Hey Europeans, now Thonk is getting cut off from the mainland: do you have any good resources for knobs, caps and these kind of small supplies within the EU? I don’t mind paying VAT, but the customs fee in Belgium is a little steep for small orders.


small orders from Tayda usually get through ok - always take the low shipping - they do pots and knobs - some of them are cheap looking/feel compared to the Thonk ones though - the Davies clones don't have brass inserts - but everything works ok so far

there are a few stores in Germany - Banzai for example - that stock some things - Banzai at least do some pots and knobs

Utility modules are the inexpensive, dull polish that makes the expensive, shiny modules actually shine!!!


I received today knobs from Thonk (via Postmail).
If your order is ≤20€, no tax from UK. But (not sure) the limit will be ≤50€ in July.

In Germany, Banzai Music (http://www.banzaimusic.com/Knobs/), but their Davis clones are without brass inserts.

@ Banzai, I order Turnado knobs (http://www.banzaimusic.com/Tournado/) and Synthie 2 knobs (http://www.banzaimusic.com/Synthie-2/).
@ Thonk, I order Davis clones and trimmers toppers (https://www.thonk.co.uk/shop/tall-trimmer-toppers/).


I received today knobs from Thonk (via Postmail).
If your order is ≤20€, no tax from UK. But (not sure) the limit will be ≤50€ in July.

In Belgium the threshold for customs charges will be €0 unfortunately. But I can also ship to friends in the Netherlands, thanks for the inspiration!

Banzai looks cool. Not so many options for different shafts, but there might be something useful in there!


Hi LYFoulidis,

Or have a look at www.3u-shop.de they might perhaps have a few things that might interest you? Look at "parts" menu and then "Knöpfe" (which is German for knobs).

I am facing the same issues as you do regarding buying stuff from the UK :-( Weird that in Belgium that below Euro 20 rule doesn't apply, since I thought this would be valid for the entire EU. Anyway, any item+mail over twenty Euro causes already costums duty :-(

Good luck with the search and kind regards, Garfield.

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Thanks, another shop with some good options :)

The €20 rule does apply (isn’t it €22?) across the until July. From that point on each country will have its own rules..


Hi LYFoulidis,

Glad I could help with that link :-)

I wasn't aware of the fact that as from July every EU country can do whatever they want (regarding this matter I mean), that's for most of the countries I am afraid bad news. Thank you for sharing this.

Kind regards, Garfield.

For review reports of Eurorack modules, please refer to https://garfieldmodular.net/ for PDF formatted downloads