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Main strings: Silver-plated Steel and Bronze wires. Chicari strings Silver-plated Steel. Sympathetic strings Silver-plated Steel.
Wind gongs are basically a large and very flat bell. When played with a padded mallet they produce a complex wave of musical tones. When struck with a drumstick they sound more like the bells in a large clock. Our wind gongs are made with traditional methods by artisans in China. They are a bronze alloy which is roughly 80% copper and 20% tin. The crafting process is a mixture of hand hammering and working the bronze on a lathe while carefully heating and cooling the metal. The result is a spectacular sounding, very unique musical instrument. Wind gongs are available in a range of sizes, with each size having its own distinct sound. Smaller sizes have a higher pitch and less power while the larger sizes are deeper, richer, and ring with more power and sustain.
Unlike our highly technical American society, where we can expect mass produced goods that do not vary from one to the next, our instrument makers in India, Turkey , Egypt, China and Pakistan take natural materials, no two of which are alike, and create musical instruments that stand for the uniqueness of cultures. As a result, many of our products vary in size and look, but each is unique and bears the marks of the skilled hands that crafted it.
In India, these extremely popular percussion instruments are commonly used in folk music and during marriage ceremonies. The shells are manufactured in the Northern Indian State of Uttar Pradesh and made with locally grown neem and sheesham. After transporting to Mumbai, the goat skin heads are fitted to the drum shells with nuts and bolts for tuning.
Please Note: These drums are handmade and each one is unique so the drums and drum heads will vary in size.
Item Dimensions: 10.5" L x 21" H x 10.5" W
Playing Surface: Tenor: 5.50" and Bass: 8.75"