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Gong - Mallets

The gong is usually struck with special mallets, which have the following characteristics:

Head: hard felt, wood, metal
Wrap: Leather, felt, thick fabric
Shape: disc-shaped, round, diamond-shaped
Head diameter: approx. 6–15 cm
Shaft length: approx. 28–35 cm.

Other mallets are also used, for example timpani and cymbal mallets, drumsticks, triangle beaters, brushes, xylophone, glockenspiel, marimba and vibraphone mallets, and superballs. The hands are sometimes also used.