Ludwig Breakbeats by Questlove 4-Piece Shell Set


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MSRP: $619.00 $399.00 Save : $220.00 (36%)

MSRP: $619.00 $399.00 Save : $220.00 (36%)
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This compact set was design with the city living musician in mind. Small enough to fit on any stage or in any apartment or taxi cab.

The breakbeats are an awesome set of drums for anyone who needs a kit that is portable and storable. These drum may be small but they pack one hell of a punch. To create this awesome set, Ludwig teamed up with modern hip-hop icon Questlove. Not familiar with him? Well chances are he’s played on some of your favorite records. Questlove has worked alongside A Tribe Called Quest, Jurassic 5, Jay-Z, Common, D’Angelo, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Al Green, Amy Winehouse, John Legend, and is the house drummer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In addition to all of this he still finds time to write and perform with his own band The Roots. With a background like that, it’s no wonder Ludwig reached out to him for help with this kit.

Created for sonic punch, portability, and versatility the Breakbeat's feature a 14x16" bass drum, 13x13" floor tom, 7x10" tom, and a 5x”14 snare drum. The bass drum comes complete with a lift for full-sized playability. The 5x14” snare drum delivers a warm, full-bodied sound with a sharp crack, and crisp articulation. Some of the things that make it sound so good are the 7-ply hardwood shells, the 45-degree bearing edge cut within 1/16" from the outside edge. These edges are hand-sanded to ensure a smooth, even, flat surface for easy head seating; the final touch to complete the unmistakable Ludwig Sound. These drums also come outfitted with Remo heads to guarantee the best possible sound right out of the box. It is available in two classic finishes; “black sparkle” and “white sparkle”. It also features a proprietary badge that was custom designed for the break beat kit.  

Packable, stackable, and portable— the Breakbeats' compact size make them the ideal set of drums for the player on the move. Play it wide open or instantly change volume and tone by draping each bag over each drum. When asked about the it, Questlove had this to say “I wanted to build a device that was apartment-friendly and compact for the street musician; but also something that had a quality-sound. A gritty, raw, “break-able” kit for gigging in clubs that you could fit in a cab.” Well if you ask us, mission accomplished guys!

So, what are you waiting for? It’s never been easier to get the kit of your dreams at a great price. Get your Ludwig Breakbeats by Questlove 4-Piece Shell Set from Sam Ash Direct today. With fast, free shipping at the guaranteed lowest price, the security of our many decades of experience, and the Sam Ash Direct 45/60 day return/price protection policy, you can’t possibly go wrong!

Things You Will Get:

    14x16" Bass Drum
    13x13" Floor Tom
    7x10" Tom
    5x14" Snare Drum
    Bass Drum Lift
    Tom Mount
    Carry Bags
Series Breakbeats
Model Breakbeats by Questlove


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from Sarasota, FL

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  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Dynamic
  • Great tone
  • Lightweight
  • Portable
  • punchy
  • Reliable
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Coffee shops
    • Funk
    • Fusion
    • Jazz
    • Performance
    • Practice
    • Recording
    • Stage
    • Studio
    • Travel

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

    This kit answers so many problems common among today's gigging drummers. The kit fits in small spaces wihtout sacrficing tone. The bass sounds HUGE!!!! The toms are great and the snare pops! Bags are included, saving you hassle and money. The bags even duble as muffles/ mutes if you need to really tone down or practice witout bugging the neighbors. I recommend this kit to anyone from beginner to pro! This is a real hands on review by Sammy @ Sam Ash Sarasota

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    Coffee Shop Kit


    from Indianapolis, IN

    Staff Reviewer


    • Great sound
    • Very compact
    • Very portable


      Best Uses

      • Apartment Practicing
      • Small gigs

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

      Ludwig collaborated with groove-master Questlove to design the compact yet potent Ludwig Breakbeats by Questlove 4-Piece Shell Kit Drum Set! Designed with performers on the go in mind, the Breakbeats kit by Ludwig features a compact 14x16-inch bass drum on a riser for optimum reach, 7x10-inch tom, and 13x13-inch floor tom so you can groove in the tightest spaces. Breakbeats also features a 5x14-inch matching wood snare drum. The 7-ply hardwood shells play like a full-sized kit; fusing low-end kick punch with focused tom and snare midrange. This set is packable, stackable, and portable, Ludwig Breakbeats' compact size and included velvet storage bags make it ideal for the drummer on the move.

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