You are the instrument!
I wanted to share this video with you guys because I feel like Mr. Galper's concept of the the musician being the actual instrument is incredibly important. There are two extensions of this idea that I think are particularly relevant and useful for drummers.
1. It doesn't really matter what kind of drums you are playing
You are going to sound like yourself, no matter what you are playing.
Exhibit A: Eric Harland still sounds just like Eric Harland, even though he is playing on a pile of metal