Back in the 90’s, I bought some cheap pick-ups at Ted’s music in Baltimore, and I installed them in some galvanized buckets and trashcans. This became my electric drum set – the bucket drum set.
I was very pleased with this approach.
I made a few recordings with these, and even played out with mh pal, Diana Froley, at the Theater Project, and a small club near the stadium. The name of the club eludes me as I type this.
I would mic them, and also run them through some guitar pedals into a mixer/PA.
I decided to release some of the tracks on Bandcamp.