Become a Better Drummer, Faster
When you’re serious about drumming, you need a kit to match your ambition. The V-Drums TD-17 series lets your technique shine through, backed up with training tools to push you further. Combining a TD-50-class sound engine with newly developed pads results in an affordable electronic drum kit that’s authentically close to playing acoustic drums – accurately mirroring the physical movement, stick coordination and hand/foot control that every drummer needs. Meanwhile, an array of built-in coaching functions will track your technique, measure your progress and increase your motivation. Becoming a better drummer is still hard work, but the TD-17 can help you get there.
Authentic Playing Feel and Skill-Building Tools
If you regularly play acoustic drums, you shouldn’t have to change your playing style to use an electronic drum kit. You can use the same playing techniques you’d use on an acoustic kit, without compromise, thanks to the large 12-inch snare* and a natural feeling hi-hat** that can even be mounted on an acoustic hi-hat stand. And being based on the flagship TD-50 sound engine, the sounds faithfully reproduce the character and tone of acoustic drums, with lightning fast response time. PDX-12 12” snare pad included with TD-17KV/TD-17KV-L and TD-17KVX only**VH-10 hi-hats included with TD-17KVX model only
The Essential Tools to Improve Your Drumming
First thing’s first: drummers should be able to keep a solid beat before moving on to the exciting stuff. But mastering the basics is exciting too, as it provides a solid foundation for building your skills, not forgetting that tracking your progress is highly motivating too. The TD-17 module includes a Coach Mode to support your daily exercise regime. You can warm up, develop your sense of groove, tempo and timing, and even work on your stamina – all with a score that tells you how you’re doing.
Join Your Favorite BandNo Audition Necessary
Although playing endless drum solos is undeniably fun, it only takes you so far. Push your drumming further by playing along with your favorite bands, or rehearse the tunes you’ll be playing on stage. Wirelessly stream favorite songs from your smartphone to the TD-17 via Bluetooth audio, and hear the entire performance through your headphones. You can even record your performance and then listen back, to decide where you need to improve.*TD-17KV-L and TD-17K-L do not support Bluetooth.
Preparing To Play Live
When rehearsing, it’s important to play with the same familiar drum sounds that you’ll be using on stage. The TD-17 includes a variety of expressive modelled drum sounds inherited from the flagship TD-50, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect drum sound as you prepare for the gig.
Learn At Your Own Pace with Online Lessons and Desktop Applications
Aside from studying with a drum teacher, there are plenty of online drum lessons or computer-based learning methods. The TD-17 is designed to help you improve – however you like to learn.
- Drum sound module: TD-17 x 1
- Snare: PDX-12 x 1
- Tom: PDX-8 x 3
- Hi-hat: VH-10 x 1
- Crash: CY-12C x 2
- Ride: CY-13R x 1
- Kick: KD-10 x 1
- Drum stand: MDS series *2
Extra trigger input jack2 (AUX, CRASH 2) *1
- Sound module mount
- AC adaptor
- Special connection cable
- Connection cable
- Drum key
- Knob bolt (for PDX-12)
- Absorption plate (for VH-10)
- Lockable tie (for VH-10)
- Setup guide
- Owner’s manuals
Options (sold separately)
- Cymbal mount: MDY series
- Pad mount: MDH series
- Personal drum monitor: PM series
- V-Drums accessory package: DAP-3X
- V-Drums mat: TDM series
- Noise eater: NE-100, NE-10
- Hi-hat stand
- Kick pedal
- SD card
Size (including Sound module, Kick pad, Kick pedal､Cymbals, Hi-hat stand and Drum throne)
- Width (1,300mm / 51-3/16 inches)
- Depth (1,100mm / 43-5/16 inches)
- Height (1,200mm / 47-1/4 inches)
- Weight (24.8kg / 54 lbs 11oz)
- *1 CRASH 2 jack is used for CY-12C of 2nd crash cymbal
- *2 MDS-4KVX is recommended.