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Weiss 09" Opera Gong

Model: SW-WH006

Availability: In Stock

$29.95

The Weiss Opera Gong delivers a classic tone with an upward glissando. These gongs are also called a Jing, bending gong or benders.
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The Weiss Opera Gong delivers a classic tone with an upward glissando. These gongs are also called a Jing, bending gong or benders.

Decent, not amazing

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Caveat: this is the first Jing I've really played. It has the upward gliss sound that I wanted, but only at louder volumes. I've found it sounds best with a harder cotton-tipped timpani mallet, but watching videos I think in Peking opera a wooden mallet is used? Generally it feels lower quality, with an uneven/inconsistent tone, and it seems a little thin (somehow reminds me of sheet metal). You can't expect high quality cymbals/gongs for $30 though. I personally bought this to record some Peking opera -like percussion, and it sounds good enough for a home version of that. And I've been enjoying using it with a choked-off sound in my drum set (on a table with a cloth, or on a drum). So $30 was a comfy price point for me, and if you're looking for two pitches you wouldn't break the bank. But it's a little cheap. (I'm also glad Steve Weiss carried it! Was having a hard time finding these in other stores.)

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Lucas J

Rating:

4.00

Awesome!

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The gong was fantastic and it came incredibly fast. I'm very satisfied!

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Adam Kaps

Rating:

5.00

Get it!

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Great sound, great value, and fast shipping. Get it!

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Posted By:

Dan Panasenko

Rating:

4.00

Great Effect

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We were looking for a cymbal or gong for a certain sound effect for our band in a piece. The percussion instructor at the local university recommended your 9-inch Chinese Opera Gong. We ordered it, and it gave exactly what we wanted.

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Keith Koepsel

Rating:

5.00

Amazing instrument!

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What an exceptional sounding instrument this is! I'm enjoying it!

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Posted By:

Lawrence

Rating:

5.00
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