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.
Op-Amp - LM324, Quad, Low-Power, 14-Pin DIP
Quad low-power opamps in an 14-pin DIP package. The LM324 offers a 1MHz bandwidth and can be powered from a single supply.
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Knob - Dunlop, MXR, small knurled, aluminum
Genuine Dunlop replacement small knurled knob for MXR pedals. Push -on style knob designed for use with coarse knurled shafts.
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Diode - Silicon Rectifier, 3A, 400V, 1N5404
A semiconductor device which passes current in the forward direction(from anode to cathode), and blocks current in the opposite direction.
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Resistors - ¼ Watt, Metal Film, 1% tolerance
Package of 5
Metal Film resistors consist of a resistive element of an extremely thin layer of metal alloy vacuum deposited on a substrate. Precise and quiet. Package of 5. These resistors are perfect for pedal builders! 1/4 watt.
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Integrated Circuit - SSI2161, Single VCA, Sound Semiconductor
A very high performance single-channel VCA for the most demanding applications, the ProCircuit™ SSI2161 offers industry-leading lowest-noise, and a mode control to optimize noise vs. distortion performance. All at low-cost and in a 10-lead SSOP package. The SSI2161 is a versatile VCA building block for high-performance audio applications. A single channel provides voltage control of current-mode inputs and outputs for a gain range from +20dB to –100dB, with control provided by a ground-referenced –33mV/dB constant. The device offers considerable flexibility for a wide range of design goals and applications. A unique mode control allows selection of Class A, Class AB, or in-between using a single resistor. In addition, improved current handling allows use of lower value input resistors for reduced output noise without loss of headroom.
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Heat Shrink - Assorted Diameters, 6" Long, 23 Pieces
Package of 23
The shrink ratio on this tubing is 2 to 1, it is fungus resistant and non-corrosive. It is recommended for tightly sealing connectors, terminals, wire splices, and tool handles as well as weather-proofing wire repairs. It may be shrunk with heat guns, oven, etc. Comes in 6 inch lengths.
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Screws - M3-0.5 Button-Head Socket Cap, 8mm Long
Package of 5
Colors Available:
Button-Head Socket Cap Screws - Class 10.9, ISO 7380 Coarse Thread. Used when a wider bearing surface or smoother, more finished appearance is desired.
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Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, DPDT, 2 Position, Solder Lugs, Short Bat
Carling mini-toggle switch, DPDT, 2 position, ¼" mounting hole diameter, 0.354" bushing length.
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Power Jack - DC Panel Mount, 5.5mm External, 2.1mm Internal
Colors Available:
½" panel mount with solder lugs. Round plastic with normally closed switch. For barrel plugs with a 5.5mm external diameter and 2.1mm internal diameter.
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Right Angle
Audio taper (log), right angle, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
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Capacitor - 50 V, 0.1 µF, Polyester
Polyester Film Capacitor used in MOD® Pedal Kits. Rated at 0.1µF 50V. Tolerance: 10%. Operating temperature: -40 C to +85 C
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, Long PC Lead, 16mm
Alpha Mini Pots with solid shaft and long PC mount terminals.
  • Threading: M7 x 0.75
  • Distance between terminals: 5 mm (0.197”)
  • Lead Depth from Panel: 10.7 mm + 5 mm (0.421” + 0.197”)
  • Lead Distance from shaft center: 16 mm (0.630”)
  • Lead Thickness: 0.5 mm (0.020”)
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Op-Amp - 4558, Dual high-gain, 8-Pin DIP
Dual Operational Amplifier. The 4558 integrated circuit is a dual high-gain operational amplifier internally compensated and constructed on a single silicon chip using an advanced epitaxial process. Combining the features of the NJM741 with the close parameter matching and tracking of a dual device on a monolithic chip results in unique performance characteristics. Excellent channel separation allows the use of the dual device in single NJM741 operational amplifier applications providing density. It is especially well suited for applications in differential-in, differential-out as well as in potentiometric amplifiers and where gain and phase matched channels are mandatory. Features:
  • Operating Voltage (±4V~±18V)
  • High Voltage Gain (100dB typ.)
