Chau Gongs- These gongs are the standard choice for most symphonic ensembles. Low fundamental and powerful wash of sound lends this style of gong to the main body of literature. Typically, 30”-40” gongs are typically used for the standard orchestral and band literature, smaller gongs lend themselves to contemporary and multi-percussion uses.
Wind Gongs (Feng Gongs)- These gongs have a faster attack, explosive full-frequency sounds, and a shorter duration than that Chau Gong. This gong is flat, has no lip and is fully lathed on both sides, contributing to its distinctive look.
Tiger Gong- Tiger or Bend Down Gongs are a signature sound of China, the Tiger ranges from 10” to 16” and has a distinctive downward bend to the note when struck sharply in the middle.
Opera Gong- Opposite of the Tiger Gongs, the Opera gongs bends up sharply in tone when struck. Available in 7” to 9” sizes.