I just started drums after almost 40 years on guitar....
First let me say, I have gained an immense amount of respect for drummers after starting to learn drums, because I didn't realize they had to have a TONE ear in addition to the rhythm. With that said, I played guitar and bass before in rock and jazz bands but....well, I think I am going to be much better on drums. I dont know why. I have a lot to learn, and maybe that is the fun part--the effort and journey of learning an instrument.
Right now my setup is: I am playing roland v-drums and triggering addictive drums. it sounds good but...i have started setting up a kit, and I bought a peral 20x18 reference bass, a pearl 14x6.5 ian paice snare, and a pearl 13x3 brass piccolo snare. Strange to say, I like the sound of that little brass piccolo snare the best, after I put a remo renaissance emperor head on it and tuned it. really nice crack and a fine 'snare sound'
I am going to add a few small toms and some cymbals to finish the kit, i like small toms, and I also have a zildjian 15 new beat hi hat. I look forward to learning a lot from you guys that have played a lot and am honored to learn anything I can from you.