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Snake Oil Fine Instruments The Very Thing Guitar Boost Pedal

A sophisticated boost from the creative minds at Chapman Guitars!

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Sam Beattie

Snake Oil Fine Instruments are purveyors of only the purest, homegrown tonal tweaking tools on the market. Fresh from the creative minds at Chapman Guitars, these rather luxurious bits of kit are made in the UK to the finest specifications. This particular specimen, The Very Thing, is a refined boost pedal that reportedly cures all bad tone. Use it to push the front of your valve amp, or give it a stomp to propel your lead playing to new sonic heights!

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Simple controls

The Very Thing sounds great out the box - simple as that. Despite this, they've provided you with three simple controls: gain, tone and volume. Tweak the gain to add grit to your boosted tone, ranging from subtle purring to a firm bark in no time. Tone provides you with just amount of control over the shape of your sound. Roll it off and you'll get a warm low-end emphasis, crank it and you'll get heaps of fizzy goodness. Volume does exactly what you think it does.

Pristine UK-built design

Snake Oil pedals are designed and built in the UK. Built to withstand the toughest of gigging schedules, they also look the part. An embossed metal enclosure and design would look just as good in a trophy cabinet as it would on your battle-scarred pedalboard.

Here's what Chapman & Snake Oil have to say:

Need a boost? Well the clever chaps at Snake Oil Fine Instruments have the very thing. Introducing The Very Thing, favoured by the elite connoisseur and renowned worldwide for reinvigorating ones timbre, this astonishing elixir of tone is undoubtedly what you have been looking for.

With just one swift touch of your Gain, Boost and Tone controls, you will scarcely believe such fidelity of sound as afforded by its on board 4558 dual op-amp, offering stunning symmetrical clipping for smooth drive sounds and leagues of headroom should you require it.

Recommended by the most eminent musicians, the Very Thing has a distinguished elegance of form and powerful audio presence that delights the most discerning of players. Made in England to exacting specifications, you can rest assured that The Very Thing from Snake Oil Fine Instruments will never let you down.


  • Analogue boost pedal
  • Gain, Volume and Tone controls
  • Powered by 9V battery or 9V DC power supply (not included)
  • Dimensions 110mm (L) x 54mm (W) x 50mm (H)
  • Weight 350g
  • Made in the UK
£99.00 £89.00
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Order now for delivery to you on Tuesday, 18 January 2022  

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