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.
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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;