  • High Input Resistance (5MΩ typ.)
  • Bipolar Technology
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LED - 3mm, Water Clear, High Brightness, Package of 5
Package of 5
Colors Available:
High brightness 3mm LED. Great for use in pedal builds and other applications where a bold, bright, indicator is needed. Multiple colors available.
  • 3mm size
  • Water clear
  • High brightness
  • Multiple colors available
  • Package of 5
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Integrated Circuit - SSI2164, Quad VCA, Sound Semiconductor
The FatKeys™ SSI2164 is perhaps the most flexible VCA available, with four independent channels for lowest cost-per-VCA. The user-selectable mode control allows Class A, AB, or intermediate biasing, and current inputs and outputs provide great design freedom. Ideal for voltage-controlled filters. The SSI2164 is a versatile VCA building block for high-performance audio applications. Four independent channels provide voltage control of current-mode inputs and outputs for a gain range from +20dB to –100dB, with control provided by a ground-referenced –33mV/dB constant. The SSI2164 will directly retrofit existing SSM/V2164 positions while offering improvements that include significantly lower overall distortion, on-chip protection against asymmetrical power failure, and a substantial increase of input current handling. The device offers considerable flexibility for a wide range of design goals and applications.
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Transistor - MPSA13, Darlington 500mA 30V NPN
NPN Darlington transistor (TO-92 package) - designed for applications requiring extremely high current gain at collector currents to 1.0A.
  • Max collector to emitter voltage = 30 V
  • Max collector to base voltage = 30 V
  • Max emitter to base voltage = 10 V
  • Max collector current = 1.2 A (continuous)
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Potentiometer Adapter Sleeve - Converts 6mm or 18T shaft to ¼"
This brass adapter sleeve converts a 6mm shaft potentiometer or 18T knurled shaft potentiometer to 1/4" shaft (6.35mm), allowing for 1/4" knobs to be used on a wider range of potentiometers. 1/4" tall.
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft, Long PC Lead, 16mm
Alpha Mini Pots with solid shaft and long PC mount terminals.
  • Threading: M7 x 0.75
  • Distance between terminals: 5 mm (0.197”)
  • Lead Depth from Panel: 10.7 mm + 5 mm (0.421” + 0.197”)
  • Lead Distance from shaft center: 16 mm (0.630”)
  • Lead Thickness: 0.5 mm (0.020”)
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Switch - Carling, Submini Toggle, SPDT, 2 Position, PC Pins
Carling submini toggle switch, SPDT, 2 position, .195" mounting hole diameter, 0.236" bushing length.
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Heat Shrink - ¼" Diameter x 6" Long, 23 Pieces
Package of 23
The shrink ratio on this tubing is 2 to 1, it is fungus resistant and non-corrosive. It is recommended for tightly sealing connectors, terminals, wire splices, and tool handles. It may be shrunk with heat guns, oven, etc. Comes in 6 inch lengths, quantity of 23.
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical
Linear taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
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Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, DPDT, 2 Position, Solder Lugs
Carling mini-toggle switch, DPDT, ideal for phase switching, coil-tapping, series/parallel pickup switching in guitars.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • ¼" mounting hole diameter
  • Double pole/Double throw (DPDT)
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Diode - 1N34A Germanium, low leakage
The 1N34A Germanium diode is an old standby in electronics. Widely used for detecting the rectifying efficiency or for switching on a radio, TV or stereo etc.
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Wire - 22 AWG Stranded Core, PVC, 300V, 50 Foot Roll
Colors Available:
22 AWG stranded hook-up wire on a 50 foot roll. This wire is smaller than our other wire options which makes it perfect for tight spaces like effects pedal and other small electronic projects. Strands are tinned individually. See photo for detail.
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