I was just informed by another Tool fan, and close friend, that there is some new information pertinent to Danny Carey and his fans on the Tool website. Apparently, he is using new electronic drum pads that are the best and most sensitive/responsive, developed with the aid of Danny Carey himself.
For all you drummers out there, the same electronic drum pad technology created by VINCE DE FRANCO for DANNY CAREY and used EXTENSIVELY on the forthcoming TOOL record is finally becoming available to others. For a sneak peek at what has for the most part been kept under wraps for several years (mainly due to a super-fast trigger developed by Vince while working closely with Danny), please check out synesthesiacorp.com.
I'm definitely going to have these on my kit, once i'm ready to upgrade to a top-of-the-line drum set.
And i really can't wait to hear what Danny Carey does with this amazing equipment on the new album.