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Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set

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The entry-level Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set is perfect for the serious beginning student or anyone on a budget. It gives you the legendary L...Click To Read More About This Product

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The entry-level Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set is perfect for the serious beginning student or anyone on a budget. It gives you the legendary Ludwig look and sound and features chromeplated hardware. 22" x 16" bass, 16" x 16" floor tom, 13" x 11" and 12" x 10" rack toms, and a 6-1/2" x 14" metal snare. Hardware: double tom holder, snare drum stand, cymbal stand, hi-hat stand, bass drum footpedal. Cymbals not included.

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  • Legendary Ludwig look and sound
  • Chromeplated hardware
  • 22" x 16" bass
  • 13" x 11" and 12" x 10" toms
  • 16" x 16" floor tom
  • 6-1/2" x 14" metal snare
  • Double tom holder
  • Snare drum stand
  • Cymbal stand
  • Hi-hat stand
  • Bass pedal

A fantastic price on a kit that will take you a long way. Order today.

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LudwigAccent 5-Piece Power Drum Set
 
4.7

(based on 56 reviews)

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Accent power kit - 7 years later

Purchased one of the re-designed Accent kits in late-1999 for my then 12 year-old son. I played Leedy/Slingerlands back in the late-'60s and early-'70s, so I was reasonably aware...Read complete review

Purchased one of the re-designed Accent kits in late-1999 for my then 12 year-old son. I played Leedy/Slingerlands back in the late-'60s and early-'70s, so I was reasonably aware of the needs of a beginning drumset player. Compared the Accent kit to Tama Swingstar, Yamaha DP and Pearl Forum. Accent had advantages with its tom mount, clamp-style brackets, 8-lug floor tom, larger diameter tubes for the stands and the price. Was impressed then, and remain impressed with the ball and rod double tom mount, which includes a built-in mount for a cymbal/accessory stand. While one of the Accent wingnuts stripped pretty immediately (Christmas morning...glad that I had some metric hex nuts from my motorcycle supplies), I replaced them with "T" nuts as provided on the cymbal stands and the mount has since been rock steady. The memory locks and clamp-style brackets for the mounted and floor toms have proven to be virtually bullet-proof and quite strong. While my son never experienced the slippage problems on the kickdrum spurs I ordered an extra set of memory locks for the tom mount and put them on the bass drum legs. They fit the spur rods perfectly and the brackets on the kick are the same as the ones on the toms so that the locks key right in...voila...no spur slippage and the kickdrum is in the same position every time that you set up. The stands (single-braced) have held up extremely well, though you do have to be a bit careful when folding the legs up, but once set up, the legs spread out far enough that stability has been no problem whether my now 20 year-old is playing them or I'm doing a bit of "practice." With the current Accent kits now including double-braced stands, I would see no reason to replace them with any other stands. Due to the price advantage, I was able to replace the then-questionable kick pedal with a Ludwig "classic" pedal, which has performed very well, without problems (though it isn't as adjustable as many of the pedals currently available). My son has also acquired a Pearl double-pedal and likes it alot, but I prefer the Ludwig single pedal (probably because I've adjusted it to my preference). We replaced the toms' batter heads with Remo Emperors and though the tuning was a bit fussy, the toms now sound very good. Put an Evans E-MAD head on the kick and it's now like a cannon! I'd certainly put the Accent kit with these heads up against a pre-suspension mount Tama Rockstar or Yamaha Stage Custom, as far as sound quality goes. The Accent snare sounded pretty good once I put a studio ring on it and the throw-off and strainer have worked well. I must admit, however, that my son generally uses the Acrolite snare that we purchased for him for school band...I understand that ithas been the 2nd most recorded snare drum for popular music since the early-'60s. All in all, an excellent kit for the price and one that can be made comparable to much more expensive drums with little effort or expense.

