This listing includes a traditional Chinese gong mallet.
The High C Gong Stand is made especially for Gongs Unlimited. It is made from a specific mold designed for us! It has feet that you screw in and they stay balanced.
This stand is SUPER EASY TO ASSEMBLE! NO TOOLS NEEDED!
Gong Stand Measurements:
Depth of Feet: 10.5"
The 11" Che Sui Gong has a beautiful clear tone, a radiant delicate clarity, which then can sparkle and spray and anoint your immediate vicinity with lightness and music.
There are few gongs like it, and when you have it in your hand, you will wish the speed of sound was faster so you didn't have to wait so long for your ears to hear its sound.
The 11" Night Gong is a gong of alertness. Originally used in villages to alert each other if brigands, robbers, or NBC network executives would be invading the late night to do damage or theft, it is a classic gong of warning.
May you have no need to stop thieves with this gong for like Richard III, may your world be safer, like he describes in part of a monologue below:
Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths,
Our bruisèd arms hung up for monuments,
Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings,
Our dreadful marches to delightful measures.
Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front,
And now, instead of mounting barbèd steeds
To fright the souls of fearful adversaries,
He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber
To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.
The 11" Opera Gong is a pitch-bending gong. That means the note, or pitch, ascends when you strike it.
Chinese Opera ain't nothing like the Western Opera. And with all due respect to the many practitioners of the European opera, the Malletheads, who are by no means the Cultural Elite, think Chinese Opera kicks its ass.
It's just a lot more fun than waiting for fat ladies to sing, or even Super Bowl halftime. Tell us it doesn't make you feel all goofy and fun inside!
The 12" Atlantis Gong is a unique gong created in collaboration with gong makers in China. It is an unlathed gong, so it holds a deep meditative tone. The oxidizing process creates different colors and patterns, which reflect the individual soundscapes in each gong.
This gong holds deep wisdom in its bronze, the same wisdom that dolphins have always known as they dance and dive in the sea.
We're working on getting a sound file for this gong. Until then you can always set up an appointment to call and listen.
Give us a call at 402-474-GONG (4664) or contact us here.
The 12" Chau Gong (formerly known as the Dissolving Karma Gong) got the Malletheads thinking about Cyndi Lauper the other day. You may recall her, Cyndi Lauper, of the bright-tressed, weird voiced time called the 1980's. We think she summed up our world when she sang her song: Girls Just Wanna Have Gong!
I come home in the morning light
My mother says when you gonna live your life right
Oh mother dear, it's not boys, I like my gongs well hung
And girls they want to have GONG
Oh girls just want to have GONG
The phone rings in the middle of the night
My father yells what you gonna do with your life?!
Oh daddy dear, I'm hitting Gongs, not bongs!
But girls they want to have GONG
Oh girls just want to have GONG
There is a phrase from yesteryear, an old saw, that comes from a time before boxes of baked sweets filling the shelves of the supermarket, before elves, from a time when happy grandmothers would bake cookies in their big old stoves, cast iron beasts heated up with the wood chopped from grandma's enemies' homes, wood that they had taken in battle on the bridge tables...
...and it was known, this phrase to be: "missing a few cookies from the cookie jar." For cookies were baked and then when cooled, placed in a jar specifically for them. The Cookie Jar. It was a suggestion that the person, described by this phrase, to be short a few snickerdoodles, was not the most intelligent, not the most bright.
Now this has permuted to be something like, "a taco short of a combination plate." This change shows not only America's palate altered to readily accept cuisine from South of the Border, but also the fact that it is derived from a restaurant menu, versus grandmother's cast iron stove, heated as it was by the chopped up pieces of Mrs. Dempley's shed.
But this cookie of ours, the 12" Chocolate Drop Gong, is exceedingly bright and smart. It is one smart cookie as some would say. A brainiac made of dough. Bright toned and musical. Spank it lightly and it shimmers in your room to create joy.
Similar to a Chau Gong, but lighter in tone, it is a gong for waking up students, waking up the Dead, and by that we mean the remaining members of the Grateful Dead from their naps, and for waking up wakeboarders, even, when the water is glassy and reading for riding.
Allow the fire within bronze ignite your spirit, fill your emptiness with a Chocolate Drop Gong. Then you will have all the cookies you need in your cookie jar!
12" Dark Star Gong is deep and then speckled with sweet mystical bright sparks. You can hit is lightly, and keep the sound dark. You can hit it with verve, and make the sound all bright.
It's paradoxical like that, but not really a conundrum. It's cyborg that sighs, and android pissed off that google made a phone software called android, it is NOT a robot though. Robots are not alive!
This is a great gong for an office, or a studio, or a classroom. It is not hugely loud, but it can shake things up and is loud enough to celebrate an event.
The 12" Galactic Ring Gong is a small gong that is eclectic in sound: it takes the best of a Chau Gong, mixes it with a Subatomic and then plays it in its own unique style.
You get a lot of tones and a lot of fun out of this unique gong. This is the sort of instrument you pass down to future generations; they will both appreciate it and wonder about you, by then long gone in body, but still there, smiling like the Cheshire Cat, via this gong.
The 12" Mother Tesla Gong is named after the late Nikola Tesla, the father of electromagnetic research. (He even worked on developing a death ray that he unsuccessfully marketed the US War Department.) No wonder that women found his accomplishments (and piercing gaze) so irresistible.
