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Guitar pedal power problems

My guitar pedal will work when individually plugged into a power supply, but when its chained it kills the powers supply to all of the pedals. I dont want to buy an individual power supply for it... so what do I do?

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Wow! All these are supposed to have a standard polarity connection.

Verify that this pedal has the opposite polarity of the power.

Frankly, having a second supply is expedient solution... The only other way is with blocking transformers or capacitive coupling...

I have never heard of a pedal having opposite polarity. PLEASE fill us in on this problem for future reference.

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

Testimonial: "Yeah, my power supply has a light on it, and when the defective pedal is plugged in the light flashes. So you think maybe the polarity is off??? "

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