Roland VAD503 V-Drums Acoustic Design Electronic Drum Kit

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All the glamour of an acoustic kit, none of the hassle! Built around the dynamic TD-27 sound module, the Roland VAD503 V-Drums kit looks authentic on stage.

When you need the glamour and presence of a full acoustic drum set on stage -- but with the convenience and control of electronic drums -- the VAD503 is the perfect solution. This premium 'one-up, one-down' kit features wooden shells with full depth and diameter, exquisitely finished and mounted on double-braced chrome stands for a look that will have the audience convinced you're playing acoustic drums. Roland's advanced digital sensor technology and dynamic TD-27 drum module provide the sound and response to match, making sure every stroke, ghost note, roll, and swell is fully expressed in incredible detail.

An Immersive Acoustic Drumming Experience

With the impressive looks, familiar layout, and inspiring playability of a high-end acoustic kit, the VAD503 makes any drummer feel instantly at home. There's a 14" stainless steel snare, plus 10" rack tom, a 14" floor tom, and a 20" kick constructed with full-depth wood shells, adding to the authenticity and providing genuine acoustic feel under the stick and beater. A full complement of cymbals includes a 12" V-Hi-Hat, 14" crash (with thin profile and textured finish), and an 18" ride for superior playability and natural appearance on stage.

14" Digital Snare and 18" Digital Ride Cymbal

Roland's cutting-edge digital pad technology brings even deeper realism to the V-Drums experience. The digital snare and ride pads connect to the TD-27 module via USB cables, working together with the sound engine to deliver the most read more natural expression, allowing your drumming skills to be heard in incredible detail. Multiple sensors and lightning-fast processing provide amazing response, enabling you to play genuine techniques in the most natural way. Ghost notes, rim shots, and cross stick playing on the snare are precisely detected and translated, while the ride offers wide tonal range and the ability to subtly mute with just a touch of the bow or bell.

Hear the VAD 503 in action in this video from Roland:

The Natural Feel of Acoustic Drums

Roland's legendary multi-ply, tension-adjustable mesh heads contribute significantly to the authentic playing feel, giving you stick rebound that's customizable for your individual playing style. And when you bury the beater into the specially designed kick drum, you physically move air inside the shell, creating air pressure and resistance that feels remarkably like playing an acoustic kick.


- Four-piece V-Drums Acoustic Design 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 for unparalleled dynamics and accurate positional detection
- 10" PDA100-MS rack tom, 14" PDA140F-MS floor tom, and 20" KD-200-MS kick with custom chrome hardware and Midnight Sparkle wraps
- Additional cymbal pads include 12" VH-10 V-Hi-Hat and 14" CY-14C-T crash
- Drum in inspiring sound spaces with newly developed PureAcoustic Ambience TechnologyHands-on interface for quick-and-easy selecting and personalizing drum sounds
- Import your own 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
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Kit configuration:
- Drum sound module: TD-27 x 1
- Snare: PD-140DS x 1
- Tom1: PDA100-MS x 1
- Tom3: PDA140F-MS x 1
- Hi-hat: VH-10 x 1
- Crash1: CY-14C-T x 1
- Ride: CY-18DR x 1
- Kick: KD-200-MS x 1
- Drum combination stand: DCS-10 x 1
- Drum boom stand: DBS-10 x 1
- All purpose clamp: APC-10 x 1
- Extra trigger input jack 4 (AUX1-AUX3, CRASH 2)

- 1,700 (W) x 1,400 (D) x 1,200 (H) mm
- 66-15/16 (W) x 55-1/8 (D) x 47-1/4 (H) inches

Weight: 42 kg / 92 lbs 10 oz

- Sound module mount
- AC adaptor
- Special connection cable
- Drum key
- Setup guide

*This package does not include a kick pedal, a snare stand, a hi-hat stand, a drum throne, and a SD card.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-890-3700

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