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.
Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, On-On, PC Mount, right angle
Genuine Carling 2 Position Mini Toggle, On-On, Short Round Bat, Right Angle, PC Mount Features:
  • SPDT ( Single Pole/ Double Throw) On-On switch
  • 0.275" bushing length
  • 0.270” bat length
  • ¼" chassis hole diameter
  • Right angle, PC Mount terminals

Note: On-On switches may sometimes be referred to as On-None-On.
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Diode - Zener, 5 Watt, ±5% tolerance
5W zener diodes that are great for use in tube amps. These are commonly used to drop B+ voltages for tube modification compatibility or to create low power modes for the amp. A zener is a semiconductor device that, above a certain reverse voltage(the zener value) has a sudden rise in current. If forward biased, the diode is an ordinary rectifier. When reverse biased, it exhibits a sharp break in its current-voltage graph. Voltage across the diode remains essentially constant for any further increase of reverse current.
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LED Bezel - with included 3mm Red LED
Bezel Assembly with 3mm Red LED. Required hole size: 0.25". Washer and hex nut included. LED Specifications: Color Red Lens Diam 3 mm Overall Height 5.4 mm Lens Type Diffused Luminous Intensity Min. 3.6 mCd @If (test) 10 mA Wavelngth (Peak) 568 nm V(FM) Max.(V) Forward Voltage 2.7 V @I(F) (test) 10 mA Min Operating Temp -30° Max Operating Temp 80°
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Screw - M3, Phillips, Pan Head, Machine
Package of 5
Phillips panhead machine screw, M3 metric, zinc. Designed to go through a hole or nut that is pre-tapped to form a mating thread for the screw. Phillips drive is the most common drive used and is designed to "camout" when the screw reaches optimum tightness, thus preventing damage to the screw head.
See S-HS-M3-6-X for colored 6mm M3 screws.
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Washer - CTS, Flat, for Potentiometers
Package of 10
Flat washer for 3/8" bushing. Perfect fit for CTS potentiometers. Package of 10.
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Nut - Hex, for mounting Qingpu 3.5mm jacks
Hex nut for W-QP-419GR and W-QP-518MA 3.5mm jacks.
See W-QP-NUT-K for the knurled, slotted version of this nut.
See W-QP-WASHER for compatible washer
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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 preserves 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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Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Knurled Shaft, 16mm
Miniature Alpha pot for guitars. Audio taper.
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Op-Amp - TL082, Dual, Wide-Bandwidth, JFET Input, 8-Pin DIP
Dual wide-bandwidth TL082 opamps in an 8-pin DIP package. The TL082 offers a high input impedance and 4MHz bandwidth.
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Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, Vertical Line, 0.525" Diameter
Colors Available:
Small plastic control knob with set screw and brass insert. This knob features a radial-brushed metal top and a stylish vertical knurl. The style is similar to the Boss middle knobs used on many pedals. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
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Nut - Dress Nut, Threaded Through, For Mini Toggle Switches
Threaded through dress nuts for use with mini toggle switches. Unlike the other versions of this dress nut, this nut is not capped allowing the nut to thread past the top of the switch’s bushing. The uncapped top can be useful where internal depth is an issue such as parallel PCB mounting. These plated dress nuts feature a chamfered edge for a professional look and work on any 1/4-40 UNS threaded bushing. Two sides are flatted for use with a tool when fastening.
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Transistor - AS3046, Array of 5, Matched Pair, 14-Pin DIP, NPN
The AS3046 is Alfa’s version of the CA3046 IC. The AS3046 consists of five general purpose silicon NPN transistors on a common monolithic substrate. Two of the transistors are internally connected to form a differentially-connected pair. The transistors are well suited to a wide variety of applications in low power systems. They may be used as discrete transistors in conventional circuits however, in addition, they provide the very significant inherent integrated circuit advantages of close electrical and thermal matching.
The AS3046 is available in a 14-pin DIP package.
Features
  • Matched pair of npn transistors
  • VBE matched less than ±1 mV
  • 5 general purpose monolithic transistors
  • Wide operating current range

Applications
  • Filters
  • Custom designed differential amplifiers
  • Temperature compensated amplifiers
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Switch - Korg, Momentary Tactile Switch, Under Knob P8012S
Korg Tact switch under knob P8012S. SPST momentary, 0.25in. width.
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DSP Module - Accutronics, 99 Effects (Reverb, Chorus, Delay, +)
The BTSE-99FX Effect board provides 99 different digital audio effects to be used in many audio applications that require sound enhancement. Equipped with a superb quality digital effects processing engine which adds that extra punch needed to make sounds truly stand out. Applications:
  • Guitar/ Keyboard/Bass amplifiers and combos
  • Audio mixing consoles / Powered mixing consoles
  • Stand -alone stereo effect units for studio and PA usage
  • Effects pedals
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Integrated Circuit - SSI2130, VCO, Sound Semiconductor
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.
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3.5mm Jack - Qingpu, Eurorack, Mono, Switched Tip, Snap-In, PCM
3.5mm TS jacks with a switched tip found in many DIY Eurorack projects. The WQP-WQP518MA-BM is the new improved version of the WQP-PJ301BM featuring Qingpu’s rugged square based bushing. The sleeve connection is through the outer bracket that snaps into place on the pcb allowing for easy construction and panel fitting. Hardware sold separately. See accessory items below.
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Diode - Zener, 1W, 5% Tolerance
A semiconductor device that, above a certain reverse voltage(the zener value) has a sudden rise in current. If forward biased, the diode is an ordinary rectifier. When reverse biased, it exhibits a sharp break in its current-voltage graph. Voltage across the diode remains essentially constant for any further increase of reverse current.
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Standoff - M3, Male-Female, Aluminum, 5.5mm Diameter
  • Finish/Plating: Clear Iridite
  • Material: Aluminum
  • OD: 5.5mm
  • Shape: Hex (Metric)
  • Style: M-F Standoff
  • Thread Depth(D): 8mm
  • Thread Length (TL): 8mm
  • Thread: M3
  • Type: Threaded Standoffs
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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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Washer - Flat, for use on Qingpu Jacks
Flat washer for W-QP-419GR and W-QP-518MA 3.5mm jacks.
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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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Photocell - Morley, for Effects Pedals
Photocell for Morley effects pedals. Great replacement for LDR1, LDR2 and LDR3 (M79-211564-000) in Morley Pro Series Volume PVO. Sold individually.
A photocell may also be referred to as a photoresistor, LDR, or light dependant resistor.
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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 - Plastic, Set Screw, Pinched w/ Line, 0.630" Diameter
Colors Available:
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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