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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 B8X 41623X 16" Suspended Cymbal
Item No. 216628 In Stock
Sabian
$157.00 $87.99
Sabian B8X 45003X Cymbal Pack
Item No. 216624 In Stock
Sabian
$584.00 $314.99
Sabian B8X 41406X 14" Crash Cymbal
Item No. 216620 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Sabian
$120.00 $64.99
Sabian B8X 41402X 14" Hi Hat Cymbals
Item No. 216619 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Sabian
$240.00 $129.99
Sabian B8X 41606X 16" Crash Cymbal
Item No. 216621 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Sabian
$157.00 $87.99
Sabian B8X 42012X 20" Ride Cymbal
Item No. 216623 Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today
Sabian
$220.00 $119.99
Sabian B8X 41811X 18" Crash/Ride Cymbal
Item No. 216622 In Stock
Sabian
$182.00 $99.99
Sabian B8X 41005X 10" Splash Cymbal
Item No. 216618 In Stock
Sabian
$101.00 $54.99

    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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