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424 Route 46 Rockaway, NJ US

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Drum Shop

We are the only drum shop in the area to offer:

* Djembe repairs including head replacement and rope tuning.

* Drum set repairs done on site with large stock of parts on hand for fast turn around.

* Free assembly and professional tuning on all new drum sets.


Welcome to Ritchie's Drum Shop, featuring all the top brands of drums, hardware, cymbals, accessories, Latin & world percussion, sticks, heads, cases, and more! We do complete drum repairs and maintenance, and can special order any part or item you may need if it is available from the manufacturer. We specialize in drum kits for the beginning drummer... an affordable kit should still be a quality one! However, we also cater to the professional drummer and will custom order any pro kit you request at a discount price. Be sure to ask for George or AJ in drums!



We are New Jersey's only full-line Paiste dealer -- and proud of it! Ritchie's Music Center has just joined an elite class of dealers called Paiste Super Sound Centers.

Paiste only gives this new title to those dealers that specialize in drums & percussion, and are committed to stocking the most complete line of Paiste instruments available anywhere.

The very best selection of Paiste cymbals and accessories -- only at Ritchie's Music Center. The best gear from the top names and professional service that is unmatched by any other music store in the tri-state area.

And now, Ritchie's Music has been recognized as the only Paiste Super Sound Center dealer in New Jersey!

This is Ritchie's Music Center! Your source for Paiste cymbals and accessories. Need parts? A kit? Stop in or call. Drum-bums are standing by for your assistance!


Drums: Ritchie's Music carries all the best known brands of drums. We are an authorized dealer of Drum Workshop, Pearl, Yamaha, Tama, Mapex, Ludwig, Sonor, Gretsch, PDP, Stagg, and Roland.

We can custom order any part or add-on piece for your existing kit from these companies as well! In addition, we offer budget-priced student kits. We also stock a wide variety of snare drums, from the newest specialty models to vintage drums. Many are on display for you to try out.



We carry a wide selection of Sabian, Zildjian, Paiste, Meinl, Kasza, Dream, and Stagg cymbals. Why purchase an expensive cymbal at a store where you can only tap on it on the rack?! Try out any of your prospective purchases in our fully equipped cymbal room -- complete with drum kit! Hardware & Pedals: Ritchie's will accommodate your hardware and pedal needs. We stock a wide selection of single and double bass drum pedals, both new and used, including the latest from Axis, DW, Tama, Pearl, Mapex, PDP, and Yamaha. Looking for a stand or throne? We've got dozens to choose from. Sticks & Heads: Choose from Vic Firth, Pro Mark, Zildjian, Regal Tip, AHEAD, and Vater sticks. For your drum head needs, we stock a full array of Remo, Aquarian, Evans, and Attack.



From cases to rack clamps, to mountable cowbels and other Latin goodies, we have a full arsenal of accessories in stock for your ever need and desire! Case companies include: Protection Racket, AHEAD, Humes & Berg, and SKB. World percussion: We now carry a full line of LP, Meinl, Toca, Tycoon, Treeworks, and Remo world percussion instruments including chimes, congas, djembes, cajons, bongos, timbales, darbukas, and doumbeks. We can order any specialty instrument available from these manufacturers, if you can't find what you need in our extensive stock.

Books & Video: We have a large selection of drum videos! We sell all the popular drum books and videos available from DCI, Manhattan Music, Hot Lics, etc.

Used Equipment: Ritchie's Music carries a wide variety of high quality, previously owned equipment including brands not listed above. Due to the frequency of stock changes, please call about our extensive used cymbal selection.

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