My band recently broke up and I have been focusing on my playing and not the drama surrounding a band. It has also made me turn my attention to the slightly used Tama Swingstar drumkit I purchased a few months ago for a song (not literally, but about $200). I've always wanted to play drums more - have always dabbled, but never "played" and practiced. As I sat in my basement studio, the drums called me ... "play me... play me ..." So, I did. I went online and found an awesome youtube video about how to make a cheap set sound good. So I tuned her up a little. Then, very shortly after that, I decided that the cymbals from Tama were junk. So, I bought Zildjian S-Series pack from GuitarCenter (and got a free snare drum worth more than the whole kit!). Then I wanted a China cymbal so I got a nice used K-series one ... then a splash ... then a second, better NEW K-splash ... then a darker crash (Sabian paragon) ... this afternoon I'll be buying new coated heads to get "the sound I want." "The sound I want?!?" That's always part of the new bass GAS excuse!!! I am finding that now that I am a (semi-) endorsed Hartke guy, have my bucketlist Ric and my modded to all my specs American Standard P (turned P/J), and since I am not in a band, I have turned to drumming as my mistress. And it can get expensive fast. I've even considered buying a new/better drum kit! The sad part is, I will be a gigging bar band bassist again shortly (the itch is real) but I don't ever see myself being a gigging drummer ... or do I? Anyway, thought I'd share my tale of woe. Or is that woah? Any other bassists-turned-wannabe-drummers here?