The Roland Acoustic Design 506 V-Drums electronic drum set is more than an upgrade—it redefines what an e-kit can be. Until now, Guitar Center has found that even the best e-kits can suffer from the stigma of taking them on stage. The “acoustic” drum look has always reigned supreme. After years of experimentation, Roland realized that you just can’t fake it. The Roland VAD 506 kit features real wood shells, built to full depth and diameter and fitted with chrome hardware. Audiences will recognize the classic five-piece configuration, finished in chrome for the snare and black sparkle for the toms and kick. The hi-hat and kick drum are even compatible with the player's preferred stand and pedals, and the snare mounts on a standard snare stand (hi-hat stand, snare stand and kick pedal sold separately). And with the latest Roland sound module and digital sensor technology, this e-kit is more versatile than an acoustic kit could ever be.
Roland Acoustic Design 506 V-Drums Main Features
Deep wood shells on 10 and 12” rack toms, 14” floor tom and 20” kick, plus 14” digital snare finished in chrome and cymbal pads: hi-hat, two crashes and 18” ride
Cutting-edge digital sensors on snare drum and ride cymbal, combined with Prismatic Sound Modeling for a natural, nuanced response
TD-27 module with an extensive sound library, 28-channel USB audio interface, Bluetooth, teaching functions, advanced sound editing and more
Premium touches include double-braced chrome cymbal stands, chrome hoops, lugs and badges, plus a sleek Midnight Sparkle wrap finish
Real Wood Shells and Textured Cymbal Pads in Acoustic Sizes
The Roland VAD 506 V-Drums electronic kit makes any drummer feel instantly at home. It features Roland’s most advanced V-Drum pads, arranged in an acoustic configuration: 14" stainless steel snare, plus 10" and 12" rack toms, 14" floor tom and a 20" kick constructed with full-depth wood shells. This means they look perfectly at home on stage or in the studio. They also offer the same weighted response drummers expect from acoustic drums. A full complement of cymbal pads includes a 12" hi-hat, 14" and 16" crashes (both with thin profiles and textured finishes) and an 18" ride, for superior playability and natural appearance. The hi-hats mount on any standard hi-hat stand, and the kick is compatible with the player's choice of kick pedal (not included).
Digital Sensor Technology on 14” Snare Drum and 18” Ride Cymbal
Roland’s cutting-edge digital sensors bring even deeper realism to the V-Drums experience. The digital snare and ride pads connect to the TD-27 module via USB cables, allowing the sensors to work with the sound engine to create unprecedented realism. Drummers can apply their skills to these pads in a completely natural way, and they will respond in kind. Ghost notes, rim shots and cross stick playing on the snare are precisely detected and translated. The ride offers wide tonal range and the ability to subtly mute with just a touch of the bow or bell. Gone are the days of cycling through simple trigger sounds—these pads are dynamic, responding to every touch.
Upgraded Module With Huge Sound Library, Easy Connectivity and Deep Editing
Building on the flagship TD-50, the TD-27 module is a high-tech workhorse. It’s filled with drums that live and breathe like acoustic instruments. It begins with samples from high-end drums, percussion and cymbals—both vintage and modern—in world-class recording studios. Then, Roland applies their Prismatic Sound Modeling technology, making samples behave in complex ways based on how they’re played. The TD-27 is not a library of canned sounds—each kit is a full-bodied instrument with a wide range of adjustment options. Just like the shells themselves, these adjustments are intuitive for any drummer. Swap the head types, adjust the tuning, apply damping, tweak the snare wire tension, even adjust the position of the microphones, all from within the module. Add a full range of studio effects like compressors, reverbs, delays and more, and the TD-27 is a recording studio disguised as an acoustic kit. Diverse connectors and Bluetooth make it easy to export these sounds wherever you need them, or just play along with your favorite tracks straight from your phone.
All the Bells and Whistles of a High-End Acoustic Kit
Advanced tech aside, sometimes it’s the little things that matter. Most drummers wouldn’t dream of taking the stage without hardware they can trust and a finish that looks great under the lights. The Roland VAD 506 features double-braced chrome stands for the cymbals, with mounts for the toms. These are not mock-ups. They’re made with real steel tubing with boom attachments, rubber feet, textured floor tom legs, you name it. And the chrome extends to the flanged hoops, tension rods, lugs and mounts. The snare boasts classic stainless-steel plating. And to finish it all off, the wood shells feature a Midnight Sparkle wrap finish. Sleek from afar, vibrant up close, the Roland Acoustic Design 506 lets any player take the stage with confidence.
- Five-piece electronic drum kit with full-size wood shells and double-braced chrome stands
- TD-27 sound module with advanced Prismatic Sound Modeling derived from the flagship TD-50
- 14” PD-140DS digital snare and 18” CY-18DR digital ride cymbal with high-resolution, multi-sensor triggering
- 10” PDA100-MS rack tom, 12” PDA120-MS rack tom, 14” PDA140F-MS floor tom and 20” KD-200-MS kick
- Midnight Sparkle wrap finishes
- Additional cymbal pads include 12” VH-10 V-Hi-Hat, 14” CY-14C-T crash and 16” CY-16R-T crash/ride
- Drum in inspiring sound spaces with newly developed PureAcoustic Ambience Technology
- Hands-on interface for quick-and-easy selecting and personalizing drum sounds
- Import custom WAV samples via an SD card
- Stereo mix output and two assignable outputs for sending individual drum sounds to a PA mixer
- Integrated 28-channel USB audio interface for professional computer music production
- Three auxiliary trigger inputs for easy kit expansion
- Onboard Bluetooth for drumming with music from a smartphone or laptop
- Built-in practice functions for developing drumming skills