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Matt cuts, beats and heats everything by hand, and seems to have a slightly unhealthy fascination with bats, it seems... as well as a Bat Head gong, there was an enormous gong in the shape of a Bat Wing. He probably sleeps hanging upside down.
But he sure makes cool stuff... and they sound good too - while I was there, legendary drummer Ranjit Barot (John McLaughlin) stopped by for the second time to try out some of Matt's cymbals.
Matt with Rinjit Barot
So if you're after a curiously-shaped gong or cymbal... or even a regular round one, check out his website and drop him a line.
Matt is one of only a handful of people in the world who make cymbals totally by hand, so you're guaranteed it's gonna be unique ;-]
Prior to our full review, we take a listen you ask the questions