Since the Ludwig breakbeats drumkit only comes with velvet bags ( better off to use them as mutes while throwing them over the drums like old t-shirts) I found some beato bags, 100$ for the whole set but bare bones, only a soft shell albeit better than the Ludwig ones. It is a step up, they are floating around there somewhere on the internet.
Ha! You guys are too prideful. No one is paying attention to the kit at all--except us! As long as there is a beat, no lay person would care. Anyway, for what it is, the pearl kit sounds pretty darn good...and my back is too old to haul out heavy gear any more. One trip to the car and you're dunzo.
I suppose you could make the case for busking but it just doesn't seem very inspiring or fun to play. And let's be honest, most of us are playing for the enjoyment of it. And no way that gets heard at all in a bar setting.
Not really sure I see the point. I had a Pearl Midtown that I thought was a great low-cost gig set, you can even buy a single bag to fit the entire kit into- and you can actually hear the bass drum!