Roland Tact Switches

Original P/N [Quantity] - Operating Force (gf) - Modern Day Replacements (Version 20190313)


ODD OGG
  SYNTH or SAMPLER   
ORIGINAL ROLAND P/N / MANUFACTURER P/N [QUAN] 
 OPERATING FORCE (gf / NEWTON) 
MODERN DAY REPLACEMENT P/N                                                     
ALPHA JUNO-1 13169633 / SKHHAD039A  [4]
 13129704 / SKHCAB131A  [30]
160gf / 1.57N
 130gf / 1.27N
Replacement DIY here
ALPHA JUNO-2 13169633 / SKHHAD039A  [4]
 13129704 / SKHCAB131A  [31]
160gf / 1.57N
 130gf / 1.27N
Replacement DIY here
D-10 / D-20 13169684 / SOA‑123HS  [39] 100gf / 0.98N Replacement DIY here
D-70 13169633 / SKHHAD039A  [57] 160gf / 1.57N ALPS: SKHHAMA010 (160gf) or SKHHARA010 (260gf)
D-110 13129740 / EVQQVT  [16] [unknown] Replacement DIY here
D-550 13129733 / SKHHBS  [36] 260gf / 2.55N ALPS: SKHHBSA010 (260gf)
GM-70 [unknown]  [24] [unknown] [unknown]
GR-1 13129772 / SKQEAA  [6]
 13169687 / SKHHBW [22]
160gf / 1.57N
 160gf / 1.57N
ALPS: SKQEAAA010 (160gf)
 ALPS: SKHHBWA010 (160gf) or SKHHBYA010 (260gf)
HS-10 13169633 / SKHHAD039A  [4]
 13129704 / SKHCAB131A  [30]
160gf / 1.57N
 130gf / 1.27N
Replacement DIY here
JUNO-106 13169633 / SKHHAD039A  [53] 160gf / 1.57N ALPS: SKHHAMA010 (160gf) or SKHHARA010 (260gf)
JV-880 13169684* / SOR‑123HS  [12]** 100gf / 0.98N PANASONIC: EVQ21305R (100gf)**, EVQ21405R (130gf)** or EVQ-22705R (260gf)**
JX-8P 13129715 / KHC‑10901  [51] [unknown] [unknown]
JX-10 13129704 / SKHCAB131A  [53] 130gf / 1.27N Replacement DIY here
MKS-10 13159137 / SPQ009G  [14] [unknown] [unknown]
MKS-20 13129362 / SKELAK  [17] [unknown] [unknown]
MKS-30 13129351 / SPQ009G  [16] [unknown] [unknown]
MKS-50 13159154 / SKHHBS  [18] 260gf / 2.55N Replacement DIY here
MKS-70 13159154 / SKHHBS  [30] 260gf / 2.55N Replacement DIY here
MKS-80 13129351 / SPQ009G  [28] [unknown] [unknown]
MKS-100 13129733 / SKHHBS  [27] 260gf / 2.55N ALPS: SKHHBSA010 (260gf)
S-10 13169633 / SKHHAD039A  [28] 160gf / 1.57N ALPS: SKHHAMA010 (160gf) or SKHHARA010 (260gf)
S-50 13169633 / SKHHAD039A  [34] 160gf / 1.57N Replacement DIY here
S-220 13129733 / SKHHBS  [30] 260gf / 2.55N ALPS: SKHHBSA010 (260gf)
S-330 13129737 / SKHHAR  [12] 260gf / 2.55N ALPS: SKHHARA010 (260gf)
S-550 13129733 / SKHHBS  [14]
 13129737 / SKHHAR  [13]
 13169633 / SKHHAD039A  [1]***
260gf / 2.55N
 260gf / 2.55N
 160gf / 1.57N
ALPS: SKHHBSA010 (260gf)
 ALPS: SKHHARA010 (260gf)
 ALPS: SKHHAMA010 (160gf) or SKHHARA010 (260gf)
S-750 13169633 / SKHHAD039A  [21] 160gf / 1.57N Replacement DIY here
S-760 00126956 / EVQ21405  [13] 130gf / 1.27N PANASONIC: EVQ21405R (130gf) or EVQ-22705R (260gf)
S-770 13169633 / SKHHAD039A  [21] 160gf / 1.57N Replacement DIY here
U-110 13169684 / SOA‑123HS  [6] 100gf / 0.98N ALPS: SKHHAKA010 (100gf), SKHHAMA010 (160gf) or SKHHARA010 (260gf)
U-20 13169697 / SKHVBD  [38]** 100gf / 0.98N PANASONIC: EVQ21305R (100gf), EVQ21505R (160gf), or EVQ22705R (260gf)**
U-220 13169684 / SOA‑123HS  [12]
100gf / 0.98N ALPS: SKHHAKA010 (100gf), SKHHAMA010 (160gf) or SKHHARA010 (260gf)
W-30 13169633 / SKHHAD039A  [29] 160gf / 1.57N Replacement DIY here
  SYNTH or SAMPLER   
ORIGINAL ROLAND P/N / MANUFACTURER P/N [QUAN] 
 OPERATING FORCE (gf / NEWTON) 
MODERN DAY REPLACEMENT P/N                                                     
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* This Roland P/N: 13169684 for the JV‑880 is most likely a typo in the Service Manual since this part will not fit on the PCB
 The Mitsumi P/N: SOR‑123HS and PANASONIC replacement P/N's are correct

** Mouser and other suppliers are starting to phase out this original ALPS replacement switch but a few places still sell these P/N's. ALPS: SKHVBD (100gf), SKHVBE (160gf) or SKHVBF (260gf)
  I have used the high quality PANASONIC modern day replacements on the U‑20 and JV‑880 with excellent results. However, these also have been scheduled for obsolescence and will be
  discontinued by the manufacturer very soon so... get 'em while they're hot!

*** This solitary RESET button for the S-550 is located inside the case on the Main PCB so it rarely needs to be replaced because of non‑use

? SPINNER Things To Note
  • I have found several typos in the Roland Service Manuals. Corrections have been made whenever possible but there is still a chance some errors exist
  • All entries with "Replacement DIY here" are accurate because I have replaced these tact switches myself and have verified the replacement P/N's

  • I highly recommend mouser.com as a source for purchasing new tact switch replacements
  • Mouser offers large discounts for quantities of 10+ and 100+ and their prices are extremely low compared to the vultures selling full sets on eBay

  • For unknown reasons, tact switch manufacturer ALPS has recently tripled their prices on some products. I have added alternate replacement part numbers from manufacturer OMRON

  • With the exception of a few synth and sampler models, Roland used ALPS brand tact switches exclusively on models manufactured from the mid-1980's through the late 1990's
  • OMRON and PANASONIC are also high quality brands to use as replacements

  • The reason I have so many alternate replacements listed is because I prefer a harder press Operating Force of 260gf. I like to hear that 'Click!' whenever I make a selection

  • While searching for modern replacements, I discovered that OMRON has a series of High-Reliability Gold-Plated tact switches. If you are totally obsessed with your synths and
  • samplers, these are for you. Go with the OMRON B3F "‑G" series. They are resistive to corrosive gas and priced at more than $3 per switch!!!



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