Wind Gong for Hire
This is a gong with no upturned edge and is totally flat. Rarely used these days, the wind gong has no pitch and sizes are somewhat limited to the larger pieces. If struck slightly off centre, there is a close resemblance to that of wind.
There are many variations of gong found throughout the World and generally these instruments come from the Far East. A gong is easy to mistake as a tam tam and hire companies are regularly asked for tam tams when the client means gong and gongs when the client means tam tams. As a general rule, the gong has a specific pitch and more often than not a nipple or raised boss in the centre (but not always) and a tam tam has a more indefinite pitch and is much more splashy and crashy.