The sound and reaction of the Gong are determined by the size, weight and the material the mallet is made of. The mallets listed in the mallet section, are in accordance with the proper requirements. If you will use other mallets or tools, please make sure that the materials used are not too hard or sharp in order to avoid damaging or distuning the Gong. However, it is quiet possible you may be able to create interesting and fascinating sounds through the use of various materials and objects while utilizing appropriate care. Paiste mallets are manufactured to Paiste’s specifications, standards for top quality and durability.
These sound instruments are of thicker metal than the Nickel Silver Alloy that is used for Paiste Gongs. The Paiste M12 mallet is sold solo. (Not as a pair.) They are made by the Chalkin Company, a fine mallet manufacturer, for Paiste. The M12 is for Sound Plates, usually. However you can play these on gongs, with intelligence and skill. They require a different technique than the usual soft synthetic lambswool Paiste gong mallets.
Weight / Length: 236 gr. / 375 mm
Handle / Head Diameter: 21 mm / 64 mm
Paiste Gong Recommendations:
Bigger gongs for special sound effects