Re: New (not too old yet) guy here
Welcome to this great community, Brian. I believe that you'll have good time here and you'll find loads of useful and inspiring information. Regarding a drumset my recommendation would be to buy used gear. For 1000bucks its possible to find some really good kits and cymbals. What sizes do you want your kit to have? Will you play metal or you need more versatile sounding cymbals etc? With some additional info it'll be way easier to help you.
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