The Sound of the Gong with respect to the Mallet
The sound and reaction of the Gong are determined by the size, weight and the material the gongmallet is made of. The mallets listed in the mallet section, are in accordance with the proper requirements. If you will use other mallets or tools, please make sure that the materials used are not too hard or sharp in order to avoid damaging or distuning the Gong. However, it is quiet possible you may be able to create interesting and fascinating sounds through the use of various materials and objects while utilizing appropriate care. Paiste mallets are manufactured to Paiste’s specifications, standards for top quality and durability.
MALLETS M1 – M8A
Aluminum handle, vinyl grip & thong, specially weighted inner core, covered felt and fur. M1 is the smallest and appropriate for the Sound Creation gongs tuned to the Chakras (head, chest and abdomen). M8 and M8A are the largest ones and suites the 60″ and 80″ Gongs best. For Gongs sized 28″-40″ we recommend a selection of two M2 mallets, one M4 and one M5 or M6 (M6 if you have a 38-40″ gong). Do you have smaller gongs we recommend M1 and M2.