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Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set

I love Ludwig, but this is not the Ludwig I know. I bought these drums about a year ago. The sound is good, but the hardware on the toms is terrible. The...Read complete review

I love Ludwig, but this is not the Ludwig I know. I bought these drums about a year ago. The sound is good, but the hardware on the toms is terrible. The nuts and bolts on the tom mounts stripped the first time I used them. Plus, the bass drum legs will not hold up. I can't count how many times I had to adjust them during gigs. I recommend you save your money and get the Mapex M Birch kit. Much better quality. I still feel that vintage Ludwig is the best, but these drums don't live up to the Ludwig name.

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4.0

Great!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

This is a great drum kit for beginners. Heads, cymbals, and pedal needs to be replace for greater performance. This is a great drum kit, but I would rather chose the Pearl Forum kit over this because of its cheaper price and quality.

 
3.0

Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set

By Rob-fgh_y

from Pikeville, Ky.

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Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

I love Ludwig, but this is not the Ludwig I know. I bought these drums about a year ago. The sound is good, but the hardware on the toms is terrible. The nuts and bolts on the tom mounts stripped the first time I used them. Plus, the bass drum legs will not hold up. I can't count how many times I had to adjust them during gigs. I recommend you save your money and get the Mapex M Birch kit. Much better quality. I still feel that vintage Ludwig is the best, but these drums don't live up to the Ludwig name.

 
4.0

Not to bad....

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

This drumset is alright allthough my snare stand is broken and i do not gig enought for that to be an excuse. They sound alright but you have to get them dialed in just right though. The only real way to make them sound good is expensive head and waiting until they fall into the good sound range. I could never just tune mine to make them sound good, it always took a while. The hardware in general is not very good. Not beefy enough for constant gigging by any means. Nevertheless, it is alright but is, I think, over priced.

 
4.0

Still plays great three years later

By Andwhatshouldbe-MKWxL

from California

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Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

I got this drum set for Christmas about three years ago, and it plays better than it did then. I got rid of the Ludwig hardware and put my own Gibraltar with it. It's pretty good. Replace the heads after about a year and a half. Mine's the wine red color, and it makes people's jaws drop. Definitely a good drum set for beginners, the price is great too. For intermediate players, get better stands and a better kick pedal, and it sounds excellent. I use mine for gigs, studio recording, and just jamming with friends. I'm looking at buying a second one, actually. I'd like double bass drums and a second floor tom...that actually match. It's a great drum set, and you can't beat the price.

 
4.0

Great!

By John the Conquorer

from Cary, IL

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Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

Put on some high-quality coated heads (like Remo Emperors), tune the bass and toms low and the snare high, put a pillow in the bass, and get some moongels. Then, these drums will sound twice their price, if not better. A great deal.

 
5.0

Ludiwg drums

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

I have had my set for about 6 months and i love it. There have been no problems at all. The only thing is that one of the tom heads is now denting but that's my fault. I got this set as a blem and it still rocks!

 
5.0

Drummers Dream

By SHARP2272000

from INDIANAPOLIS

Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

I got this kit a few months ago , man is it tight. I`ve played all types of drums and for the price, you can`t beat it. Change the heads to some remos, BAM.

 
3.0

Review

By camrock

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

I have had this kit for over 4 years. I have been completely impressed by its overall quality. but.... recently I have ben playing the bass drum pedal a lot harder than I used to and the felt beater head just popped off. i wouldn't replace it just get a new pedal when you get the set.

 
5.0

The best starter set

By littledrummerboy-bPrPj

from Colorado

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Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

This was my first set and it is a very good set. It holds up very well.i have travelled a lot with my drumset and it still is in great condition. The only bad part was that the bass drum pedal falls apart pretty easy but everything else is great.

 
5.0

This is one of the greatest drumsets on the market

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

Ludwig has really outdone themselves. Great kit for everybody, from beginner to pro.

 
5.0

Expandable and Affordable

By Heveemetalfreek6

from Danville, PA

Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

I got this kit before I knew anything about drums... As I look around now at all these other drumkits I'm glad I got the Ludwig Accent. The place I bought it from put the drumset together so I just took it home and put it in my room. After two years it's still as beautiful as the day we met. I finally watched the included instructional video and learned how to tweak the heads. Since I've found this site, I've learned all of the possible things I could do to it... Add-on toms new cymbals (The ones included are planet z? whatever that is)and all kinds of good stuff. My only complaints are about the cymbals and pedal.

