We live in exciting times as drummers/percussionists. There are so many possibilities out there for building a hybrid kit. I have been doing it for years and love to shape my kit for the music.
I did a show called TAPEIRE in New York a couple of years back with the worlds fastest tap dancer. The show called for me to play not only set but also all maner of percussion conventional and non conventional including pots & pans, spoons and a typewriter. It was most enjoyable building my set for that show. At the heart of it all though was my cajon. I did a lot of call and response duet sections with James (the tap dancer) on cajon. Built around it was a kick, snare, hi hat, conga, and the typewriter.
The pans were in a sack which I had to dump out onto the stage and assemble a pan set while playing a groove. One of the most challenging things I have ever done as the pans would always land differently.
I had a lot of fun building my set for this one and would defiantly encourage experimentation of adding new and interesting sounds to your set.
All the best,