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Danny Carey is the drummer for the progressive rock band Tool. His drum kits may change over time, but we profiled his 2007 kit to give you a taste of what he uses. We also pepper in newer info too.

Let's look at what gear and equipment has been seen in Tool's Danny Carey's Drum Kit.

Danny Carey live with Tool 

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Carey plays a Designer kit from SONOR (beech shells with inner and outer makassar ebony veneers - 1" thick on 8" tom and progressively thinner as the drums get larger - apart from the bass drums, which are made out of rosewood and about 3/8" thick), which he designed himself and used on Tool's recent 10,000 Days album and tours. Carey also uses a kit composed of custom cast bronze shells (3/16" thick and same dimensions as the SONOR, apart from the fact that both bass drums are 22"x18") made from recycled Paiste cymbals, manufactured by master drum tech and drum maker Jeff Ocheltree (mostly on US tours as it is too heavy to readily transport elsewhere; he has also used it on "Jambi" from 10,000 Days). The set-up for both kits is as follows:

Note: A 14x8 snare drum came out in 2009, made by Sonor, that re-cretes Danny's favorite vintage snare.

 

Sonor Custom Drums & Paiste Cymbals:

Drums – Custom
- 14x8" Bronze Snare (by Jeff Ocheltree, made out of recycled Paiste Cymbals)
- 8x8" Rack Tom
- 10x10" Rack Tom
- 14x16" Floor Tom
- 16x18" Floor Tom
- 22x18" Bass Drum
- 22x16" Bass Drum

Cymbals – All Paiste
- 13" Signature Sound Edge Hi-Hat

Paiste Signature Sound Edge Hi-Hats (Pair)

- 21" Signature Dry Heavy Ride

- 18" Signature Full Crash

Paiste Signature Full Crash

- 19" and 20" Signature Power Crash cymbals

Paiste Signature Power Crash Cymbal

- 20" Signature Thin China

Paiste Signature Thin China Cymbal

- 20" 2002 Novo China
- 11/18" Noise Works Dark Buzz China
- 8" and 10" New Signature Dark Energy Splash Mark I cymbals

Paiste Signature Dark Energy Splash MK I

- 5", 7.5" and 8" 2002 Cup Chime cymbals

Paiste 2002 Cup Chime Cymbal

- 6" 2002 Accent Cymbal

Paiste 2002 Accent Cymbal

- 8" Signature Bell

Paiste Signature Cool Bell Cymbal 8inch

- 40" Symphonic Gong

Paiste Symphonic Gong



Drum Heads - Evans :
Snare: Power Center on batter side, Evans Hazy 300 on snare side.

Evans Power Center HeadEvans Hazy 300 Snare Side

Toms: G2 clear on batter side, G1 clear on resonant side.

Evans G2 Clear Batter DrumheadEvans G1 Clear Batter Drumhead

Bass: EQ3 clear on batter side, Retro Screen Mesh on resonant side.

Evans EQ3 Batter Clear Bass Head

The hardware is mainly composed of Sonor stands, Pearl Eliminator Drum pedals, a Roc-n-Soc Throne and a Pearl RH-2000 remote hi-hat stand. Carey also has been known to use Axis pedals.

Pearl P-2000C PowerShifter Eliminator Chain-Drive PedalROC-N-SOC Original Saddle Drum ThronePearl RH-2000 Eliminator Remote Hi-Hat StandAxis AX-A Single Pedal



 

Carey uses his own signature model of drumstick made by Vic Firth.

Vic Firth Signature Series Danny Carey Nylon Tip Drumsticks


He uses seven electronic drum pads around his kit, co-designed by him and Vince DeFranco. These pads are high resolution position and velocity sensing drums called Synesthesia Mandala Drums, and have replaced the various Simmons SDX pads formerly in his setup. He uses a program called Battery, from Native Instruments, on an Apple Mac G5 to manage the samples. Additionally, he uses a Korg Wave Drum, a Roland Handsonic and a few electronic pedals.

Korg WavedrumRoland HPD-15 HandSonic Percussion Controller


Fun Fact: Carey's "Drumtree" kit, cost about $70,000 to make and the cast bronze bass drum weighted close to 700 pounds after pulling it out of the mold, and after lathing it was lowered to about 100 pounds. 

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