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Roland's new TD-17 V-Drums could actually make you a better drummer

Built-in Coach Mode, new pads and more

Roland has revealed its TD-17 V-Drum series, a new range of kits that expands significantly upon the successful TD-11 range, adding all-new pads and funcionality. 

Perhaps most excitingly for developing drummers, the built-in Coach Mode offers lessons and exercises, and will track your progress, scoring you as you develop across a range of techniques and skills, including stamina, timing and groove. 

At the heart of the range sits a version of Roland's flagship sound engine, the TD50, preloaded with 50 premium preset kits, and offering editing facilities and full import options. 

The TD-17 also features bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to stream your favourite tracks directly to headphones via the sound engine.

Hardware-wise, the TD-17 has all-new kick, 12-inch snare and hi-hat pads, and is available globally in three configurations, starting at £879/$999.

TD-17KVX
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-4KVX x 1

TD-17KV
Sound Module: TD-17 x 1; Snare: PDX-12 x 1; Tom: PDX-8 x 3; Hi-Hat: CY-5 x 1; Hi-Hat control pedal: FD-9 x 1; Crash: CY-8 x 1; Ride: CY-8 x 1; Kick: KD-10 x 1; Drum Stand: MDS-4V x 1

TD-17K-L
Sound Module: TD-17-L x 1; Snare: PDX-8 x 1; Tom: PD-8A x 3; Hi-hat: CY-5 x 1; Hi-hat control pedal: FD-9 x 1; Crash: CY-8 x 1; Ride: CY-8 x 1; Kick: KD-10 x 1; Drum Stand: MDS-4V x 1

For more details, head over to Roland's TD-17 site now.

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