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The Bao Gong is very different from other Chinese gongs in that it features a raised boss, or nipple, in the center. For this reason they are often referred to as nipple gongs. Bao Gongs have a very clear and beautiful tone without much of the shimmer found in other gongs. In fact they have more of a bell sound with a distinctive pitch while still producing subtle harmonic overtones. They are available in a range of sizes with smaller ones having a higher pitch and larger ones having a deeper pitch.

Our Bao Gongs are made with traditional methods by artisans in China from a bronze alloy, roughly 80% copper and 20% tin. The crafting process is a mixture of hand hammering and working the bronze on a lathe while carefully heating and cooling the metal. 

Historically in China the Bao Gong was considered a sacred gong, and it was often found in temples.

Bao Gongs are available in a fully lathed Shiny Bronze or Black finish in most sizes.

Chinese Bao Gongs can be tuned to a specific pitch, but cost a little more for service.  If you're looking for Tuned Gongs, we suggest our Tuned Thai Gongs which have a very focused and resonant sound and can be tuned to any pitch desired.  The lower octave C2-C3 Thai Gongs have a much more resonant sound the Tuned Bao Gongs in the same octave range.

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07" Bao Gong with Beater - The Gong Shop

07" Bao Gong with Beater

$25.99

The 7" Bao Gong is very different from other gongs in that it features a raised boss, or nipple, in the center. For this reason they are often referred to as nipple gongs.  Bao Gongs have a very clear beautiful tone without much of the shimmer found in other gongs. In fact they have more of a bell sound with a distinctive pitch while still produ...


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08" Bao Gong with Beater - The Gong Shop

08" Bao Gong with Beater

$29.99

The 8" Bao Gong is very different from other gongs in that it features a raised boss, or nipple, in the center. For this reason they are often referred to as nipple gongs.  Bao Gongs have a very clear beautiful tone without much of the shimmer found in other gongs. In fact they have more of a bell sound with a distinctive pitch while still produ...


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10" Bao Gong with Beater - The Gong Shop

10" Bao Gong with Beater

$69.99

The 10" Bao Gong is very different from other gongs in that it features a raised boss, or nipple, in the center. For this reason they are often referred to as nipple gongs.  Bao Gongs have a very clear beautiful tone without much of the shimmer found in other gongs. In fact they have more of a bell sound with a distinctive pitch while still prod...


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14" Bao Gong with Beater - The Gong Shop

14" Bao Gong with Beater

$149.99

The 14" Bao Gong is very different from other gongs in that it features a raised boss, or nipple, in the center. For this reason they are often referred to as nipple gongs.  Bao Gongs have a very clear beautiful tone without much of the shimmer found in other gongs. In fact they have more of a bell sound with a distinctive pitch while still prod...


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18" Bao Gong with Beater - The Gong Shop

18" Bao Gong with Beater

$289.99

The 18" Bao Gong is very different from other gongs in that it features a raised boss, or nipple, in the center. For this reason they are often referred to as nipple gongs.  Bao Gongs have a very clear beautiful tone without much of the shimmer found in other gongs. In fact they have more of a bell sound with a distinctive pitch while still prod...


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22" Bao Gong with Beater - The Gong Shop

22" Bao Gong with Beater

$379.99

The 22" Bao Gong is very different from other gongs in that it features a raised boss, or nipple, in the center. For this reason they are often referred to as nipple gongs.  Bao Gongs have a very clear beautiful tone without much of the shimmer found in other gongs. In fact they have more of a bell sound with a distinctive pitch while still prod...


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