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A starter set with advanced features!
You get famous Ludwig quality and select wood shells including a matching wood snare. The shells feature wrapped finishes. 22" x 16" bass, 12" x 10" and 13" x 11" toms, 16" x 16" floor tom, and a 6-1/2" x 14" snare. Hardware includes LA214FP bass pedal, snare stand, cymbal stand, and hi-hat stand. Cymbals not included. Includes throne.
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I just got these, tuned them up, and tried them out. First off, if sound is the main test for the value of this set, it could be sold for three times...Read complete review
I just got these, tuned them up, and tried them out. First off, if sound is the main test for the value of this set, it could be sold for three times what it cost. I'm serious. The corners that were cut by Ludwig to produce this did not fundamentally hurt the kit: the throne, as others have mentioned, is not only cheap but a hazard to your back's health, but to me the throne's an add-on. The lugs are made of plastic, but I wouldn't have known unless I looked closely or someone told me. Maybe they'll break sooner? I don't know. I've had no problem with them under decent tension. And the other hardware: I don't know if Ludwig has upgraded what gets included with this set since others have had such horror stories, but the hat stand, cymbal stand, and pedal, while being quite basic (and obviously not intended for heavy gigging) are perfectly solid and functional. Maybe they're shipping with different heads, too, because these are fine. Yes, they're the single ply clear kind that produce that open, tympanic sound. Just like other single ply clears, they're not meant for frequent heavy hitting or for a darker, dryer, short-sustain sound, so I don't fault Ludwig for them not lasting very long or not sounding like Pinstripes or Emperors. Where it counts most--how the woods produce a tone, bearing edges, etc.--you can tell Ludwig focused on this, and got it right. If I don't tell anyone these are roughly $300 drums, they would never know. I couldn't be more satisfied with them.
Most Liked Negative Review
I had this drumset for a month and everything started falling to pieces. First of all I changed the heads to Remo Pinstrip which I strongly recomend. The cymbals the kit came with sucked...Read complete review
I had this drumset for a month and everything started falling to pieces. First of all I changed the heads to Remo Pinstrip which I strongly recomend. The cymbals the kit came with sucked which a strongly recomend Zildjian Customs. The stands woble to much and fall down causing the cymbals to fall down. The bass pedal it comes with is very crapy and falls apart. I strongly recomend changing to a DW 400 pedal. The tom rack slips down and will not stay. The bass drum and snare drum do have good quality to them when you change the pitch to just the right spot. The toms are okay but the hardware holding the heads on do not hold together well. Overall if you are a hard rocker/metal, emu, punk, or jazz player with a formal style you should not buy this. If you are just starting and are playing solo you can buy this but I recomend a better kit and a better value one such as a Pearl, Tama or PDP. This series was made better back in John Bonhems day. I would storngly discourage buying this product even though it is cheap!
Reviewed by 297 customers
Ive had this drum set for two years now and it has held up amazingly! i play VERY hard,and this kit holds up to anything i throw at it.Ive played Mapex sets that cant survive my playing,my ludwig can,and always will.Im always buying new sticks and heads because of my rough playing.The only thing ive done to modify the kit is buy a tom arm stand. I was worried that the bass would slide due to having no weight supporting it from staying in place,but still, to my surprise,it held up perfectly.I play every day. And my genres range from country to death metal.I mostly play alternative.And for any drummer out there,i would say this is a perfect beginner,intermediate,and professional kit.I highly suggest getting one for yourself. I would just suggest buying Evans Genera II heads, and buying new cymbal stands.And i grantee you will be satisfied
I've had this kit for about 2 years and it has really held up. If tuned right the bass and rack toms can sound like a high end Ludwig set, but the floor tom is very dead sounding. That is the only thing I do not like about this kit. I really like the snare and have mine tuned way up with a couple of moongels. For the price this an amazing kit but I would personally save up the extra 100-200 dollars to get a higher end kit.
I bought this kit back in October 2006 in black. When I first opened the boxes, I couldn't believe how nice this supposedly entry-level drumset was. I noticed the stock heads needed replacing, though, so I put on a set of Remo Pinstripes, and a Falam Patch on the bass head. Now my kit was gig-worthy. I have since played several gigs with it, as well as a recording session-and it has held up beautifully. The stock pedal and hi-hat will last as long as you don't really abuse them. The supplied cymbal stand is fine. I am a die-hard Pearl endorser, but this little kit really surprised me, as well as my recording producer, who couldn't believe the price I paid for this set. You will not find a better entry-level drumset for the price-trust me.
I got this kit when I first started playing about 20 months ago. Its nice because it included everything I needed to start, including cymbals, throne, stands, and a bass pedal. For the price, its a very good buy because it comes with all this. However, the hardware and cymbals arent the best. The drums themselves arent bad at all, but the heads that it came with were horrible, I replaced them with Remo pinstipes and a powerstroke 3 bass head. Unfortunately im on a tight budget so I havent been able to upgrade much else. The cymbals it came with (Zildjian ZBT's) aren't that good at all. The throne hurts to sit on for a long time. The part that holds the top cymbal on the hihat stand unscrews frequently. The bass pedal is not top-quality, but I've learned to use it fairly well. But it will be the first thing I replace. It has a very solid hit but its not very adjustable and not very fast at all because it doesnt have a full wrap-around cam.Overall, this is a good beginner/intermediate set, good enough that I'm upgrading the hardware before I upgrade to a new set.
Why does the snare have to be sooo crappy :( couldn't get it to tune and it was tough to get any sound out of it. I got a new snare by pearl but I use the rest of the set which sounds great with remo O's on them. Gotta sand bearing edges down some. It rings way too much.
I purchesed this kit about a year ago..... maybe less..... but I have played this every day since the UPS guy rang my doorbell. This is an amazing deal that I am so happy I took. Not only do you get the drum set, you also recieve an 18" crash/ride, which is an amazing cymbal, and u recieve both hi-hats! What a deal. From a beginner to an advanced player thats just adding another kit to his collection, this is a great deal and a great musical instrument.
This was my first drum set and I've had it for just about 3 years now. It's a great set to have if you're a beginner or intermediate level drummer. The only warning I would have is that the snare drum and hi-hat stand are awful.
This is a great starter kit with an excellent price. There are a few minor problems with it though. First of all, the stock heads are not great at all. They dent way too easily. After a while, I replaced my kit with Remo heads and my kit sounds a lot better. Also, the bass pedal sqeaks. I don't know about you, but the squeaking was throwing me off time.Luckily I was already planning on getting a double bass pedal. Lastly, the thing that holds the top cymbal of the hi-hat is really bad. I had to tighten it every 5 min. of playing. Besides these minor flaws, it's a great starter kit for the price.
I got this set in the bigging of the summer and i love it! Its got a nice sound to it and hold up pretty well! My only complaint is that the snare aint the best, but after i spent some time with it i got it to sound the way i want it to. Besides that its a great set and i definetly recommend it!
It's a great drumset, I've had mine for over a year. First off replace the heads, the stock ones obviously aren't great. I got some Evans EC2's and they make it sound great. With some tuning they sound better to my Dad's Mapex kit. I used my friend's drum dial, it made 'em sing. The bass drum pedal that it came with is suprisingly good. The snare drum and rack toms sound amazing. The floor tom is ok, but kinda dead sounding. I recommend to anyone looking for a beginner/intermidiate kit.