Yes, this comes with a gong, gong stand, and mallet.
Gong Diameter: 8"
Depth: 3 1/8"
This little gong has a musky sound. A note that plays high pitched but with contrasting undertones...
But when we say the Dark Star Gong at 8 inches has hints of musk, what do we mean? Well, what is musk?
It started with a deer. The Musk Deer has a musk gland is positioned between its genitalia and the belly button, and this gland secretes wonderful pheromones to attract mates. This is what Ryan Gosling wipes all over his body before the cameras roll.
When humans created a perfume over the ages, we have often used musk. Over the last 100 years we have created the scent from flowers and other chemical compositions because the Musk Deer who first made us wild with its odor is now endangered. Can't be using it, though some poachers go after their glands because they can fetch prices much higher than gold.
In perfumery, the term “musk” doesn’t always apply to the actual musk, but rather designates the overall impression of the fragrant composition. Most typically, the musk note is described as an animalistic nuance, with a lively, contrasting nature.
That lively contrasting nature is also seen in another well known Musk, Elon Musk. Sure he is a human, but he gets people excited just like the odor of musk.
Elon Musk: Creator of Paypal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX. ( In his last lifetime, he was Thomas Edison. ) If you struck him with a mallet, he would sound like a Dark Star Gong, for sure.