Roland TD-50 Buyer's Guide
With exclusive options and bundle savings, your TD-50KV is at Kraft Music
What You Can Expect
As one of the leading electronic drum dealers in the U.S., Kraft Music and our team of V-Drums experts are here to advise you every step of the way toward the purchase of your new TD-50 kit.
This video, featuring Kraft Music's own Michael Jones, shows you the options and service you can expect when purchasing your Roland TD-50KV from Kraft Music.
Roland's standard TD-50KV configuration uses a traditional "one up, two down" five-piece setup, mirroring an acoustic kit with a single rack tom and two floor toms. Kraft Music also offers the TD-50KV in a variety of unique kit configurations. Depending on your needs and preferences, you can choose the standard five-piece set, a custom six-piece kit, or the five- or six-piece kit with a full-size kick drum.
Roland's standard TD-50KV configuration, the five-piece kit provides a basic foundation with enough options to appeal to a wide range of drummers. The standard KD-140 kick tower keeps the footprint manageable when space is a concern.
The TD-50KV six-piece configuration adds an extra rack tom for a total of four tom pads. The additional PD-108-BC mesh-head V-Pad matches the TD-50KV's stock tom pads, integrating seamlessly into the kit. Using the KD-140 kick tower, this six-piece configuration uses the same floor space as the five-piece!
This custom configuration adds a full-size 22" kick drum shell with Roland's KD-A22 kick drum converter system for a kit that shares the silhouette of an acoustic drum set up on stage – not to mention the solid feel of a real bass drum on the floor in front of you. The KD-140 kick tower is still included for times when space is tight in the van or on the drum riser.
The Ultimate: a six-piece configuration with a full-size kick drum. This configuration offers all the versatility of a six-piece drum set with the solid feel and traditional appearance of the KD-A22 kick drum converter in a real bass drum shell. As with the five-piece, the KD-140 is included as standard equipment from Roland, giving you even more setup options.
Custom Shell Wraps
While the TD-50KV looks great in its standard Black Chrome finish, drummers love to customize. When you purchase your TD-50KV from Kraft Music, you have the option of selecting a set of custom shell wraps at no additional cost – even for the six-piece kits. Your choices include a number of simulated woodgrain finishes and a variety of bright sparkle colors, all of which offer a superb appearance and a signature look for your kit. Pick your favorite, and if you want we'll even install them for you!
Module Firmware and Custom Kit Updates
Roland is always making improvements to the TD-50 module by revising the operating system. You'd normally need an SD card and a card reader to perform the update process, but we can take care of that for you! At your request, we'll make sure that your module is updated with the latest firmware before it leaves the Kraft Music warehouse.
Additionally, Roland has collaborated with top-tier V-Drums artists to create custom drum kits especially for the TD-50 module. Like the OS update, these "Artist-Tuned" kits are available as a free download from Roland, and we're happy to load them into your module before it ships. These custom kits are an extra bonus on top of the factory preset kits – they don't replace any of the factory kits, and they can be further customized or removed at any time.
Bundles – We Make it Easy
Anywhere you look on KraftMusic.com you'll see bundles, and it's no different with the TD-50. Kraft Music bundles offer great deals on your drum set and all the hardware you need. While we build each bundle to appeal to a wide range of players, any bundle component can be customized or upgraded: single or double kick drum pedals, hi-hat stands, snare drum stands, thrones, headphones – even drumsticks! We carry drum hardware and accessories from manufacturers such as DW, Gibraltar, Pearl, TAMA, Vic Firth, Yamaha, and more.
Once you've decided on your preferred kit configuration and picked out your favorite shell wrap, the next step is choosing the bundle that works best for you.
In addition to the drum set itself, our TD-50KV Drum Essentials Bundle includes a selection of vital hardware and accessory items, plus some handy extras. There are a few pieces of hardware that Roland doesn't supply with the kit, so the Drum Essentials Bundle has you covered with a single bass drum pedal, hi-hat stand, snare stand, throne, headphones, drum set dust cover, stick holder, an SD card for backing up and transferring custom kit data, audio and USB cables, and sticks.
Our TD-50KV Complete Drum Bundle builds on the Drum Essentials Bundle, adding a pair of powered speakers and upgrading to a double bass drum pedal from a single. The Complete Drum Bundle's included powered speakers can be set up as a stereo amplification system for the kit or as dual stage monitors in a live setting, giving you flexibility for any performance situation. You'll also receive a hi-hat stand, snare stand, throne, headphones, dust cover, stick holder, SD card, audio and USB cables, and sticks.
This video offers a brief overview of the TD-50KV assembly process. A link to a more detailed, step-by-step assembly video will be sent along with your order confirmation.
Other Ways to Experience the TD-50
While the flagship TD-50KV is at the top of most wish lists, it's not the only way to experience its expressive capabilities and lifelike sounds. Listed below are a handful of options demonstrating the flexibility of Roland's TD-50 series.
Still searching for that perfect setup? Get in touch with one of our V-Drums-expert Sales Advisors to discuss your ideal configuration today!
A limited edition, 6-piece TD-50KV kit with a custom wrap, 22" bass drum, and Randall May International MAATS AIRlift rack. The May rack provides easy pad positioning and acoustic drum set response from the toms.
The TD-50KVX trades out the TD-50KV's KD-140 kick tower for the KD-220 bass drum with a 22" wooden shell for acoustic feel and visual presence. The TD-50KVX kit ships in standard Black Chrome shell wraps.
The TD-50K offers much of the power of the TD-50KV in a more compact layout ideal for studio and home use. It includes the same digital snare and ride as the TD-50KV, while the rest of the pads are slightly smaller.
The TD-50K180 brings the commanding stage presence and familiar feel of a full-size kick drum to the compact TD-50K layout thanks to its included 18-inch acoustic bass drum shell with Roland kick trigger electronics.
The TD-50K V-Drums Compact 4pc is a Kraft Music exclusive custom kit. Using standard hardware and a real bass drum shell, this four-piece setup provides a compact, flexible footprint and traditional drum set appearance.