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By: Franco Fillipan from Chicago, IL USA
Your general opinion of this product.
Having played drums for over 40 years it was by way of my doctor I got involved in playing again. I get a very good aerobic workout playing between 1 1/2 to 2 hrs daily and it is enjoyable to be back.
I have to say I am delighted in the value for the money paid and the only major complaint is the cymbals they sound like dinner gongs. The drums are of a good construction and look like they will hold up. I remember long ago when I played I broke 4 Speed King pedals and Ludwig would not give me anymore replacements but with the advent of DW pedals and chains we'll see how this goes. It also was nice to get the whole kit delivered with all the hardware and even throne when at other times you'll only get the drums themselves minus hardware.
If your a beginner or a seasoned pro like my self to have as a practice kit I believe you can't go wrong because it's definitely better then Mom's pot's and pan's and in my case the wife is glad to have me out of the house just doing what I always loved.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
The shells and rims look like typical Ludwig quality I will probably have to work with the snare strainer to get a bit sharper note but on the whole we will see if it can take the likes of Zeppelin and my right foot and hard hitting.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
Best features are the complete kit with Hardware that is a plus to drummers who often only purchase the drums then pay twice as much to get Cymbals and Stands.
How is the tone?
Tone is typical Ludwig I will know more with tuning but the response is sharp and the snare though factory tuned low I believe can be caressed into a nice sharp crack
The basic black flake finish is nice I wasn't after glamour I was after a set that makes you work on timing, rhythm, and technique and it seems ready.
Was this item an overall good value?
The value is outstanding and I believe the price was more than fair.