Fortunately I’ve been blessed with a mechanical brain. I’ve actually spent some time wrenching on cars, and I think it definitely helped me with understanding all the different pieces of the drum set and how the gear works. I like geeking out on all the little gadgets and doo-dads that make up a drum set—as well as bearing edges, wood, tuning, head selection, etc. This instrument is immensely complex, even though it’s very simple at it’s core. Not to mention there’s a lot of tricks of the trade.