Roland FR-3b: Digital Button Accordion
The FR-3b is the smallest accordion in the world to provide a Free Bass mode — perfect for students. You can easily change the note assignments to the button keys and select the preset that best suits your playing style. It also contains a metronome that helps you to develop your sense of rhythm and timing. Thanks to the instrument’s MIDI functionality, students can even record their performance on their computer. Practicing has never been easier or more efficient!
The Roland FR3b is essentially the same as the Roland FR3x, the main difference being that the FR-3x has speakers onboard.
This button accordion can be played in several different modes including the C-Griff system and the B-Griff Russian Bajan system. This allows players to use the system they’re most accustomed to. Although the Roland V-Accordion makes it easy to adjust the system easily, we are happy to set the accordion to the system you prefer so it will be ready to play when you receive it.
Right hand: 92-button right-hand keyboard
Left hand: 120 bass buttons with velocity,
Modes: Standard, Free Bass mode, Orch. Bass, Orch. Chord, Orch. Free Bass
Bellows: Real pneumatic detection of bellows pressure, high-resolution pressure sensor; Bellows Resistance Regulator Wheel with 4 positions
Registers: 10 treble registers plus orchestra, 7 bass registers
6 Treble button modes: C-Griff Europe, C-Griff 2, B-Griff Bajan, B-Griff Fin, D-Griff 1, D-Griff 2
Accordion Tone Sets: Each including 12 Treble registers, 7 Bass registers, 7 Free Bass registers, 7 Orchestral Free Bass registers, 7 Orchestral Bass registers, 7 Orchestral Chord registers, 10 Orchestral sounds
Orchestral Sounds: Trombone, Trumpet, T Sax, A Sax, Clarinet, Harmonica, Violin, Flute, Jazz Org, Blues Org
Orchestral Bass sounds: Acoustic, Bowed, Fingered, Fretless, Picked, Tuba, Tuba Mix Orchestral
Free Bass Sounds: Trombone, Clarinet, Oboe, Flute, Perc Organ, Ac Guitar, Ac Piano
Orchestral Chord Sounds: St. Strings, Chorus Organ, Steel Guitar, St. Orch Brass, Choir, Harps+Strings, Guitar+Organ
16 Mussette Micro Tuning: Off, Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian L/H, French, Scottish
Operation Modes: Bass & Chord Mode, Treble Mode, Octave Mode, Free Bass and User Program
Other Features: 64 note polyphony, Onboard Metronome, a 3×7-segment LED Display Screen
Effects: Reverb, Chorus, Delay, “Cassotto” and “Sordina” Simulations
Connections: Headphone Output, Line Output and In/Out MIDI
Power Supply: External AC adapter or Battery (optional): AA type rechargeable battery
Size and weight: 19” x 10” x 16” ; 21 lbs