And although Tesla was an avowed celibate (and vegetarian and germophobeand once sent his secretary home to change her ugly dress), we're pretty sure electricity wasn't the only thing he fathered, despite the Tesla coil looking like an IUD. Gongs Unlimited suggests that his claims of celibacy were just meant to keep growing throngs of fertile women from his laboratory. He was the Tom Jones of his time.
In honor of all the little Nikolas born in the late 1800s and early 1900s, we're offering the Baby Mama Tesla Gong! What could be more electric than demands of child support from multiple baby mamas? And what could be more magnetic than looking into the adoring eyes of dozens of half-Serbian love children? Only the sounds of this gong! It instantly soothes anything from the chaos of daily life to electrical burns.
The 12" Pasi Gong has lots of colors.
Forget Benetton and their United Colors.
Anyone can grab attention with a little controversy.
But colors have no political allegiance.
Or sports team allegiance.
Or religious allegiance.
We just slap on our attitude on to the color.
I mean, some corporations even slap trademarks onto colors.
But really... colors and how our eyes perceive them, and the science of objects absorb like and reflect colors and the dance of all that... well, it makes you want to just throw caution to the wind and forget all this and that about what colors are supposed to mean.
And just experience them through your ears.
Like via a 12" Pasi Gong! A lot of color comes from this bronze. A lot of pleasure. If a gong could create synesthesia, it might be this gong.
Enjoy it and see!
The 12" Subatomic Gong is inspired by the quantum world, where we make atoms collide so we can decide whether their naughty bits are waves or particles. It is a place that is a non-place; it pissed off Einstein and now makes modern physicists cling vainly to strings, as they try to theorize everything and no-thing.
This subatomic universe is as empty and fulfilling as fantasy, as determined and malleable as the future, and unreliable and truthful as memory. It baffles us with pot smoke and funhouse mirrors. We like to think that the rules "there" in the subatomic world are not related to our everyday existence, though we posit that we are "there," that we already live in a Subatomic Everyday World.
You can track your day, your life, as a wave - where you rolled and moved in a line, a graph, a piece of area. No distinct moment of hardened particularity...Or you can see your existence points, particulate, discrete moments (occasionally discreet). You can even be both. Or neither.
As we all travel around on this supercollider of a planet, appearing and disappearing, being smashed into and broken up, going back and forth from matter to energy... it's fun to remember the other particles we bumped into. (Or were we waves that rolled together?) Phuck if we know! We're all moving supraluminally, people!
And so there was our pal, the last name of Vadeboncoeur - a French Soldier's name that means "to go with good heart" - and belonging to a friend the Mallethead collided and rolled with way back when, in the time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth! We saw hempasaurs that spaced out on things like why those assholes T. Rex had such giant heads but tiny arms? We traveled about the ice floes watching immense reptiles giggling as they died, contorting their bodies into weird positions to mess with the paleontologists they knew one day would dig up their bones.
We named the gong thus:
VadeGONGcoeur - go with heart of gong.
But Vadeboncoeur himself suggested these
GONGdeboncoeur - gong with good heart.
VadebonGONG - go with good gong.
The 12" White Gong, the Aotearoa Gong, at the dawn of a new time (Ao) with a clear, bright tone (tea) leaving a joyous, long-lasting (roa) delight.
As the migratory waka travelled to New Zealand on the great Magellenic Cloud they sounded this gong and woke the people from slumber. New Zealand is now a happy nation of rolling green and white and blue. And Aotearoa is widely known and accepted Māori name for New Zealand. Since the 1990s it has been the custom to sing New Zealand's national anthem, "Gong Defend New Zealand" in both Māori and English , which has exposed the term Aotearoa to a wider audience.
The 12" White Gong, a gong for all people living in a long, bright world.
The 12" Wind Gong is a bright, focused bit of tone from a bronze instrument that has two distinct talents. It can calm you, meditative in its tone, or it can wake you up, as it has a bright clear music in it. It often depends on how you play it.
It is a world we live in right now, in which some people exist like they are statues, even if they are alive. But they are barely-living art. They are controlled by fear, desperation, cannot move due to hate and greed and violence... so what is left, where is the joix de vivre?!!
"Cornstalks!" the enlightened Nebraskans are heard to exclaim as they shower in ethanol like it was water! "Enough with the statues! You've got to stop just standing there and instead, meditate until you levitate, then you won't prevaricate, flagellate or castigate!"
This world of statues is one that is barely more than a columbarium, it is ashes through ashes, a world filled with ash.
You must fight against this vortex, even if you must wear Birkenstocks and Gore-Tex! Don't be vexed, it is like being over-sexed in a sweater vest. AND THE BEST WAY TO WAKE YOURSELF UP, is a GONG!
It's a good gong to stop the pain!
It is a good gong to make you move again! Bright! With a clear tone! Bell-like, with a splash!
It is a brisk bit of cold water in your face!
It is just the wake-up call you asked the hotel clerk for!
It is the kind of gong that can melt a Siberian's heart!
It is the kind of gong that can make a Moroccan's Scarf come down off his face to show you his smile.
It is the kind of gong that will make you feel alive again.