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Hi all -

This is I'm sure a very daft question as I'm a newbie, but I've decided to start making a basic midi synth for fun, and am using this tutorial.

However there is a picture in the schematic.. the long grey thing on the right, and I have no idea what it's meant to be! Any help? The image is attached here again.. thanks so much!


Potentiometer; the slider type instead of the rotating type.

Not an Installation and Troubleshooting question. Fits better in General Electronics section in my opinion; I've asked moderators to move it.
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Slide Potentiometer - works the same way as the rotary kind, only you slide the thing back and forth instead of rotating a knob. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=slide+potentiometer

Generally significantly more expensive than rotary ones (bulkier too), and more liable to get damaged by dirt and crap getting into the slit in the top - but can be very satisfying in a tactile sense, and gives very intuitive visual feedback about what it's currently set to.
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Thanks so much everyone - that makes sense!

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