A corollary to the old adage that good things come in small packages would be the new X3 Bee Bopp drum set from Peace Musical. Since not every venue can accommodate a drum set with a large footprint, and many gigs can be played handily with a smaller, more portable kit, the compact, 4-pc. X3 is ideal for many applications.
The X3 Bee- Bopp fills the bill without sacrificing sound quality, playability, or looks. All four included drums, an 18" x 16" bass drum, 5.5" x 14" snare drum, 12" x 8" tom, and 14" x 12" floor tom, have 9-ply all maple shells, and each stands independently for sonic clarity and optimum projection. The two toms come with Crescent mounts for improved shell resonance, and the kit also includes the DA-143 Bass Drum Lift, a hip little device that elevates the batter side of the 18" bass drum so the beater strikes dead center on the head for maximum volume and sweetest sound.
The kit is available in three striking lacquer finishes, Iceburn Sparkle, Strawberry Fields, and Aqua Marine. A heavy-duty chain-drive bass drum pedal, snare stand, tom stand, hi-hat stand, and dual purpose straight/boom cymbal stand are included.
Suggested list price is $1699.