Synth & Eurorack Parts / DIY

Our Synth & Eurorack Parts / DIY category is a curated list of items that are commonly found in synth/eurorack projects. The items and filters here do not represent our full lineup of parts. If you don't see what you are looking for, check out our main categories or send us a suggestion and we'll look into adding it.
Patch Cables - 3.5mm, Mono
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Low cost, high quality 3.5mm patch cables in a variety of lengths and colors. The cables are super flexible, have a great droop, and are shipped coiled so no permanent kinks are formed. With the large selection of lengths and colors, these cables are the perfect choice for any sized system.
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Integrated Circuit - DAB2140, Multi-Mode VCF, Sound Semiconductor
The Sound Semiconductor DAB2140 is a pre-soldered DIP converter for the SSI2140. This board features the SSI2140 and two decoupling caps for the V+ and V- inputs. The pinout is labelled on the board and matches the SSOP pinout. This adapter features a 20 pin DIP base with a .600 in. width. The pins are standard male headers so 2.54mm female headers are recommended for socketing the board. For the SSOP version, please see P-Q-SSI2140. A refresh of a classic design, the FatKeys™ SSI2140 preverses mojo of the beloved SSM2040 and adds temperature compensation of gm cells and the exponential control port. A "Q VCA" is provided to allow easy resonance control as well as various options for Q compensation.
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Machine Pin Socket - Preci-Dip, Break Away, 1 Row, 15 Position
High quality single row machine pin sockets made by Preci-Dip. These sockets are the break-away type and can easily snap into smaller sizes such as 5 separate transistor sockets.
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Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 2 Position, PC Pins, Short Bat
Carling, SPDT mini toggle, 2 positions, ¼" mounting hole diameter, 0.354" bushing length.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • 2-Position On/On
  • ¼" mounting hole diameter
  • Single pole/Double throw (SPDT)
  • PC mount pins
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Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, DPDT, 2 Position, PC Pins, Short Bat
Carling mini-toggle switch, DPDT, 2 position, ¼" mounting hole diameter, 0.354" bushing length.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • 2-Position On/On
  • ¼" mounting hole diameter
  • Double pole/Double throw (DPDT)
  • PC mount pins
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Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, DPDT, 3 Position, Solder Lugs, Short Bat
Carling mini-toggle switch, DPDT, 3 position, ¼" mounting hole diameter, 0.354" bushing length.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • 3-Position
  • ¼" mounting hole diameter
  • Double pole/Double throw (DPDT)
  • Solder lugs
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LED - 5mm diameter, diffused lens, 5 mCd
Package of 5
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5mm (T-1 ¾) diffused LED’s. Great for use in pedal builds and other applications where a tinted and diffused indicator is needed. Multiple colors available.
  • 5mm size
  • Tinted and diffused
  • Multiple colors available
  • Package of 5
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Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 2 Position, Solder Lugs, Flattened
Carling mini-toggle switch, SPDT. This switch features a flattened actuator.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • 2-Position On/On
  • ¼" mounting hole diameter
  • Single pole/Double throw (SPDT)
  • Solder Lugs
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Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, DPDT, 2 Position, Solder Lugs, Flatted
Carling mini-toggle switch, DPDT, ideal for phase switching, coil-tapping, series/parallel pickup switching in guitars. This switch features a flattened actuator.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • ¼" mounting hole diameter
  • Double pole/Double throw (DPDT)
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Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 3 Position, Solder Lugs, Short Bat
Carling, SPDT mini toggle with short actuator, 3 positions, ¼" mounting hole diameter, 0.354" bushing length.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • 3-Position On/Off/On
  • ¼" mounting hole diameter
  • Single pole/Double throw (SPDT)
  • Solder lugs
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Optocoupler - Xvive, Vactrol, VTL5C Series
High quality vactrols from Xvive. The Xvive vactrols are clones of the original Excelitas / Perkins-Elmer vactrols used in man effects pedals, synthesizers, compressors and other equipment. These vactrols feature a thick epoxy sealed casing. The VTL5C3 and VTL5C3/2 both have a steep slope, good dynamic range, a very low temperature coefficient of resistance, and a small light history memory.
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Integrated Circuit - SSI2131, VCO, Sound Semiconductor
The FatKeys™ SSI2131 Voltage Controlled Oscillator provides the core VCO function with buffered triangle, sawtooth, and variable-width pulse waveform outputs over a ten-octave range. The device offers unparalleled temperature stability, exponentiality, waveform integrity, and ease of use while requiring an absolute minimum of external components. The SSI2131 is a new-generation voltage controlled oscillator for high-performance electronic musical instruments and other systems requiring accurate audio-band waveform generation. The device offers unprecedented levels of temperature stability, exponentiality, waveform integrity, and ease of use.
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Integrated Circuit - DAB2130, VCO, Sound Semiconductor
The Sound Semiconductor DAB2130 is a pre-soldered DIP converter for the SSI2130. This board features the SSI2130 and two decoupling caps for the V+ and V- inputs. The pinout is labelled on the board and matches the QFN pinout. This adapter features a 32 pin DIP base with a .600 in. width. The pins are standard male headers so 2.54mm female headers are recommended for socketing the board. For the standard QFN version, please see P-Q-SSI2130. The first new VCO IC in decades, and worth the wait! The FatKeys™ SSI2130 Voltage Controlled Oscillator provides beautiful triangle, sawtooth, pulse, and square waveforms with unprecedented temperature stability; and adds an on-chip mixer, low distortion sine wave generator, through-zero FM/PM capability and more in an ultra-compact PCB footprint. The SSI2130 is a new-generation voltage controlled oscillator subsystem for high-performance electronic musical instruments.
