“RARE Moog Taurus II 2 Foot Pedal synthesizer. Analog Synth Control Brain, one and a half octave foot pedal unit, connecting cable, original MOOG carry bag for the brain and power source. Used by groups like Genesis, Rush, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, ELP, The Police.. huge killer ANALOG sound! Working 100%, but may need some cleaning.. The sustain switch tip near top right area is broken off.. This does not seem to affect it’s main functionality. Does not include a mic stand. There are not very many of these available.. and values keep increasing. A copy of the owner’s manual/technical specs is included. Other than a really awesome instrument to play and own.. this is also an investment and a piece of Moog history!” Link
“You are looking at a fully functional MOOG Taurus II with pedals. Just serviced at Switched On here in Austin TX. Comes with a brand new 1/4 economy ‘Tuffbox’ road case that i paid $150 for off of Amazon. This unit is all original and comes with users manual. Comes with midi cable and power adapter too. See photos before bidding. Good condition with light signs of age. The base of the Taurus where the mic stand screws in is chipped. It does not effect function. I put some plumbers tape on the threads to increase tightness of connection. Thanks and good luck. ” Link
“I purchased this complete from the original owner early 1990′s. Although he was using it live it was transported in a flight case and I believe was personally handled by him [no roadies]. It was in very good shape and he seemed pretty level headed. If I recall correctly it was only a couple of years he was using it, sporadically at that. He was mainly a bassist and was messing around with pedals.
I sold the [huge] flight case early on. The pedals themselves fell prey to an attempt by me to modify them which shall not be spoken of , suffice it to say they are long gone. I saved all the innards [springs, felts, etc] and the circuit boards.
It came with the Moog soft gig bag which I also sold some time ago.
The circuit boards/switches are fully functioning. They can be clipped together easily and will control the Taurus as is, carefully moving contacts with your finger [tested before listing].
Late ’90s I had a tech put together the hand controller, it is simply switches with resistors just like the original, and a trim pot thingy on the end for tuning. 3 of the switch caps have gone missing [see pic], I believe I used “Whiteout” typing corrector for the color. The second faceplate in pic was from my first attempt at a box, later I just went with a generic from radioshack.
NOTE: The cable for the hand controller was custom made, it has a mini-din plug on the controller end and standard on the brain end. I seem to recall not being pleased with this, I believe I asked for regular size. Also it is really long. Just giving a heads up, if you’re out working with this you’ll have to plan ahead for a spare cable.
The brain also got a good cleaning and lube by the tech. If I recall correctly something original had got quite gunked up in there. The original power supply was malfunctioning, he cracked it open and fixed it. Also came up with a new generic one and spliced the correct plug onto it.
When testing I was surprised to find no scratchy pots or sliders. Wouldn’t hurt to open it up and go through it though, last time was 20 years ago.
I myself only took the unit out and about probably a dozen or so times. Other than that has been in my smoke and pet free home studio.
Sounds great! Unlimited sounds/noise/experimental/analog bass etc. I am selling because I have a huge backlog of music ideas [requiring different tools] which I’ll never get to if I keep stuff like this around to distract me.
Note the print on the Contour Generator is worn, not sure what happened there or if it came to me like that, possibly from cleaning. Also, there is a chip out of the front right wooden end cheek. It actually looks like it was cut out [see pic], perhaps the other guy needed that to fit just right on his rig.” Link
“The contour vca switch is noisy when switched. The power switch is broken off, but it still functions properly, and can be switched on/off . The pedals all work. Power supply ( not original) and cable are included. Mic stand bar is not. ” Link
“This is an original USA Moog Taurus II.
It is in original USA vintage.
It worked the last time I tried it.
All the knobs and switches are original telling me it was probably not abused.
Unfortunately the cord and PS went missing when it came out of my storage.
I don’t foresee any problems-if you don’t have them, they’re available for cheap on eBay.
I am pricing it more than $500 less than the next least expensive one.” Link
“Condition: This synthesizer is in great overall shape. All electronics and parts have been tested and are working and the unit has had a recent thorough service. The rubber knobs for the sliders are missing. Cables and controls are all included. It is in excellent condition with very little noticeable wear and tear. If anybody needs close ups of the pedal unit I can send on. But to be honest it’s in top nick and as I say has just had a full service through Cranes Music in Swansea.
Synthesizer: Moog Taurus II Model 343A. Features controls for modulation, oscillation, contour, filter, mixer and master volume. Controls for pitch, mod, tune and glide are on the far left side. There are several internal trimpots with access on the back of the unit. See photos for input/output jacks.
Floor pedal: The floor controller includes a total of 18 pedals and input for the main synthesizer unit on the back. The pedals come with two voltage transformers – one big and specially made for portability.
