I think I need to emphasize he offered to let ME borrow anything, not just anyone. The only things I've every really borrowed from him were things he wanted to sell me, so he lets me try them out. I think there's only been a couple of snares that I tried out that I didn't need; everything else has been drum kits that I've bought. I've bought 4 different kits from him over the years, so he's definitely taken a lot of my money.At the risk of sounding like a bringer of doom, he won't lend mics out because he's had them come back in much worse shape than when they left. Hopefully he doesn't have the same thing happen to the other stuff he loans out, but when he gets that first cracked cymbal, scuffed bass drum, or stripped hardware thread perhaps he'll add other items to his list of gear he won't loan.