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Paiste Gong Gut Knot Making

Instructions for Making a Knot with Paiste Gong Gut

  Paiste gong gut

1. Make a basic knot towards the end of your gong gut (as was done on the original gut of your Paiste gong). 

2. Let the knot be about 3/4" to 1" from the very end of the gut (rope). 

Paiste gong gut knot

3. Since the gut is fairly stiff you’ll likely need to use a flat nose pliers to grab a hold of the end of the gut to pull the knot tight. While gripping the end of the gut with the pliers use your other hand to hold the gut on the other side of the knot, pull and make a secure knot.  Be carful when using the pliers.  The knot needs to be secure, but it does not need to be super tight at first.  As long as it is secure, then as the gong hangs it will pull on the knot and make it tighter.

 Paiste gong gut knot Gong Hanging

Tips for Protecting your Gong while making the Knot

  • In tying a knot it's best to lay the gong on a flat, stable surface, such as on a the floor or large table with a towel or blanket under it

  • Once it is on the stable, flat surface cover your gong with a large towel or blanket. That way if the pliers accidentally slips your gong will be protected.

  • When you pull the gut with the pliers, be sure to angle the gut so you are pulling away from the gong.

Knot making with Paiste gut is not too difficult.  You just need a little time, patience & persistence & you will have a secure and quality knot for your beautiful gong. 

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