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.
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.
$0.45
Knob - Chicken Head, mini, high-quality, brass insert, Set Screw
Colors Available:
High quality miniature chicken head knob with set screw for smaller applications. 0.90" long nose to tail. Mini Davies 2300 clone.
$0.85
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
$0.09
Washer - Flat, for use on Qingpu Jacks
Flat washer for W-QP-419GR and W-QP-518MA 3.5mm jacks.
$0.09
Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, Small MXR Style, 0.75" diameter
Colors Available:
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.
Starting at $0.85
3.5mm Jack - Qingpu, Eurorack, Mono, Switched Tip, PC Mount
PCB mounted 3.5mm mono jacks commonly found in DIY Eurorack projects. These are the newest version from Qingpu Electronics featuring a square bushing plate for added durability. Hardware sold separately. See accessory items below.
$0.45
Diode - General purpose rectifier, 1A, 1N400X
A semiconductor device which passes current in the forward direction (from anode to cathode), and blocks current in the opposite direction.
Starting at $0.15
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.
$1.85
Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, MXR Style, 0.9" Diameter
Colors Available:
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.
Starting at $0.95
Knob - Small, Indicator Line, set screw
Colors Available:
The P-K380 is a high quality Davies 1510 clone. This classic design can be found on countless pedals, synths, amps and other equipment. The set screw uses a metal insert for additional stability and durability. This knob has an infilled painted indicator and fits 1/4" (6.35mm) pot shafts. The P-K380 pairs nicely with the color matched P-K801-BRASS-X knobs.
Starting at $0.70
Knob - Aluminum, Set Screw, Short Line, 0.495" Diameter
Colors Available:
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.
$1.85
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.
$0.53
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 $1.45
Nut - Knurled, for mounting Qingpu 3.5mm jacks
Knurled, slotted nut for W-QP-419GR and W-QP-518MA 3.5mm jacks.
See W-QP-NUT-H for the hex version of this nut.
See W-QP-WASHER for compatible washer
$0.09
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.
$1.85
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.
$0.45
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”)
$1.10
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.
$0.95
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.
$2.95
Knob - Mini Indicator, Set Screw, 15mm x 11mm
Colors Available:
Mini fluted knob with infilled indicator line. Pairs well with the larger P-K850X. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
  • Height: 11mm
  • Diameter: 15mm
  • Fits 1/4" shaft with set screw
Starting at $0.75
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.
$6.95
Nut - Dress Nut, For Mini Toggle Switches
Colors Available:
New!:
Dress nuts for use with mini toggle switches. 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.
Starting at $0.55
Diode - standard recovery rectifier, 3A, 1000V, 1N5408
1N5408 Diode. Lead mounted standard recovery rectifiers are designed for use in power supplies and other applications having need of a device with the following features:
  • High Current to Small Size
  • High Surge Current Capability
  • Low Forward Voltage Drop
$0.38
Capacitor - 100V, Polyester Film Inductive
Package of 5
Polyester film dielectric, aluminum foil electrode, copperply leads and epoxy resin coating in inductive type.
  • Small size, light weight and low cost
  • Dissipation factor is small because the leads are directly welded to electrodes
  • Epoxy resin vacuum-dipped enhances the mechanical strength, humidity resistance
  • 100 volt rating
  • Operating temperature range: -40°C to +85°C.
  • Package of 5
Starting at $0.35