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GONG EVENTS / Re: Paiste Gongs in West Australia.
« on: May 03, 2017, 08:36:34 am »
The event was a great opportunity to present and discuss Paiste gongs, and other unique gongs. Three performances during the afternoon, plenty of interest in the SGM 60.

GONG EVENTS / Re: Paiste Gongs in West Australia.
« on: April 19, 2017, 12:33:34 pm »
Again this year, April the 30th. I will be presenting
Paiste gongs at the Armadale city festival of Arts.
Two presentations with opportunity for questions .

I'll post pictures when I'm able.



GONG EVENTS / Re: Paiste Gongs in West Australia.
« on: April 19, 2016, 12:16:29 pm »
The evening was a joy, with differing genres showcasing until late.
Here is myself just before i presented my set.



GONG EVENTS / Paiste Gongs in West Australia.
« on: April 13, 2016, 12:29:28 am »
Friday 15th of April.
Supporting Armadale City festival of arts 2016.

Gongwalkabout presenting Paiste gongs at the Happy Gathering festival venue.

21.05pm start.

Tickets available via City of Armadale 2016 festival website.

SOUND CREATION GONGS / Re: Is it an Earth Gong?
« on: June 02, 2015, 12:29:18 am »
Yes i believe so, i owned one the same a while back. It was one of the seven Esoterics i owned at the time, as people might know them by. Grommeted and stickered as yours is.  Much more responsive than the usual SCG Earth it was. There are a number of similar styled proto's in existence which other people might be able to comment on.

Nice Chinese!, thanks for sharing :)

GONG STANDS / Symphonic Mikrophonie 60" on wooden Stand.
« on: March 15, 2015, 12:33:07 pm »

 Sharing my latest gong stand. My first venture into wood framework.
 Native Australian hardwoods combined to create a very capable stand.

GONG PHOTOS & VIDEOS / Re: Symphonic Mikrophonie 60"
« on: January 24, 2015, 01:52:34 pm »
The Symphonic Mikrophonie is now with me In Western Australia.

Thank you to Jorg and the Team! :)

GONG PHOTOS & VIDEOS / Symphonic Mikrophonie 60"
« on: September 19, 2014, 05:52:04 am »
A recent visit to the factory, i selected a Symphonic Mikrophonie 60"

Many thanks to the Paiste team!  :D

GONG FORUM / Re: Traveling with gongs
« on: May 07, 2014, 11:03:06 am »
I concur here with Michael in saying that several gongs in a trusted flight case and packed very well is an option. Again, having gongs already at your destination would be preferential, sure costly to establish. Over time, given it being a regular event it would i feel be to your adavantage. Especially if a high number of participants is anticipated!. The world is simply just to big for us Gong players!, and air flight expenses are the killer.

Kind regards  :)

« on: February 27, 2014, 11:20:48 am »
It's a very debatable subject, there are those who feel they trust their intuitive sense enough to trust the connection they have with those in attendance. To be able to play with their backs to those in Meditative states and feel comfortable with not having to observe.
I feel many musicians/ therapists prefer to display the front of the gong towards those in attendance for the visual effect. You might think that truly the gongs would be the other way around, less glitz but easier for the gong player who would prefer to play facing those in attendance.
Sometimes i sit and think, with the playing of one of the larger Paiste instruments, a 60 or 80 SG. How the sound dispersion would be, with for instance the gong not faced directly towards those in attendance, but facing to the side. Given the size of such an instrument, i doubt there would be any lack of amplitude, and the Gong player would have great visual coverage of those in relaxed states. Some people feel they need to observe, and with good reasons. And again some will check in on those in attendance periodically. I guess its all about practicality ultimately, what works for yourself.

Kind regards


PLANET GONGS / Re: C# fundamental ......
« on: January 18, 2014, 09:46:50 am »
G'day from Sunny West Australia Brian!  ;D

Yes the Gongs you mention are listed as the same tuning, but their overall sound is different. And depending on how you connect at the time, and any environmental influences will result in a different response. Myself i do not seek consistency in healing(if that is my service), or expect it to be honest. Yes you can expect consistency in the Gong's deliverance of it's sound quality, but when we take into consideration the uniqueness of every person we connect with, how we actually are as a person at the time and the other universal forces in operation i feel it would be unrealistic to strive to deliver consistent results, that's my feeling, others may feel differently.
There are many reported instances of alleviation of pains and ailments globally. But what may work for one, may not for another unfortunately.  Healing's can become too structured, for the requirement of achieving 'something'  and your intuitive connection suffers consequently.

Your next Paiste Gong will be of your choosing, there are many sound files of the Paiste Gongs available on the web. The choice is yours for the making my friend  :)

Kindest regards


ACCENT & DECO GONGS / 32 inch Accent Gong.
« on: January 12, 2014, 10:10:13 am »
I am enjoying playing the 32" Accent, using the M3 mallets. To my ear it sounds like it is tuned towards C sharp/ D2(please feel free to correct me if im mistaken)  I can appreciate now why Paiste Scrape the front of the majority of the Gongs. As this 32 and the 28 Accent's i own have polished faces, the difference is notable. Still they are very interesting instruments, with very interesting sound.

The Gong is hung from the ceiling using strong cord and large hooks, this allows the gong to turn 180 degrees to deliver interesting effects,

SOUND CREATION GONGS / Re: New Earth Gong Design?
« on: October 22, 2013, 12:08:24 am »

SOUND CREATION GONGS / Re: New Earth Gong Design?
« 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.



GONG PHOTOS & VIDEOS / Two new additions to the family.
« on: October 06, 2013, 04:25:00 am »
I took ownership of these two last week, A second octave Tuned Gong and No1 Sound Creation Sun Gong. Im looking for a second octave B and D note, so if your willing to ship to Australia, PM me.

I would of liked to have seen the Sun Gong being formed, given its shape. Very interesting and a credit to Walter/ Rudy(not sure who to credit for this Gong). Maybe somebody might enlighten me.

Kind regards


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