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donsmagic
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I have the reverb on my Fender PD150 turned all the way down, yet when I talk over my music it still fades down. I can't figure out how to completely shut it off. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Try the VIP dial, not the reverb. This should solve it for you. Best of luck, Jeff
Dennis Michael
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This has been a problem with the 150 and 250 Fender. Since the 150 has fewer input, use the main input. The first one controls all other inputs and lowers the music and other jack inputs so you can talk.

See:Owner's Manual in Adobe PDF format.Passport P150 Owner's Manual

VIP (CHANNEL 1 ONLY) – The VIP or Vocal Input Priority control adjusts the level at which the volume of all other channels are automatically reduced in favor of the source attached to the Mic/Line Input 1.

This unique feature permits a user to speak while other inputs (such as background music) continue at temporarily reduced levels. The VIP circuit is “pre-volume control” which means it is effective regardless of level control setting of channel one. Adjust this control while speaking into a microphone on channel 1, with other program material input through another channel. Depending on the duration and level of the signal being input to Mic/Line 1 and the position of the control, the VIP circuit will trigger a reduction in level of all the other channels.

The original levels will be automatically restored when there is no signal present on channel 1. In typical use, the circuit will return normal levels in about 4 seconds. With the level set at a higher or a stronger signal, normal levels will be restored after approximately 6 seconds. The VIP circuit has an intentionally slow release time which prevents interruptions when a speaker pauses for thought or effect.

Care should be taken to avoid the VIP triggering on sound from the main speakers. At high settings, the microphone may “hear” the main system speakers and trigger a reduction in level. When not using the VIP feature, be sure to turn the control completely counterclockwise.

MASTER REVERB – Adjusts the amount of reverb signal level sent to the mix or output. Rotating the knob clockwise increases the reverb signal sent to the main mix. When the knob is in its full counterclockwise position, there is no reverb heard in the mix.

Regan below is correct and I updated this post.
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I wish they would do away with the VIP feature. It is on channel one on my PD-250. The ideal Passport for me would be the features of the PD-500 without all the extra power. 250 watts is plenty for a portable system. The PD-500 is weighs slightly less than the PD-250, so if they would use a 250 watt amp instead of the 500 watt it should even weigh less.

Regan
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