Where are you based out of interest?Really interesting read!
I'm looking to take part in my very first pub jamming session and I'll be taking a drum kit to be used.
I've a couple of DW kits which I'm too precious over to share, but I kept my very first kit, a Pearl Forum Kit, for such occassions as I'll not mind who gets up and plays it.
I'm debating the cymbals and snare though. I usually play a Black Beauty snare with a DW performance series snare as backup, and Zildjian K and A cymbals. I'm not keen on sharing either the snares or cymbals.
However, the original cymbals and snare that came with the forum kit are pretty dire!!!!
Maybe I should take the ropey cymbals and snare the first time to see how the ground lies and what the set up is, and have decent cymbals and snare with me but in cases for if I'm the only drummer there? Or do I buy a cheap snare for such occasions.
I'm not the best at pushing myself forward and so, depending on who turns up, might not play for long.
From my personal perspective it's the cymbals I'm more concerned with. I have some beautiful stuff which I'd hate to see damaged.
My snare. It's a nice Gretsch...but I'm happy for people to use it. Basically I struggle to see what damage anyone can really do to a snare if it's seated on the stand properly for example. I think the snare is the least 'breakable' part of a kit really....it gets pretty much battered mercilessly by me and hasn't needed a head change for a long long time.