Case: Includes leather case for synthesizer, cable and stand that is connected to the floor pedals. A manual is also included. Some handwritten notes are in the manual. There is also a full set of templates giving a beginner an indication of what this beast can do.
The bottom line is that this piece of kit needs no explanation to anyone who knows about Moog or bass pedals, or have a love of Prog Rock. I’m only parting with it because I’ve had to give up the band I was in due to personal circumstances and want to free up some cash. She’s the Mama and until you’ve heard her, or felt her you’ll never know why they include ear defenders in the new Minitaur Midi units.” Link
Loved the controller that stands on the mic stand allowing adjustments
Great Moog Sounds” Link
“Moog Taurus 2 set, bass pedals and synth unit with same serial numbers (not a mismatched set). Everything works, the higher C# pedal is slightly less sensitive than the rest, it is a minor difference but worth noting. All of the synth functions work well, no missing slider caps no scratchy faders, some wooden cheek wear as indicated in pics The face of the synth unit is in very good condition, pitch/mod wheels intact and turn freely. When I bought it, the previous owner had a tape label over the bass pedals to indicate notes; the adhesive is mixed with the moog logo on the bottom and can’t be removed without damaging the logo (even with very mild “safe” detergents- it’s better to live with it). The power supply is not original, the cable that connects the synth to the pedals is a standard MIDI cable and is also not original.One screw on the bottom panel has fallen out and one is not original. Note: It is easy to cross thread the stand into the threads on the bass unit; it is very obvious if you start to do this as the stand shaft will not turn freely; it should (and does) thread easily in to the bass pedals if you have it at the correct angle (perpendicular to the mount), and everything is very solid when threaded together.” Link
VINTAGE PEDAL BOARD IN USED BUT FULLY WORKING CONDITION. NO ISSUES, SOUNDS AMAZING!
THIS IS THE MK II AND COMES WITH STAND AND ALL CABLES. READY TO GO. UK 240V ” Link
“Moog Taurus II Vintage Bass Pedal Synthesizer in very good+ condition. Includes manual on CD, conecction cable, pole and power supply.” Link
” Greetings! Up for grabs is a MOOG Taurus II . If you are looking you know the biz..here’s the technical stuff- essentially a foot-controlled Moog Rogue , It was produced from 1981 to 1983. The Taurus II has 18 pedals, modulation and pitch bend wheels, oscillator sync functions and full CV interfacing. Both the Taurus I and II units have a “low note priority” keying circuit. In the event that the player depresses two notes, the instruments will only sound the lowest pitched note, similar to other monophonic synthesizers. The Taurus II oscillators produced sawtooth, square and preconfigured pulse waves.” Link
VINTAGE PEDAL BOARD IN USED BUT FULLY WORKING CONDITION. NO ISSUES, SOUNDS AMAZING!
THIS IS THE MK II AND COMES ALL CABLES. ORIGINAL SOFT CASE FOR SYNTH UNIT. Stand (pictured) is not included, most straight mic stands fit easily. Current power supply unit is in rough shape, but still works.” Link
It’s a pedal synthesizer with essentially the same synth engine as the Rogue. Both sawtooth or square waveforms that go LOW and their bass sounds are great! The pedal controller outputs cv/gate so it can be used to control other synths as well. The synth section has an external source input for the filter, and there are portamento, pitch and mod wheels too! It is a very unique addition to any studio.
This one has been fully serviced by a professional and everything works perfectly, however due to the nature of vintage synthesizers (and shipping & handling), I am selling it “as is with no returns.” Link
Sale includes the actual synth, foot controller, connecting cord and power supply.”
While many modern day samplers do an outstanding job of recreating vintage instruments, the one area they consistently fall short in is reproducing bass frequencies accurately. Side by side comparisons will blow you out of the water. I have owned a number of vintage Moog I and II units, and this one is the finest of the group. I have also found the II series to be more versatile and “creative”, but your mileage may vary.
I treat my audio gear fanatically, and it shows. Everything works 100%, no excuses or issues, and this will arrive to the lucky winner with the original owners manual (shown), and the original leather or pleather carry case for the head (also shown), as well as some preset templates. I am the second owner for this unit, and it has never left my personal studio.
