I can seldom take my kit anymore, instead we get backline kits, I request my specifics in advance and bring as much as possible in my suitcases.
Sometimes i get a nice shiny DW kit:
Sometimes a friend loans me a kit, like this kit from Bill Rieflin.
This was for TU gig and is my basic set up for most gigs these days.
22 kick, 12 rack, 16 & 18 floor toms with legs. 20 or 22 ride, 18 & 20 signature crashes. I bring the smaller cymbals, sticks, perc and my electrics: on my left handsonic with a satellite pad on the bass drum, the spd sampler to my right has a satellite pad above the rack tom. rental mixer and stand for my laptop vary.
The kit below was for HoBoLeMa west coast 2010 and i used some of Terry's drums and one of his frames and used less and smaller cymbals while adding the Ekick pedals and a few pads into the TD20. This must have just before the new Korg wave drum since i see it in the first rack tom position in the photo above.
This (below) is HoBoLeMa euro kit from DW PP in Holland that sounded great! I brought along my old Korg Tribe for these jams, you can also see the little korg nanos that makes laptoping so much easier while drumming.
a little easier to see from this overhead shot.
while i was up there i took a shot of the kit next to me too. . .
In Poland i had this DW kit with vented snare and massive submixer
This shot is from a few years ago with KTU - One big floor tom, two hats, no cyms, spd/handsonic - and my old table from Y2Crim 2003, thats a boss sampling beat box (with live mic) into two KaoS pads in series. . i could get some wild looping there but became to fragile and heavy to fly with.
Often when i record i use a small kit, and vary the set up to fit the music:
Other times i need to build a big kit to cover all the parts for touring.