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    Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:22:39

    The Roots' ?uestlove Partners With Ludwig - It's for Breakbeats by ?Questlove, a sound kit!

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    • The Roots - NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 15: Black Thought and The Roots perform at GQ & LeBron James NBA All Star Party Sponsored By Samsung Galaxy And Beats at Ogden Museum's Patrick F. Taylor Library on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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    Calling all audiophiles. This news is about to make your year.

    Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson has partnered with Ludwig to present Breakbeats by ?uestlove. The artist, who has dabbled in everything from producing to taking on the culinary world, has lent his entrepreneurial spirit to Ludwig to create Breakbeats. The kit was created for artists who are serious about sound but restricted with space to express their voice. ?uestlove and Ludwig understand and have the solution. Breakbeats by ?uestlove is a portable, compact, quality sound kit that provides you the fullness to make your pulse heard.

    "I wanted to build a device that was apartment-friendly and compact for the street musician. Also something that was quality-sounding," said ?uestlove. "A gritty, raw, 'Break-able' kit for gigging in clubs that you can fit in a cab."

    What a brilliant concept, but then again, we expect that from members of the Roots! Philly, yo!

    The following deets are for audiophiles, tech geeks, gadget freaks and sound nerds!

    The multi-purpose, versatile kit was designed with the city and small spaces in mind but plays like a full-sized kit emanating traditional, virtuous tone and volume. With its compact 14x16” bass drum, 7x10”tom, 5x14” wood snare drum, 7-ply hardwood shell, vintage kit look, and velvet storage bags this is a must have to any drummer on the move. From drumming with The Roots, to serving as Musical Director at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, to producing and working with some of the greatest artists in the biz, Ahmir has his hands full, and because of this, he wanted to bring a drum kit to musicians like himself who are constantly evolving. Now, drummers can create heartfelt beats on the fly and have their sound heard at gigs, on the street or in an apartment. Breakbeats is sold exclusively in the USA at Guitar Center, the nation's largest musical instrument retailer, and available through Ludwig dealers worldwide.

    Buy the kit at GuitarCenter.com.

    Will you nab the kit?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    02.12.13



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