Chip Ritter

Band: Independent


Chip Ritter is an independent professional musician, author, clinician, and drum instructor from Tucson, Arizona.  He performs with various bands and has given drum clinics around the world.

Chip endorses Paiste Cymbals, Trick Drums, Pro-Mark Drumsticks (Signature Sticks), Aquarian Drumheads, Humes & Berg Cases, and Prentice Practice Pads.

2014  Featured Drum Clinic at The 26th Annual Chicago Drum Show, Chicago,IL. 2013  Produced, Organized and Marketed “The Summer Drummer Slam” over 175 in attendance Tucson, AZ 2012 Featured colums online for Modern Drummer, DRUM!, and U.K.’s  Drummer Magazine. 2011 Released Snare Force One on Book/DVD 2010 Released The Garden Weasel Drum Lesson Video 2.0 Online Featured Drum Clinic at The Drummers For Jesus Drum Show in Dallas, TX 2009  Released Pedal of Boom DVD. Produced  Organized and Successfully Marketed Big Band fundraiser concert with a 20 piece orchestra at La Encantada,  Tucson, AZ with sold out crowd of  over 1700 people in attendance. This event raised over $7000.00 for the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance to help provide band equipment for local schools. Released “Chip Chops” Video Drum Lesson Series online via 2008  Featured Drum Clinic at the 20th Annual Chicago Drum Show, Chicago, IL. 2007  Released Stick Tricks DVD. Featured Drum Clinic at the Drum Beat Fest – Drummer Festival in Boonton, NJ. 2005 Toured Europe with Firesweep recording Artist Mr. Boogie Woogie of Holland, NL 2004  The first drummer in history to perform a drum solo on The Late Show with David Letterman aired on May 4th 2004. 2003  Promoted, Marketed and performed Drum Clinic at Guitar Center Tucson, AZ  ( setting a state wide attendance record, over 400 people in attendance. ) 2000- 2003 Recorded and Toured with Alligator Records Blues Artist Long John Hunter – United States, Canada, Russia, France, Romania, Turkey and Mexico. 1998 Performed on Carnival Cruise Lines MS Holiday with The Smokey River Band 1997 Recorded/Toured with M.A.C. opening west coast leg for Ronnie James Dio, and Machine Head. Performed with various local acts including 8 years with Neon Prophet Reggae Band,  Present Day – The Bad News Blues Band, Crystal Stark, Robert Shaw, Mr. Boogie Woogie.

Drumheads Preferences

Snare Batter:

Coated Focus-X

Snare Resonant:

Classic Clear Snare Bottom

Tom Batter

Clear Force Ten

Tom Resonant

Classic Clear

Kick Drum Batter

Superkick 10

Kick Drum Resonant

Regulator Small Hole


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