Balinese Gong for Hire
Available pitches: C2, E2, G2, A2
This is also known as a Javanese gong. They are used regularly in Gamelan music and are not made as large as other styles. The gong is cast and very fragile but the benefit is that the sound is very rich and pure and unlike most other gongs. The central boss in the gong is larger than most and the mallets that are used to draw out the tones are very specialist.
There are many variations of gong found throughout the World and generally these instruments come from the Far East. A gong is easy to mistake as a tam tam and hire companies are regularly asked for tam tams when the client means gong and gongs when the client means tam tams. As a general rule, the gong has a specific pitch and more often than not a nipple or raised boss in the centre (but not always) and a tam tam has a more indefinite pitch and is much more splashy and crashy.
Also called: Bali gong, Java gong, Javanese gong