sound with a quick crash. The rim helps to control some of that crash, giving a bit of clarity to the overall sound.

Heng: Made with thicker bronze and a deeper rim, the Heng gong has a deep, concentrated, bell-like tone with a very focused range of harmonics on the crash.

Che Sui / Ma / Night / Pasi: 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.

Opera / Tiger: This classic gong has a face that comes out forward from the edge of the gong, and a rim on the back. This creates a ascending or descending pitch-bending effect (boing!). These gongs have been utilized in Chinese Opera for centuries.

Bao: This gong utilizes a raised bump in the middle, known as the bell or the nipple. This variation creates a very clear-toned gong. The Bao gong provides a great, clear, tonic layer.

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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