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.
Knob - Davies, 1914, Daka-ware, Medium, Scalloped Edge
High-quality USA made knobs from Davies Molding. The 1914 knob is the larger version of the classic 1900H found on countless synthesizers and pedals. This knob is made of solid phenolic and features an indicator line on the top. The knob pairs perfectly with the smaller diameter 1900 knobs such as the P-K801-BRASS-X as well as the skirted P-K234X knobs.
  • Height: 0.50 in.
  • Diameter: 0.75 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
$3.55
Knob - Davies, 1910 and 1913, Daka-ware, Skirted
High-quality USA made knobs from Davies Molding. The skirted 1900 series knobs are made of solid phenolic and feature an indicator line on the skirt. These classic knobs have been used on a variety of equipment throughout the decades and are still popularly used on synthesizers today. The smaller 1910 knob was used on many early Serge paperface panels. Davies 1910 (Small)
  • Height: 0.50 in.
  • Diameter: 0.75 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw

Davies 1913 (Large)
  • Height: 0.625 in.
  • Diameter: 1.13 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
$2.75
Transistor - 2N5135, Silicon, TO-105 case, NPN
The 2N5135 is a silicon NPN transistor in a TO-105 case. This transistor is a close match to the rare 2N5133 but with higher voltage ratings and is in a larger package. The hFE range is less wide than the 2N5133 with more values in the range found in the batches used on vintage Big Muff pedals. The lower hFE range also makes these a great option for silicon fuzz pedals.
$1.75
Knob - Davies, 1470, Daka-ware, Large, Pointer
Colors Available:
High-quality USA made knobs from Davies Molding. The large 1470 pointer knob is made of solid phenolic and features a fine ridged grip with a distinctive point. This classic knob has been used on a variety of guitar pedals such as the Klon and countless EHX effects.
  • Height: 0.50 in.
  • Length: 1.13 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
Starting at $1.95
Regulator - LT1054, Voltage Converter w/ Regulator, 8-Pin DIP
LT1054 switched-capacitor voltage converter with regulator in an 8 pin DIP package. The LT1054 device is a bipolar, switched-capacitor voltage converter with regulator. It provides higher output current and significantly lower voltage losses than previously available converters. An adaptive-switch drive scheme optimizes efficiency over a wide range of output currents. Total voltage drop at 100-mA output current typically is 1.1 V. This applies to the full supply-voltage range of 3.5 V to 15 V. Quiescent current typically is 2.5 mA. The LT1054 also provides regulation, a feature previously not available in switched-capacitor voltage converters. By adding an external resistive divider, a regulated output can be obtained. This output is regulated against changes in both input voltage and output current. The LT1054 can also shut down by grounding the feedback terminal.
$2.25
Knob - Phenolic, Set Screw, Gaunt Chicken Head
High quality chicken head knobs with vintage gaunt design. The gaunt chicken head has a thinner band that extends above the base allowing for easy manipulation of the knob. This knob has a thick infilled indicator line and is made of solid phenolic. Fits 0.25” (6.35mm) shafts with set screw and brass insert.
  • Height: 0.67 in.
  • Length: 1.26 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
$1.15
Knob - Davies, 8005 & 8010, Daka-ware, Vintage Pointer
High-quality USA made knobs from Davies Molding. The 8000 series knobs are made of solid phenolic and feature a classic teardrop design. The detailed design makes these knobs a striking addition to any piece of equipment. This unique design has been used on a variety of tools and instruments. Davies 8005 (Small)
  • Height: 0.78 in.
  • Length: 1.05 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw

Davies 8010 (Large)
  • Height: 1 in.
  • Length: 1.25 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
$3.95
Dial Plate - 0 to 100, Black on Brushed Metal
Dial plates with 0-100 indicator marks. These plates are a simple way to add panel graphics to controls. They are easy to install beneath the nut of a potentiometer like a washer. The silk screened graphics on the brushed metal plate gives projects a clean and professional appearance. 40mm Dial Plate
  • 40 mm (1.575”) outer diameter
  • 9.95 mm (0.392”) inner diameter
  • Best for 25.4mm (1”) or smaller knobs

