For the yoga and meditation teachers, nothing beats the Paiste Symphonic Gong on "C" Stand. These combos are easy to transport to and from the studio, easy to set up, and easy to play. Playing from a seated position brings you into the meditation with your students.
Many first time gong owners go with this combination. We did. And the wonderful thing is, even years later, it's our go-to combination when we don't have the time to set up our big stands.
Notes on Sizing
The most popular size is 32" because it's just big enough to fill the room with sound while also being easy to transport. Going up from there, the sound and power can get quite amazing. Paiste makes "C" stands for gongs up to 38" and we have these ourselves. But, if you are smaller statured or have a small car, you probably want to consider your ability to carry the larger "C" stands and gongs comfortably. If you are uncertain, let us know your height and vehicle and we can make a recommendation.
The Paiste mallets are the ones recommend by Paiste and they are quality mallets for sure. However, we have included a few other options for this combo as well that we enjoy. You can always add additional mallets separately. If you choose the Ollihess mallet leave us a note about your color preference, otherwise we will include whatever color we have readily available.
All of these combos include a gong bag.
About Paiste Symphonic Gongs
Our selection of Paiste Symphonic Gongs are designed for yoga, meditation, sound therapy, and similar settings. They do not have the usual "Paiste" logo on them, which can be distracting when setting a meditative mindset. Symphonic gongs are the go-to gongs for sound practitioners because they produce a wide range of overtones that quiet the mind and induce transcendental states of awareness.
Symphonic gongs are not tuned to any particular frequency. The face is slightly raised with beautiful hand scraping. While there are many types of gongs out there and we love them all, the Paiste Symphonic is our favorite for it's versatility. Using different mallets and varying striking points one can get a range of sounds from this gong. We find the thickness of the metal used by Paiste to be less excitable than similar gongs made by Meinl, which provides the practitioner with plenty of room to play before the gong fully opens.
NOTE ABOUT AVAILABILITY: Paiste and the other German gong makers are experiencing a surge in demand, which means that the wait times for gongs that are not in stock can be up to six months. Many of the gongs are in stock but some may not be. When ordering a Paiste gong it is best to email us first to check on availability.