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An aural and physical experience...
Paiste have been creating & manufacturing Symphonic gongs since the 1930s, recreating a traditional - and somewhat mysterious skill - that has been with us for over 3000 years.
Paiste Symphonic gongs have a slightly raised surface (without boss) with a harmonic and universal sound structure. The fundamental note of a Paiste Symphonic gong is balanced with the instrument's complex overtones, uniting a plethora of harmonic sounds into a delivery that is as much physical as it is aural.
In order to play a Paiste Symphonic gong, you will need the skill to understand the complex sounds that can be extracted by the nature of stroke. The sound of these gongs can be influenced by their different diameters, weights, striking points and by no means least, the type of mallets used.
All Paiste Symphonic gongs are handmade and as such, are not mass produced on a factory conveyor-belt level. Any gong order will have a longer delivery time and even though our gong clientele fully understand this when they make their investment, we need to point out that gongs are not a next-day delivery item.
Gongs have been associated with Rock music since the 1970s, with famous users such as John Bonham, Roger Taylor and Carl Palmer. However, barring the odd Led Zeppelin tribute band, we are finding that Paiste Symphonic gongs are now finding a place in alternative Western medicine, just like they have been doing so in far Eastern cultures for centuries.
It seems we are finally waking up to the power and energy generated by gongs in the hands of skilled gong Masters, with Paiste leading the way by offering their vast range of gongs to healers and therapists throughout the Western world.
Paiste Symphonic gongs are available with or without their ‘Tai Loi’ logo, please specify when ordering. Please note; the 80” Symphonic gong will not fit through a domestic doorway and is only suitable for larger buildings with appropriate access!