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This one is difficult to review... Poor to average finish (at a high price!) Different look and sound than on website But still interesting character!
The bowl is brass (yellowish) with dark pattern. Not like the picture at all! But I knew that from other reviews already. Looks OK though. The finishing is not very precise, but that doesn't have to, to make it look more authentic. But some cracks, dents and coating errors were on the edge of acceptability... The fact that the rim was finished rough is even more disturbing, cause that makes an ugly sound when making it sing! And would wore the mallet in no-time. (Some sandpaper did the job, but that shouldn't be necessary at such a price!) The sound is quite some higher than the sample on the website, but the character is similar. I noticed all the bowls with low sound have much higher sound in real life; something Thomann has to work on, cause this is deceiving... Or did I just get 3 unlucky samples??? It came with the depicted mallet AND a felt mallet, which was very welcome cause it gives the bowl a deeper voice by reducing the higher overtones. Making it sing is very interesting; quite easy to get some sound, but it can produce different sounds, which are hard to influence, even with different mallets! Sometimes it sings nicely with the low base tone (152Hz in my sample, not the 111Hz from the website), as expected, but other times is starts singing with one of the overtones (844Hz) which gets very loud; a screaming and painful sound, which makes you expect the windows will break any moment! Very difficult to controle and sometimes it starts nice and low and then the high tone takes over after all!
Still it's interesting to use, maybe precisely because it's difficult, wide and changing character... So I decided to keep it!
These instruments are wonderful but I don't know how one could know the quality, tone, sustain before hand. This one I thought would have a slightly deeper chime compared to a smaller one I have but it had a completely different tone, thinner and the pitch difficult to pin point with all the overtones.
I like the way you can experiment with them. They can be played with a bow, with the mallet which come with it, with your hand, with anything.
I recommend trying singing bowls if You are interested in experimental music.
For Yoga, relax etc, sure, probably great for that to but it was never my intention.
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