BOSS' Metal Zone Guitar Pedal Is at the Centre of a 5G Conspiracy
No, the MT-2 is not a COVID vaccine chip
Guitar World points out that a circuitry schematic of BOSS' Metal Zone MT-2 — a pedalboard mainstay of any aspiring shredder — has been passed around by conspiracists in Italy as a purported diagram of a "COVID-19 chip" inserted into doses of the vaccine.
Software engineer Mario Fusco brought attention to the claim on Twitter, sharing the "confidential" diagram that had been circulated by conspiracists.
While the diagram features a label altered to indicate the inclusion of a "5G frequency" transmitter, guitarists of any style can point to unchanged labels concerning bass, treble, gain, and footswitch attachment.
There are legitimate concerns surrounding the rapid adoption of 5G technology, but its inclusion in a COVID-19 vaccination is not one. Pondering the hilarity of a MT-2 chip shot's existence, one user wrote, "It will not prevent COVID, but it will rock your world."
Here in Italy people started to share this figure claiming that this is the diagram of the 5G chip that has been inserted in the covid vaccine.— Mario Fusco 🇪🇺 (@mariofusco) December 28, 2020
In reality it is the electric circuit of a guitar pedal and I believe that putting it in the covid vaccine has been an excellent idea💡 pic.twitter.com/qXKnv7VVly
These people with their conspiracy theories are so tiresome, it's always "wah -wah-wah". pic.twitter.com/ZQavpQDhIb— Patrick Fitzgerald (@barelyfitz) January 2, 2021
What do think the 'footswitch' does if Bill Gates activates it? Is the real conspiracy to force us all to tap dance?— Thomas Atcheson (@ThomasAtcheson) January 2, 2021
this is what happens to you after having this vaccine pic.twitter.com/H5kG4aDhFZ— William Antônio (@William_Antonio) December 28, 2020
It's a distortion pedal circuit. The sound can be improved by adding another diode in series with one of the clipping diodes to create asymmetric clipping.— Cat what looks like a duck (@Joseph_Palmer) January 2, 2021
It will not prevent Covid, but it will rock your world.
So I got the vaccine, and I think it has done something to my DNA... pic.twitter.com/Za2nZ5rMm3— Shane McKee (@shanemuk) January 2, 2021
It's not this one, but it sure as hell should be: pic.twitter.com/Fdidh6Ov3w— Wolfgang Werner (@0xcafebabe) December 28, 2020