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Chad Butler

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Chad was Born on a boat in a canal in Amsterdam, grew up surfing in San Diego. He started a band with high school buddies called Switchfoot and toured the world for the last 14 years.


  • 1997: The Legend of Chin
  • 1999: New Way to Be Human
  • 2000: Learning to Breathe
  • 2003: The Beautiful Letdown
  • 2005: Nothing Is Sound
  • 2006: Oh! Gravity
  • 2009: Hello Hurricane

Drumhead Setup

Snare - Hi-Velocity
Toms - Coated Super-2 on Top, Classic Clears on Bottom
Bass Drum - Superkick I on the batter, Regulator resonant

Artist Quote

Sounds inspire performance...Aquarian heads make my drums sound huge! They are easy to tune and more durable than any others...which really matters when you have to decide between another drum head or a burrito!

Artist Media

Audio coming soon...
"Mess Of Me" Switchfoot
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