Zen Acero Series Steel Gong Alpine Style 24-48"
The sound samples at the top of the page are as follows. Where headphones to hear full range of sound:
Sound 1: 24" Gong
Sound 2: 30" Gong
Sound 3: 36" Gong
Sound 4: 40" Gong
Sound 5: 48" Gong
When And How Will This Ship?: These gongs ship for free within the Continental United States. This gong will ship with FedEx and typically arrive within 3-5 days in the continental US.
What Will I Receive? You will receive one Acero gong, in the size selected.
The Acero line of gongs play like a mixture between a chau and wind gong. Their shape is about midway between the two. Like a chau, these gongs keep the clarity of their fundamental when struck. They are soft, gentle and deep fundamentals that can sooth. Though, like a wind gong, with a soft stroke, there are greater harmonic overtones, for a richer experience of multi-tonal sound, than a chau provides. It is a more varied and complex adventure of tonality being embarked upon, while maintaining the soft and soothing atmosphere that many love from a chau gong. Unlike a chau gong, one does not need to raise the intensity of the experience to achieve a rich layering of and provocative exploration of potential sound. This is the beauty of the Acero line of gongs. They are great for those who want to keep the soothing depth of the gong, though as well appreciate the transformative power of multi-tonality. .
Visually, they are like a mixture of styles, between Paiste’s Sound Creation Earth gong, Don Conreiux’s Mirror Gong, and coloration found in Grotto Sonora’s gongs. The face of the gong is clear like a mirror, reflecting back at you.
The gongs are made with stainless steel, and are produced by the same manufacturers of Theta Chimes, and Zen Singing Bowls.
Each sound file is a good representation of the size of gong, though the sound of each individual gong will vary slightly.
We recommend purchasing with them both the Dragonfly Percussion Fuzzbucket mallet to get the best fundamental, as well as the Gong Rollers to have better control of the intensity. See all of our gong mallets here.
Want to add a gong stand? See all of our gong stands here.