 
5.0

Accent power kit - 7 years later

By Paisteconvert

from North Carolina

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Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

Purchased one of the re-designed Accent kits in late-1999 for my then 12 year-old son. I played Leedy/Slingerlands back in the late-'60s and early-'70s, so I was reasonably aware of the needs of a beginning drumset player. Compared the Accent kit to Tama Swingstar, Yamaha DP and Pearl Forum. Accent had advantages with its tom mount, clamp-style brackets, 8-lug floor tom, larger diameter tubes for the stands and the price. Was impressed then, and remain impressed with the ball and rod double tom mount, which includes a built-in mount for a cymbal/accessory stand. While one of the Accent wingnuts stripped pretty immediately (Christmas morning...glad that I had some metric hex nuts from my motorcycle supplies), I replaced them with "T" nuts as provided on the cymbal stands and the mount has since been rock steady. The memory locks and clamp-style brackets for the mounted and floor toms have proven to be virtually bullet-proof and quite strong. While my son never experienced the slippage problems on the kickdrum spurs I ordered an extra set of memory locks for the tom mount and put them on the bass drum legs. They fit the spur rods perfectly and the brackets on the kick are the same as the ones on the toms so that the locks key right in...voila...no spur slippage and the kickdrum is in the same position every time that you set up. The stands (single-braced) have held up extremely well, though you do have to be a bit careful when folding the legs up, but once set up, the legs spread out far enough that stability has been no problem whether my now 20 year-old is playing them or I'm doing a bit of "practice." With the current Accent kits now including double-braced stands, I would see no reason to replace them with any other stands. Due to the price advantage, I was able to replace the then-questionable kick pedal with a Ludwig "classic" pedal, which has performed very well, without problems (though it isn't as adjustable as many of the pedals currently available). My son has also acquired a Pearl double-pedal and likes it alot, but I prefer the Ludwig single pedal (probably because I've adjusted it to my preference). We replaced the toms' batter heads with Remo Emperors and though the tuning was a bit fussy, the toms now sound very good. Put an Evans E-MAD head on the kick and it's now like a cannon! I'd certainly put the Accent kit with these heads up against a pre-suspension mount Tama Rockstar or Yamaha Stage Custom, as far as sound quality goes. The Accent snare sounded pretty good once I put a studio ring on it and the throw-off and strainer have worked well. I must admit, however, that my son generally uses the Acrolite snare that we purchased for him for school band...I understand that ithas been the 2nd most recorded snare drum for popular music since the early-'60s. All in all, an excellent kit for the price and one that can be made comparable to much more expensive drums with little effort or expense.

 
3.0

Its a pretty nice begginer set

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

this is a nice begginer set, i have used it, but the drummer that ownes it added a lot of upgrades on it. The toms sound great but the hardware isnt that great so you might want to get some new hardware for it. this thing can really rock out hard when you want it to, if you like to do that, i reccomend this drumset.

 
5.0

Pretty good....

By JazzySnazzy

from New Britain, PA

Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

This is a great set for beginners. It has the basic tom-toms, floor-tom, snare, hi-hats, and Crash-Ride.My opinion of this set is as follows:The snare drum is crap. It works well for a little while then it starts ringing no matter how you tune it. The toms are good. They are a little ringy(What I suggest to do is take off the bottom head and put a 5-6" piece of duct-tape on the inside of the top head). It gives you the deep, boom that a tom should have. The bass-drum is a little ringy too but a small quilt or blanket can take care of that(Open up the bass and just stick a folded blanket or quilt in). The Hi-hats are pretty good. They are a little clanky and dont always close all the way but sound good. The 18" Crash-Ride is crap. It is good for beginners but any experienced drummer will agree that a nice set of Sabians or something like 'em. When you hit the Crash-Ride, it rings like hitting a ride. NOT good for playing heavy rock or metal.Overall, this set is good. I have to say, with some new cymbals and some new drumheads, this set will improve and is fun to play on.Highly recommended for any enthusiastic beginner.

