This is the new Simmons SD500 Electronic Drum Kit. This new offering by Simmons (Guitar Center) looks to be a new budget/entry level kit. Much of the styling of the SD500 seems to be borrowed from their popular SD1000 line. The Street price of the SD500 is $499.00. What really stands out on this kit to me is the rack and configuration of the set itself. Using the four post rack set-up is a great feature that is not normally available at this price range.
I think this is a good move by Simmons (Guitar Center). Since the styling of the SD500 is borrowed from their more popular SD1000 line, it brings a sense of cohesiveness in the Simmons line that didn’t exist just a couple of years ago. Right now, the main information for the SD500 is located on the sales page of GuitarCenter.com website: www.guitarcenter.com/Simmons-SD500