#1
hey guys i just bought 2 pedals (distortion and Comp/sustainer)..

anyways, I have the proper wires for it and a common 9v adapter to plug it into..

so I put the adapter to the pedal... guitar chord to input pedal, output pedal to ampilifier...

I turn on the amp and nothing happens... the guitar chords wont ring in the amp and the pedal "check" light wont go on... so I assume its not working (the pedal)..

Now the question is what am I doing wrong? I tried both pedals this way and I get the same result both times..

Do I need to put in batteries or something?
#2
try it with batteries...what adapter is it?

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#3
both are boss pedals.. they're 2nd hand but not used...

do I need batteries for it to work with adapters? I assume not...


highly unlikely that both their adapter power source is not working too..
#5
try it with batteries before bumping...

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#7
If it's an adjustable adapter, check the voltage and the +/- thing .
#8
no, the adapters are not faulty, and there's no +/- thing...

the adapters are off a chordless phone charger so I know they're working...
and they're 9v like the pedal says..

my question now is the pedal says Boss PSA 9v adapter only...

does the PSA have to do with anything? (btw works with batteries for some reason... but I really wanna use just the power supply)
#9
get a onespot power adapter. dont bother with phone chargers, although i think it should work
#10
...put batteries in it...

If it works with the batteries that means the adapter doesnt work with it for some reason or another... I went to target and got a universal one, with several heads, and selectable poewr outputs, but those tend to not work as long, meh
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#12
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The phone charger might be center positive instead of negative. That definitely wouldn't work right.


yep that was it=p thanks for the help guys but the cake goes to cokeisbetter