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weiss hand selected feng wind gong

Weiss Hand Selected Feng Wind Gong

Steve Weiss Hand Selected Wind Gong. Steve Weiss Wind Gongs are the best gongs on earth. Period. Wind gongs (also known as Feng or Lion Gongs) are flat bronze discs, with little fundamental pitch, heavy tuned overtones, and long sustain....

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I recently received my 36" Feng gong from Steve Weiss, and it is exactly what I asked for. I did the order personally over the phone with Jim who was super attentive and thorough. Took time out to call me several times and emailed me promptly with questions I had. I told him what "sound" I was looking for and he had his gong guys pick one out from their stock that met my requirements. Shipping was fast and more than reasonable. It is an awesome gong that sounds great. You guys made the gong buying experience first rate. Thanks and keep up the great work.

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Andrew Van Blarcom

Rating:

5.00

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Beautiful deep, rich sound with long sustain. Pairs very well with my SW 38" Feng. Super happy with it!

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Jim Doble

Rating:

5.00

Buy these gongs

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What can I say; either you already know that gongs rule & the good folks at Steve Weiss Music sell them at a more than fair price with very reasonable shipping fees or you are not into gongs. It will take awhile to unleash even some of vast sonic possibilities from my wonderful 40" feng gong. I have only been playing it for a few weeks. Everyone needs a big gong. When will YOU change that need to a want? BOOM, for real !

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Andy Sykora

Rating:

5.00

Nice Gong, Beater too heavy

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The 26" gong added just the right touch to our concert, however, I received a heavy gong mallet that was way too big and heavy for the size and weight of the gong. I had ordered a medium mallet but somewhere along the way it got changes to a heavy mallet.

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Beth Tradup

Rating:

4.00

Amazing Vibrations

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This Gong is a Healer. Amazing tones, great sustain and healing vibrations .. Blessings . . .

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Christopher

Rating:

5.00

Fabulous

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A wise choice!!!

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Kath

Rating:

5.00

Best Gongs

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I have recently purchased both the 40" and 36" Feng Wind Gongs. Both instruments are wonderful, beautiful, subtle, and powerful: a clear fundamental, diverse and stunning timbres produced with different mallets, and a very long decay. You will not find these wind gongs at a better price! Shipping is very fast.

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Phillip

Rating:

5.00

Epic sound when hit just right.

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This beautiful gong did not disappoint. The sound is epic. I got it mostly as a decoration but I loved it so much I even bought some decals for it. Hit it just right and you and it will build up a huge sound with a great sustain. Highly recommended!

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Larry

Rating:

5.00

I am happy

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I bought a 22 inch Feng Wind Gong on a lark, just because it was offered at a sale price. What a treasure! It has the necessary volume to cut through an orchestra, it has a wonderful rich sound, I can't get over how much music there is in such a small, easily-handled and inexpensive gong. I am happy with this gong and you will be too.

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Robert Howe

Rating:

5.00

Gorgeous Gong!

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As a professional musician, I like giving musical gifts - namely, gongs! I had an 18" Feng gong and decided to upgrade for myself to a 22" Quel difference! Really a gorgeous, deep, rich tone. And happily, I was able to purchase it during the July 4 sale which offered free shipping. I've been shopping at Steve Weiss' every since his North Philadelphia warehouse days. The best!

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Mary Woodmansee Green

Rating:

5.00

Love this Gong!

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I love this new gong. It has a beautiful sound is easy to transport and customer service was great when I called about a mallet. You can play hard and have a full sound or use as a start or ending to meditation playing softer. Affordable and worth every penny!!!!

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Frannie Southworth

Rating:

5.00

Amazing gong!

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The gong I received sounds amazing! I'm always cautious about ordering gongs and cymbals without getting to try them out, but I'm glad I took a chance with this one. It is incredibly responsive at a wide dynamic range, and it sports a rich melange of overtones. Thank you, Steve Weiss Music, for the care you put into gong selection. I appreciate it very much.

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Joe

Rating:

5.00

very nice Gong

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Really beautiful sound, exactly as advertised: heavy/dark overtones, long sustain, little fundamental pitch. This worked exactly as needed, and the description was spot-on!

