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GONG FORUM => SOUND CREATION GONGS => Topic started by: Sound Creation Rob on October 18, 2013, 04:29:41 pm

Title: New Earth Gong Design?
Post by: Sound Creation Rob on October 18, 2013, 04:29:41 pm
I bought a 26" SC #3 Earth gong in 2005. It's wonderful sounding and it's a very beautiful looking gong. A couple years ago I bought a 32" Earth gong. When I opened the box I remember being disappointed with the LOOK of the gong . . . I know SOUND is the most important thing. It seemed as if it had only received about half of the hammering that I would have expected . . . I love this gong now - although my 26" gong sounds darker and deeper. I want to buy a 38" Earth this year. I see on the site that the image of the SC Earth gong has now changed. It seems there is less hammering on these gongs now. Anyone else have any feedback?

Having said all of this - I do love my 32" Earth gong. I just wish it was a closer match visually to the 26".

Thanks,

Rob
Title: Re: New Earth Gong Design?
Post by: Paul Ford on October 21, 2013, 10:39:09 am
Rob, the metal alloy is different for the newer SC Gongs. It is a better alloy but will not present the same as the older SC Gongs using the older Alloy. The newer Alloy is sourced from the Wieland mill.

Regards

Paul.
Title: Re: New Earth Gong Design?
Post by: Sound Creation Rob on October 21, 2013, 06:17:07 pm
Thanks, Paul!

      I was just curious about this - I certainly love my 32" Earth!

Thanks,

Rob
Title: Re: New Earth Gong Design?
Post by: Paul Ford on October 22, 2013, 12:08:24 am
 ;D
Title: Re: New Earth Gong Design?
Post by: Michael Bettine on October 27, 2013, 01:12:01 am
The whole Sound Creation line has gone through various changes throughout the years. Some Gongs have changed size, some have seen changes to the profile/hammering.