Ceremonial Gong – Candidasa
Traditional “bossed or nipple” gamelan ceremonial gong, hand tempered from 90% Bronze, iron and brass.
A quite incredible low bass frequency resonance comes through this special instrument.
Each strike produces sound waves that continue for minutes.
Comes with teak hardwood suspension frame and striker
Low note: 227Hz A#3-46c
Gong: Diameter 69cm / 27″ | Depth : 23cm | Weight 19.7kg|
Gong Stand: Height 148cm | Width 130cm | Depth 26cm | Weight: 46kg.
Watch this gong in action below
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Our gamelan gongs are made in Kerawang on the Island of Bali. They come from a long linage of Gong makers who have been hand tempering these incredible instruments for many hundreds of years.
A nipple gong has a central raised boss or nipple, often made of different metals than other gongs with varying degrees of quality and resonance. They have a tone with less shimmer than other gongs, and two distinct sounds depending on whether they are struck on the boss or next to it. They are most often but not always tuned to various pitches.
In Indonesian gamelan ensembles, instruments that are organology gongs come in various sizes with different functions and different names. For example, in the central Javanese gamelan, the largest gong is called gong ageng, ranges in size up to 1 meter in diameter, has the deepest pitch and is played least often; the next smaller gong is the gong suwukan or siyem, has a slightly higher pitch and replaces the gong ageng in pieces where gong strokes are close together; the kempul is smaller still, has a higher pitch, and is played more frequently. The gong ageng and some gong suwukan have a beat note.
Some practitioners believe certain frequencies can target specific parts of the body, enabling the healing of certain ailments. If you want to work with specific chakras, you can choose a gong based on its tonal frequencies.