The brand new junior member of the V-Accordion family, the FR-3s,
provides all the features of a traditional accordion—and a lot more!
Lightweight and portable, the FR-3s will be appreciated by budding
accordion players and experienced entertainers alike for their
portability and flexibility!
Now thanks to the new Version 2.0 operating system, the FR-3s comes with
10 programmable user programs that can be backed up on your PC together
with 16 Musette micro tuning presets programmable for each
Realistic accordion simulation
- - 37-key piano-type treble keyboard/120 bass buttons.
- - 7 new Orchestral Chord/Orchestral Free Bass registers with completely new sounds.
- - 10 User Programs.
- - Onboard MIDI socket.
- - Supplied with an adapter and a battery compartment (for optional rechargeable AA-type batteries).
- - Bellows Resistance Regulator.
- - The FR-3s is a complete, all-in-one model with powered speakers.
- - Available in the exclusive, pearl-white version
too! The white model (FR-3s WHITE)looks gorgeous, with a beautifully
decorated bellows and genuine leather and Alcantara® straps.
*Alcantara® is a registered trademark of Alcantara Spa., Italy
The FR-3s can simulate up to 10 different accordions, each including 12
Treble registers, 7 Bass/Chord registers, and 7 Free Bass registers
(Free Bass and Bass/Chord are mutually exclusive). For these
high-quality sounds, Roland sampled traditional acoustic accordions to
provide an instrument that can emulate various accordion types, complete
with their specific tuning characteristics. And although it is an
electronic instrument, the FR-3s faithfully responds to bellows movement
and pressure for authentic expression. Stronger inward and outward
movements create a richer, fuller sound, while lighter movements make
the sound softer and quieter. There’s even a unique bellows resistance
regulator that can be set to match the player’s strength or preference.
Increasing or decreasing the bellows resistance is a matter of selecting
one of four positions using a conveniently located wheel.
The FR-3s is ideal for students. And not just because it is the smallest
accordion in the world to provide a Free Bass mode, but also because it
boasts an adjustable metronome. Thanks to the instrument’s MIDI
functionality, students can even record their performance on their
computer. Practicing has never been easier or more efficient!