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Gong Market / paiste tuned gong
« on: November 16, 2017, 12:00:20 PM »
Third octave, g3
In the UK, if you have an interest I can forward your email address to the current owner.


Gong Market / Meinl ‘Don Conreaux’ gong for sale in Australia.
« on: November 10, 2017, 02:16:53 AM »

On Gumtree Australia, there is a fairly priced Meinl ‘Don Conreaux’ gong for sale.


Gong Forum / Re: Gong gut vs synthetic cord
« on: November 06, 2017, 11:13:08 AM »
My experience of gong gut vs cord or rope, i use both.The Meinl and Oetken gong range are supplied with cord, which works well.I have found that gut when new, can be quite rigid until it loosens up with time and play. Smaller gongs for example in the sub 24 inc size, would suspend poorly so i swapped for cord. I swapped the gut on my 60 Mikroponie for 10mm sisal cord.


Gong Forum / Re: Thai gong
« on: October 27, 2017, 12:21:41 AM »
Of course John, all in good time.
Regards to you  :)

Gong Market / Re: Used Paiste 50" Symphonic
« on: October 24, 2017, 01:29:31 PM »
Not an unreasonable drive, considering the outcome... ;)

Gong Forum / Re: Thai gong
« on: October 24, 2017, 01:28:21 PM »
There will always be a must have, but primarily for a custom order for myself.


Gong Forum / Re: Thai gong
« on: October 19, 2017, 02:59:29 PM »
John, no
I’m focusing on being able to spend in Europe next year when I visit Germany again.
The Thai gong is still available, and negotiable....


Gong Market / Re: Used Paiste 50" Symphonic
« on: October 19, 2017, 02:57:35 PM »
10k AUD....
Then add the shipping and borderforce customs taxes...
A new 50 SGM is 11,999 aud...from Windchimes Australia.
Stop looking at the advert John!.. :)

Gong Forum / Thai gong
« on: August 09, 2017, 11:36:43 AM »
I've been offered a large Thai gong, of which im unfamiliar with. I've owned Vietnamese in the past, and enjoyed playing. From the photo im 'assuming' that its been struck in the centre in the usual manner, but not rubbed as it would be in its country of origin(i made this assumption from the lack of wear on the centre).

What if any is your experience of Thai gongs?, the price seems fair at just over 2k AUD, it might be negotiable and includes the Aussie made Stand.

Gong Mallets / Re: Fleet mallets..
« on: June 28, 2017, 11:27:00 AM »
My mallets arrived today, and im happy with them.
My thoughts on them are:
Well made, with a good balance. The shaft is comfortable and i dont experience any slip as i hold them. Little contact noise with use, and i would say they weigh in at the same as a Olli Hess S186.
Some more for the bag!..

Gong Mallets / Re: Fleet mallets..
« on: June 21, 2017, 11:51:50 AM »
Hey John, no mine are still in transit. So im happy to hear you find the mallets useful.
Ill check in with you again when i receive mine.


Gong Photos & Videos / Re: My Humble Gong Wall
« on: June 19, 2017, 11:26:11 AM »
This could be an option, and im sure a well known stand maker might even sell something of their own in a similar style.
This is for hanging lights from trusswork, with the availability to incorporate a hook into the bottom thread.

Gong Cafe / Re: 52" chau tam tam arriving wednesday...
« on: June 14, 2017, 05:50:14 AM »
yes! sorry, life has been hectic...   massive is the word that comes to mind. 115lbs, (52k),  130 cm, and i dont believe it will fit into the prius any time soon. 

Show us a picture when you manage to load this into the Prius!  ;D

Gong Photos & Videos / Re: More Kulingtang.
« on: June 10, 2017, 12:47:48 PM »
$100 is a fantastic deal! I got my set 15 years ago for about $250USD.

So true, I'm actually to to save dollars at the moment, but I couldn't pass on this deal.

Regards from myself 😊

Gong Photos & Videos / Re: More Kulingtang.
« on: June 10, 2017, 12:45:07 PM »
So,  I purchased the set. Talking to the seller, she spoke that they belonged to her parents, now in their 70s. They moved from the Phillipines to Oz in 1983, the gongs were part of a big haul of masks, and traditional island wares they had accumulated whilst travelling. They moved to Queensland and the gongs were packed away into a cupboard and stayed there until last month. I'm told they were never played, or displayed, hence the apparent good condition.

Shipping will take a week, probably longer.

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