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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Zildjian A Custom A20818 18" EFX Cymbal
Item No. 213176 In Stock
Zildjian
$490.00 $284.95
Zildjian FX A20001 6" Zil Bel Cymbal
Item No. 210595 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Zildjian
$211.00 $119.95
Sabian XSR XSRFSXB 16" Fast Stax Cymbal
Item No. 217148 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Sabian
$437.00 $259.99
Zildjian FX FXSPL18 18" Spiral Trash Cymbal
Item No. 213183 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Zildjian
$364.00 $209.95
Zildjian FX A20002 9.5" Zil Bel Cymbal
Item No. 210596 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Zildjian
$278.00 $159.95
Zildjian A A0315 22" Swish Knocker Cymbal with Rivets
Item No. 210527 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Zildjian
$637.00 $374.95
Dream HAN12 12" Han Cymbal
Item No. 205209 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Dream
$132.25 $79.99
Dream HAN11 11" Han Cymbal
Item No. 205208 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Dream
$132.25 $79.99
Dream HAN10 10" Han Cymbal
Item No. 205207 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Dream
$132.25 $79.99

    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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