Paiste Symphonic Brilliant Gongs | Paiste Gongs
Your Guide to Paiste Gongs
How do I play my Paiste Gong?
The sound you create will depend on how you play your Paiste Gong. Always use a quality mallet when playing your gong – view our range of high quality gong mallets. Striking in the centre of the gong delivers a deep, enduring sound. Striking slightly off centre will result in a deep, full, swelling sound. And closer to the outer edge will ring a high, bright, roaring sound.
How do I care for my Paiste Gong?
Keep dust off the Gong by covering it with a soft sheet or material when not in use. Alternatively, you can purchase a high-quality Gong bag from us to protect your Gong during transport.
Remove light dust with a soft cloth and avoid placing your fingertips on the metal by using soft gloves or cloth to handle the Gong.
Paiste Gongs come with a good wax coating, applied in the final stages of production and should last a long time if handled carefully. We’ll provide detailed care and cleaning instructions when you purchase your order.
What types of Paiste Gongs are available?
Wind Chimes Australia has the full range of Paiste Gongs available. Choose from Symphonic, Planet, Sound Creation, Bronze, Symphonic Brilliant, Accent and Deco Gongs.
What types of metal are used in Paiste Gongs?
Most Paiste Gongs in our range are made from nickel silver (NS12: 88% copper, 12% nickel)
This metal is a sonorous (meaning deep, full) alloy, which produces wonderfully rich, full frequencies.
The only exception is the bronze gongs made from bronze (CuSn8: 92% copper and 8% tin). The bronze gongs generally present a lower fundamental note, warmer character, and a more voluminous sound than the nickel silver gongs.
You’ll find more information about each gong’s metal properties on their individual pages.
How should I suspend my gong?
Paiste Gongs should be hung so they can swing freely forward, back, and to the sides without touching the stand. Your gong will arrive with a special suspension cord. This minimizes the transfer of vibrations to the gond stand. You may need to replace the cord over time.
To help you determine the right size stand, for example, a 24” gong is best paired with a 24” gong stand. View out collection of gong stands.