Today I decided to go down to MusicGoRound to trade in some of my pedals that I just didn't find myself using. As I was waiting up at the front for the manager, I spied across the floor a set of Moog Taurus pedals, the original Taurus I. I thought "no way..." After the manager took my gear to appraise it, I immediately made a beeline to the Taurus. It was a little beat up, with some electrical tape holding part of the top console in place, but I asked the manager "I gotta ask you, do those Taurus pedals work?" He said they did and they hooked them up for me. I started to play around with them, but they sounded really out of whack, like one of the oscillators was messed up. I debated with myself whether I should buy them. I've been wanting a set of these for like 20 years, and I couldn't believe I was actually in the presence of a set. I even called up my wife to explain my dilemma. She said I should go ahead and buy them if that's what I really wanted (even though at that point I was thinking they were gonna be a fixer-upper project.) It didn't take me long to decide. I sat in my truck for about 3 minutes running it over in my head, and I finally decided that I might not ever see a set of these ever again, and I had to jump on them, even if they seemed like they needed some repair. So I went back in, and told the manager "Okay, I gotta have 'em!" So I took them home, all the while thinking that I needed to look into some synth repair guys in town to take a look at them. So I got home, hooked them up, turned on the power and... they worked perfectly. I guess they were just a little cold sitting on that sales floor! I'm so exhilarated that I'm still shaking. My cost: $100 + some traded in pedals. Luck definitely shined on me today! Holy crap.