I have been playing the Drums since 1982, however, only began to "Actually Play Them And Make Good Sounds Come Out" In 1987 (or 1988... can't remember!!!).
This was when I bought my "Current Kit" from a close friend, and got rid of my "Cheezy First Kit".
Current kit is a 13 Piece "Personally Rebuilt" ROC brand kit - which was a low price optional set advertised in Modern Drummer circa 1986 to 1990.
Price of the 13 Piece kit as I remember, listed in a 1988 version of Modern Drummer:
My Bud bought the Kit new in 1987 for the $1,895.00 price.
I bought the Kit from him for $650.00
Man, I love that kit!!!
Since it is nearly impossible to play the Drums at my House, they sit idle in storage!
Have been playing around with a recently purchased Acoustic Guitar, as noted in the Thread: Do U Know What I am describing
It's fun, but not like my good friend, the Drum Kit!
BTW, I am pleased to see so many other Musicians here!