#1
I have a couple of guitar pedals (jekyll and hyde, boss distortion and tc hall of fame reverb) and i havnt used them in over a year and now that im getting back into guitar, but when i plug them up, using fresh batteries the light on all three of them comes on but its dim and when i use an adapter the light doesnt come on at all, do guitar pedals kinda die out if not used regularly?
#2
That is strange.

Maybe a dumb question but, forgetting the lights, have you plugged yuor guitar into them and then plugged them into your amp. Any sound?
#3
Sounds like your adapter is busted.

do they work with the batteries?

if not check cables, and try them one at a time
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#4
thanks for the replys, Yeah im not sure, i have used two different adapters and new batteries with different guitars, when the pedals are set up but clicked off i get a weak signal when playing and when they are clicked on the light goes out and i get nothing, i just think its super weird that all three are doing the same thing, my big muff pedal works fine so idk
#5
Looks like old batteries to me.

Are you 100% sure these batteries were new?

Also you should try using them with AC adapters.
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#7
take a meter and check the adapter, one in the barrel one on the outside. and across the batteries. under 9V throw them away.

you did you DC, not AC right?
#8
It does sound like the power supply is the common denominator. Yes, if you hooked up a power supply with insufficient voltage, you could activate the light without the pedal working. I would expect the by-pass to still work however.