Paiste Gongs

GONG FORUM => SOUND CREATION GONGS => Topic started by: Sound Creation Rob on July 22, 2013, 12:49:52 am

Title: What sound creation gongs do you own?
Post by: Sound Creation Rob on July 22, 2013, 12:49:52 am
Hi Friends,

      I'd be interested in what Sound Creation gongs people own. Possibly any impressions you have - do you have a favorite? Anyways, here's my list:

SC#2 20" "Fire" (a really beautiful quiet gong - I was always intrigued by the design of this one!)
SC#3 26" "Earth" (the darkest sounding "earth" I've got. This one has really aged beautifully)
SC#3A 32" "Earth" (I love the contrast this gong gives to my planet gongs)
SC#4 24" "Water" (visually beautiful, I don't use it a lot. It does pair nicely with my 26" Neptune")
SC#6 24" "Moon" (I get lots of comments on this gong after performances. One of my favorites)
SC#7 22" "Fight" (I don't use this very often, but I do love the design. A very primal sound!)
SC#8, 9, & 10 (I'm learning to use these more. I particularly like #9 "Chest". I use this with my "Chiron" a bit. I'm still exploring techniques for getting optimum sound out of these!)

All the best!

Rob

PS: I'm very curious about the SC#1 "Sun" gong - how does it sound?
Title: Re: What sound creation gongs do you own?
Post by: Hochi on July 22, 2013, 03:28:58 pm
Hi Rob,

Unfortunately I don't own any SC gongs as I'm relatively new to the world of Paiste Gongs, but I made a little www research over the past months and (referring to your question about the SC No. 1) I came upon this:

https://soundcloud.com/jenssso/hesunshemoon

Greets,
Christian
Title: Re: What sound creation gongs do you own?
Post by: Sound Creation Rob on July 22, 2013, 04:34:40 pm
Thanks for the link, Christian!

All the best,

Rob
Title: Re: What sound creation gongs do you own?
Post by: Paul Ford on July 23, 2013, 01:09:52 pm
Earth 32"
Earth 26"
Sun 22"
Fight 22"
Peace 22"
Fire 20"


Kind regards.
Title: Re: What sound creation gongs do you own?
Post by: Michael Bettine on July 24, 2013, 05:45:26 am
SC#3 32" Earth
SC#4 24" Water
Prototype 26" Sky/Air
Title: Re: What sound creation gongs do you own?
Post by: Phil McNamara on July 26, 2013, 01:25:49 pm
SC#1 Sun
SC#2 Fire
SC#4 Water
SC#6 Moon
SC#7 Fight/Confrontation

I had SC#5 Peace but this was too much like a regular Chao gong. I love the 'Moon' gong - one long penetrating tone and no crash. Fight/Confrontation is great but easy to overplay. Still to add one or more of the SC#3 Earth gongs. Not too impressed with the Chakra gongs - I prefer the Paiste Tuned Gongs.

I'm intruiged with the Prototype 'Air' gong, Michael. Any further information?
Title: Re: What sound creation gongs do you own?
Post by: Michael Bettine on July 28, 2013, 09:07:33 am
I'm intruiged with the Prototype 'Air' gong, Michael. Any further information?

GONG OF THE WEEK: An extremely rare Gong. This is a prototype Paiste Sound Creation Gong. It's a 26" Sky/Air Gong. It started out as possibly an Earth Gong (it has the 3-point mounting holes with rubber grommets like the Earth Gongs), but was re-hammered multiple times. The result is a much more sensitive Gong with a higher overall pitch than the Earth. It's a lot like a Wind Gong. I have to be careful with it because it is so responsive.

The story behind this, is that I asked a friend in Paiste Sound Development, who is also a fellow sound freak, if they had any “weird stuff” hidden in the corners of the factory/warehouse. He looked around and came up with this. I’m very thankful to have gotten it.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b374/Gongtopia/Sky1.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/Gongtopia/media/Sky1.jpg.html)

Extensive overhammering
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b374/Gongtopia/Sky2.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/Gongtopia/media/Sky2.jpg.html)

Hammering on top of logo on the back, with hand painting to redo the logo.
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b374/Gongtopia/Sky3.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/Gongtopia/media/Sky3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What sound creation gongs do you own?
Post by: Phil McNamara on July 30, 2013, 12:57:31 pm
Thanks for sharing this with us, Michael. Do you know which of the Paiste gong makerswas involved with its development?
Title: Re: What sound creation gongs do you own?
Post by: Michael Bettine on August 01, 2013, 12:49:14 am
Thanks for sharing this with us, Michael. Do you know which of the Paiste gong makerswas involved with its development?

No, not really. There's no serial # and I don't know it's exact age. I've had it for maybe 6 years, but I don't know how long it was sitting at the Swiss HQ/warehouse before it made its way over to me.
Title: Re: What sound creation gongs do you own?
Post by: Jamie Bechtold Ford on August 07, 2013, 07:53:20 am
That's awesome! I'd love to come across some "weird stuff" hidden in the paiste gong factory! :-)
Title: Re: What sound creation gongs do you own?
Post by: Phil McNamara on August 08, 2013, 05:01:05 pm
Not much chance of that, I'm sorry to say. Most of the stuff was discovered on visits to the German factory in 2010, 2011 and 2012 by a group of people that also include other members of this Forum and the UK Gong Forum.

However, I can't say the same for the Swiss factory and their 'archive' in the basement...
Title: Re: What sound creation gongs do you own?
Post by: Paul Ford on August 10, 2013, 04:49:38 am
Hmmm, maybe i need to include Switzerland in my European 'Gongventure' next year!  ;D

Kind regards.
Title: Re: What sound creation gongs do you own?
Post by: Bill on September 13, 2013, 02:47:26 pm
Up until last night I ddin't own any SC gongs, but my offer was accepted on an already resonably priced SC #7 Fight/Confrontation gong on eBay that was being sold by it's original owner and looked to be in great shape (comes with a stand and case too). Hopefully it will arrive by middle of next week just in time for a couple of gong gigs coming up at the end of the month.

A 32" SC #3 Earth is next on my list.