George I'm using the old volume pedal that I used with my PS6100. I had to set it to reverse to work properly. When I have the pedal fully back I hear nothing, no styles playing, no keys when pressed, no tempo click. This old pedal reduces the volume to no output. I think I have it set to master. I'll check when I get home. Just a side note, the people in your area are very lucky to have a dealer that is as knowledgeable and helpful as you. I have to travel 40 miles to even find a dealer that sells arranger type keyboards and then all they push at you is Technics. They claim Yamaha is good for the cheap stuff, but for the better stuff, Technics is a better value with better sound. I wish I lived in your area. Thank you for being there to so many of us on this and the previous forum.