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Ludwig LC179X Breakbeats Questlove Compact Drum Shell Kit, 4-Piece, Black Sparkle

Got limited space? Designed by Questlove of The Roots, this compact 4-piece drum kit is perfect for drummers with small practice spaces or packed tour vans. (6) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Get your heart ready for the love of Ludwig's LC179X Breakbeats Questlove compact drum shell kit. Featuring a compact 14x16-inch bass drum on a riser, a 13" by 13" floor tom, a 7" by 10" tom, and a 5" by 14" matching wood snare drum, this grooving kit packs the punch and flow of Questlove's style and sophistication. Each drum is comprised of a 7-ply hardwood shell and is designed for drummers who are often on-the-go. Be it a club, your basement, or even the street, this compact kit will fit just about anywhere, ready to kick out the jams in just about any setting.

Compact Design with Mobility in Mind

According to Roots drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, "I wanted to build a device that was apartment-friendly and compact for the street musician; but also something that was quality-sounding. A gritty, raw, 'breakable' kit for gigging in clubs that you can fit in a cab. Breakbeats by Questlove does it all." Your LC179X Breakbeats Questlove kit comes with a compact 14" by 16" kick drum that's easy to set up, tear down, pack up, and move with ease and quickness. You won't find many drum kits that fit snugly into your car the way this kit does.

A Small Kit That Still Brings the Boom

The ease of mobility of your toms, kick drum, and snare drum due to their compact size doesn't mean you're going to have to sacrifice any low-end push. Each drum features a 7-ply hardwood shell that captures the impact of each hit and resonates a nice, warm, and well-bodied tone -- a confident sound that breaks through with intensity and assured conviction. Whether you're playing a funk groove, a soul beat, or an uptempo pop/rock feel, you can count on this kit delivering the goods.

Protective Velvet Storage Bags

Your LC179X Breakbeats Questlove kit comes with protective velvet storage bags to protect your drums from dust, moisture, and the various battle scars associated with a traveling drummer. You can also drape your bags over your drums to instantly change the volume and tone of each hit. The bearing edges of each drum are cut to a 45 degree angle within 1/16" from each outside edge. Smooth, even, and consistently fat heads keep your kit sounding punchy, loud, and tuned for any kind of groove your heart desires to play.

Features:

- 14" x 16" bass drum, includes riser, tom mount, and auxiliary clamp
- 7" X 10" tom
- 13" X 13" floor tom
- 5" X 14" matching snare drum
- 7-ply hardwood shells
- Velvet storage bags included
- Remo Pinstripe tom heads and self-muffled kick drum heads
- Cymbals, hardware sold separately

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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black Sparkle
Shipping Weight: 48 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 23 x 18 in
White Sparkle
Shipping Weight: 48 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 23 x 18 in
Ludwig Warranty ´╗┐Ludwig's manufacturer warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-348-7567

Product Description

The Ludwig LC179X Breakbeats Questlove Compact Drum Shell Kit was designed with the city in mind. Positioned on a riser for optimum reach, its compact 14x16" bass drum, 7x10" tom, and 13x13" floor tom creates a set-up for sculpting grooves in tight spaces.

Break It Down

The tonal center of Breakbeats is a 5x14" matching wood snare drum. Create beats on the fly and make your voice heard at gigs, on the street, or in rehearsal.

Dial It In

Fitted with Remo heads, Breakbeats' 7-ply hardwood shells play like a full-sized kit; fusing low-end kick punch with focused tom and snare midrange.

Pack It Up

Packable, stackable, and portable, Breakbeats' compact size and included velvet storage bags make it ideal for the drummer on the move. Play it wide open or instantly change volume and tone by draping each bag over each drum.

"I wanted to build a device that was apartment-friendly and compact for the street musician; but also something that was quality-sounding. A gritty, raw, 'breakable' kit for gigging in clubs that you can fit in a cab. Breakbeats by questlove does it all." - Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson (THE ROOTS)

Features

- 14x16" bass drum w/riser and tom mount w/auxiliary clamp.
- 7x10" tom.
- 13x13" floor tom.
- 5x14" matching snare drum.
- Velvet storage bags included for dust/moisture protection. Instantly changes volume and tone by draping each bag over each drum.
- Remo Pinstripe tom heads and self-muffled kick drum heads.
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (6 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Working Drummer making a change..."
Overall: I am a music educator and a professional musician. I play out about 4-6 times a month, and have grown tired of lugging my set around. I have my first gig tonight with the Questlove kit, and I am very excited. The 16 inch bass sounds fantastic. I am still playing with the tuning. So far, I have not muted the bass. It is very punchy. I am going to mount my internal May Mic system this weekend inside the bass. 10 inch tom and 13 inch floor tom sound great! They are warm, and have nice decay time. The snare drum is OK. So far, I'm not too impressed with the snare drum. I am going to give it a chance tonight though. I replaced the batter heads with REMO pinstripes, and changed out the cheap bottom heads that came with the set. I put the 13 inch batter head on the bottom, and a new pinstripe on top. I replaced both top and bottom heads on the snare, and it is much better. The finish is BEAUTIFUL! The sparkles really stand out! I'm looking forward to set up and breakdown tonight! Great kit for the $. My students are very intrigued with the idea of portability. I teach rock band in my school full time, and my students play out periodically. I may even "Roadie" my kit for them to use! Go out and buy one if you play out a lot! I already know that the bass will sound fantastic through a P.A.! As far as the rating system below: I just received the lit yesterday. No need for Manufacturer support! Everything was delivered in great shape! Thank you Ludwig! I'm no longer a PEARL guy!
Style of Music: Rock, Top-40, Jazz, Top-40, Blues, Ska, Musicals, whatever pays my bills!
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Overall: The kit is amazing. Great sound for such small sizes. The kick drum "ringed" a lot...so I had to put a small blanket in and get a softer beater to give it more of a "thud". The stock drum sound really good, but the snare is already starting to wear after a month of periodic use. I got the white sparkle kit, but it is more silver than white...which is a slight disappointment. As for zZounds.com...I received the kit 3 days after placing my order!
Style of Music: hip-hop, jazz, blues
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