Dawn 2015

Q. I have my first singing bowl,  it is old , it sings fine except when it gets loud it has a scratch noise that is on and off as it sings.  It has a wood beater,could it be needing a new one?

A. Sorry to say you have a  singing bowl with a crack, what you are hearing is the surfaces grinding against each other from the energy of the motion you have imparted to the bowl.  Such cracks cannot be fixed. You should return it to whoever sold it to you and get a refund.