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Ludwig Breakbeats by Questlove 4-Piece Shell Pack  

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Breakbeats by Ludwig marks the return of Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson to the drums of his youth. With a setup compact enough for an apartment, cab and a coffeehouse, Breakbeats by Ludwig are an ideal co... Read More

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Overview

Breakbeats by Ludwig marks the return of Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson to the drums of his youth. With a setup compact enough for an apartment, cab and a coffeehouse, Breakbeats by Ludwig are an ideal companion for the gigging, urban percussionist.

The driving force behind these drums are the 7-ply poplar shells that produce punchy, focused attack with dry, clipped resonance. A 45-degree bearing edge ensures quick, classic shell response, while triple-flanged hoops will endure the best rimshots you can produce. Positioned on an included lift for optimum reach, Breakbeat's 16" x 14" bass drum, 13" x 13" floor tom, 10" x 7" tom and 14" x 5" matching wood snare not only fit into tight places, but also break down quickly.

This shell pack also includes velvet storage bags for a convenient transport option. Additionally, you can use the bags to reduce volume by draping each bag over each drum. Available in three durable wrap finishes, Breakbeats by Questlove has a footprint as "tight" as their namesake.

Cymbals and hardware sold separately.

Features Configuration
  • Bass drum(s): 16" x 14"
  • Tom(s): 10" x 7"
  • Floor tom(s): 13" x 13"
  • Snare: 14" x 5"
  • Total pieces: 4
  • Hardware: Not applicable
  • Cymbals: Not applicable
  • Shells
  • Shell material: Poplar
  • Construction: 7-Ply
  • Thickness (mm): Info Not Available
  • Bearing edge: 45
  • Reinforcement ring: Not applicable
  • Drum Hardware
  • Material: Steel
  • Mounts: Traditional
  • Hoops: Triple-flange
  • Lugs: Standard
  • Other
  • Heads: Branded
  • Finish type: Wrap
  • Country of origin: China
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Maple and birch drum sets (drums only) - 3 year warranty.
Marching and tympani drums - 3 year warranty.
Sticks and hardware - one year warranty.
Cases - one year warranty.
Accent Drum line - one year warranty.


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LudwigBreakbeats by Questlove 4-Piece Shell Pack
 
4.8

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (14)
  • Versatile (13)
  • Responsive (9)
  • Sensitive (5)
  • Huge tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (10)
  • Jazz clubs (6)
  • Accompaniment (4)
  • Soundtracks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (5)

Reviewed by 35 customers

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5.0

Blown Away!

By SurfDaddy04

from Richmond VA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jazz Clubs
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ludwig Breakbeats by Questlove 4-Piece Shell Pack:

    I truly wish I found or bought this kit a long time ago. It's so small I literally don't even break down the drums and throw them in the back of my truck with the cap on my truck. The only thing I break down are my cymbals and cymbal stands. I now set up my drums with in a quarter if the time I used to. I recommend leaving the bottom heads tuned loose on the Toms. I like a Tom that rings a little. The kick needed minor muffiling but I didn't need any pillow or anything in the bass drum. I just needed a little muffiling on the batter side of the bass drum. The kit sounded fantastic with mics and I was more than impressed with how it sounded live. These drums are great, easy to set up and tear down, very light, and perfect for any musician, starting musician or experienced musician.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice little drumset.

    By trackerdan

    from Lincoln, Ca.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Jazz Clubs
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Ludwig Breakbeats by Questlove 4-Piece Shell Pack:

      This set is very nice drum set for the money. Looks good and sounds bigger than it really is.

       
      5.0

      small but powerful

      By brllttdrums1

      from Boston Mass

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jazz Clubs
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Ludwig Breakbeats by Questlove 4-Piece Shell Pack:

        I had bought this kit to downsize after moving to a third floor apartment and found that this kit sounded amazing, and was very easy to move I love this set and appreciate the use of Ludwig style lugs on it, it makes it look classy. Highly recommended.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I'm happy to have this kit

        By Rafa

        from Queens NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Venues

          Comments about Ludwig Breakbeats by Questlove 4-Piece Shell Pack:

          This os a good kit, easy to transport, and when is played in appropriate way it sounds very nice

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great little setup!

          By Scott

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Breakbeats by Questlove 4-Piece Shell Pack:

          I got the Ludwig Breakbeats as a small platform easy to transport setup. They are both of those things and surprisingly good sounding drums as well.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent!

          By Anthony

          from Dayton, OH

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any gig

            Comments about Ludwig Breakbeats by Questlove 4-Piece Shell Pack:

            Picked these up because a full sized kit does not fit well into my recording space. Unbelievable sound! Records great and you would never guess this is a small kit if you didn't see it. You could use these for any gig really because you're going to mic it anyway.

            There are better drums and kits out there but these fit my needs perfectly, and for the small gigs where I play drums these open up a ton of stage space!

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This is a no brainer, get it.

            By Mike O

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ludwig Breakbeats by Questlove 4-Piece Shell Pack:

                Do not underestimate this drum set. There is so much to this set that you just need to experience. I play rock and punk and with two ply batter and a one ply reso tuned just right, these toms sing! On the kick I put a ported reso tuned higher than the kick - which has an emad 2 with the bigger foam ring, and I get a killer punch and sound without the use of a pillow or anything inside it. On my snare I put a one ply head and a hazy 300 makes the snare craxk. The hardware on the drums is clean and classic looking, you can tell it's a Ludwig, and the finish is so classic looking. I went with the black sparkle option and it catches and reflects light so well. With the tunings I've given it on my free time, this set is so very versatile. What can I say that hasn't been said by other people singing it's praises but this little set has stlen my heart.

                As I said, DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THIS SET

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This set is very versatile...I love it

                By Jai

                from Ponchatoula, La

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Break Down
                • Great Sound
                • Responsive
                • Sensitive
                • Versatile
                • Very gig friendly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Any Gigs
                  • Church
                  • Jazz Clubs
                  • Small Venues
                  • Soundtracks

                  Comments about Ludwig Breakbeats by Questlove 4-Piece Shell Pack:

                  Even tho this set isn't the normal size it packs a punch! The 10, 13, 16, combination has a really good full sound. Even the snare sounds good! I mainly use it for practice and gigs because it's way more car/truck friendly than a normal size kit. I highly recommend this!

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  AMAZING

                  By Dave

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Sound
                  • Huge Tone
                  • Responsive
                  • Sensitive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Jazz Clubs
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Ludwig Breakbeats by Questlove 4-Piece Shell Pack:

                    This kit is so good. I would recommend it to drummers of any skill level. It is small and compact, but has a big kit sound. I was very pleasantly surprised by this kit. the build quality is Lugwig level for sure, it doesnt have a lot of fancy bells and whistles like memory locks or anything, but for the price this kit is really unbeatable. I would 100% recommend this to anyone looking for a small kit.

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Compact size, big sound.

                    By drummindude

                    from Panama City, FL

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Sound
                    • Responsive
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Accompaniment
                      • Jazz Clubs
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Ludwig Breakbeats by Questlove 4-Piece Shell Pack:

                      I used this kit at two different small venue gigs right after I received them and I got compliments from people in the audience and my band mates after both of them. They, and I were impressed with the overall sound quality of this kit. Of course they needed a good tuning up after I un-packed and put them together, but once that was done, they were ready to rock. I believe they are very good quality, considering their price. So if you're looking for a compact, easy to transport kit for smaller venues, check this kit out! Plus, if you need more volume, you can always mike 'em.

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