I would keep this Moog for 1,000 years, but I am moving to a tropical island next year, and need to reduce the hardware footprint of my studio. It will be painful, so Im removing the band aid slowly. I’ll be listing some vintage instruments and amplifiers, and some rather eccentric pro-audio items over the next few weeks/months, so check back.” Link
“This has been sitting a long time and must be sold AS-IS, however it has never been banged around or mistreated and should be fine with some TLC like cleaning the jacks and pots. $40.00 shipping continental US, anyone else please inquire first. It will be packed safely and securely with plenty of padding. no power cord or power supply included” Link
“Hello! Today we have up for auction an original 1980′s Moog Taurus II with extras! Unit is fully functional and very clean. I took the liberty of giving it a look over and cleaning it the best I could without disassembling it. If you wanted it to be perfect, you can take it apart and detail it once you receive it. I hooked it up today and played with all the setting and they work great. Kinda don’t want to sell it since I heard what it could do! Unit comes with an original Moog carrying case (see pic that shows how it hooks to the unit for transport) that holds the effects unit, the pin connector, and the wall adapter. Unit comes with 2 wall adapters that could both use a little love. You can see in the pic that the power light is on but there is a defect in the adapter power cable nearest to the effects unit that will shut on and off if you wiggle it. Easy fix, but again, I will let the new owner “repair” anything as to not destroy the originality of the item. Unit also comes with the original owners manual, warranty papers, patch overlays (see pic), and original Moog adds (see pic).” Link
Power cable has seen some wear and tear and was re-soldered by the previous owner. Please see pictures and feel free to send questions if you have them.
Rare chance to score a piece of analogue synthesis history from a seller with 100% positive feedback.” Link
” Late 70s to early 80s vintage Moog Taurus II analog synthesizer bass pedals. Has clearly seen a lot of use over the years. This I the way I bought it 4 years ago and it has always performed as it should. Big and fat analog sound, all the functions work and all the “keys” work flawlessly. Very cool. Comes with everything you see and a non original padded gig bag will be included.” Link
“You are looking at a very rare Moog Taurus II Bass Synthesizer. These will give you some unreal tones and sounds out of your bass. These were popular in the late ’70s to early ’80s. These were produced from 1981 to 1983. This Moog has been serviced. Geddy Lee of Rush was a notable user of the Moog. ” Link
“Vintage Moog Taurus II pedal unit and synthesizer, real analog bass fatness! Fully functioning, in good condition. Includes adjustable stand, power adapter, connector cable, and almost-new road case.” Link
“Moog Taurus 2 pedals in good working condition with case. One pedal has a very small crack in it (pictured) but works fine” Link
“Cosmetic condition is very good, there are some scratches on the front panel and some wear to the wooden end cheeks, but most importantly the back panel with the big MOOG logo which the audience will see is very much intact :-)” Link
“This synth is in good working condition, I have not used it much in the past decade. There is obvious wear, scratches, dings, see photos, and could use a detail cleaning. The pedalboard wood ends have detached and can be reglued. The A note does not always attack as should after warming up, could be a worn key. The right wood piece of the module has a missing corner, as seen in photo, cosmetic only. Otherwise, it still sounds awesome. In my band I used it for Rush, Saga, Max Webster, ELP, Genesis and Yes songs. Great item for any musician, studio, collector, dealer or as a gift.” Link
“The auction is for a Moog Taurus II controller. This is the foot pedal section only. No synthesizer is included. Overall in very good condition. Comes with original owners manual and warranty card. Original box too. Though the box is pretty rough. I do not have the power supply for this piece. So it is untested. Sold for parts or restoration. Will be double boxed for safe delivery. This Moog part was found with a large lot of Moog gear.” Link
“There are no pedals with this unit. It can be ran through more modern synthesizer. The moog has been tested and is sold with a newer adapter. As you can see in the picture one of the nobs is missing and the power switch is gone. Works fine and the power is on when plunged in. There is a slight short were the power source plugs into the moog, that would explain some of the duct tape residue left on the back. Testing it I found with the cord in place the power stayed on. This is a great hard to find synthesizer from back in the day! ” Link
” MOOG Taurus II controller. THIS is the CONTROLlER only! In perfect working condition. Missing a side panel. Pick up recommended, but I will ship for a hefty price. From a professional studio.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“This 1979 Moog Taurus II unit is a monophonic 2VCO synth with the same sound engine as the Moog Rogue.The brain is in perfect working order and was just serviced by New England Analog(NEA)in Boston in mid March 2012 who replaced all electrolytic capacitors, refabbed the heat sinks and OSC 1 slider, and performed a tuning and calibration(see photo #12 ). Both the brain and the pedal unit have matching serial numbers.This week, I just checked every switch, rotary, slider etc and everything functions perfectly confirming NEAs fine work.The Taurus II can produce some very loud fat base sounds when you have both oscillators slightly detuned( think Genesis, Rush, etc)If you are not familiar with this model, the Vintage Synth Explorer has some basic information you can research and user commentary.
