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The story of a used Roland FR-1x

John M

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In a video I saw by Dale Mathis of Crown Accordion, he had a problem with some USB sticks. I don't remember what the brands were. I have used a SanDisk 16 GB with no problem. It is way more memory than you need but a 2 Gb stick was harder for me to find. The SanDisk worked right out of the package (no formatting needed). The only thing a did was to make a "clean" disk and erased all the files that came on the disk. I think they were "security" type files. Here is a link to the disk:


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Thanks guys for the help and advise re my second hand FR-1x Piano Accordian.
I have reset the bellows as suggested and it appears to have cured the unbalance problem.
I have ordered a 16Gig pen drive so fingers crossed it will work ok.
As soon as the the pendrive comes, I will have a go at loading the optional sounds.

Really enjoying the forum, lots of info, links, and advise.

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New forum user looking for information on a recently purchased FR-1x. Sorry if I'm using the wrong forum.

I used to play standard accordians many yrs ago but sold them after moving home as I didn't want to upset the new neighbours!
I have a couple of questions.

1. The sound level seems louder when closing the bellows than when opening them. Are there two sensors for pressure? Could there be a faulty one? Anyone have similar experiences?

2. I am going to buy a USB pendrive to upload/download files but can't find any info on the maximum storage limit for the instrument.

3 Can the Roland sound extension files (Alpine, Dallape & Orchestra ) be played direct from the USB drive or do they have to be loaded into the instrument to function?

Thanks in advance for any helpful replies
Welcome Andy,

Congratulations on your purchase, the bit about using the Roland USB drive is a bit of a marketing scheme. These devices cost $79 CAD from Roland when the equivalent size drive would cost about $4 if you could find one. Apparently there is no difference between the Roland branded USB and other brands in their ability to handle data, the only thing that you need to be aware of is that peculiarly shaped devices may not fit into the little cavity for the stick. I use a 16MB USB drive as this appears to be the maximum that the accordion will be able to read. Buy a good quality product and I like to use the type which has a flashing light built in which works when it's reading and writing.
 

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