From slight, middy OD break up to full out tube thunder, the Taurus Blues Overdrive delivers it
in spades. Taurus is very organic and has a string definition like no other overdrive pedal you
have ever tried. Versatile and soulful, the Taurus morphs with different amp and guitar combinations.
The Taurus Blues Overdrive delivers a new, very versatile spin on an old trusted overdrive circuit. It has the ability to deliver a creamy yet clean rhythm boost to near distortion, sustaining & crunchy tones with a plethora of versatility. Built like a tank using the best components available, including an all metal powder coated enclosure, CTS pots and Neutrik jacks.
Totally hand built, this pedal will keep you rocking for many years to come.
The Taurus is a true bypass pedal and uses no buffers or inline tone circuits in its design. It features a paralleled NJM4558DX opamp to achieve its gain. The Taurus does not take over your tone but enhances it transparently. With the gain set one to one of your guitar signal, you will notice a fuller, clearer tone. With all the controls set to 10, a crunchy, edgy, harmonically rich tone is produced. Rolling back the EDGE control will smooth out the tone to your exact preference.
There is very little noise filtering in the circuit which allows your guitar's entire signal to come through. The Taurus is extremely touch sensitive and responds beautifully to every nuance of your guitar playing. The Taurus also cleans up nicely when you roll back the volume on your guitar.
The Taurus features a clipping diode selector switch for immense versatility. Set to the left, symmetrical silicon diodes are placed in circuit which gives a nice smooth compressed tone with slightly less volume. Set the switch to the right for an asymmetrical MOSFET feature which produces a very nice crunchy tone. Place the switch in the middle to remove all diodes and let all the tone come through unclipped for a larger, more open and vocal tone.
NOTE: Try it with 12 or 18 VDC power for more headroom!
All Celestial Effects pedals are hand built and individually hand tested in Hudson, MA by a company that cares about quality, durability and value. We back all our products with our stellar 5 YEAR WARRANTY & 30 DAY NO QUESTIONS ASKED MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
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Taurus Blues Overdrive Demo
Red13 Media Productions
Fuzz Box Girl
Gear used in demo:
Vox AC30 combo
Potvin Killer Bee with Lollar P90s
• True bypass switching via high grade 3PDT footswitch
• High grade Panasonic ECQ series capacitors
• CTS high grade potentiometers
• Neutrik input and output jacks
• C&K clipping diode selector switch
• Wide 2oz. copper PC board circuit etch-line in the signal paths
• PC Board ground plane for superior stray noise reduction
• Battery or +9vdc to +18vdc power jack (Boss type - center negative)
• Controls are Volume, Tone, Edge and Gain
• 3 Position switch for different diode clipping options
• Clipping options include:
• Left: Symmetrical silicon rectifier diodes
• Right: Asymmetrical MOSFET
• Middle: No Clipping diodes
• Ultra-bright green indicator LED
• Extremely tone transparent, organic and touch sensitive
• Input impedance: 500K Ohms
• Output impedance: 10K Ohms
• Current draw: Approximately 20 mA at full ON
• Max gain: Approximately 16.4 dB of gain
• Dimm: 4.85"d x 3.88"w x 1.98"h (including switches and knobs)
• Weight: 12.1 oz. (Not including battery)
"I use a volume pedal in front of my Celestial Effects Overdrives and Distortions ... What a winning combo....! nice n clean at low volumes...
a little more accelerator and you gotcher crunch... and variable stages of "forcefield distortion from there to the kitchen!"
They are low noise compared to anything else I've ever tried and are the fucking WHIP! You're a bad-ass brother Dom and I just wanted U to know!
American ingenuity! Yea they'll be ROCKN' UR ASS!!!"
"Mark Farner - American Rock Legend"
"The Taurus really lends it's self to that single coil neck pickup sound even when I'm in
center position on my Parker Fly.
I love this sonofabitch!"
"Mark Farner - American Rock Legend"
"After years of searching for the perfect tone, I have finally found it with the Scorpio Boost and Taurus Blues Overdrive."
"Ken Macy - Solo Artist"
"The Taurus Blues Overdrive does everything that a TS does, plus everything the TS can't do."
"Scott Boo-Moe Bell LeBlanc - A Ton Of Blues"
"I originally had a professionally modified TS9 tubescreamer. It was ok but nothing great. I then heard about
the Celestial Effects Taurus and picked one of those up. I sold my TS9 within a few days of getting the Taurus.
The Taurus does everything the TS9 did and a whole lot more. Sometimes I will leave the Taurus on all the time
and use the Scorpio in front of it when I take a solo. "
"Jeff Beck - Solo Artist"
"Mess with the bull you get the horns.... and a thumb!"
"Tony Casella - TESTER"
"The Taurus produces that bell-like overdriven lead tone that I use on songs such as 'Hotel California."
"Lou Grein - V Rox"
"I used Taurus in a concert Sunday. Very sweet indeed. Into the clean channel, it's a great complement to the Marshall's distortion and it sings nicely."
"Randy Roos - Berklee Professor"
"The Taurus Blues Overdrive and my '66 Ampeg Reverb Rocket are MADE for one another."
"Gil Corriea - The Gil Corriea Band"