I put up a link in the big Weckl announcement thread. It was Dave playing in front of Terry, Neil, Mike Pornoy and some dude never heard. They all played the same kit in front of each other. After Dave played Terry was impressed. Neil commented in his usual analytical way. They were demoing sabian cymbals. Dave said we all have our own voice. Neil, Terry and Mike all demoed the kit/cymbals and they brought out certain characteristics of the cymbals. Same goes for drums. When Dave came in to guest speak at Musicans Institue in Ralph Humphries class a few decades ago he sat down at a piece of shit kit with crapy cymbals. He hardly played but what he played he sounded like him. Owen Goldmen did his best to tune the drums with new heads and average cymbals. Dave has mad skill. It doesn't matter what kit Peter, Dave, Terry plays. If u put Weckl on a mid range pearl or DW kit he would sound amazing. Without mics. If u witness these guys play acousticly you can hear their own voice.