 
5.0

Good Set

By Iron Man

from P.A.

Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

This is a great set. The only thing wrong with this is the tom heads suck. I suggest replacing them with Remo Heads. Also I would suggest maybe sticking a pillow or blanket in the bass drum to avoid ringing. And definatly replace the cymbals cause those suck too. Other wise you get what you paid for. Good set.

 
5.0

I HAVE A LUDWIG (in a german accent)

By rock man-ph1V4

from Germany

Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

It is a good drumset for anyone that plays drums. I use this, a Gibraltar double pedal and Zildjian ZBT's. They go together like bologna and cheese!

 
5.0

sweeeeet

By megathorp 4-20

from b-ville VA

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Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

this set is sweet. i got it for Christmas and it is awesome! the only problems are that the rack toms sound kinda similar. but other then that, all you have to do is buy another cymbal stand and dampen the heads and your ready to roll. also, the pedal is a little flimsy so id suggest that you get a new one.

 
5.0

Well worth every penny!

By Jeff-F0jd1

from Richmond, VA

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Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

I'm an old school drummer and bought my first kit (a used no-name special) in 1969, paying about what I paid for this (adjusted for inflation.) Man oh man, what I would have given to have had a kit of this quality back then. Drummers starting out today don't know how good they have it.This is a superb set of tubs and the hardware far exceeds my expectations. The pedals aren't the best, but have great action, chain drives, and dual anchors for solid placement. I was planning on replacing the kick pedal with a Ghost, but after playing it for a few weeks, I'm going to hold off, at least until I can try out a Pearl P-2000.Mine included an ultra-cheesy throne, but it would do as a beginning throne for a sub 150 pounder. If you're an adult, or want some comfort, take a look at the Pulse Pro Saddle Throne. Trust me, your butt will thank you, and it easily rivals thrones selling for twice the price.There have been some comments about the head quality, let's set the record straight on that. It comes with Evans heads that aren't the best in the world, but they're far from being throwaways. Once they're properly tuned, they have a full rich sound and will serve you well. Tuning a less forgiving head can be a challenge, but once you get it down, it makes tuning better heads even easier.The snare really needs an internal muffler to help with the ringiness, but I was able to tame it with an old trick, a strip of felt stretched under the batter head. The stand is a solid compression style double-braced monster. The compression adjuster is a little on the small side and can be slippery, but that's a minor issue.The hardware is simply rock solid, and the Tom holders have a clamp to accommodate the Ludwig Cymbal Boom Arm. I bought a pair of Sonor Mini Boom Stands (another great value) with the kit to hold the extra cymbals I bought, and the result is a complete set of double braced hardware surrounding a sweet sounding, impressive looking kit. I bought it on sale, so for me the value was greater, but even at normal price it's a great deal. The Accent Power series hardware more than justifies the additional cost over the Accent base series. I bought this set to get back into playing after a 20 year layoff, and while my chops may be rusty, this kit is sheer inspiration, and a true pleasure to play.

 
4.0

Good set for beginner, intermediate drummer!

By Chris.

from Bonita, CA

Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

This is a great drumset if you put the right stuff on it. Don't use the Ludwig Heads that come stock, but instead buy some Remos or Evans. I put Evans on top and Remos on bottom. The sound quality increases alot! It's alot better than the step-down drumset made by Ludwig. Great buy!

 
5.0

Awesome

By Jim-H-j7I

from Clearwater, FL

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Comments about Ludwig Accent 5-Piece Power Drum Set:

I have owned this kit for a little over a year and I'm impressed. It sounds great, the pedals are awesome, and it is great for a beginning drummer. The only problems are the heads. They sound great, but get worn easily. Just switch to Remo heads and you're good to go. All in all, it's a great kit. Bravo Ludwig!

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