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Transport of a Roland Accordion

brianr

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I am purchasing a Roland accordion privately, it would be more convenient to have this posted rather than collect it due to the distance involved. I have read that they travel better than acoustic accordions due to being reedless, but what about the bass side? I have always packed the bass side of a traditional accordion for transit but would this be necessary with a Roland or is the mechanism very different? Any advice would be most appreciated.
 

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There is no need to block the so called bass machine on a "V" accordion. Unlike an acoustic accordion the bass section is not mechanical.
The "V" accordion models are in effect constructed the same as a electronic keyboard with pads when depressed produce the voices. The real only real difference between a keyboard and a "V" accordion is that it's volume is powered by the bellows. You ship a "V" accordion in the same as shipping a keyboard. make sure it's fitted snug and cushioned for protection.
Good luck with the Roland. What model ???
 

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There is no need to block the so called bass machine on a "V" accordion. Unlike an acoustic accordion the bass section is not mechanical.
The "V" accordion models are in effect constructed the same as a electronic keyboard with pads when depressed produce the voices. The real only real difference between a keyboard and a "V" accordion is that it's volume is powered by the bellows. You ship a "V" accordion in the same as shipping a keyboard. make sure it's fitted snug and cushioned for protection.
Good luck with the Roland. What model ???
.Thank you very much Jim D, I just wanted a not-too-complicated instrument that I could play silently in our apartment without causing a nuisance to neighbours. I am 75 and not bothered about 100's of different sounds so have gone for an affordable FR-3s. Thanks again for the information. Regards, Brian
 

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