Still, don't expect to see Metheny fiddling with a laptop on stage — he absolutely detests seeing them used in a concert setting. "I always feel like, 'What's he doing? Sending an email?'” Instead, the guitarist's main computer controller on stage is the Moog Taurus 3 pedal synthesizer. "The Taurus is a fantastic way to control things. You can really set up a lot of environments and you can do stuff without people even really knowing what you're doing.”more
Richard Davis, Squire's guitar tech, states, "Actually, Chris used two bass pedal sounds in the 70's. One being the original Moog Taurus Pedals and the other being an old Italian electronic organ supplemental pedal board that was made by Dutron. Nowadays, Chris' original blend of these two instruments have been sampled and are played from an EMU sampler," on Squire's [website](http://www.chrissquire.com/technotes).more
"So I plug into the tuner, the tuner runs into an EHX POG II, that then goes up to my effects table where it goes into a Tonebutcher Blue Wail, then into a Dwarfcraft SOMMS oscillator. Then it goes back to the pedal board into a Digitech Whammy. That then goes into a Tym’s Guitar Big Bottom effects loop, which is used keep the low-end clean on a Fuzzrocious Oh See Demon and a Fuzzrocious Rat Tail. That goes into a Swollen Pickle fuzz, which goes into a volume pedal, which goes into an EHX Memory Toy, which goes into an AKAI Headrush II. That then feeds into a mixer back up on my effects table, which also has a Moog Taurus III…"more
Quote from the interview: "Gear-wise, Paz keeps it simple – a 1970 Precision that she’s been playing for 15 years, generally with an Ampeg SVT through an 8×10” and with a Taurus Moog pedal, which is used only on ‘Bag Boy’ and ‘Silver Snails’ from the new Pixies album Indie Cindy. On smaller stages, Paz uses the Mesa Boogie 15” Walkabout combo.more
Used to play synth bass in Love Riot Tour
Why doesn't the Moog Taurus 3 have an XLR output? In addition, the operating options are quite cumbersome. To be honest, I've never used the two wheels before, because I just don't have enough feeling in my feet to use the controls "musically". Instead, I use a Boss FV500L to control the volume, in which I built in a DI box.
Very good: The pedal is extremely robust and clearly superior to its predecessors. So far I've done about 300 gigs with it and no problems at all.
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