Paiste Gong for Hire
Paiste have made tam tams, gongs, crotales for many years and until recently they produced the Paiste tuned gong. These gongs range from C2 to F6 and are made from a nickel-silver alloy. Unlike Balinese gongs Paiste gongs are not cast but start life as a disc which is heated and beaten and then subjected to several processes before the gong is ready for playing. The boss of the Paiste gong, increases as the gongs get larger. Bell Percussion is one of the few hire companies in Europe that still hold multiple notes of each gong available for hire.
Ranges available: Bb1 - C6
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.