MEINL Symphonic Gongs (aka Tam Tams) are made in Meinl's German factory by hand.
They are made from a specially formulated Nickel Silver Alloy. They are all protected with a special wax.
MEINL Symphonic Gongs are available in diameters from 24" to 40".
They are tuned to a specific half-tone range. They are gongs, of course, so there are many harmonious overtones after the initial note. However, this tuning assures that there is much care in their manufacture.
- 24" Gong: G2 - G#2
- 28" Gong: E2 - F2
- 32" Gong: C#2 - D2
- 36" Gong: A#1 - B1
- 40" Gong: G1 - G#1
Of course, these are gongs, and besides the tuning, each individual gong, is a unique piece of metal, and has its own sound character, due to it's nature, and then the hand-hammering process.
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