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Old 02-12-2015, 02:32 AM
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I went to my local Sam Ash yesterday and the guy at the drum counter pulls out this used Paiste 22" gong and says they're selling it for $129. New they're very expensive, and he didn't think they were going to be able to sell it, either.

I had always wanted a gong just for show, and after playing with it for a long while, I almost pulled the trigger, and declined, saying I really wanted it to be at least 36" or larger. Then I thought it would be cool as a nice house decoration.....I mean, it's a Paiste GONG! For cheap!

I couldn't talk the wife into it, but if anyone needs a 22" Paiste gong, call the Sam Ash in City of Industry, CA and ask them about it. It's in great shape!

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Old 02-12-2015, 03:01 AM
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You need that. Even if you don't. You really need that.
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Old 02-12-2015, 03:07 AM
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You need that. Even if you don't. You really need that.
GGAAAHHHH! I know - it's like a once-in-a-lifetime chance to own your own gong! It's so NOT needed though! Grrrrr....
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:20 AM
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Sell something you don't need or don't use to justify i to her.
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:33 AM
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Sell something you don't need or don't use to justify i to her.
She's not the problem. But the struggle is REAL.
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:11 AM
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Naaahhh... If I were to buy a gong, I would buy a batwing:

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Old 02-12-2015, 05:14 AM
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Yes, you need it. It can serve as a dinner bell, a door chime or to call meetings to order. Wives don't ask us about the shoes they buy before purchase so ....
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Old 02-12-2015, 07:40 AM
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BUY IT
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Old 02-12-2015, 07:44 AM
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So... Where did you put it Mo ?

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Old 02-12-2015, 08:08 AM
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So... Where did you put it Mo ?

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I called the shop and they still have it. I'll put some $$$ down to hold it in the morning over the phone.

It will be mine. Oh yes. It will be mine.
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:25 AM
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And the deal is done. I now have a smallish Paiste gong to set up behind me ;)

Maybe I'll build a stand for it that I can mount police car lights on and a couple of fire extinguishers!
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:31 AM
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Awesome! "a couple of fire extinguishers!" all you need to do is soak em in lighter fluid and set them on fire-how cool would that be-then the fire extinguishers would really come in handy LOL.
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:37 AM
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Now you can do a video on how to play a gong!
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:51 AM
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I really want a larger one if I was actually going to buy one. But when I looked up how much a 40" gong costs- in the realm of $4K, I figured it's probably something that will never happen. So I'll settle for this one for $120. Heck, a new 22" gong costs $500!
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:56 AM
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Wailin Smash is jealous.
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Old 02-13-2015, 04:35 AM
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I wouldn't.

But don't let that stop you - LOL
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Old 02-13-2015, 04:41 AM
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I don't think a week goes buy without you buying something and starting a thread about it. Why is this different? Buy it and start a thread about your new gong. Or is this it?
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Old 02-13-2015, 04:47 AM
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Wailin Smash is jealous.
LMAO!!!!

Anyhow, looking forward to the pictures of the gong.
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:09 AM
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I don't buy anything just because. But you do, and that's cool.

Enjoy your gong. Maybe you need to get a second gong and figure out how to make a set of hats from them...
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:25 AM
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I don't buy anything just because. But you do, and that's cool.

Enjoy your gong. Maybe you need to get a second gong and figure out how to make a set of hats from them...
He can get a Wuhan gong and make hats out of two orphans. Ha! Sorry Bo, couldn't resist. Enjoy the new purchase.
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:36 AM
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Anyhow, looking forward to the pictures of the gong.
I can't believe I'm saying this, but yes, I too would like to see pictures of this gong. Gongs are just so cool. I like the idea of a 22" inch size. You can place it within easy reach, it probably sounds way cool when you roll it, and it's a hell of a lot easier to store and transport. I imagine using it with some moody, atmospheric electro music to add that acoustic punch. By the way, just out of curiosity, I did a google search on cymbal roll technique and came across this primer which seems to make good sense to me. I think I've been doing it wrong in a couple of ways all this time.
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Old 02-13-2015, 08:08 AM
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Get it on!

Bang a gong!

Get it on!

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OK what do you guys think? Too small?
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OK what do you guys think? Too small?
It's perfectly in scale with you, & for the ladies, projects a certain sense of manhood size confidence ;)

Hell, for the price, I'd have snagged that too :)

Not quite this though is it -----
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:18 AM
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It's perfectly in scale with you, & for the ladies, projects a certain sense of manhood size confidence ;)

Hell, for the price, I'd have snagged that too :)

Not quite this though is it -----
Hahaha! I priced out a new 80" Paiste gong, and if I had $24,000 lying around, I would. The 36" or 40" seemed more useable, but still, those were in that $4,000 range. I figure $129 for a 22" is not a bad entry into owning a Paiste gong ;)

Now I gotta get a nice mallet!
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:20 AM
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Hahaha! I priced out a new 80" Paiste gong, and if I had $24,000 lying around, I would. The 36" or 40" seemed more useable, but still, those were in that $4,000 range. I figure $129 for a 22" is not a bad entry into owning a Paiste gong ;)

Now I gotta get a nice mallet!
& a mullet!

Agreed, $129 (85) for that is an absolute gift. I couldn't even buy a good set of wind chimes for that!
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:27 AM
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& a mullet!

Agreed, $129 (85) for that is an absolute gift. I couldn't even buy a good set of wind chimes for that!
I laughed at the shop because they had 10" Zildjian splashes for $114!

There's wind chimes that are actually considered good? Come on now!

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Old 02-13-2015, 02:36 PM
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That size is actually perfect for a lot of things. Obviously theater work springs right to mind. Nice snag.
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OK what do you guys think? Too small?
The gong and the drums are fine :)








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Old 02-13-2015, 03:03 PM
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I would have bought it for sure. that's a good price and its a cool Paiste gong. I would love a large symphonic just like Bonham but really, I wouldn't want to haul it out at gigs because I would never use it and feel like a poser having it.
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There's wind chimes that are actually considered good? Come on now!

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Yes - some sound "clangy", some don't. They're also graded on a chicks wanting to fondle them scale ;)
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Old 02-13-2015, 04:28 PM
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Color me green with envy Bo, Love it. What a deal too!

There was a (I think) 60" Paiste gong at the London Drum Show, and I just could not get enough of hearing it. To the point where someday I will have one. A big one, like the one at LDS. Just Because. For my own personal pleasure, a pure indulgence.I truly am floored by the sound of a big gong, it's majestic. If I could hear one everyday, yea I want that.
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