6.5" A#/E Note Antique Naga Pedestal Himalayan Singing Bowl #a8700221 *Slight buzz discounted
The fundamental note of this bowl is approximately A# 229 Hz
The overtone note of this bowl is approximately E 645 Hz
Size: 6.5 in diameter by 4.5 in high
Weight: 1 lbs., 14.6 oz, 870 grams
Rim Thickness: Averages 3.1 mm
*Slight buzz discounted in price. This style of bowl has common problems at the point the foot is brazed to the bottom of the bowl. Although you can not see it, there is a tiny separation which causes this slight distortion in the sound. This does not affect the durability, quality or sustain in any way. It will just be a barely noticeable addition to the sound of the bowl.
Antique Naga Singing Bowls are also termed Pedestal bowls, Chalice bowls, or Stem bowls. The defining feature is the welded base upon which they rest - although in sound healing one can also suspend them from the hand by the base, using them to encircle the head of the listener/client, or for use in concert swinging from side to side, thus applying a sort of 'Doppler effect.' The bowl itself often possesses a very curved base. With the 'stand' there is no necessity for the bowl to have a flat base. However, the 'stand' reaches up the wall of the bell and acts as a dampener upon the sounds. Because of this feature, these bowls will also often produce a tone higher than one might generally expect form a bowl of similar diameter. With their base inhibiting the sound, these bowls tend to sound best when sung. The walls can vary from a natural bell-like curve to the rim towards being sharply angled where they mostly bend up back inwards to the rim. (Frank Perry, "Himalayan Sound Revelations", 2014)
These antique Naga bowls range from 50-70 years in age.
The bowl is struck and then sang with the suede side of the striker, split into 2 separate samples above.
This purchase includes a free striker shown in the picture.
The sound samples and pictures are of the actual product.