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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:47 am 
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I want to know the best way to hang a gong on a gong stand. I've use several different materials and still haven't found a good way to hang our gong. Please help!


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but really, use some thick nylon rope.

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Go to Lowe's or Home Depot. Buy vinyl coated wire clothesline. It stands up to all abuse and does not dampen the gong.
I installed some just the other day. Works like a charm. $5


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I use vinyl coated steel cable from the hardware store.

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Two votes for the vinyl coated wire.

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Two votes for the vinyl coated wire.

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Vinyl coated wire is the best solution I have found so far. However, it does eventually fail. I hung our gong with it no more than 2 years ago, and this summer it broke abruptly during a performance. I suggest using the coated wire, but replacing it annually to decrease the chance of it failing. It's worth it not to have a gong fall in the middle of a show.

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I have had a piece of regular cotton twine...like clothesline material...on our gong for at least 10 years...maybe even longer, and it has lasted. We use it in outdoor, indoor and concert band. I don't ever remember replacing it..and I would have been the only one who would have, so....

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:22 am 
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I've seen groups use the cotton clothesline and have it last for quite a while like you mentioned. But I've also heard of others having it fail pretty quickly. The most important thing would be to check your chosen material regularly for wear.

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We used a shoelace..worked just fine haha

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dgaking wrote:
Spirit Snare 80 wrote:
Two votes for the vinyl coated wire.

End of thread. :lol:


Vinyl coated wire is the best solution I have found so far. However, it does eventually fail. I hung our gong with it no more than 2 years ago, and this summer it broke abruptly during a performance. I suggest using the coated wire, but replacing it annually to decrease the chance of it failing. It's worth it not to have a gong fall in the middle of a show.

^ Yuuuuuuuup

Also, when it gets to be around the end of its life, it starts rattling something awful.

I've seen one ensemble go with the classic sturdy rope, but that would need to be replaced pretty quick, I imagine. Also, paracord many times over works too. However, taking it off and putting it back on is a pain with all the layers of rope if your gong is heavy or if you just need to tear it down/re-assemble often. Pros/cons, man.

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