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PAISTE Gong Center

PAISTE Gong Center

PAISTE Gong Center



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Gongs belong to the oldest and most important musical instruments of South East Asia. Their origins may be traced back to the second millennium B.C., but it is assumed that the gong is much older. In Chinese history, gongs are mentioned around 500 A.D., attributed to a nation called HSI YU between Tibet and Burma during the reign of Emperor Hsuan Wu.

Historic research provides us with four main centers - Burma, China, Annam, Java - at least 7 gong shapes and sound structures stem from these regions. Only few families knew the tradition of gong making as it was passed from generation to generation. The art of making gongs was veiled in a sense of magic. Gong makers believed that a gong could only succeed with the help of higher powers, and that they were exposed to forces more so than ordinary humans.
 
The gong was an important element in the lives of Far East people and is still in some countries today. In Asian families, the gong was an attribute of wealth and served as a status symbol. In rites, the gong was used in the evocation of ghosts and in the banning of demons. Touching a gong brought you fortune and strength. In rituals of the Far East, the gong has retained its special significance to this day.
 
As a musical instrument, the gong accompanied celebrations, funeral ceremonies, songs, and theater plays. In the music of the Asian high cultures, the gong was used as an orchestral instrument. Orchestras with gong plays containing up to 18 notes were not seldom. They were also played in private concerts at residences.
 
Since about 1790, gongs were used in European orchestras. Since then, the terms "Tam Tam" for flat gongs, and "Gong" for bossed gongs, have become customary. However, the authentic term in all languages of the origin countries is GONG. 

 


Planet Gongs

Planet Gongs

PAISTE Planet Gongs are tuned in conformity with the natural harmonic series
based in the orbital properties on the Earth, the Moon, the Sun, and the Planet.
Ø 24 - 38''

Symphonic Gongs

Symphonic Gongs

The PAISTE Symphonic Gongs have a slightly raised surface
(without boss) with a harmonic and universal sound structure.
Ø 20 - 80''

Symphonic Brilliant Gongs

Symphonic Brilliant Gongs

The Symphonic Brilliant Gongs are principally identical in construction to the Symphonic
Gongs but are laboriously hand polished to achieve their distinctive mirror-like look. 
Ø 20 - 38''

Sound Creation Gongs

Sound Creation Gongs

Each PAISTE Sound Creation Gong has an extraordinary and particular sound character.
The designation is to understood in a symbolical and associative manner.
Ø 11 - 60''

Accent Gongs

Accent Gongs

The Accent Gongs are special gongs with an
aggressive, foaming, and lively sound character.
Ø 7 - 22''

Deco Gongs

Deco Gongs

As all gongs from PAISTE the Deco Gongs are hammered by hand according to tradition.
Essentially, the Deco Gong is a miniature Symphonic Gong.
Ø 7 - 13''

Gong Supplies

Gong Supplies

Gong Mallets
Gong Stands
 

Instructions and Tips

Instructions and Tips

Learn more about the Anatomy of Gongs, the Gong Striking Areas, the Suspension of Gongs,
Gong Cleaning and the Transportation/Handling of Gongs.

 


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Product no.: 26126

Diameter: 96 cm / 38 ''
Tonic: B 63.11 Hz

2,638.00 €


can be shipped within 5 - 70 days

Product no.: 26136

Diameter: 96 cm / 38''
Tonic C# 68.05 Hz

2,638.00 €


can be shipped within 5 - 70 days

Product no.: 26195

Diameter 71 cm / 28''
Tonic G 97.36 Hz

1,048.00 €


can be shipped within 5 - 70 days

Product no.: 26172

Diameter 76 cm / 30''
Tonic: F 86.03 Hz

1,169.00 €


can be shipped within 5 - 70 days

Product no.: 26210

Diameter 61 cm / 24''
Tonic G# 105.21 Hz

749.00 €


can be shipped within 5 - 70 days

Product no.: 26227

Diameter 61 cm / 24 ''
Tonic A# 113.71 Hz

749.00 €


can be shipped within 5 - 70 days

Product no.: 26141

Diameter 81 cm / 32 ''
Tonic C# 70.64 Hz

1,299.00 €


can be shipped within 5 - 70 days

Product no.: 26221

Diameter 61 cm / 24 ''
Tonic A 110.62 Hz

749.00 €


can be shipped within 5 - 70 days

Product no.: 26144

Diameter 81 cm / 32 ''
Tonic D 72.36 Hz

1,299.00 €


can be shipped within 5 - 70 days

Product no.: 26183

Diameter 71 cm / 28 ''
Tonic: F# 91.79 Hz

1,048.00 €


can be shipped within 5 - 70 days

Product no.: 26147

Diameter 81 cm / 32 ''
Tonic D 73.92 Hz

1,299.00 €


can be shipped within 5 - 70 days

Product no.: 26207

Diameter 61 cm / 24 ''
Tonic G# 103.68 Hz

749.00 €


can be shipped within 5 - 70 days

Product no.: 26211

Diameter 61 cm / 24 ''
Tonic G# 105.72 Hz

749.00 €


can be shipped within 5 - 70 days

Product no.: 26140

Diameter 36 '' /  91 cm
Tonic: C# 70.12 Hz

2,098.00 €


can be shipped within 5 - 70 days

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