I totally get that collector’s impulse for brand purity. But I went the other way and solved the problem of mixed Tama / Pearl hardware by changing all the wingnuts to the pretty DW ones. Now they are all a little messed up : ) I mix Remo with Evans too. Even my hi-hats are Sabian Artisan Top over Zildjian K bottom. And my daughter’s half Japanese. My final drum kit will be made from orphan shells, but I’m not quite there yet....Same. It drives me nuts that my drums say Pearl but my hardware says Tama.
I’m now Zildjian-free as well. When I started playing there was only really Zildjian and/or Paiste in the Manchester drum shops and regardless of what you really wanted you bought what the shop had. Those brands got embedded really young so it feels like a bit of a betrayal moving away from them. But now there’s so much more choice it’s a shame to feel constrained by having to have matching logos. (But it does look good, and everyone hears through their eyes