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Vemuram Butter Machine - Michael Landau Signature

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A collaboration pedal with Michael Landau.

The “Butter Machine” was developed in collaboration with Michael Landau to create his ideal distortion pedal. We have made countless prototypes, which took more than 2 years in R&D. Having Michael use the prototypes at his sessions and on tour, we were able to hear his direct feedback and aim straight for his ideal driven tone. In addition, new ideas were implemented, and various improvements were made by testing the prototypes at his recording sessions and at his home studio in Los Angeles as well. As a result, we were able to create a “new type" of distortion pedal that is user-friendly and wide in range. It allows you to control your picking nuance and dynamics, and the drive goes from overdrive to full-on distortion effortlessly. Please enjoy the "Butter Machine”.

The story behind the Butter Machine by Michael Landau

"I’ve been using Vemuram pedals for over 10 years starting with the Jan Ray Overdrive.
And over the years, Daiya and Shingo have become good friends during my many tours in Japan.
The Vemuram pedals have always been in a class of their own in my opinion. All of their pedals have that big, bold Vemuram sound. And the company has the highest level of integrity regarding the way the pedals are designed and built.

In the past I’ve used an Ibanez SD9 as my high gain pedal, it was my main distortion pedal for many years, but I’ve always had a bit of a love-hate relationship with the pedal. It can be shrill and overly compressed if it’s not dialed in just right…
So a couple of years ago I asked Daiya if he could design a distortion pedal that had the positive sonic qualities of the SD9, but without the overly compressed, high-end harshness. Daiya and I have spent many months listening to several prototypes that he designed, experimenting with them and making improvements.

We used the SD9 as a starting point but of course this new Vemuram distortion pedal is a higher grade unit with many improvements. Besides the Gain, Volume and Tone knobs, there are two trim pots that let you fine tune this pedal in a unique way. The “Sparkle” trim pot is a ‘Peaking’ type of boost centered around 6K that allows you to dial in the ‘Crunch’ of the high end. The “Low-Mid” trim pot allows you to add the perfect amount of bottom end. I used one of the prototypes on tour in 2022 and 2023, and also in the studio many times over the last year. In other words, this pedal has definitely been real time tested.

The final version of this new Vemuram distortion pedal has a perfectly open, natural feeling overdrive. It has gain and sustain for days… yet it stays clear, punchy and solid when you roll the volume back on your guitar. It’s very easy to dial in the perfect amount of overdrive with this pedal while keeping all of the musicality intact.

Vemuram has designed the best distortion pedal that I have ever played through. We named it the “Butter Machine”, and if you play through one you’ll know why. It’s a very satisfying sonic experience.

Cheers to Vemuram, and to all of the guitar rulers of the universe!"
- Michael

Specifications

Transistors: N/A
Controls: Volume, Gain, Tone / LOW-MID Trimmer, SPARKLE Trimmer
Switches: ON/OFF
Terminal: Input, Output
Power: 006P (9 Volt Battery) or 9Volt regulated AC/DC adapter(Center Negative)
Size: 70(W)x113(D)x50(H)mm
Weight: 425g
Current Draw: m/A
All of our pedals are compatible with 18V except for our fuzz pedals.
But we do not recommend using 18V because it is made and designed for 9V.
*Please advise we cannot take any responsibilities for any damages using voltages higher than 9V.


Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!

A collaboration pedal with Michael Landau.

The “Butter Machine” was developed in collaboration with Michael Landau to create his ideal distortion pedal. We have made countless prototypes, which took more than 2 years in R&D. Having Michael use the prototypes at his sessions and on tour, we were able to hear his direct feedback and aim straight for his ideal driven tone. In addition, new ideas were implemented, and various improvements were made by testing the prototypes at his recording sessions and at his home studio in Los Angeles as well. As a result, we were able to create a “new type" of distortion pedal that is user-friendly and wide in range. It allows you to control your picking nuance and dynamics, and the drive goes from overdrive to full-on distortion effortlessly. Please enjoy the "Butter Machine”.

The story behind the Butter Machine by Michael Landau

"I’ve been using Vemuram pedals for over 10 years starting with the Jan Ray Overdrive.
And over the years, Daiya and Shingo have become good friends during my many tours in Japan.
The Vemuram pedals have always been in a class of their own in my opinion. All of their pedals have that big, bold Vemuram sound. And the company has the highest level of integrity regarding the way the pedals are designed and built.

In the past I’ve used an Ibanez SD9 as my high gain pedal, it was my main distortion pedal for many years, but I’ve always had a bit of a love-hate relationship with the pedal. It can be shrill and overly compressed if it’s not dialed in just right…
So a couple of years ago I asked Daiya if he could design a distortion pedal that had the positive sonic qualities of the SD9, but without the overly compressed, high-end harshness. Daiya and I have spent many months listening to several prototypes that he designed, experimenting with them and making improvements.

We used the SD9 as a starting point but of course this new Vemuram distortion pedal is a higher grade unit with many improvements. Besides the Gain, Volume and Tone knobs, there are two trim pots that let you fine tune this pedal in a unique way. The “Sparkle” trim pot is a ‘Peaking’ type of boost centered around 6K that allows you to dial in the ‘Crunch’ of the high end. The “Low-Mid” trim pot allows you to add the perfect amount of bottom end. I used one of the prototypes on tour in 2022 and 2023, and also in the studio many times over the last year. In other words, this pedal has definitely been real time tested.

The final version of this new Vemuram distortion pedal has a perfectly open, natural feeling overdrive. It has gain and sustain for days… yet it stays clear, punchy and solid when you roll the volume back on your guitar. It’s very easy to dial in the perfect amount of overdrive with this pedal while keeping all of the musicality intact.

Vemuram has designed the best distortion pedal that I have ever played through. We named it the “Butter Machine”, and if you play through one you’ll know why. It’s a very satisfying sonic experience.

Cheers to Vemuram, and to all of the guitar rulers of the universe!"
- Michael

Specifications

Transistors: N/A
Controls: Volume, Gain, Tone / LOW-MID Trimmer, SPARKLE Trimmer
Switches: ON/OFF
Terminal: Input, Output
Power: 006P (9 Volt Battery) or 9Volt regulated AC/DC adapter(Center Negative)
Size: 70(W)x113(D)x50(H)mm
Weight: 425g
Current Draw: m/A
All of our pedals are compatible with 18V except for our fuzz pedals.
But we do not recommend using 18V because it is made and designed for 9V.
*Please advise we cannot take any responsibilities for any damages using voltages higher than 9V.


Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!