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Gong Mallet Recommendations

Gong mallets make a big difference in the sound quality of a gong.  There are several factors of a mallet that impact the timbre (sound quality) & response of the gong.   The main factors are the: Size of mallet head; Hardness-Softness of mallet head; Shape of head, & Weight of head & handle.  As a rule of thumb: the harder & smaller the mallet head, the brighter the timbre; while the softer & larger the head, the warmer the timbre.

Regarding mallets for Wuhan Gongs and Sabian Gongs we primarily reommend, Mike Balter Mallets, Sabian Mallets, Cannon Mallets & Friction Mallets The Paiste mallets work very well on Wind Gongs & Zodiac gongs, but so the other mallets mentioned & the other mallets are less expensive.

For Paiste Gongs & Meinl Gongs, we recommend the Paiste mallets as they are warmest sounding mallets & are designed for the Paiste gongs.  Still, there are some other mallets that sound great on Paiste gongs & are less expensive.  Three that we regularly use are the  Sabian Mallets, Cannon Mallets & Friction Mallets.  Sabian & Cannon mallets are brighter sound than the Paiste mallets; so if you want to bring out a brighter timbre & some of the higher pitches more easily on your Paiste or Meinl Gong, then these are great options.

Paiste mallets also work great on Wind Gongs & Zodiac Gongs, yet so do the other mallets mentioned above.

For special effects on 18" & larger Paiste & Meinl Gongs we love the Frictions Mallets (FMs), especially the FMs with matted balls.  For special effects on Zodiac Gongs, Chinese Gongs & Tibetan Gongs, which are 18" or larger, we love both the FMs & Emile Richards Super-Rub Mallets.  For small gongs (under 18") we recommend & love the Super-Rub MalletsThe Super Rub & Friction Mallets expand the pallet of sounds, which your gong can produce; they bring out some amazing effects, including whale-like, dolphin-like & cosmic-like sounds.

A basic gong mallet is included with every Wuhan Gong and Chinese Wind Gong.  However, to bring out the best tones we recommend using the  Mike Balter Mallets, Sabian Mallets, Cannon Mallets on these gongs. 

Each type of mallet brings out different timbres, characteristics & effects of your gong.  So, exploring different mallets is a good way to learn & discover the virtually endless nuances within your gong.

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