FR-2b

V-Accordion

FR-2b
Discontinued

The Amazing Ultra-Light Button-Type V-Accordion

The FR-2b V-Accordion offers the incredible digital advantages of Roland’s Physical Behavior Modeling technology, providing true tone and characteristics of the world’s best accordions, but they are significantly lighter than previous models. Perfect for students, stage keyboard players, and traveling musicians.

Lightweight Champion

At almost half the weight of the flagship V-Accordion, the FR-2b is portable and comfortable. Whether you’re a student or a professional musician, at home or on stage, your shoulders and back will love this instrument!

Portable Power

Powered by eight standard AA batteries (sold separately), the FR-2b will set you free in any situation. Roland recommends rechargeable AA batteries to keep you powered and recharged show after show.

Performance Parameters

The FR-2b has five pads for adding percussive excitement to your performance. Use them as drum pads or to trigger rhythms via Loop Playback Mode. There’s also a Song function for “minus one” play-along fun. The FR-2b contains eight user programs for instant storage and recall of your favorite settings.

Connections

The connection options of the FR-2b allow you to perform in any situation. A headphone output is provided for private practice. The Line output lets you plug into amplifiers and mixers onstage or in the studio. MIDI output allows you to play external keyboards and other MIDI-compatible instruments from your V-Accordion.

Adjustable Bellows Pressure

The improved Bellows Resistance Regulator on the FR-2b V-Accordion allows you to fine-tune the bellows pressure according to your strength, ability, and personal style — another FR-2b advantage for comfort and playability.

Visual Sheets

Choose your look with the six included decorative sheets, or personalize the FR-2b with your name or a picture of your band. Unleash your artistic potential.

Options

Protect your FR-2b on the road with the attractive BAG-FR-3, a custom-made gig bag for V-Accordions. And don’t forget to bring along Roland’s CM-30 amp or CUBE Street for clean, clear amplification. It’s the perfect FR-2b performance partner.

Amplification

Roland’s CM-30 CUBE Monitor is an ideal choice to amplify the FR-2/FR-2b. It’s light, small, and affordable, but don't be fooled: The CM-30 can sing loud and proud. And, for those who like to take their show on the road, the battery-powered Roland CUBE Street Amplifier is the ultimate portable solution.

Keyboard & Bellows
Right hand
82-buttons, velocity sensitive
Left Hand
96 bass buttons with velocity
Bellows
Real pneumatic detection of bellows pressure (high-resolution pressure sensor), Bellows Resistance Regulator
Sound Source
Sound Generator
Max polyphony: 128 voices
Tones
8 Accordion Sets, each one including: 10 Treble registers, 5 Bass registers,5 Orchestral Bass registers, 5 Orchestral Chord registers, 6 Orchestral sounds
Treble reed footages
4
Bass reed footages
5
Chord reed footages
3
PBM (Physical Behaviour Modelling)
Noises
Stopping-reed growl, Closing valve noise, Left button noise
Individual reed simulation
Hysteresis threshold, Expression curve, Pressure variant filter, Pressure variant pitch deviation
Switching reed sound wave
by bellows acceleration, by note repetition speed
Musette Tuning
Micro tuning presets
15: Off, Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian L/H, French, Scottish
Effects
Reverb
8 types
Chorus
8 types
Panel Controls
Knob controls
Volume/ Power; Registers: 5 x Treble, 3 x Orchestra, Set, 5 x Bass; Buttons: Orch. Bass, Orch. chord, Left Register, Pad/Default, Rec/Loop, Song/Demo, User Prog/Dec, Metronome/Inc.
Operation Modes
Bass
2 Bs Rows, 3 Bs Rows A-7th, 3 Bs Rows A-5dim3 Bs Rows B-7th, 3 Bs Rows B-5dim, 3 Bs Rows Bx
Treble Mode
C Griff Europe, C Griff 2, B Griff Bajan, B Griff Fin, D Griff 1, D Griff 2
Octave
Down, 0, Up for Treble and Orchestra
Pad
8 drum/percussion sets, phrase recording function
Song
8 preset songs with selectable mute function for left- or right-hand part
Others
Power Supply
External AC adapter or optional batteries
Power Consumption
500 mA
Battery (optional)
Ni-MH 2500mAh approx. 5 hours. This varies depending on the actual conditions of use
Onboard connectors
Headphones Jack (Stereo), Output Jack: L/Mono(Treble), R/Mono(Bass), MIDI connector: OUT/IN (adjustable via MIDI parameter)
Supplied accessories
External AC adapter, Owner’s manual, Straps, Reference caps for Treble buttons, Battery holder (pre-installed in compartment), replaceable Sheets:6
Optional accessories
Gigbag (BAG-FR-3), CM-30 Cube Monitor, CUBE STREET Battery Powered Stereo Amplifier, SA-300 Stage Amplifier
Size and Weight ( Size & Weight )
Width
472 mm
18-9/16 inches
Depth
247 mm
9-3/4 inches
Height
3,884 mm
152-15/16 inches
Weight
7.5 kg
16 lbs. 9 oz.
Weight (without straps or optional batteries)
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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