for anyone who catches this...
I'm a multi-instrumentalist, but as of late, I've been playing drums quite often. I've been playing for about three years now, and I think I've done pretty well without any form of instruction. Anyhow, I tend to favor 7 piece sets with two 20 x 22 bass drums, one 18 x 16 floor tom, one 16 x 16 floor tom, two toms (12 x 13, 10 x 12), and a snare, which I'm indifferent on in terms of tone (though I do tend to favor a crisp hit as opposed to a mellow or hollow snare timbre). I typically like two crashes, one 16", one 15", a 21" ride, and a 12-14" high hat cymbals.
Influences for drumming include Mike Dee of Motorhead, Bill Ward of Sabbath, John Bonham, Neil Peart, Mitch Mitchell, Keith Moon, Dave Lombardo, Matt Sorum, and Scott Travis (judas priest for Painkiller). Yes, I like double-bass action.
As of late, I've been paying heavy attention to the drum work of Nick Menza, and I've become aware of the awesomeness of John "Sib" Hashian, and Cozy Powell. I'm thinking about tracking down some material with Carmine Appice on it, but I'm kind of hesitant. Thoughts?