Made in China for centuries, the Wuhan Chau Gongs have been favorites of international symphonies for years. They are hand-hammered in a one- piece cast and have a low resonance not found in many other gongs. They are adaptable to many musical situations and create an impressive effect. They are heavy and a stand (sold separately) would be recommended. A beater is included. Sizes listed are the most popular.
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The Medium Thin A Zildjian Crash is a medium to high pitch sounding cymbal. It has long sustain and very good projection. It is a good Rock cymbal and will project through most electronic setups. Available in four sizes, the most popular are the 16" and 18".
The Frank Epstein Castanets have been the industry standard for many years. Made of Black Grenadillo, these imported castanets speak in a rich, cutting tone. They are hand picked for sound and clarity and are extremely consistent. They are the choice of major orchestras world-wide. The handles are designed by Frank and are permanetly mounted for maximum control, tone, and rhythmic articulation. Frank's many years of experience as percussionist with the Boston Symphony and as an educator has enabled him to share his knowledge in developing superior instruments for concert use. The Castanets come in 3 pitches: High, Medium, Low.