Paiste Artist Since
Light Beyond Sleep
„My life changed when I heard Paiste Signature Traditionals cymbals. They are the only cymbals that truly amplify my inner voice. Paiste's unmatched craftsmanship makes perfection available to drummers everywhere, and I couldn’t be prouder to be part of the family.“
Cymbals listed from left to right
18" Signature Traditionals Thin Crash
14" Signature Traditionals Medium Light Hi-Hat
10" PST X Swiss Hats
17" Signature Traditionals Thin Crash
10" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Splash
16" PST X Swiss Thin Crash
12" Signature Combo Crisp Hi-Hat "Rhythmatist"
22" Signature Traditionals Light Ride
14" PST X Swiss Hats
18" PST X Swiss Thin Crash
“Pete Drummond is a world-class musician at the top of his game. His relentless pursuit of technical mastery and his deep-rooted musicality have made him one of Australia's top session drummers and soundtrack composers. - Drumscene Magazine” Pete Drummond is an Australian Session Drummer, Composer & Multi-instrumentalist. He is also a passionate Drum Educator and has developed a unique drum practice course site (Drum DNA.com). He has performed alongside Virgil Donati, Thomas Lang, Mike Mangini & Dave Weckl at drumming festivals and has conducted countless masterclasses and clinics. Pete tours extensively year-round at music festivals and major venues in Australia and internationally. In 2008 Pete was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame as a member of legendary Australian Pop/Rock band Dragon (whose ARIA number 1 & top 10 hits include April Sun In Cuba, Are You Old Enough & Rain). Pete has played on countless top-selling Australian recordings, performed live with a multitude of artists, and played on numerous jingles, Ads & Film soundtracks (inc. Sacha Barren-Cohn’s film 'Bruno'). With Dragon, he has shared billing alongside Toto, Bryan Adams, Simply Red, Roxette, Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham and many others. Pete’s soundtrack compositions have aired in over 40 countries. As a session drummer, Pete has played on countless recordings including 1 selling Australian albums. Pete’s solo releases range from instrument fusion to vocal pop, and he is constantly involved in numerous collaborations including his current Progressive Rock project ‘Light Beyond Sleep’. In 2021 Pete appeared on the cover of ‘Drumhead’ magazine. He has been featured many times in Drumscene and other music magazines. Pete also appears on Hudson Music's worldwide video releases, ‘The Ultimate Drummer’s Weekend’ 2003 (with Dom and Friends) & TUDW 2004 (Featured Cover Artist).
Sound character: Dark, dry, woody. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Full, warm, open sound. Loose, soggy chick sound. Perfectly suited for traditional swing patterns, but also well usable for other acoustic styles like Blues, Country, Soul or Gospel.
Sizes: 10", 8"
Sound character: Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing. Vinnie Colaiuta explains: “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.”
Sound character: Warm, bright, crisp, rich, strong, brilliant. Fairly wide range, fairly clean mix. Giving feel. Crisp, rich open sound. Full, brilliant chick sound. Bright, assertive hi-hat, great for articulate playing or as an auxiliary hi-hat. Developed in co-operation with the legendary "The Police" drummer Stewart Copeland.