I actually like my Zildjian ZBT 22 inch ride cymbal. Yes its a little harsh and loud but I learned to hit it. For the classic rock, classic country music that I play it works well. I like using brushes on it too, for jazz.
Get drum sticks and start practicing. Practice along with recordings or radio. Start looking at craigslist for a used drum kit. I know lots of bars are closed because of covid but look around anyway. Look for places that have open mic nights and house drum kits.