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.
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.
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.
Switch Accessory - Mini Toggle CapsRubber caps / switch tips for mini toggle switches in a variety of colors. These are made for standard sized toggle bats.
Starting at $0.39
Wire - Bus, 100 foot Spool, tinned copper
Solid tinned copper bus wire. 105°C temperature rating, 600V.
Starting at $6.95
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.
Potentiometer - Song Huei, Center Notched, Linear, 9mm, Tall
Linear taper, vertical mount, Song Huei pots with a 6mm shaft and a notched center position sometimes called a center detent. 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 standard linear taper versions, see R-VSHL-BX.
Resistors - ⅛ Watt, Metal Film, 1% tolerance
Package of 5Metal 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.
Transistor - 2N3906, TO-92 case, PNP, Lead Free
General purpose low-power PNP bipolar junction transistor, used frequently in hobbyist electronic projects. This version is lead free.
For a lead free 2N3904 see P-Q2N3904-LF.
For a lead free 2N3904 see P-Q2N3904-LF.
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.
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)
3.5mm Jack - Qingpu, Eurorack, TRS, Switched, Panel or PC Mount
3.5mm TRS jacks with a switched tip found in many DIY Eurorack projects. These Qingpu Electronics jacks can be panel mounted with wires or more commonly PCB mounted. The PJ3410 jacks can be used for both mono and stereo signals. Hardware sold separately. See accessory items below.
Knob - Black, White Line, Silver Top, Set Screw, Boss Style
Black knob with white line, silver top, set screw and brass insert. Fits ¼" shaft with set screw. These Boss style knobs come in a variety of sizes. See P-K383X for an unskirted version.
Starting at $1.35
ZipWire - Jumper Cable Kit for circuits
Package of 120The ZipWire™ Kit provides a convenient way to connect the signals in your projects. The wires can be unzipped for individual wires as needed and the color-coding can be used to organize power, ground and other signal types to keep your circuit organized. The rainbow colored ribbon cable provides the 10 standard electrical colors.
Starting at $9.50
Switch - Korg, Momentary Tactile Switch, Medium Length Actuator
Genuine Korg momentary switch used in many Korg products.such as the O5R/W, A1, i30, i30HD, OASYS, Trinity, Triton, Triton EX, Triton Studio, and X5DR.
Capacitor - 100V, Ceramic Disc, ± 10%
± 10% tolerance.
Starting at $0.20
Diode - 1N5817, Schottky, High Switching Speed
Schottky diode with low forward voltage drop and high switching speeds.
Washer - Flat, M3, Nylon, for Front PanelsHigh quality nylon M3 flat washers. These durable washers fit perfectly on M3 threaded screws. The small outside diameter provides a clean look beneath the head of the screw. These are great mounting washers for preventing rack rash on front panels like Eurorack synths or any other use where the surface beneath the screw requires protection.
Package of 10
Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, DPDT, 3-Position, PC Pins
Carling mini-toggle switch, double pole/double throw, PC Pins. ¼" mounting hole diameter. 0.354" bushing length. 3-Position.
Starting at $3.10
Op-Amp - NE5532, Dual, Low-Noise, 8-Pin DIP
This a high performance dual low noise operational amplifier. Compared to the standard dual operational amplifiers, such as the NJM1458, it shows better noise performance, improved output drive capability, and considerably higher small-signal and power bandwidths. it is compensated internally for voltage follower circuit. This makes the device especially suitable for application in high quality and professional audio equipment, instrumentation, control circuits, and telephone channel amplifiers Features:
- Operating Voltage = ±3V~±22V
- Small Signal Bandwidth = 10MHz typ.
- Output Drive Capability = 600Ω,10Vrms typ.
- Input Noise Voltage = 5nV/√Hz typ.
- Power Bandwidth = 140kHz typ.
- Slew Rate = 8V/µs typ.
- Bipolar Technology
Trimmer - Bourns, 3296Y, Multiturn, Top Adjust, PCB Mount
High-quality Bourns 3296Y trimpots. These sealed cermet trimmers have 25 turns for precision setting. ±10% tolerance.
Nut - Round, for mounting Qingpu PJ3410 3.5mm jacks
Knurled, slotted nut for W-QP-PJ3410 3.5mm jacks. See W-QP-NUT-PJ-H for the hex version of this nut.
Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, 16mm
16mm solid shaft audio potentiometers. These pots are a great for any project. The smaller size is useful for builds with limited panel space such as guitar pedals, synthesizer modules, and adding modifications to equipment. Washer and nut included.
- Threading: M7 x 0.75
- Distance between terminals: 5 mm (0.197”)
- Bushing Length: 6.5mm (0.256")
- Shaft Diameter: 6.35mm ( 0.250")
- Taper: Audio (Log)
Starting at $1.25
Knob - Scalloped Edge, Indicator Line, Set ScrewSet screw knob with indicator line and scalloped edge. Measures .50" in diameter and .6" in height. Davies 1900H clone
ProtoBoard - Fits 1590B, 1 sided, 2-hole strips
Prototyping circuit board (PCB) designed to fit the Hammond 1590B die-cast aluminum enclosure. It has a convenient 2-hole pattern, which provides an easy way to connect parts while maximizing usable board area. It can be used as a stand-alone prototyping board, or installed in a Hammond 1590B enclosure. For fastening your project to a surface see our adhesive standoffs (S-H190-X) Features:
- Single-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board.
- Convenient 2-hole pattern provides an easy way to connect parts.
- 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering. Lead free and RoHS compatible.
- 0.042" holes are drilled on 0.1" (2.54mm) centers. 2 mounting holes.
- PCB Size 2.05 x 4.05 in (52.1 x 102.9 mm)