The Roland TD-17KVX V-Drums electronic drum set offers some of Roland’s best V-Drum features in a compact e-kit. The TD-17KVX has all the essentials: Quality sounds, a cutting-edge module, expansive mesh pads, hi-hats that can mount on a real hi-hat stand, and a kick pad that fits with your bass drum pedal of choice.* On top of that, this e-kit features a specialized snare pad with a wide surface and lower rim. The ride is also an upgrade, with three zones of triggers. The result is a more natural feel. Guitar Center recommends this kit for players who want to upgrade to a premium e-kit, without reaching into the highest price range.

Roland TD-17KVX V-Drums Electronic Drum Set Main Features

  • Electronic mesh drum kit with large PDX-12 snare pad and CY-13R ride
  • Module with LCD screen, 310 instruments, ambience, custom kits and effects
  • Connectors include two extra trigger inputs, direct out, MIDI out, Bluetooth and more
  • Also includes three dual-zone mesh toms, kick pad, two crashes and hi-hat

Larger Snare and Ride Pads for Authentic Feel

All the pads on the TD-17KVX feature Roland’s famous mesh heads, unbeaten in their realism and precision. But what’s special is the pairing of snare and ride. The upgraded PDX-12 snare pad is not only wider, but also built with a lower profile. This design mimics the shallowness of an acoustic snare hoop. Rim shots feel just right. The ride cymbal is expanded, too. It contains three trigger zones—bell, bow, edge. Some of the most subtle playing happens between the snare and ride. This e-kit makes it possible.

Built Around a Big Brain

The Roland TD-17 module takes features from the flagship TD-50. This begins with the revamped library of 310 sounds. Each sound is selected from the library of the TD-50 to create 50 preset kits. And, for the first time at this price level, the TD-17 allows players to import their own sounds. There’s space to design another 50 custom user kits, using those built-in and imported samples. Once created, these kits can play in 25 different “rooms” to adjust the ambience. Dial in 30 multi-effects to create unique combinations of sounds. Tune the drums freely. The results can be stored in the library for later tweaking.

Easy Connectivity With Inputs, Outputs and Bluetooth

Roland designed the TD-17KVX to combine quality and flexibility. All the essential ports and jacks are on the back. This includes two extra trigger inputs to add more pads, stereo audio outputs, MIDI out, USB, Mix In, headphone jack and more. But the real game changer is Bluetooth audio and MIDI. Connect to the kit via a smartphone or computer and play along to any audio. This makes it easy to record with backing tracks, or just jam to some favorite songs. It’s also handy for online lessons.

Coaching Tools to Learn and Improve

Many players turn to e-kits for quiet practice. The TD-17KVX is perfect for that function, and not just because of the quality sounds and Bluetooth connectivity. This e-kit has a powerful learning tool called Coach Mode. Among other features, Coach Mode can notify you if you’re rushing, dragging or staying right on the metronome. It can also record and analyze your performance, displaying a percentage score for how well you kept time. It’s like having a teacher right next to you.

*Hi-hat stand and kick drum pedal sold separately.
  • TD-17 drum module
  • PDX-12 dual-trigger mesh snare pad
  • Three PDX-8 dual-trigger mesh tom pads
  • KD-10 Kick trigger pad
  • Two CY-12C dual-trigger crash V-Cymbals
  • CY-13R three-way ride V-Cymbal
  • VH-10 V-Hi-Hat
  • MDS-COM drum stand
  • Hi-hat stand and bass drum pedal sold separately
      Drum Kits
      • 100 (Preset: 50)
      • 310
      User Sample
      • Internal memory size: 32MB/100 User Samples (includes preloaded factory samples)/Total sound length: 295 seconds in mono, 148 seconds in stereo.
      • File Format: WAV (44.1kHz, 16/24-bit)
      Kit Effects
      • Ambience: 25 types
      • Multi-effect: 30 types
      • Pad EQ: Can be assigned to each pad
      Master Effects
      • Bass (EQ), Treble (EQ)
      • Version 4.2/Supports A2DP (Audio) and MIDI over Bluetooth
      Song Player
      • File format: WAV (44.1kHz, 16/24-bit) and MP3 (*2)
      • Recording method: Real time
      • Maximum length: 60 minutes (Temporary recording length: 3 minutes)
      • TRIGGER INPUT connector (DB-25 type): Kick, Snare, Tom1, Tom2, Tom3, Hi-Hat, Crash1, Ride, Ride Bell, Hi-Hat Control
      • Extra Trigger Input jacks: 2 (AUX, CRASH2) (stereo 1/4" phone type)
      • OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R) (stereo 1/4" phone type)
      • PHONES jack (stereo 1/4" phone type)
      • MIX IN jack (stereo miniature phone type)
      • SDHC SD Card Slot
      • MIDI OUT connector
      • USB COMPUTER port
      • Hi-Speed USB (USB-MIDI, USB-Audio)
      • 128 x 64 backlit LCD
      Power Supply
      • AC Adaptor (DC 9V)
      Current Draw
      • 490 mA
      Dimensions (WxDxH)
      • 223 x 196 x 65 mm, 8-13/16" x 7-3/4" x 2-9/16"
      • 0.9 kg/2 lb. (excluding AC adaptor)
      Included Accessories
      • Sound module mount, smartphone tray holder, AC adaptor, multi-pin (DB-25) cable harness and owner’s manual