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SOUND CREATION GONGS / Re: What sound creation gongs do you own?
« 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.

PLANET GONGS / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: July 31, 2013, 03:25:34 am »
Rob, please let us know when your CD is available.

PLANET GONGS / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: July 27, 2013, 06:20:16 pm »
Hi Jamie,

Welcome! I do sound immersion events and also solo performances that are of a more composed musical nature with gongs, bells and other metal percussion instruments. I don't own any planet gongs (yet), but next on my want list is a 32" Sound Creation Earth gong.



GONG FORUM / Gong CD on Band Camp
« on: July 26, 2013, 01:28:29 pm »
Greetings. I finally got around to getting my solo Gong CD set up on Band Camp.  It is now available for download in various digital formats here: http://www.billsmith.bandcamp.com

« on: July 26, 2013, 01:27:45 pm »
It could certainly be worse.

« on: July 24, 2013, 01:40:20 pm »
Is there some way to rid or prevent these Spam postings about insurance here on this Forum? Can the moderator block this poster?

SYMPHONIC GONGS / 38" Paiste Symphonic for Sale
« on: July 22, 2013, 01:32:54 pm »
Just posting this for a friend that has a 38" Paiste Symphonic gong for sale on eBay. It's pretty dirty but has no dents or cracks. He is only shipping within the U.S. so hopefully some of you that are live in the lower 48 will be interested.

Here's a link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Paiste-38-inch-orchestra-gong-/121147533753?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c34f4a9b9#ht_64wt_1399

He also has a 36" Balinese gong (black with gold boss)in excellent condition that he may be listing soon. Still trying to determine what it's value is. Any input from someone with more expertise in pricing Indonesian gongs would be appreciated.

PLANET GONGS / Re: My Nibiru Gong . . .
« on: July 19, 2013, 12:52:59 pm »
I'm with you Rob. I cannot imagine only playing a gong (or almost any musical instrument) in only one way or place. I love the sound of a Symphonic played in the center. Sounds nice and warm to me, but I also play it in the 'optimum' sweet spot, on the rim, and anywhere else with all types of mallets and tools.

I do understand where you are coming from too Phil. As a sound healer you must be conscientious of what sounds good to and benefits the person(s) receiving the sound treatment.

I do sound immersion events where I play in a very slow, ambient style and while I am not a trained sound healer I know that there are benefits just by the relaxing nature and sonic vibrations that gongs provide.

I also do what I would call musical performances with gongs and metal percussion where I not only play the slower ambient stuff, but play melodic and rhythmic compositions that are faster paced and sometimes loud and dissonant (such as Chinese opera gongs).

I think it boils down to what you intend to achieve with the gongs at the time you are playing them.

GONG FORUM / Re: Nice to see you guys here,I'm from NY city
« on: July 08, 2013, 01:14:23 am »
Welcome. How do you use/play gongs? Sound therapy, musical performance, or both? You may also want to check out the Gong Forum here: http://gongforum.co.uk/index.php. You will find a lot of us there as well.



GONG FORUM / Re: Welcome to the Paiste Gongs Forum!
« on: June 27, 2013, 03:08:25 am »
Great website.


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