Paiste and Yamaha have teamed up to help kick off Modern Drummer’s fortieth year with this incredible contest valued at over $5,000!

Yamaha five-piece Stage Custom Birch acoustic drumset with Yamaha 700 Series hardware
Yamaha five-piece Stage Custom Birch acoustic drumset with Yamaha 700 Series hardware

First Prize: The Yamaha DTX502 Hybrid Pack and your choice of six Paiste PST X cymbals.

The Yamaha DTX502 Hybrid Pack consists of a five-piece Stage Custom Birch acoustic drumset with Yamaha 700 Series hardware, a DTX502 module, two acoustic drum triggers, and two electronic drum pads: the TP70 7″ single-zone pad and the XP80 8″ three-zone pad, plus three clamps, two tom ball holders, and cables.

Second Prize: Your choice of three Paiste PST X cymbals.

The Paiste PST X cymbals are a collection of effects cymbals. The core of the PST X set is made up of the Swiss models, cymbals that Paiste says achieve a noisy, dirty, and trashy sound quality by the use of specific layouts and varied sizes for the holes. PST X cymbals are made in Switzerland from 2002 bronze, brass and aluminum.

Available: 14″, 16″, and 18″ Swiss Thin Crash, 18″ Swiss Medium Crash, and 14″ Swiss Flanger Crash; 9″ and 10″ Pure Bell; 10″, 14″, and 16″ Swiss Hats; 10″ Swiss Splash; and 14″ Swiss Flanger Stack.

OFFICIAL RULES – MODERN DRUMMER PUBLICATIONS, INC. – 1. COMMENCEMENT AND TERMINATION DATES. The Modern Drummer/Yamaha-Paiste Contest commences December 1, 2015 and ends at GMT-4, February 29, 2016. 2. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, visit and locate the Yamaha-Paiste link on the contest page and complete the entry form. One entry per email address permitted. 3. DRAWING. GRAND PRIZE DRAWING: A random drawing of all entries will be held on March 9, 2016. Each entry has an equal chance to win. Winners will be notified by phone or email on or before March 10, 2016. The odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. 4. PRIZES. First Prize — One (1) winner will receive from Yamaha: one (1) Yamaha DTX Hybrid Pack that consists of a 5-piece Stage Custom Birch acoustic drum set with Yamaha 700 Series hardware, (1) DTX502 module, two (2) acoustic drum triggers, two (2) electronic drum pads, three (3) clamps, two (2) tom ball holders, and cables. From Paiste: Winner will choose six (6) Paiste PST X cymbals from the PST X line. Approximate retail value of First Prize $4,159. Second Prize — One (1) winner will choose three (3) Paiste PST X cymbals from the PST X line. Approximate retail value $888. Approximate retail value of contest: $5,050. 5. GENERAL CONDITIONS. The Modern Drummer Contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada, fourteen (14) years of age or older; provided, that participants under 18 years old require parental or guardian consent to participate. VOID IN QUEBEC, CANADA; FLORIDA; NEW YORK, AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Employees of Modern Drummer (the “Sponsor”), Yamaha Corporation of America, Paiste Cymbals and any of their respective affiliated companies and the immediate families of each are not eligible. Potential prize winners may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability and publicity release. If any winner is a minor in either the home state of the winner, or the state in which the prize is claimed, his or her parent or legal guardian will also be required to sign the affidavit and release. Failure by any such person to sign and return any such forms within fourteen (14) days of delivery to his or her address, or the return of notification, prize information, or the prize as undeliverable may result in a disqualification of the potential prize winner. Upon any such disqualification, an alternate potential prize winner shall be selected by random drawing conducted by the Sponsor. Canadian participants must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question before being declared a winner. All prizes will be awarded. Awards are subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Any applicable taxes or incidental expenses incurred as a result of an award of any prize are the responsibility of the prize winner. Each entrant, participant and/or prize winner shall agree that the Sponsor, Yamaha Corporation of America, Paiste Cymbals, and their affiliated companies, and the employees, agents and representatives of each shall have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Yamaha, but whose product represents a promotional prize only. Except in Tennessee, acceptance of any prize constitutes the prize winner’s permission to use such person’s name, picture, likeness and address without further compensation. Prizes are non-transferable. No more than one prize from the Grand Prize drawing will be awarded to a household or address. No prize substitutions allowed except at the sponsor’s discretion. If a prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of the sponsor, a substitute prize of equal or greater retail value will be awarded. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will neither be acknowledged nor returned. All entries are subject to verification prior to awarding of prizes. All decisions of the Sponsor with respect to eligibility and award of prizes are final. 6. WINNER’S LIST. For the names of the prize winners, send an email to within one (1) year of the conclusion of the contest. 7. SPONSOR. The Modern Drummer Contest is sponsored by Modern Drummer Publications, Inc., 271 Route 46 West, Suite H-212, Fairfield, NJ, (973) 239-4140.

The voting period for this contest has ended. Thanks to those who entered. Winners will be contacted.