This listing includes a traditional Chinese gong mallet.
Wind Gongs are flat, compared to their gong relatives, and Tam Tams, and provide the gong player with a higher pitched, shiny overtone and decently long sustain.
You've probably seen Wuhan Wind Gongs played by rock drummers who use a big kit. They incorporate a Wind Gong when they are looking for a crashy, trashy, (and to keep the rhyme going), splashy sound.
However, in a more traditional setting, Wuhan Wind Gongs are played with a soft mallet, which makes the gong sound much different than a drumstick.
If you're lucky, after you buy a Wind Gong, you'll be visited by Fei Lian, the Chinese God of Wind. You'll know it's him, cause he looks like a winged dragon with the head of a stag and the tail of a snake. (He's a god made by committee.)
The 10" Wuhan Wind Gongs are flat-edged, compared to their gong relatives, like the Chau that have rims, and provide the gong player with a crash, a splash, and shiny overtones. Smaller sized Wind Gongs have clear distinct notes. Larger ones start with deep mesmerizing tones before you can build them to a crash.
The 40" Wuhan Wind Gongs are flat, compared to their gong relatives, and provide the gong striker with a high pitched, shiny overtone and long sustain.
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.