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Doug Crooks

Rating:

5.00

Owner

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Thank you so must for a wonderful sounding instrument :)

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Edward Cleveland

Rating:

5.00

Feng Wind Gong

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Bought this to signal "Stop, look, and listen" for my pre-k class. It's a calming, yet noticable sound that helps us transition from one activity to another.

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Denise

Rating:

5.00

Gong 22 powerful

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This is a very beautiful and very powerful 22 inch gong, i am very happy with this purchase. plus it was shipped very fast. It makes my apartment tremble. i just love it!

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Alfredo sanchez

Rating:

5.00

Weiss wind gong 22

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Great gong for the price! A lot of low frequency for this size when you play on piano and mezzo piano(p and mp). Nice high pitch overtones starting from mezzo forte to fortissimo(mf and ff). I used it in my graduate recital and it was great! My teacher loved it!

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Oleg Popelukhin

Rating:

5.00

22 continued

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I forgot to mention 5 stars for customer service. I ordered the gong and accessories on a Monday night I believe, and they were at my door step by Wednesday. Very quick shipping. Thanks. And thanks for explaining the sizing differences.

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David

Rating:

5.00

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I purchased the 22" wind gong to compliment the 34" wind gong I bought used off craigslist. I Had never heard a wind gong in person before, only YouTube videos, so I don't have much to compare it to. This review is based off of the provided mallet unless stated otherwise. The sound wasn't what I expected (didn't really know what to expect). If you hit it in the center soft-moderately there is a nice almost bell like tone that rings out accompanied by a soft wash that is only has a moderate sustain. Strike the gong a little off center and there are more wash/crash overtones. Strike hard in the center and you get the main tone along with a crash that seems to muffle itself rather quickly. Using the super rub mallets I bought from this site only the larger one seems to make any sort of unique pleasant sound and only one sound when rubbed around the perimeter. Other wise the rub mallets just sound like rubbing and not singing. This is probably due to the smaller diameter and lighter weight of the 22". It does compliment the 34" chau well and I would make a good intro/budget gong on its own. The mallet that it came with sounds works well with the gong. I give it four stars because I measured it out to 21.5". Although I measured the 34" chau to 33.5" also, I don't know what's up with that. Cutting corners in Wuhan? With all the gong prices based on diameter and weight, it would be nice to get an actual 22" gong. This was however, the best price I could find online for a 22" gong. I bought the cymbal stand adapter for this one and it works well. Here is a video I made. https://youtu.be/IW7bRS1cPYI

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David

Rating:

4.00

Steve Weiss Music Response:

Gongs in the USA are typically listed in inches, but the manufacturers all create them based on the metric system - which is why your gong doesn't measure exactly 22". Most retailers call a 55cm gong 22" when sold in the USA, which is what you purchased.

Feng Wind Gong

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Awesome Gong. Great immediate response, beautiful full tone, and decay that might last until next week....

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Greg

Rating:

5.00

Great prop!

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Perfect as a prop for our school play. Perfect size and sound.

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Heidi Kent

Rating:

5.00

Love my gong

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Awesome instrument - very helpful with my order - hand picked is definitely the way to go!

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Brynn Lacey

Rating:

5.00

Great!

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I got this gong for my husband as a birthday gift. Everything went perfect. He loves it!

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Mariana De Luca

Rating:

5.00

gong

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Great sound. Just what I was looking for.

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mick

Rating:

5.00

Great gong

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I ordered the 28" monstrosity. Such a depth of sound, clear tone, great spread and long sustain. I plan on getting some smaller ones to add to my sound palette. If you are thinking about it, stop. Just do it. You will not regret it. Best prices, best selection, and super fast delivery. Thanks, Steve Weiss Team!

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David

Rating:

5.00

22

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I bought a 22" Feng/Wind Gong. One of those hand selected by the folks at Steve Weiss. The price was outstanding, and Mike, who was my contact during the ordering process, filled the order exactly according to my requests. I could not have asked for better customer service and value of product. Hugh Whaley, North Carolina

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Hugh Whaley

Rating:

5.00

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I was fortunate enough to get a notice that SW had a leftover 40" wind gong in the warehouse... and at an unbelieveable price! So I bought it and am now totally drawn into it's beautifully complex handmade appearance and sound. Deep and dark and mysterious. I only gave a 4 rating due to a shipping mixup which required me to wait an extra week for delivery....but it was still well worth it! Thanks again.

