Hello potential GINORMOUS Paiste Symphonic Gong owner. It is best to call us to discuss this item +1.402.474.GONG(4664) (Central Standard Time CST). It is not always in stock at our warehouse in the US, and organizing shipping takes a little hands-on time.
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This gong weighs approximately 125 lbs.
We recommend purchasing an MM8 Paiste Gong Mallet for this gong! You can find them in our Paiste Mallet Section.
Please note: If you a person of a smaller persuasion, or will be playing your gong for long periods of time, you may consider purchasing a smaller mallet than what is typically recommended. Thanks!
The PAISTE SYMPHONIC GONG is a remarkable gong. It's complex overtones and musicality bring up tremendous delight and joy!
The Paiste Symphonic Gong does NOT include a mallet.
From PAISTE, on their process:
"We are the industry leader in discovering new mixtures and procedures, having introduced several alloys to Gong making, including one for which we received a patent. We use finished raw materials (round, flat disks) from several specialized foundries and rolling mills. We select these suppliers due to their specialized and superior technical abilities and large scale of operations."
From PAISTE, on Symphonic Gongs:
"Symphonic Gongs (SG) are flat gongs with a harmonic and universal sound structure. The sound character of these gongs can be influenced and varied through the nature of the stroke, as well as the size, weight, and composition of the mallets. By varying the striking points, highs, lows, and various sound mixtures contained in the entirety of the gong's sounds sphere may be extracted and played up… The fundamental note of the gong is balanced with the instrument's complex overtones."
The weight of the 60 inch Paiste Symphonic Gong is 127 lbs.
Stewart Copeland loves his 60" Paiste Symphonic Gong!