I’m beginning to think that a lotI saw a YT video years ago with a Jazz jam in an apt. and the drummer was using brushes on a phone book! Blew me away and sounded good. Oh how I wish I could find it again....
I again looked and all I found is this guy jamming out a pizza box:
Reminds me of this classic:One of Montreal's drumming legends: Guy Nadon. A poor guy from the hood who has learned to play litteraly on cans. He then has played with a plethora of great jazz names when they were playing/touring in or around Montreal. A documentary movie called "Guy Nadon le roi du drums" (trans. Guy Nadon king of drums) has been made about him.
This is him, playing his set of cans on a local late night talk show maybe 30 years ago. There he plays Sweet Georgia Brown with the house band. Song starts at 2:22.
What a silly (stupid) answer. It's about how well you can play, not what you can afford to buy. DUHOf course it doesn't matter. What a silly (stupid) question.
It's all about what you can afford to buy. Not how well you play.
That's why you see great drummers play plastic tubs and poor drummers play great drum sets.