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.

Transistors

Transistor - BC182, General Purpose, TO-92 case, NPN
The BC182 is a general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 case. The BC182 is commonly used in fuzz pedals and has a reputation as a warm sounding silicon transistor for fuzz. The BC182 has a more narrow hFE range than the BC183 which can be helpful for certain builds.
$0.25
Transistor - BC209C, Silicon, TO-106 case, NPN
The BC209C is a silicon NPN transistor in a TO-106 case. The BC209C is primarily intended for general purpose audio applications. BC209C transistors were used in original silicon Fuzz Face® pedals as well as a variety of D*A*M pedals.
$3.49
Transistor - OC141, Germanium, SO-2 glass case, NPN
OC141 NPN germanium transistors. The OC141 is a popular NPN for fuzz pedals and boost effects. This transistor is in a glass SO-2 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors. The NPN polarity allows for use with standard pedal power supplies. The dot indicates the collector lead.
$4.95
Transistor - 2N797, Germanium, TO-18 case, NPN
2N797 NPN germanium transistors. The 2N797 is a popular NPN for fuzz pedals and other effects. The NPN polarity allows for use with standard pedal power supplies. The 2N797 is a fairly unique germanium transistor since it is in a TO-18 package.
$2.95
Transistor - J201, JFET, N-Channel,TO-92
J201 N-Channel JFET in a TO-92 package. The J201 is designed primarily for low level audio and general purpose applications with high impedance signal sources.
  • Max drain to gate voltage = 40 V
  • Max gate to source voltage = -40 V
  • Max forward gate current = 50 mA
$3.49
Transistor - 2N2613, Germanium, TO-1 case, PNP
2N2613 PNP germanium transistors. The 2N2613 is a popular PNP for fuzz pedals and other effects. It was used in the Gibson Maestro FZ-1A and the Selmer Buzz Tone. This transistor is in a TO-1 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors.
$5.50
Transistor - AC176, Germanium, TO-1 case, NPN
AC176 NPN germanium transistors. The AC176 is a popular NPN for fuzz pedals and other effects. The NPN polarity allows for use with standard pedal power supplies. The AC176 was designed as the NPN complement to the AC128.
$2.45
Transistor - 2N2430, Germanium, TO-1 case, NPN
2N2430 NPN germanium transistors. The 2N2430 is a popular NPN for fuzz pedals and other effects. The NPN polarity allows for use with standard pedal power supplies.
$2.45
Transistor - 2SD77, Germanium, TO-1 case, NPN
2SD77 NPN germanium transistors. The 2SD77 is a popular NPN for fuzz pedals and other effects. The NPN polarity allows for use with standard pedal power supplies.
$1.65
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
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
Transistor - MPSA18, Darlington 200mA 45V NPN
NPN Darlington transistor (TO-92 package) - designed for high gain, low noise general purpose amplifier applications.
  • Max collector to emitter voltage = 45 V
  • Max collector to base voltage = 45 V
  • Max emitter to base voltage = 6.5 V
  • Max collector current = 0.2 A (continuous)
$0.15
Transistor - 2N321, Germanium, TO-5 case, PNP
2N321 PNP germanium transistors. The 2N321 is a popular PNP for fuzz pedals and other effects. This transistor is in a TO-5 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors.
$4.95
Transistor - 2N1303, Germanium, TO-5 case, PNP
2N1303 PNP germanium transistors. The 2N1303 is a popular PNP for fuzz pedals and other effects. This transistor is in a TO-5 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors.
$2.95
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
$0.28
Transistor - BC184, General Purpose, TO-92 case, NPN
The BC184 is a general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 case. The BC184 is commonly used in fuzz pedals and has a reputation as a warm sounding silicon transistor for fuzz. BC184 was used in various Colorsound pedals - Jumbo Tone Bender, Supa Tone Bender, Power Boost, etc. It was also used in the Schaller Fuzz, and has been used in fuzz pedals from well-known builders such as Skreddy Pedals, D*A*M, and Stu Castledine.
$0.25
Transistor - 2N3566, Silicon, TO-105 case, NPN
The 2N3566 is a silicon NPN transistor in a TO-105 case. The 2N3566 is primarily intended for general purpose amplifier applications.
$1.95
Transistor - 2N1307, Germanium, TO-5 case, PNP
2N1307 PNP germanium transistors. The 2N1307 is a popular PNP for fuzz pedals and other effects. This transistor is in a TO-5 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors.
$2.95
Transistor Socket - Mill Max, 3 Pin, Machine Pin, Through Hole
High quality TO package transistor sockets by Mill-Max. These machine pin sockets make swapping transistors in pedals and other projects a simple process. These use a standard TO footprint so they are ready for use on PCBs with matching footprints.
$1.95
Transistor - BC338, General Purpose, TO-92 case, NPN
The BC338 is a silicon general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 package. The BC338’s typical applications include signal processing, amplification, and switching. The BC338 is available in three different gain ranges: BC338-16, BC338-25, and BC338-40. Type hFE Range (IC=100mA, VCE=1V) Typical hFE (IC=100mA, VCE=1V) BC338-16 100-250 160 BC338-25 160-400 250 BC338-40 250-630 400
$0.25
Transistor - 2N4123, Silicon, TO-92 case, NPN
The 2N4123 is a general purpose silicon NPN transistor in a TO-92 case. The 2N4123 is primarily intended for general purpose amplification. It is a popular choice for silicon fuzz pedals due to its low hFE specifications.
$0.45