60mm Dial Plate
  • 60mm (2.362”) outer diameter
  • 9.95mm (0.392”) inner diameter
  • Best for 40.6 mm (1.59”) or smaller knobs
$1.65
Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, Skirted w/ Top Line, 0.87" Diameter
Black plastic control knob with set screw and brass insert. The grip has a thick vertical knurl with an indicator line on a raised top. This skirted knob is a close match to the knobs used on some late 1960s Fuzz Face® pedals as well as the Eric Johnson signature model. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
  • Height: 0.77 in.
  • Diameter: 0.87 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
$0.99
Op-Amp - LF347, Quad, Wide Bandwidth, 14-Pin DIP
LF347 quad op amp in a 14-pin DIP package. The LF347 is a low cost, high speed quad JFET input operational amplifier with an internally trimmed input offset voltage ( BI-FET II™ technology). The device requires a low supply current and yet maintains a large gain bandwidth product and a fast slew rate. In addition, well matched high voltage JFET input devices provide very low input bias and offset currents. The LF347 is pin compatible with the standard LM348. This feature allows designers to immediately upgrade the overall performance of existing LF348 and LM324 designs. The LF347 may be used in applications such as high speed integrators, fast D/A converters, sample-and-hold circuits and many other circuits requiring low input offset voltage, low input bias current, high input impedance, high slew rate and wide bandwidth.
$0.69
Knob - Pointer, Small, Knurled, 0.675” Diameter
Colors Available:
This vintage knob design has been used on numerous boutique pedals. These classy knurled pointer knobs feature a slotted set screw, and fit ¼" solid shaft potentiometers. These are a close match to the Davies 1400.
  • Height: 0.43 in.
  • Length: 0.825 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
$0.69
Knob - Aluminum, Set Screw, Diamond Knurl, 0.496” Diameter
Colors Available:
Anodized aluminum knob with channeled indicator line and set screw. This slim, solid aluminum knob has a diamond 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.
  • Height: 0.56 in.
  • Diameter: 0.496 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
$3.50
Capacitor - Kemet, R82 Series, Polyester, 5mm Spacing
High quality R82 Series box film capacitors from Kemet. These polyester film capacitors have 5mm lead spacing, a minimum voltage rating of 63VDC, and a tolerance of ±10% or better. The small size, high specifications, and radial mounting makes them an excellent choice for PCB builds of pedals, synthesizer, and other audio equipment. The R82 Series is constructed of metallized polyester film with radial leads of tinned wire. Radial leads are electrically welded to the contact metal layer on the ends of the capacitor winding. The capacitor is encapsulated with thermosetting resin in a box of material meeting the UL 94V–0 requirements.
  • Voltage rating: 63 VDC Minimum
  • Lead Spacing: 5 mm
  • Capacitance tolerance: ±10% or better
  • Operating temperature range of -55˚C to +105˚C
  • RoHS compliance and lead-free terminations
  • Self-healing
Starting at $0.20
Knob - Davies, 1700, Daka-ware, Pinched
High-quality USA made knobs from Davies Molding. The Davies 1700 is made of solid phenolic and has a classic style that fits nicely on any piece of equipment. The 1700 can be found on vintage radios and amplifiers, most notably the Filmosound projector amps that are popularly converted to guitar amplifiers.
  • Height: 0.59 in.
  • Diameter: 0.75 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
$3.55
Transistor - BD139, Medium Power, TO-126 case, NPN
The BD139 is a NPN medium power BJT transistor in a TO-126 package. The BD139's typical applications include audio amplifiers and drivers but is also popularly used in silicon fuzz pedals. The BD139 is available in two different gain ranges: BD139-10 and QBD139-16. Type hFE (IC=150mA, VCE=2V) BD139-10 63-160 BD139-16 100-250
Starting at $0.49
Transistor - BC183, General Purpose, TO-92 case, NPN, Gain Sorted
The BC183 is a general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 case. The BC183 is commonly used in fuzz pedals and has a reputation as a warm sounding silicon transistor for fuzz. The BC183 is available in three different gain ranges: BC183A, BC183B, and BC183C. Type hfe (IC=2mA, VCE=5V, f=1KHz) BC183A 125-260 BC183B 240-500 BC183C 450-900
Starting at $0.25
Transistor - BC337, General Purpose, TO-92 case, NPN
The BC337 is a silicon general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 package. The BC337’s typical applications include signal processing, amplification, and switching. The BC337 is available in three different gain ranges: BC337-16, BC337-25, and BC337-40. Type hFE Range (IC=100mA, VCE=1V) Typical hFE (IC=100mA, VCE=1V) BC337-16 100-250 160 BC337-25 160-400 250 BC337-40 250-630 400
$0.25
Transistor - BC108, TO-18 case, NPN
BC108 NPN silicon transistors. The BC108 is a popular NPN choice for fuzz pedals and other effects such as vintage silicon Fuzz Face builds and Big Muff clones. Type hFE (IC=2mA, VCE=5V) hfe (IC=2mA, VCE=5V, f=1KHz) BC108A 110-220 125-260 BC108B 200-450 240-500 BC108C 420-800 450-900
  • NPN polarity
  • Collector emitter breakdown voltage 25V
  • Collector base breakdown voltage 30V
  • Collector current 200mA
  • Power 0.75W
  • Transition frequency 150MHz
  • TO-18 case
  • Weight 0.35g
$0.95
Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Vertical, Knurled Shaft
Audio taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6mm T18 knurled shaft. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
$1.75
Potentiometer - Alpha, Reverse Audio, Solid Shaft, Long PC, 16mm, 5kΩ
5kΩ reverse audio taper Alpha 16mm pots with a solid shaft and long 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: 20.7 mm + 4 mm (0.815” + 0.158”)
  • Lead Distance from shaft center: 14.3 mm (0.563”)
  • Lead Thickness: 0.5 mm (0.020”)
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35 mm (0.25”)
$0.79
Potentiometer - Alpha, W-Taper, 9mm, Vertical, 20kΩ
W taper, vertical mount, 20kΩ 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.
$1.75
Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Knurled Shaft, Right Angle, 16mm, Dual, 10kΩ
10kΩ dual-gang 16mm potentiometers with a T18 knurled 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”)
$1.85
Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Knurled Shaft, Right Angle, 16mm
Linear taper 16mm potentiometers with a T18 knurled shaft. 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”)
$0.95
Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, Right Angle, 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”)
$1.19