“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