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Breadboard - Solderable PCB, 3.00” x 1.90”
The SB400 Solderable PCB BreadBoard enables you to transfer your circuit and wires from a plug-in breadboard without recutting wires or changing your layout. The SB400 has the same pattern and spacing as a standard 400 connection point BB400 solderless plug-in breadboard. It has a standard 5-hole strip for each IC pin, just like solderless breadboards plus 4 power rails. However, it has the advantage that soldered joints provide a more reliable long-term connection than solderless contacts. The SB400 has four power rails like solderless breadboards, plus two bonus rails for power or signals. There are bonus two-hole pads along the centerline allowing DIL (dual in-line) headers to be used. BPS prototyping boards use high-quality FR4 glass epoxy PCBs for long life, with an anti-tarnish protective coating for easy soldering.
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PadBoard - Double Sided, Plated Holes, 3.94” x 3.15”, Mounting Holes
The PadBoard-2 prototyping circuit board has a general purpose pad-per-hole pattern which is good for analog and digital use. It is a double-sided board with plated holes, which allows components to be soldered to either side of the board. A square pad is provided every 5th hole, which makes it easy to align components on the top and bottom of the board. Features
  • Pad-per-hole prototyping board with plated-thru holes. A square pad every 5th hole makes it easy to align components on top and bottom.
  • Double-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board with plated holes. Components can be soldered to either side.
  • 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering. Lead free and RoHS compatible.
  • 31 x 39 holes, 0.037" holes are drilled on 0.1" (2.54mm) centers. Four 0.125” mounting holes.
  • Size2 = 100 x 80mm (3.94 x 3.15in), 1/16" thick (1.6mm)
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PadBoard - Double Sided, Plated Holes, 6.30” x 3.94”, Mounting Holes
The PadBoard-3U prototyping circuit board has a general purpose pad-per-hole pattern which is good for general purpose analog and digital use. It is a double-sided board with plated holes, which allows components to be soldered to either side of the board. A square pad is provided every 5th hole, which makes it easy to align components on the top and bottom of the board. The PCB accepts a 96 pin DIN-41612 VME connector for backplane or board-to-board applications. Holes for ejector latches are provided. Features
  • Pad-per-hole prototyping board with plated-thru holes. A square pad every 5th hole makes it easy to align components on top and bottom.
  • Double-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board with plated holes. Components can be soldered to either side.
  • 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering.
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StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.94” x 3.15”, Mounting Holes
ST2 StripBoard is a prototyping circuit board with a standard long strip pattern. Tracks run the length of the board. The long tracks are convenient for power and ground rails, and for signal buses. Strips can be cut as needed to make smaller tracks and circuit pads. It has 0.1" hole spacing for DIP integrated circuits and headers and other parts. ST2 has higher quality than traditional stripboard. The holes are drilled, not punched. The base material is high-quality FR4 glass epoxy board. It has better stability and moisture resistance than boards using phenolic or SRBP (synthetic resin bonded paper), which can warp with exposure to humidity. Features
  • Standard stripboard pattern, with tracks running the length of the board.
  • Single-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board.
  • 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering.
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StripBoard - Single Sided, 6.30” x 3.94”
ST3U StripBoard is a prototyping circuit board with a standard long strip pattern. Tracks run the length of the board. The long tracks are convenient for power and ground rails, and for signal buses. Strips can be cut as needed to make smaller tracks and circuit pads. It has 0.1" hole spacing for DIP integrated circuits and headers and other parts. It has higher quality than traditional stripboard. The holes are drilled, not punched. The base material is high-quality FR4 glass epoxy board. It has better stability and moisture resistance than boards using phenolic or SRBP (synthetic resin bonded paper), which can warp with exposure to humidity. Features
  • Standard stripboard pattern, with tracks running the length of the board.
  • Single-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board.
  • 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering.
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Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, Pinched w/ Line, 0.630" Diameter
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Small plastic control knob with set screw and metal insert. This knob has a pinched grip similar to the Davies 1510 but features a smaller diameter and scooped cutout for a distinctive appearance. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
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Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, MXR Style, 0.755" Diameter
Mid-sized black plastic control knob with set screw and brass insert. This knob is similar in appearance to the classic MXR knobs but with a smaller diameter. It features a fluted grip with an indicator line along with a small skirt with a dot indicator. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
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Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, Boss Style, 0.63” Diameter
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Plastic control knob with set screw and brass insert. This skirted knob is similar in style to the knobs found on many Boss pedals. It features a fluted grip with a radial-brushed metal top. The indicator line extends from the top of the down down through the bottom of the skirt. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
See P-K370X for a skirted version.
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Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, Small MXR Style, 0.75" diameter
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New!:
Small plastic knobs with set screw and brass insert. Similar to the small knobs used on many Dunlop / MXR pedals. These knobs have a fluted grip with an indicator line as well as a dot indicator on the skirt. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
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Knob - Aluminum, Set Screw, Short Line, 0.495" Diameter
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Anodized aluminum knob with short indicator line and set screw. This slim, solid aluminum knob has a straight knurled grip with a diameter of 0.495”. It also features a counterbore which allows it to hide pot bushings for a clean look. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
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Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, Vertical Pointer, 0.51" Diameter
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Small plastic control knob with set screw and brass insert. This knob features a radial-brushed metal top, a fine straight-knurl grip, and a vertical pointer. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
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