Cosmetically, the brain is in good shape and has custom wood sides installed by Synthwood (photo #6) The faceplate does have a few scratches but not bad at all compared to many units I have seen being sold over the past year on eBay.The base pedal housing is also in decent shape. A few scratches & one small ding. Only real cosmetic issue is that one of the side pieces of wood at the back has two chips in it (photo #9). It is in the back and not very noticable when set up in your studio.The pedal covers themselves are in very good condition with no missing pedal attachments(like a current unit for sale)or tape residue, abrasion or gouge marks typical of other units. Use the zoom feature on the pedal photos and check them out. They are in great shape. In keeping with full disclosure, the sixth pedal from the left sits about 3/16″ lower than the other pedals. NEA reports that this is common with the Taurus II . After 32 years, some of the pedals sag a bit but only 1 out of 18 is not bad. It triggers if you set up the unit on normal carpeting that has a decent thickness pad so the pedal has an opportunity to descend. If you set the base unit up on hardwood or thin carpet like I have in my studio, a simple 3/8″ shim(or anything to act as a wedge) is just placed under the base in this areato allow the pedal full clearance to descend and it triggers perfectly 100% of the time, every time. This is also a 1 1/2 octave unit(18 notes) Vs the 13 note Taurus I and Taurus III, which is a plus.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
They work perfect. Only the manual is missing, but available online. Stand (not shown) is included. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Fully functional Moog Taurus II Bass Pedals. Included is original power supply, connector cable and manual. This unit has been in storage but was fired up recently and works/sounds great. Stand is not included. Item has some wear and is missing one of the cable wraps on the back of the pedal board.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Fully functional Moog Taurus II Bass Pedals. Included is original power supply, connector cable and manual. This unit has been in storage but was fired up recently and works/sounds great. Stand is not included. Item has some wear and is missing one of the cable wraps on the back of the pedal board” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Here we have an incredibly rare set of Moog Taurus II bass pedals dating from around 1981. They pedals come complete with original power supply, lead, original carry ‘sling’, cardboard overlays for writing down settings, instruction manual and original receipt! They include an exceptionally heavy duty purpose built flightcase. The unit works perfectly with two exceptions – firstly the steel post (used to elevate the control unit to waist level) is missing and it’s thread and the ‘nut’ on both pedals and unit will not screw in securely. Secondly the power supply jack is a little loose but once secured works perfectly. I have used the synth live with the control panel atop the pedal unit and also on a small keyboard stand, both far more secure than the wobbly steel pole! Other than these issues the synth works with no problems, all pedals sound and controls function. The control unit is similar to the Moog Rogue but tuned an octave down specifically to produce sub bass and true Moog growl and fatness. This really gets your speakers flapping! The synth is very flexible with two oscillators, glide, white noise, trigger (so you keep a note going without pressing the pedals), overdrive, etc. There is also the legendary Moog filter to shape those analog sounds impossible to recreate with modern gear. These must have originally been owned by a Genesis tribute band as they have settings for song titles such as ‘Supper’s Ready’, ‘Squonk’ etc. I have tried these and they are very authentic. They are not just for Prog rock though! They have been gigged and have the usual scuffing to the casing and damage to the wooden end cheeks. Tuning is stable and they play very well all parts are original with no broken sliders or knobs. These are a great piece of synth history.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Synth unit only, sorry no pedals.
Having a clear out, don’t seem to have the pedals any more!
The unit appears to function correctly, but can’t test it properly without the pedals.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“I have a vintage Moog Taurus II Bass Synth up for grabs. Everything is in perfect working order and its all in excellent shape. I recently had the guys at Tim Shroeder Electronics go over the whole unit and clean it out. There wasnt anything wrong with it when I brought it in, just thought it was a good idea to have it cleaned out and serviced. It comes with the original power supply, 5 pin cable, and pole (connects pedals to controller). You can get some very unique bass sounds out of this thing, you could spend hundreds of hours generating new tones. If youre looking at these then you probably are already familiar with Moog products and know that these will only going up in value. I recently purchased this from the original owner and havent used it very much and would rather have the cash and Im sure someone else out there would love to have it. Early model with serial #1137″ Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Der Moog wurde bei mir nur sehr , sehr selten (deswegen soll er auch verkauft werden ) im Nichtraucher Heimstudio benutzt
Das Gerät ist technisch und optisch im wirklich guten Zustand und voll funktionsfähig !
Er wird mit original Tasche , Anleitung und Netzteil geliefert
Zum Taurus selber muss man wohl nicht mehr viel sagen ,oder?.
Einst als Nachfolger des Taurus 1 konzipiert mit 2 Vco mit Ocs Sync , fettem Moog “brat” Filter, mit CV + Gate , Lfo mit Random ,Glide , 2 Modulations Räder (pitch + Modulation) , Noise und Mixer . …. also eine echte kleine Bratmaschine…
Shipping global is possible
For sale here is a full working Moog Taurus 2 ! The Taurus II is in very good , pristine condition and comes with original bag , powersupply and user manual” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Nice set of Vintage Moog Taurus II Pedals. This auction is for the pedalboard, only. This unit connects to the brain (not included) via a 5 pin cable (not included). They’re in nice shape. The only issue is that the highest pedal (all the way on the right) is missing a 2″ piece ..on the tip of the pedal. (You can see it in the pic).” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.