Ron Welty

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Ron Welty
Birth name Ronald Welty
Born (1971-02-01) February 1, 1971 (age 44)[1]
Origin Long Beach, California, United States
Genres Punk rock, skate punk
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active 1987–2007
Labels Nemesis, Epitaph, Columbia, Band-Aid on a Bullet
Associated acts The Offspring
Steady Ground

Ronald "Ron" Welty (born February 1, 1971 in Long Beach, California)[1] is the former drummer for the American punk rock band The Offspring.[2] Of all the band's drummers, Welty's tenure was the longest, as he was in the band from July 1987[3] to March 2003.[4] He had replaced their second drummer James Lilja, and was only 16 at the time of his joining.[5] However, he left to form his band Steady Ground,[4][6] in which he played drums and co-produced. His departure was announced on March 18, 2003 on The Offspring's official website.[6] He had played on The Offspring's first six studio albums before departing, which were their self-titled album, Ignition, Smash, Ixnay on the Hombre, Americana, and Conspiracy of One. He left the band when they were in the midst of writing and recording Splinter, their seventh studio album released in December 2003.

On February 26, 2006, Steady Ground released three demos on Myspace, entitled "Everyone's Emotional", "I Can't Contain Myself", and "You Better Close Your Eyes." In 2007, the band released the studio album Jettison,[7][8] and in the same year they broke up.

Kit setup[edit]

Welty plays a Tama Starclassic drum kit with Zildjian cymbals.[9]

  • 14" A New Beat Hi-Hats
  • 18" A Medium Thin Crash
  • 18" A Medium Crash
  • 20" A Ping Ride
  • 20" A China Boy High
  • Remo Emperor Ambassador Batter Tops
  • Remo Ambassador Bottoms


  1. ^ a b "Biography for Ron Welty". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ron Welty". Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Offspring". NIPP. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 
  4. ^ a b Scott (March 19, 2003). "Ron Welty leaves the Offspring". Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Interview with Ron Welty". Tama Drums. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Ron Welty No Longer a Member of The Offspring". March 18, 2003. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Jettison". Rate Your Music. Retrieved October 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ RLSegarra (March 25, 2007). "Steady Ground, Breaking Ground". Broowaha. Retrieved October 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ [1][dead link]

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