Hello Gong Player. Hi! Yes! We do like Vic Firth Gong Mallets.
WHY? Because the large GB1 and GB2 Gong Mallets are soft heads, and are great to use on Paiste Gongs and Meinl Gongs, where you don't want to injure the thinner metal, and yet want a deep tone.
We like the GB3 and the GB4 for the heavier metal of the Chinese Gongs and even for Thai Gongs and Vietnamese Gongs. The GB3 and GB4 have the weight you need to get them sounding meaty and fierce!