I confess, my first drum kit (and still only drum kit) is a Pearl
Forum series that came with Pearl
cymbals that I used until I bought Zildjian
ZBTs off eBay. I was in college, what can I say? I have since upgraded to Zildjian
K-Customs and damn does my kit sound like a real kit!
These tips are awesome. Since I've moved back to Chicago I've been looking for a good drum instructor, someone to really help me improve as playing long to my favorite songs only gets me so far and undoubtly is teaching me some bad habits.
I'd add to the list that the teacher should be personable, someone with whom you connect and get. Things just click.