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.
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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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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Transformer - Lehle, Audio, Line Isolation, High Impedance
The Lehle Transformer HZ is the ideal component to avoid hum loops or to balance and unbalance signals without degrading the sound of high impedance signal sources.
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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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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
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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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¼" Jack - Switchcraft, Enclosed, Mono, Shunt Tip
The Switchcraft Type 112A enclosed ¼” jack is a high quality jack featuring a switched tip. This jack has three solder lugs. One for the tip, one for the sleeve, and one for the switch which connects to the tip when no plug is inserted. These jacks have been widely used across the industry and can also be found in many popular 5U synthesizers. Includes nut and washer
  • Type 112AX
  • 0.276" bushing length (standard)
  • Mates with standard ¼" plugs and is available with 0.25" inside diameter bushing.
  • Mono 2-Conductor
  • Includes nut and washer
  • Tip is shunt
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Nut - M8x0.75 hex, for potentiometers / switches / jacks
Package of 5
M8 x 0.75 threaded hex nut. For use on potentiometers, switches, and jacks.
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Knob - Aluminum, Notched Tip Indicator, Set Screw, .75" Diameter
Colors Available:
¾" dia. Knurled aluminum knob, 'positive grip', notched tip indicator, fits ¼" shaft. With set screw. Multiple color options available.
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Breadboard - Solderable PCB, 3.75” x 1.85”, Mounting Holes
Solderable PC BreadBoard enables you to transfer your circuit and wires from a plug-in breadboard without recutting wires or changing your layout. This breadboard has the same pattern as a standard 400 connection point solderless plug-in breadboard which has a standard 5-hole strip for each IC pin, just like solderless breadboards. However, it has the advantage that soldered joints provide a more reliable long-term connection than solderless contacts. The board 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 as well as a top side silkscreen to position components. Four mounting holes allow your projects to be secured.
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Switch Accessory - Mini Toggle Caps
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Rubber caps / switch tips for mini toggle switches in a variety of colors. These are made for standard sized toggle bats.
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Wire - Bus, 100 foot Spool, tinned copper
Solid tinned copper bus wire. 105°C temperature rating, 600V.
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Vertical
Audio taper (log), 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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Potentiometer - Song Huei, Linear, 9mm, Tall
Linear taper, vertical mount, Song Huei pots with a 6mm shaft. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, modular synthesizers, and other projects where space is limited. The knurled shaft features a painted indicator line so no knob is required. These tall versions have a 17mm shaft length and a total height of 25mm. For audio taper versions, see R-VSHL-AX. For center notched linear taper versions, see R-VSHL-BX-CN.
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Resistors - ⅛ 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. These 1/8W resistors have a very small body and are great for tight builds.
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Regulator - LM317T, Adjustable Output, 1.5A, Linear Voltage Regulator
Linear regulator with an adjustable voltage range from 1.2V to 37V. This regulator can supply 1.5A of current making it a great option for power supplies.
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Op-Amp - M5201, Dual, With Switch, 8-Pin DIP
The NJM2120 is a dual operational amplifier of 2-INPUT and 1-OUTPUT with analog switch. The NJM2120 can be used as analog switch under the condition of GV=0dB, as Switch + Amp in order that each gain (A or B) can be adjusted independently. Each amplifier of the NJM2120 has the same electrical characteristics as the NJM4558. The NJM2120 is suitable for audio, video, electrical musical instrument, etc.
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Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, 3PDT
Carling mini-toggle switch, 3PDT, ideal for stomp boxes, phase switching, coil-tapping, series/parallel pickup switching in guitars.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • 1/4" mounting hole diameter
  • Three pole/double throw (3PDT)
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Regulator - 7805, 5 Volt, 1A, Linear Voltage Regulator
5V linear regulator with up to 1 amp of current in a TO-220 package. This style of regulator can be found in many power supplies and also modular synth circuits as well as some stomp boxes. These voltage regulators are monolithic integrated circuits designed as fixed−voltage regulators for a wide variety of applications including local, on−card regulation. These regulators employ internal current limiting, thermal shutdown, and safe−area compensation. With adequate heatsinking they can deliver output currents in excess of 1.0 A. Although designed primarily as a fixed voltage regulator, these devices can be used with external components to obtain adjustable voltages and currents.
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Knob - Chicken Head, mini, high-quality, brass insert, Set Screw
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High quality miniature chicken head knob with set screw for smaller applications. 0.90" long nose to tail. Mini Davies 2300 clone.
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Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, MXR Style, 0.9" Diameter
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Large plastic knobs with set screw and brass insert. Similar to the knobs used on many classic 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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