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The gong sets "ci wain" and "maun sain"

The gong circle "ci wain" shown on the left picture is a smaller counterpart of the "pat wain" drum circle and is associated to be played much easier.
The 21 gongs get beaten with mallets, the higher pitched gongs get softened with the palm or the fingers in order to not oversound the "pat wain" drums.


The gong set "maun sain"shown on the right picture is sometimes also called "gong rak" and was introduced lately in the 1920ies.
It consists of 18 to 19 bossed gongs arranged in up to five rows, hung into wooden frames and placed on the ground.
Each gong gets tuned by a filling like the pat wain drum circle.

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