I had apprehensions about purchasing a small bowl only because of the depth of sound. I know nothing about Chakras or which notes the various types of bowls play, I only know what is pleasing to me and helps me to clear my mind while meditating. This little bowl fits very well in to my evening routine and I am VERY pleased with my purchase. It was fairly easy to get the bowl to sing and to actually change the pitch by changing the angle of the striker along with the speed and pressure variation.
Some caveats to be aware if is that the striker for it is just a standard piece of wood, not glossy or wrapped in anything, which means the wood does get dirty from sliding around the outer edge of the bowl. This is not a big deal for me since I actually use this for meditation and not as a centerpiece to a display or anything.
The seller was prompt and the item was as it was advertised so I am very happy with this purchase.