The Taurus may look fairly basic but is pretty special. Within our extensive lineup of Klons & Klones, it’s the only modern point-to-point boutique unit. We want to learn if that makes any improvements over its peers!

Sugar Sweet?

The Klon Centaur, which the Taurus is inspired by, is a mythical creature in both fiction and real life. The prices are famously so high that even those who can afford one would struggle to justify doing so. The Taurus is drastically cheaper at just 109€ from Clonewerk’s Pedal & Parts site.

Compared to a Klon the Taurus is a little smaller and the unfinished look hides the quality which lies inside.

Clever Horse

“Klones” don’t just overdrive, just like Klons they:

  • Boosts – In a similar way to how a tube screamer can be used as a boost for many styles of music, so can a Klon. In fact, many people prefer Klons as boosts due to where the mid-range bump sits. For this reason, we have included a Boost playing style showing how it cleans up using the guitar’s volume.
  • Stacks – Klons stack with RATs very well but for some reason, if you have one try stacking it with your favourite overdrives and distortions.
  • DIY – The Taurus comes in a DIY kit which is great for those who love the tones and soldering.

Contemporary Klones

We’ve been working hard at TonePedia to bring you as many Klons & β€œKlones” as possible and have a great blog about them here.Β 

Taurus technical specifications

Manufacturer Clonewerk
Made In Germany
Year 2020's
FX Overdrive
Additional FX Boost
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Sides
Bypass True Bypass
Battery? Yes
Voltage 9
Polarity Center Negative
Circuit Analog
Tube equipped? No
Colour Silver
Weight (in kg) 0.24
Based on famous model? Klon
Width (in cm) 12
Height (in cm) 5
Depth (in cm) 9.5

Taurus reviews & comparison videos