Our mission is your perfect sound experience. We manufacture each of our gongs by hand in small, family-run businesses. The nickel silver we use to make all our flat gongs is one of the highest quality metals in the world. You'll notice it immediately when you play: the particularly fine sound spectrum and the perfect harmony between the fundamental and overtones set our gongs apart from others.

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Which Olli Hess gong should I buy online?

Which ollihess gong you should buy depends not only on the area of application, but above all on your personal feelings and needs. There are various types of gong that differ in terms of material, diameter and shape. The material used has a significant influence on the timbre of your instrument.

Which gong is right for you therefore depends on various factors. Above all, pay attention to how the sound affects you and take enough time to perceive the vibrations and frequencies.

Questions you should ask yourself before buying a gong:

  • Where would you like to use the gong?
  • What kind of music would you like to play on the gong?
  • Would you like to use the gong for meditation or therapy?
  • How big should your gong be?

Do you still have questions for us or want to find out more about the timbre of a gong? Olli Hess can also advise you personally - simply by phone or email. We know how individual your needs are and how we can best support you in finding the right instrument for you.

What is special about ollihess gongs?

The sound spectrum makes all the difference. Once you have played an Olli Hess gong, you will notice it immediately: the nickel silver from which all our gongs are made enables a particularly fine sound spectrum.

We produce every single one of our gongs in long-standing collaboration with gong maker Broder Oetken in Germany. We only produce a small number of gongs and are close at hand every step of the way: Olli Hess checks the sound of every single gong and always personally verifies the quality. Each gong is given a special production number and can be engraved with your individual logo on request.

That's what makes our gongs so special:

  • Made by hand with a lot of passion
  • Particularly fine sound spectra
  • Made from high-quality nickel silver
  • Sustainable and regional materials
  • Made in Germany
  • Fair production conditions

Buy gongs made of high-quality nickel silver metal

Nickel silver is one of the highest quality metals in the world. All our gongs are formed from this material in an elaborate process to create a perfect body of sound.

The nickel silver is completely annealed once at the edge and then only cold forged. As few blows as possible are applied to the metal plate. The result is your best sound experience. All the gongs you can buy in our store are particularly overtone-friendly and less effervescent.

What types of gong are there?

A basic distinction can be made between three categories: Flat gongs, humpback gongs and kettle gongs. The flat gong is characterized by its rather flat disc, the humpback gong is clearly curved in the middle, the kettle gong is reminiscent of a drum. You can only buy flat gongs in the ollihess store.

The flat gongs are divided into Fen gongs and TamTam gongs. The fen gong - often also called a feng gong - is made of a very thin metal that becomes thinner towards the edge. The fen gong is forged flat and rimless and is characterized by a multi-faceted sound. The tam-tam gong, on the other hand, is clearly bent at the edge, resulting in a voluminous sound. Flat gongs are well suited for energetic cleansing of rooms or for use in sound therapy.

The humpback gong is characterized by a clear bulge in the middle. In contrast to the flat gong, it is only struck in the middle. Its sound is warm and calm and, in contrast to the TamTam gong, does not swell after strike but develops a muted and floating tone. The humpback gong also has a specific pitch.

Kettle gongs are often also called bronze drums due to their shape. They are placed on a metal body, similar to a drum head, so that the striking surface is perpendicular to the floor.

What size and effect do the ollihess gongs have?

In our store you will find gongs with a diameter of 36 to 40 inches. The larger the gong, the more practice you should have in skillfully moving a large amount of metal. As a beginner, it makes sense to start with a medium-sized gong - gongs that are too small are usually difficult to control and move around a lot. In our store you can buy gongs for advanced and beginners. In both cases: if you are unsure, let us advise you personally to find the perfect sound instrument for you.

The sound waves of a gong can have a calming effect and lead to relaxation. Today, sound is increasingly being used in medicine and can also promote healing in chronic illnesses and bring body and mind back into harmony.

The ollihess gongs: Sadja-Gong, Wega-Gong and Freya-Gong

Turning metal into sound - that is our great passion that has driven us for many years. The ollihess flat gongs were born out of this enthusiasm: Sadja, Wega and Freya. For us, each instrument is the perfect composition of gong, sound and name.

The ollihess Gong Sadja has a warm and deep timbre. The sound creates a deep feeling of connection with the earth. Depending on the size, you can perceive subtle differences in the sound.

The ollihess Vega gong will fully absorb you with its powerful vibrations. Vega is considered to be the most important star in the sun and is also the brightest in the northern sky. The deep sounds and broad overtone spectrum of the gong create a very special energy.

In the ollihess Freya gong, the fundamental tone and overtone come together. The sound spectrum is balanced and harmonious.

Your perfect match: buy gong mallets and reamers

You can bring out the full sound spectrum of your gong with the specially developed ollihess gong mallets. Our gong mallets and gong drivers are available in various designs and are perfectly matched to our instruments.

Olli Hess himself is a passionate gong player and has made it his mission to adapt all his products to your needs and wishes as a player in the best possible way. In addition to the ergonomic handle with thickened end, it is the core of the mallet head that makes the difference. The soft natural rubber head and the felt insert are individually adapted to the respective mallet. The result: minimal striking noise and the full range of tones.

The weight, size and material of the mallet have a significant influence on the sound. For example, soft mallets produce warmer and softer tones, while harder mallets can produce significantly shriller tones. A small mallet head makes it possible to play high notes, while a large one generally produces lower notes.

Which mallet is right for you depends entirely on your individual needs. However, we advise you to always play your instrument with a mallet specially developed for gongs. If you use an unsuitable mallet, this can damage the surface. In addition to our gong mallets, you can also buy other accessories for your gong in our store.

The ollihess seal for the highest quality

That's why you can rely on us: Before we add a gong to our range, it undergoes several quality checks. We put every instrument through its paces - from the appearance and workmanship of the gong to the most important point, the sound. Olli Hess personally checks the sound spectrum of each individual gong. Only when everything is right does the gong receive the ollihess seal - a registered trademark - and is included in our range.

Sustainable and fair production

For us, fair and sustainable production is more than just a promise: We take every possible step to produce our products in harmony with our environment. For us, this includes above all the use of regional materials and production in small family businesses in Germany. We attach particular importance to the portion of love in our handiwork, which should not be missing in any of our products.