From the very Wikipedia entry you cited:I know this is going to go over like a lead “gong” but technically what you all are talking about is a Tam Tam, which does not have a definite pitch and therefore makes a crashing sound. A gong does have a pitch and its sound is more like a bell.
My knowledge on this comes from experience more than the article. I just included it for clarity and brevity. Sometimes you may need more clarity.From the very Wikipedia entry you cited:
"Gongs produce two distinct types of sound. A gong with a substantially flat surface vibrates in multiple modes, giving a "crash" rather than a tuned note. This category of gong is sometimes called a tam-tam to distinguish it from the bossed gongs that give a tuned note."
So yes, what I have is technically a tam-tam type of gong. Tam-tam is a subset of gongs.
Yes! I want a gong SO bad! Bring it, amaze your friends, amaze your fans."Should I bring a gong to my gig?"
For good looks is enough, but I use my gong once(!) every show - as a starter for the final song. Really gets the crowd going - they start smiling as soon as I stand up with the mallet, with a grin on my face!
Used it twice at a festival, we were the first band out day two.
Later in the evening the shuttle driver to the hotel looked at me and said: "You're the guys who played first today, aren't you? Thanx for the wake up call!!"
It's a good size. Very manageable to haul around if you gig with it. I found a 26" gong bag to carry it in. And the sound is still big enough that you know it's a gong! Lol. One of the producers I work with sampled it and uses it on albums here and there.How is the 26”? I am considering one myself.
Thanks, it’s not like I am playing Madison Square Garden, hahaIt's a good size. Very manageable to haul around if you gig with it. I found a 26" gong bag to carry it in. And the sound is still big enough that you know it's a gong! Lol. One of the producers I work with sampled it and uses it on albums here and there.
Whaaa? I bet there was some guitar dude cranking/wanking out on one of those ditties that folks aren't supposed to play, while making the rest of the customers up their speaking volume...lol.I was in GC yesterday and saw a 26" Agzarian gong for $300 +$100 for the stand. It was very cool and had a nice low vibratory sound. Unfortunately I could not smash on it like I was tempted to do!