Placement of Your Woodstock Chimes

Hanging your Woodstock Chime / Bell / Gong for the Best Musical Performance

Woodstock Chimes are known the world over for the purity and beauty of their sound (the secret is our unique and precise musical tuning) and we think you’ll agree they’re the best around. Our chimes are designed to produce beautiful music from even the slightest breeze, but if you’d like to hear yours more often, here are a few ideas:

Hanging your Woodstock Chime / bell / Gong for the Best Musical Performance
  • Some of our chimes have hanging rings, others hang from loops of string.
    Either way, hang your chime directly from the ring or loop at the top of the chime. Connect one end of an s-hook to the ring/loop and the other end to a tree or other structure. Adding chain or string to hang your chime lower can cause the entire chime to swing when in fact you only want the center string and clapper to move.

  • Hang your chime where the wind can reach it from as many directions as possible. An open corner is ideal when hanging the chime from a building.

  • Experiment with hanging your chime at different heights. Wind velocity tends to increase with higher elevation.

  • Avoid hanging your chime within two feet of a wall or too close to plants, furniture and anything that might obstruct or divert the breeze. If you have a screened-in porch, you may find that even the screens will impede the breeze enough to prevent your chime from ringing.

  • Try hanging your chime in different locations during different times of the year. The prevailing winds change seasonally. Click Here to view a wind map of the United States.

  • If you own multiple Woodstock Chimes, you can create an environment of sound all your own.
    Experiment with the ones you have, and check out Garry’s Sonic Mixes to find out which other tunings would harmonize beautifully with the chimes you already have!

We sincerely hope you enjoy your Woodstock Chime for many years to come.
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