Synth & Eurorack Parts / DIY

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CMOS - CD4001, Quad 2-Input NOR Gate, 14-Pin DIP
CD4001UB quad 2-input NOR gate provides the system designer with direct implementation of the NOR function and supplements the existing family of CMOS gates. Features:
  • Propagation delay time = 30 ns (typ.) at CL = 50 pF, VDD = 10 V
  • Standardized symmetrical output characteristics
  • 100% tested for maximum quiescent current at 20 V
  • Meets all requirements of JEDEC Tentative Standard No. 13B, "Standard Specifications for Description of ’B’ Series CMOS Devices"
  • Maximum input current of 1 µA at 18 V over full package-temperature range; 100 nA at 18 V and 25°C
  • 5-V, 10-V, and 15-V parametric ratings
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Finishing Nut - For ⅜” Jacks and Pots, ⅜”-32 UNEF-2A
Colors Available:
High quality plated ⅜” nuts for jacks and potentiometers. These nuts are perfect for amplifier, pedal and synthesizer builds with high aesthetics or color theming. The ⅜”-32 UNEF-2A threading fits many ⅜” bushing parts such as Switchcraft ¼” jacks and CTS pots.
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PCB - SMD to Thru-Hole Adapter, SOIC-14 to DIP-14
PCB for converting SMD SOIC-14 packages to through hole DIP-14 footprints. Solder the device to this PCB then attach pin headers (sold seperately) to connect to through hole footprints on PCBs, breadboards and IC sockets. This adapter is also compatible with SOP-14 packages.
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Knob - Scalloped Edge, Indicator Line, Set Screw, Brass Insert
Colors Available:
The P-K801-BRASS is a custom built Davies 1900H clone. This knob features a brass insert in addition to a thick plastic build resulting in the most solid version of this knob available. The thick plastic eliminates the unfortunate hairline fractures that can commonly be found near the set screw of other versions. The P-K801-BRASS has an infilled painted indicator and fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
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CMOS - CD4051, 8:1, 1-Channel Analog Multiplexer with Logic-Level Conversion, 16-Pin DIP
The CD4051B analog multiplexers are digitally-controlled analog switches having low ON impedance and very low OFF leakage current.
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OTA - AS3280, Dual, Linearizing Diodes, Alfa, 16-Pin DIP
The AS3280 is Alfa’s version of the CA3280 IC. The AS3280 consists of two variable operational amplifiers that are designed to substantially reduce the initial input offset voltage and the offset voltage variation with respect to changes in programming current. This design results in reduced "AGC thump," an objectionable characteristic of many AGC systems. Careful design of critical places of the circuit reduces the amplifier dependence upon thermal and processing variables.
The AS3280 has all the generic characteristics of an operational voltage amplifier except that the forward transfer characteristics is best described by transconductance rather than voltage gain, and the output is current, not voltage. The magnitude of the output current is equal to the product of transconductance and the input voltage.
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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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Knob - Rogan, RB-67 Series, Small
Colors Available:
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These small knobs feature a metal insert and a spun aluminum inlay with a black indicator line. The RB-67 Series from Rogan is popularly used on Buchla 200 Series modular synthesizers and can be found on many contemporary eurorack synthesizers.
  • Height: 0.48 in.
  • Diameter: 0.51 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screws

A variety of sizes and colors are available from the RB-67 Series. See the links below for the full selection of knobs from this series. P-K770-X Small P-K770S-X Small Skirted P-K771S-X Medium Skirted P-K772S-B Large Skirted
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Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, DPDT, 3 Position
Genuine Carling DPDT 3 Position Mini Toggle, Round Bat, Solder Lugs
  • DPDT ( Double Pole/ Double Throw) switch
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • 0.409” bat length
  • ¼" chassis hole diameter
  • Solder terminals
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft, Right Angle, 16mm, Dual, 100kΩ
100kΩ dual-gang 16mm potentiometers with a solid shaft and a linear taper. These pots have right angle PCB mount terminals. 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”)
  • 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”)
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35 mm (0.25”)
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Integrated Circuit - SSI2144, Ladder VCF, Sound Semiconductor
The second of two legendary SSM filter updates, the FatKeys™ SSI2144 is a dedicated four-pole low-pass ladder filter with on-chip resonance control. Original designer Dave Rossum did a number of performance updates such as lower noise, improved control feedthrough, and logical pin grouping but otherwise left this sweet-sounding VCF alone. The SSI2144 reprises the SSM2044 of legacy chipmaker Solid State Micro Technology, which many believe to be the best-sounding analog synthesis filter IC ever produced. Based on Dave Rossum’s patented classic improved ladder topology, the SSI2144 allows rich tonal characteristics that showcase the very best attributes of subtractive synthesis. The SSI2144 uses the same internal circuit as the SSM2044 but incorporates improvements by the original designer and takes advantage of modern process technology.
