My cousin was 4 or 5 years older then me and he was a great drummer. All way's had big double bass kit's. This was the early 80's, he played a lot of Rush and Queen. I was fascinated he would have cowbells, chimes and would use them to play some of that intricate Rush stuff like The Tree's. I would consider him more of a percussionist then a drummer. So i made my first drum set out of Folgers coffee cans, tin pie pans for cymbals. Even made some octobans out of the long Pringle potato chip cans. I would cut the bottoms out so i could put heads (lids) on both sides. Then i got a 3 piece generic starter kit and was good to go.