073 gong ageng

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bronze; Dm. 92.5cm
beater; 1, wood
pitch: ca. G#'

A large, suspended gong. Struck on a central boss with a beater of cloth wrapped around a wooden head. The sound resonates for a long time. The pitch is low and indistinct. Used in gamelan ensembles as the largest colotomic instrument. Usually suspended in pairs, with the bosses facing each other.

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