Moog Music has announced that it’s bringing back a limited edition run of the Moog Taurus Bass Pedal.
These have been used on thousands of classic recordings, especially prog-rock of the 70’s.
According to Moog, the most important aspect of the design is to reproduce the original Taurus I sound-engine as faithfully as possible. I’ve included Retrosound’s video of the original Moog Taurus bass pedals above.
- 100% Analog Sound Engine based entirely on original TAURUS I circuits
- “Taurus I” style (one and half octaves on the floor)
- 2 VCO Oscillators, ADS Contour Generator, 1 VCF Filter, Output VCA
- PRESETS: 16 Banks x 4 presets = 48 Total Programmable Bass Sounds
- BANK 0 will contains the Original Taurus I Presets: VAR, TAURUS, TUBA, BASS
- MIDI: DIN and USB, Merging and Routing
- ARPEGGIATOR: MIDI Sync, TAP TEMPO, Internal
- CV Inputs: VOLUME, FILTER, PITCH, GATE
This is another trip down memory lane for Moog – but it’s still a very cool announcement.
The price is $1999, $1695 for the first 250 buyers.
This is sure to be a new analog classic. Let me know if you think you might drop the cash on the new Taurus bass pedals!
Here’s the text of Moog’s announcement:
Perhaps you have heard of the legendary Moog Taurus Bass Pedals? Perhaps this is your first introduction? Regardless, listen to the sound samples associated with the synth many have called the “Fattest Synth Ever” and you will know why we are bringing them back.
Long requested by many of our very best customers and used by the likes of Rush, The Police, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Phil Collins, Asia, Weezer, and many more. This is a one time opportunity to own a new set with a new warranty but one absolutely faithful to the original Taurus I sound.
We are only producing 1000 of these pedals. And the first 250 customers will receive a discounted purchase price of $1695 with an initial deposit of $500.
Regardless of quantity ordered, this offer ends February 15, 2009. All Taurus pedals ordered after the first 250 will sell for $1995.
We anticipate shipping towards the end of 2009. If you are interested in being one of the first owners of this legendary bass pedal, click to purchase and Moog will take $500 out of your account now with final payment plus shipping due at time of shipment.
If we should decide not to pursue the development, we will return the $500 deposit to you.
The Bass is Back! Step up today and you will own the most incredible bottom end ever.