This listing includes a traditional Chinese gong mallet.
The Meinl Gong / Tam Tam Stand is heavy duty and well made. They don't make noise from the pieces banging each other.
"The Meinl Gong/Tam Tam Stand is engineered in a strong frameless manner, in order for one to play a Gong or Tam Tam very easily." - Via Meinl
Gong Stand Measurements:
Width of Base: 32"
Depth of Feet: 25"
Adjustable Height: 45" - 75"
Gong hangs about 14" from back poll
You stand captain of your submarine, and you look to return home. The port is empty, your crew in bed after an exhaustive day of research. You think of your wife, miles above you on land, and catch your smiling reflection in the port window. How amazed she’ll be when she hears your story. When everyone hears your story.
Your ship, the SS 32-I Sift, brushes up the sand along base of the Pacific. You put on your DeepSubmerg Suit, and open a small porthole in the ceiling above. You pull yourself up, and shut the door behind. You look around the room, a small dome with a 32” Atlantis Gong - received from the elders as a parting gift. Bon Voyage. Beside the gong sits a small table, with a red button in the middle.
You look back. You can see the glow of Atlantis fading into the blue, a few miles separating the two of you. You found it. The mission was impossible, a waste of resources. Atlantis doesn’t exist. New history books will need to be printed.
You press the button. Three clicks sound from within the ship below and the dome separates into two halves, then retracts into the submarine. Water rushes in immediately, nearly knocking you off your feet. Thankfully your magboots keep you upright.
The Atlantis Gong, was custom made, the elders told you. Rock salt and minerals and heat involved in the process lead to uniquely crafted instruments, each gong its own experience.
When you return, the gong will be taken and studied by appropriate scholarly bodies. Apprehension of bureaucratic incompetence is already running through your head, and you fear for what your fellow land dwellers may do to the Atlantean people. In this moment, though, you just want to stand in the ocean and hear this instrument. You strike the gong and the water explodes around you, sound waves flying in every direction. The tone is low and resonates through the ocean, reaching farther than you can see. Dolphins look up and smile. Manatees sigh.
You strike the gong again, and again. Instant meditation reaches you, and those beings around you, and the excitement of your discovery is magnified. This instrument embodies the connection you’ve made, a synecdoche for the beauty of expanding your, and man’s, horizon.
The 32" Chau Gong is a large, heavy beast with as much loving reverberation as a belly laugh from Buddha, Santa, Ganesha or any other big-bellied deity or family member you adore!
The 32" Chocolate Drop Gong 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, it can make it sound brighter too.
The 32" Chocolate Drop gongs have deep tones and long sustain, thanks to the amount of bronze that is used. These sounds are made more mystical and complex by the extra bit of higher notes at the end. These large gongs are a delightful discovery for the gong player.
The 32" Dark Star Gong, made only for Gongs Unlimited, is a heavy beast of a gong. It is heavier than a Chau Gong, or other similar gongs of its size.
With this much bronze, you will also hear deep deep tones. While the thickness of metal keeps the Dark Star Gong deep in tone, the lathing of the bronze in the center, brings out an interesting musicality and flow.
The 32" Mother Tesla Gong is an unlathed gong which gives it a deeper tone that builds up into a quiet crash for a softer sounding performance.
The 32" Subatomic Gong does more than just look different. It sounds different as well. Designed and built differently than a Chau Gong, it gets tonal shifts in the concentric rings.
We like to say that the difference between the Chau and the Subatomic is like the difference between major and minor chords. The Subatomic gets moodier and darker tones for you musicians, and we find even gets great tones being struck in the back.
For Sound Healers, this is a gong that is not afraid to help you and your client go into dark places and release them.(Sometimes we think that is its mission.) It is a Jungian Gong.
For fun lovers, it is a great looking piece of design that will be the envy of all your friends, and make your employees and relatives excited after they hit it.
The 32" Wind Gong is the perfect gong for when you sell a car.
When you sell a mortgage, this is the gong to bang.
When you sell a country, this is the gong to bang.
Each time you hit a gong this big, it removes another dictator from power…When you do that it puts a lot of people out of work. Yes--men, caterers, tailors, the non-independent press!
But that’s okay! In the long run, it is better for the world economy!