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.
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''
The PAISTE Symphonic Gongs have a slightly raised surface
(without boss) with a harmonic and universal sound structure.
Ø 20 - 80''
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''
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''
The Accent Gongs are special gongs with an
aggressive, foaming, and lively sound character.
Ø 7 - 22''
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''
Learn more about the Anatomy of Gongs, the Gong Striking Areas, the Suspension of Gongs,
Gong Cleaning and the Transportation/Handling of Gongs.