Yes! Hail, citizens of Earthopolis!These gongs are
MADE IN THE USA
MADE OF STEEL
The process done by our artisan gong maker involves getting steel discs and then tempering the metal to make it stronger, drilling holes for hanging the gong, hammering for sound and look, and finishing the gong with a thin poly coating.
Now with steel as a metal medium for a gong, you will not get the long sustain that you get from traditional bronze alloys.
What you do get?
The thicker steel gongs provide more of a bell tone similar to Southeast Asian gongs, like Nepal, Tibet and some Thai or Javanese Gongs.
The thinner steel gongs give you more of the crash of a Wind Gong.
These gongs are great to add for an office celebration, or a dinner gong for home or restaurant. They are fantastic decor for the massage school, Asian-themed restaurant.
They add a clean alert tone to the player of singing bowls, and are a new flavor for the drummer who wants to do the occasional roll or tweak his sound design with some gongus interruptus.