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    By HC News |

    Agazarian Introduces Hand-Crafted Gongs
    Thousand Oaks, CA-March 2017... Agazarian, a provider of value-minded cymbals, is now offering gongs from China's Hubei province that have been individually crafted by hand in the ancient land's centuries-old tradition. The new line includes 26-inch, 30-inch, and 34-inch Chau gongs (Tam Tams) and a 22-inch Wind gong (Feng gong), as well as sturdy steel gong stands. The new gongs come complete with a mallet.
    Made from the fired cast of a distinctive bronze alloy, Agazarian's Chau gong delivers a big, deep crash, providing a large spread of low tones with intricate characteristics. Ranging from a sustained drone to a building crescendo of fast explosive crashes, this hand-hammered gong is an excellent choice for both performance and recording, blending well with a wide array of instruments. It works beautifully in a variety of musical genres, including symphonic applications.


    The almost flat design of the Agazarian 22-inch Wind gong is the result of highly skilled hand hammering and lathing. Its distinguishing smooth sound is mostly low-pitched, yet can open up nicely with a wash of overtones when played more aggressively. Offering a shimmering sound for traditional ceremony, its vibration spreads out in an exceptionally wide pattern, with a long sustain. Like the Chau gong, the Wind gong complements a variety of musical genres. Play it with a traditional drumstick, as you would a ride cymbal, and you'll get a great deep, dark, trashy ride sound.
    Built of durable steel with a textured, powder-coated finish, Agazarian gong stands are robustly designed for heavy use. These traditional, square-frame, hanging stands are easy to assemble and will offer years of reliable, hassle-free performance. Three height adjustments accommodate gongs of various sizes. Agazarian offers two stand models: the AGZ26ST for gongs up to 30 inches and the larger AGZ40ST for gongs up to 38 inches. Both include smooth-rolling, locking casters for easy transport and placement.
    Whether in an orchestral setting or a rock or pop ensemble, hand-crafted, attractive Agazarian gongs will deliver the gorgeous sound you've always wanted. Stands start at $89.99 and gongs start at $149.99. Check them out at Guitar Center, Musician's Friend and WWBW.com.
    About Agazarian Cymbals and Gongs

    By applying centuries old techniques and modern manufacturing know how, Agazarian offers a substantial collection of cymbals and gongs for beginners, advancing students and value-conscious players everywhere. Each Agazarian cymbal is made individually, making a unique instrument with distinct acoustic characteristics. The process has remained virtually unchanged for over 2000 years. 
    You can learn more about the complete line of Agazarian products at www.agazarian.com. For more information contact: Agazarian Cymbals and Gongs, P.O. Box 5111, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359. 

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