Roland FR-18 diatonic wanted

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tanstaafl49
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Roland FR-18 diatonic wanted

Post by tanstaafl49 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:15 am

Looking for a Roland FR18, the midi melodeon version of their range which now seems to have been discontinued.
UK only!

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Re: Roland FR-18 diatonic wanted

Post by dunlustin » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:59 am

The FR18 was not a huge success in the push/pull world.
Have you come across the Streb?
http://www.streb.co.uk/eml_features.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Roland FR-18 diatonic wanted

Post by george garside » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:30 am

I agree with dunlustin but would go further and say , as a player of all things diatonic for 50 + years, that it is horrible. Therefore strongly advise you try one for at least couple of hours before making a decision

The Streb, produced in very small numbers by Steve Rouse is a completely different beast and one I would consider if ever I had to live in a retirement flat for silent playing

Steve has a website with a lot of info

george

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