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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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Sabian HH 11920 19" Viennese Hand Cymbals
Item No. 210255 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Sabian
$1,346.00 $809.99
$1,122.00 $674.99
Sabian XSR XSR1621B 16" Concert Band Cymbals
Item No. 217107 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Sabian
$504.00 $299.99
Sabian B8X 42012X 20" Ride Cymbal
Item No. 216623 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Sabian
$220.00 $119.99
Sabian AAX 21402X 14" Stage Hats
Item No. 210325 In Stock
Sabian
$588.00 $354.99
Sabian B8X 41811X 18" Crash/Ride Cymbal
Item No. 216622 In Stock
Sabian
$182.00 $99.99
Sabian XSR XSR1821B 18" Concert Band Cymbals
Item No. 218017 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Sabian
$578.00 $344.99
Zildjian A Custom A20818 18" EFX Cymbal
Item No. 213176 In Stock
Zildjian
$490.00 $284.95
Dream Contact A2C20 20" Orchestral Cymbals Pair
Item No. 218049 Ships directly from Manufacturer
Dream
$918.23 $594.99

    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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