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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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    Product Description

    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
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    Customer Reviews


    34 reviews





    Trusted Customer30th Jan 2022

    Great Pedal. Much better sounding and looking Tube Screamer type of pedal.

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 4Sound 4

    Mr Juan Manuel Fernandez de Sosa26th Jan 2022

    Pedal estupendo, suena de maravilla. Tiene un boost y overdrive magníficos. Va a estar en mi pedalera sustituyendo a algún otro pedal actual.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mandy Jayne Thompson20th Dec 2021

    My son wanted this specific pedal and we found it at Andertons at a stunning price. I had no hesitation at ordering it from Abdertons. They care about their customers.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

    Trusted Customer14th Oct 2021

    It's really good. I can dial in exactly the tone I was looking for. More grr than my gretsch was giving before! If only there wasn't the mixture of American and UK English spellings on the casing. But I can't see that with my eyes closed anyway ;)

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Daniel Crowe25th Aug 2021

    Can't beat a collaboration between Zach from Mythos and Chappers. Great boost pedal, that also offers a nice drive, as well. Sounds great into digital modelling amps and tube amps. Looks cool and sounds awesome; makes we want to play my guitar more!

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Kjeld Dalsbaek20th Aug 2021

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

    Jack Morgan22nd May 2021

    It's a great pedal but it's not really giving me anything different from some of my other overdrive pedals. I will keep it though. It looks awesome. My only complaint is that the on light is a little blinding when standing over the pedal but that can be easily remedied.

    Value 4Looks 5Sound 4

    Jack Pinckney21st Apr 2021

    Great pedal...I use it to give my other pedals a bit more sizzle!

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Jonathan Kreyer29th Mar 2021

    I like this pedal much more than I was expecting to be honest. It has a bit more gain than I was expecting and I would personally classify it more as an overdrive pedal than a boost really. But it has a very nice grit to it that just feels like it belongs in a whiskey commercial. I dig it.

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

    Trusted Customer13th Mar 2021

    Loving this pedal!!! Wanted one for some time and it lives up to the hype.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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