Flaw VII
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Item #: SCP-xxxx

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is stored in a secure locker at Site-27. A low-priority webcrawler is to monitor online forums for mentions of similar devices.

Description: SCP-xxxx has the appearance of an instrument effect stompbox. The enclosure is painted yellow and printed on it are the words "Talent Booster" and the logo of popular stompbox manufacturer Wampler Pedals1. The company's owner denies any knowledge about SCP-xxxx, thus suggesting the unit was modified by another individual.

SCP-xxxx's anomalous effect manifests when it is used with a guitar and amplified like a regular effect stompbox. Regardless of what is actually being played on the instrument, SCP-xxxx will produce entirely different compositions that match the genre the player intents to play2, or defaults to blues when no intentions are present. Compositions made by SCP-xxxx do not match any known produced work, and are universally described as pleasant and highly musical.

A secondary effect causes listeners to disregard the fact that the playing does not match the sound and to praise the player for their talent. This effect transfers through recorded media.

Addendum xxxx-1:

Disassembly of SCP-xxxx reveals no circuitry inside, instead, there is a large open space accessible through the back cover of the unit. Inside the space is an immobile, indistinct humanoid entity holding an electric guitar. Wires from the input socket of the unit extends into the head of the entity.

The guitar of the entity is connected to a device identical in appearance to SCP-xxxx.

Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WAMPLER_Talent_Booster_(9519534357).jpg

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