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Resistor Kit - ¼ Watt, Carbon Film, 5% tolerance, 5 of each value
Carbon Film resistors are made by vacuum depositing a thin carbon film on a ceramic form. A good choice for applications which require a steady, low power drop. Package of 5. These resistors are perfect for pedal builders! 1/4 watt ± 5% tolerance EIA color coded .24" long x .08" diameter Resistance Values (5 each) 100 470 1K 2.7K 4.7K 8.2K 10K 22K 33K 47K 100K 150K 220K 470K 560K 1M
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Vertical, Dual Gang, 100K
Audio taper, vertical mount, dual gang Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter. Dual gang pots are useful for stereo controls and other circuits requiring two separate pots moving in tandem. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included. See R-VAV-BX-DUAL for linear taper versions.
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Op-Amp - LM358, Dual, 8-Pin DIP package
LM358 dual op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. These devices consist of two independent, high-gain, frequency-compensated operational amplifiers designed to operate from a single supply over a wide range of voltages. Operation from split supplies also is possible if the difference between the two supplies is 3 V to 32 V (3 V to 26 V for the LM2904), and VCC is at least 1.5 V more positive than the input common-mode voltage. The low supply-current drain is independent of the magnitude of the supply voltage. Applications include transducer amplifiers, dc amplification blocks, and all the conventional operational amplifier circuits that now can be implemented more easily in single-supply-voltage systems.
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Diode - 1N4748A, 22V, Zener, 1W, 5% Tolerance
1N4748A 22V zener diode in a DO-41 package. 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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Knob - Davies, 2150, Daka-ware, Vintage Pointer
High-quality USA made knobs from Davies Molding. This vintage-style 2150 pointer knob is made of solid phenolic and features an infilled indicator line. The detailed design has a mixture of ridges, curves and lines giving it a distinctively vintage appearance. The 2150 can be found on vintage equipment such as the Echoplex tape delay and test equipment from RCA and National Radio Company.
  • Height: 0.56 in.
  • Length: 1.25 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
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Nut - M3-0.5 Hex Nut, Stainless Steel
A threaded fastener made from austenitic stainless steels. It contains chromium creating an invisible surface film that resists oxidation making the metal corrosion resistant. If the surface layer is damaged, it rebuilds itself in the presence of oxygen.
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Evaluation Board - EVB2130-P, SSI2130 VCO, Sound Semiconductor, Fully Populated
The SSI2130 offers unprecedented performance and features, but its ultra-compact QFN package can present prototyping challenges. The EVB2130 eases evaluation by providing a PCB that allows comprehensive exploration of capabilities. The EVB2130-P is fully populated and ready for the bench. With the exception of the SSI2130, all components are through-hole for easy construction and experimentation. A on-board +5V regulator and 2.5V reference simplify external power connections, and pots are provided for mixer control, PWM, and VCO setup. Switches ease selection of saw ramp direction plus Through-Zero and Pulse Modulation. Features
  • PCB size: 108 x 82mm
  • External Power: ±12V
  • Inputs: Expo Freq 1V/Oct PWM In Aux 1 and 2 In FM In PM In Hard Sync Soft Sync
  • Outputs: Sine Saw Triangle Pulse Square Mix Out
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, PC Lead, 16mm
Alpha Mini Pots with solid shaft and short PC mount terminals.
  • Threading: M7 x 0.75
  • Distance between terminals: 5 mm (0.197”)
  • Lead Depth from Panel: 3.8 mm (0.150”)
  • Lead Distance from shaft center: 12.5 mm + 3.5 mm (0.492” + 0.138”)
  • Lead Thickness: 0.5 mm (0.020”)
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Transistor - 2N5485, JFET, N-Channel,TO-92
2N5485 N-channel JFET in a TO-92 package. The 2N5485 is an N−channel junction field effect transistors designed for RF amplifier and mixer applications. These devices operate well in the VHF/UHF frequency range.
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Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 3 Position, Solder Lug
Carling mini-toggle switch, SPDT, Solder Lug, 3-Position, On/Off/On
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Diode - 1N4739A, 9.1V, Zener, 1W, 5% Tolerance
1N4739A 9.1V zener diode in a DO-41 package. 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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Transistor - 2N3906, TO-92 case, PNP
General purpose low-power PNP bipolar junction transistor, used frequently in hobbyist electronic projects. For the NPN 2N3904 see P-Q2N3904
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Transistor - BC183L, General Purpose, TO-92 case, NPN
The BC183L is a general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 case. The BC183L is commonly used in fuzz pedals and has a reputation as a warm sounding silicon transistor for fuzz. The BC183L was used in some of the earliest silicon Fuzz Face pedals. The ECB pinout matches the arrangement on the P-PC-FUZZ-ISS2-BRN Iss. 2 PCB
  • NPN polarity
  • Collector emitter breakdown voltage 30V
  • Collector base breakdown voltage 45V
  • Collector current 100mA
  • Power 1W
  • Transition frequency 120MHz
  • TO-92 case
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