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Todd Glacy

Rating:

4.00

10

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These gongs sound fantastic and I knew they would. I wanted to have melodic gong sounds in my music. That is why I bought all the different sizes. I already purchased a 28" & 38" awhile back and wanted some smaller sized ones for higher pitches. I even got some free mallets with my purchase! Thanks guys, you are the best! Super low prices for the highest quality gongs, hand made the same way, in China, for two thousand years, and hand picked by you guys for the best of the best! I will continue to buy my cymbals and gongs from you.

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Jeff

Rating:

5.00

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This team sorted through their inventory of 36 inch feng gongs, picked their top three choices based upon my description of what I wanted, posted the results on you tube, answered additional questions I had after watching the video they posted to you tube, then delivered a gong beyond my expectations. That is perfection. Steve Weiss, thank you for your support and effort...

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Ken Goff

Rating:

5.00

Strong little wind

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I really like wind gongs. They have an instant attack and surprising sustain. The 8 inch wind gong is a thick chunky little monster with a wonderful bell/gong like tone and at least 10 to 12 seconds of sustain. The only odd thing about it is that the pitch it produces sounds like its a whole step HIGHER than my 6 inch wind gong. I thought the larger gong would produce a lower pitch and vice versa.

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gustavus latham donnelly,jr.

Rating:

5.00

Power packed

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Do not let the size fool you.The 6 inch wind gong is a little monster of a bell tone. It is much louder than I expected it would be. Not as dark in timbre as the larger wind gongs and with a slight splash effect to it if struck hard. A very thick little gong with well over 8 seconds of duration.

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gustavus latham donnelly,jr.

Rating:

5.00

The BEST!

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I visited the Steve Weiss warehouse with my six antique Himalayan singing bowls in tow. Jeff Willet spent a couple hours with me as we sampled Feng and Chau gongs and how they harmonized with my bowls. I couldn't be happier with my purchases (30" Feng and 24" Chau) and the whole buying experience was remarkable! I will never go anywhere else to make a purchase. These folks are top notch.

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Karen

Rating:

5.00

Great for the Price

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The 22" gong I received has a fantastic sound. It speaks quickly, has a tremendous sustain and is very easy to get a good sound out of.

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Patrick

Rating:

5.00

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The gong sounds great. You can get many different tones from it depending on the implaments used and where you hit it. The center has more of a defined pitch while hitting the edge creates more of the classic gong sound. Yarn marimba mallets seem to be the best to use and produce the fullest sound on small gongs like this.

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Anonymous

Rating:

5.00

Wind Gongs

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I have hand selected wind gongs from Steve Weiss at PASIC and ordered blindly from the website. I have been extremely satisfied from both experiences. While picking out gongs is the preferred method to shop, it isn't always an option, and I completely trust the Steve Weiss staff to only stock high quality gongs. I have purchased a wide variety of sizes (6"-22") and each one has its own beautiful voice. Steve Weiss is my only online source for gongs.

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Daniel

Rating:

5.00

6-inch wind gong

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I purchased the smallest size of this gong which is 6 inches. It has a soft, bell or chime-like sound, but not enough of a certain pitch so it can blend in with other instruments well. I'm sure I will be buying some larger sizes soon for some more traditional gong sounds too.

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Anonymous

Rating:

5.00

feng wind gong

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Thank you. This gong sounds fantastic and you can't beat the price!

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Jeff

Rating:

5.00

wind gong 24

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Really beautiful feature in our landscape. The 24" wind gong is hung from a 30" round cast iron hanger the entire piece stands 6' ft tall. (I made a pair). You can see the sculptures from a distance there up a little hill, marking two different paths. The gongs draws company to them out of curiosity. The sculptures rest at the end of cobblestone path surrounded by wildflowers. My fiends and family love the adventure and the sound. Personal note: I use for Spiritual prayer and cleansing the land. For those of you are looking for a musical opinion my husband is jazz musician 45+ yrs and my son a reggae singer and songwriter and they loved the sound.

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valentina

Rating:

5.00