Weiss Tuned Chau Gongs

$399.95–$499.95

Our tuned chau gong sets are hand selected in a factory in Wuhan. Each set includes a chromatic set of 13 hand tuned chau gongs: C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B, C in the octave specified. C4 (Middle C) to C5 Also referre...
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Product Model Price Quantity
C4 to C5 Tuned Chau Gong Chromatic Set SW-CHAUSETC4C5 $499.95 Out of Stock
C5 to C6 Tuned Chau Gong Chromatic Set SW-CHAUSETC5C6 $399.95

Weiss Tuned Chau Gongs - Product Information

Our tuned chau gong sets are hand selected in a factory in Wuhan. Each set includes a chromatic set of 13 hand tuned chau gongs: C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B, C in the octave specified.

C4 (Middle C) to C5
Also referred to as c'–c'' with frequency range of 262 Hz–523 Hz. The largest gong is approximately 9.5 inches and the smallest gong is approximately 7 inches.
C5 to C6
Also referred to as c''–c''' with frequency range of 523 Hz–1046 Hz. The largest gong is approximately 7 inches and the smallest gong is approximately 5 inches.

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Tuned chau gongs C4-C5

Comments:

Excellent gongs for a good price. They are typical bullseye chaus, and they all match aesthetically with a nice even gradation of sizes. The fundamental pitches and intervals are very close - feels like a compromise tuning more than equal-tempered, but I've not found any wolf tones or harsh dissonances in my octave, and even many of the second and third overtones in each gong are well-tuned. Since size and thickness vary, some will crash more easily than others at different dynamics. These are properties of handmade gongs, so I can't complain a bit. I find that getting a pure fundamental tone requires a fairly substantial, but soft mallet - my mallets are made of pairs of Gibraltar cymbal felts slid onto the ends of 5B drumsticks then wrapped with yarn. That will sound them cleanly at pianissimo and allow a dark crash at fortissimo, all without setting them swaying. Anything harder makes them crash too easily for my taste, but even the crashes are made up of well-tuned overtones so that each note is recognizable even playing halfway out from the center. Further out, a rich array of textures and overtones awaits. I knew these would not be as tonally focused as thai gongs in a given octave, but that's what I wanted. I love them, but aspiring concert percussionists and the like may want to talk to SWM instead of blindly ordering like I did. I feel lucky and very happy, but gongs are handmade and it's always best to call or check in person if you need really precise tuning or even registers. I like the personality of what I got, and recommend this set without reservations.

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