Breakbeats by Ludwig marks the return of Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson to the drums of his youth. With a setup compact enough for an apartment, cab and a coffeehouse, Breakbeats by Ludwig are an ideal companion for the gigging, urban percussionist.

The driving force behind these drums are the 7-ply poplar shells that produce punchy, focused attack with dry, clipped resonance. A 45-degree bearing edge ensures quick, classic shell response, while triple-flanged hoops will endure the best rimshots you can produce. Positioned on an included lift for optimum reach, Breakbeat’s 16″ x 14″ bass drum, 13″ x 13″ floor tom, 10″ x 7″ tom and 14″ x 5″ matching wood snare not only fit into tight places, but also break down quickly.

This shell pack also includes velvet storage bags for a convenient transport option. Additionally, you can use the bags to reduce volume by draping each bag over each drum. Available in three durable wrap finishes, Breakbeats by Questlove has a footprint as “tight” as their namesake.

Cymbals and hardware sold separately.

Ludwig Breakbeats by Questlove 4pc Shell Pack





  • Bass drum(s): 16″ x 14″
  • Tom(s): 10″ x 7″
  • Floor tom(s): 13″ x 13″
  • Snare: 14″ x 5″


  • Shell material: 7-ply Poplar
  • Bearing edge: 45°

An affordable kit that lives up to its design, this kit will suit any style of ‘groove’ player and is even a great quality set for kids. Breakbeats offers a cohesive package of portability, sound and all-round style!