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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 P0771 Finger Cymbals- Thick
Item No. 200624 In Stock
$49.50 $29.99
Sabian 50102 Heavy Finger Cymbals
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$37.00 $22.50
Tingsha DC1 Tibetan Finger Cymbals
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$65.00 $35.75
Sabian AAX 21402X 14" Stage Hats
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$588.00 $354.99
Sabian AAX 21502XC 15" Medium Hi Hat Cymbals
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$676.00 $399.99
Sabian AAX 21302XL 13" X-Celerator Hi Hat Cymbals
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$562.00 $334.99
Sabian HH 11402 14" Regular Hi Hat Cymbals
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$874.00 $524.99
Sabian AA 22014 20" Rock Ride Cymbal
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$489.00 $269.99
Sabian AA 21825B 18" Drum Corps Hand Cymbals
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$834.00 $459.99

    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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