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Longevity/reliability of the FR-1x

knobby

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How does the Roland FR-1X fair in the reliability stakes? Any known and/or common faults? Are spares available?

I saw the posts in "The story of a used Roland FR-1x" regarding the bass strap issue on earlier models - anything else to look out for?
 

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Early FR-1's did have a bass strap problem (now corrected) but as a whole the FR-1 & FR1b's have had much less repair
complaints compared to the rest of all "V" accordion models.
 

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Bought my FR-1xb mid 2013 (used, but like new). I play it almost everyday (not professionally). It’s still going strong.

At some point, I opened the bass side to inspect the bass strap, and decided that if it broke, I’d fix it with a piece of aluminum. But it’s still ok.
 
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