Thursday, January 8, 2009

Chromatic Gong Sets - Acoustic Gong / Yun Gong

This is one of the newest set of Chinese percussion out there. The company who created it called it the 'Acoustic Gongs'.

Although it resembles a Chao Gong in terms of look, the tone is quite different.

The Chao Gong goes "Kwaaaaaaangggggg" but the acoustic gongs goes "Dong, Dong, Ding Ding".

If you have no idea what I am talking about, take a look at the videos below:

Each set consist of 13 gongs covering 1 octave chromatically from C to C.

Price of the low-pitch set of 13 gongs - US$625 .

Price of the mid-pitch set of 13 gongs - US$500.

Price of foldable rack with adjustable height shown in video - US$150 each.

We offer free tuning service for a period of 1 year. (Customer bears the cost of shipping to us and we'll take care of the charges of shipping back!)

Please email for shipping rates.


But if you really want something more traditional, there is always the all time favourite 37 piece Yun Gong set.

The gongs are tuned chromatically from G to G.

You can listen to how it sounds below(forward to 3.53). A little pitchy but you get the idea.

For enquiries, please email


  1. Thank you for posting about the availability of these instruments. What I would really like to order is a real traditional "shimianluo" (10-gong yunluo), as used by Chinese ritual ensembles, as in Buddhist temples. The gongs in the modern large yunluos are different, and don't seem to have the same sound as the one used in traditional ritual music.

    This is the ensemble of the Zhihuasi Temple (智化寺) in Beijing. (Scroll to 3:15):

    Is such an instrument still produced or available anywhere in China or Taiwan, or does one have to try to find one in Chinese antique stores?

  2. Sw...i like the gongs! keep it up. see ya soon too.


  3. Gongs have an amazing haunting quality to them that should be embraced more in western style music.