Like an exclamation point at the end of a sentence, the strike of a gong or tight crash of a cymbal can put the perfect emphasis on the end of a verse. Simply, no marching line or classroom drum set is complete without these vibrant instruments. Whether you're looking for a show stopping wind gong from Dream or a replacement ride cymbal from Zildjian, West Music has the professional grade piece for you or your students. Peruse our diverse array of instruments from top brands like Zildjian, Sabian, Percussion Source and more!

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Dream FENG22 22" Feng (Wind) Gong
Item No. 204307 In Stock
Dream
$343.08 $199.99
$138.99 $69.50
Sabian 54001 40" Chinese Gong
Item No. 202272 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Sabian
$2,739.00 $1,644.99
Zildjian K Constantinople K1119 22" Medium Thin Ride Cymbal
Item No. 210751 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Zildjian
$987.00 $564.95
Sabian Artisan A2210 22" Light Ride Cymbal
Item No. SPC02819 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Sabian
$1,028.00 $614.99
Zildjian A A0211 10" Splash Cymbal
Item No. 210505 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Zildjian
$218.00 $129.95
Sabian AAX 210XAC 10" Aero Splash Cymbal
Item No. 217191 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Sabian
$247.00 $149.99
Sabian HH 11005 10" Splash Cymbal
Item No. 210158 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Sabian
$284.00 $169.99
Sabian AAX 21005XA 10" Air Splash Cymbal
Item No. 216015 Ships directly from Manufacturer
Sabian
$247.00 $149.99

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    Though cymbals and gongs are similar visually, they share few musical qualities. A gong is large and stands on its own, often used for a dramatic and definitive sound. The cymbal is multifunctional, used often as part of a larger drum kit, and fits well in a variety of play styles.

    No drum kit is complete without the striking sound of a cymbal. Crash, ride, and hi-hat cymbals blend seamlessly into the drum kit, while hand-held cymbals with strong straps are best for concert and marching bands. School bands and professional orchestras love the significant sound of a handheld cymbal during the big football game or symphony performance.

    Aesthetically pleasing and hard to miss due to its sheet size, the gong strongly echoes throughout a classroom setting or concert hall. Chau gongs, also known as tam-tams, are the most common style used in orchestras. Other styles like Feng gongs (wind gongs) offer gentle and roaring sound capabilities. New and experienced percussionists enjoy playing the gong due to the ease of use, making it a perfect instrument for the music class.

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