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 - Black Hardware, Eurorack, Mono, Switched Tip, PC Mount
Black PCB mounted 3.5mm mono jacks commonly found in DIY Eurorack projects. These jacks feature black hardware with a matching black nut. They also use a square bushing plate for added durability. Mounting nut is included.
$0.85
Audio Power Amplifier - LM386N-1 / 4, Low Voltage
LM386 Low Voltage Audio Power Amplifier The LM386 is a mono low voltage amplifier that can be used in a variety of applications. It can drive loads from 4 Ω to 32 Ω. The gain is internally set to 20 but it can be modified from 20 to 200 by placing a resistor and capacitor between pins 1 and 8. As this is an Op Amp it can be used in different configurations to fit in several applications. The internal gain setting resistor allows the LM386 to be used in a very low part count system. In addition a series resistor can be placed between pins 1 and 5 to modify the gain and frequency response for specific applications. These are found in many small audio amplifiers and even tiny pedal sized guitar amplifiers! There are tons of possibilities for this little Op Amp.
$1.70
Op-Amp - OP07, Single, Precision, Low Offset, 8-Pin DIP
OP07 precision op amp in an 8-pin DIP package.These devices offer low offset and long-term stability by means of a low-noise, chopperless, bipolar-input-transistor amplifier circuit. For most applications, external components are not required for offset nulling and frequency compensation. The true differential input, with a wide input-voltage range and outstanding common-mode rejection, provides maximum flexibility and performance in high-noise environments and in noninverting applications. Low bias currents and extremely high input impedance are maintained over the entire temperature range.
$1.59
Op-Amp - OP275, Dual, Bipolar/JFET, Audio, 8-Pin DIP
OP275 dual audio op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. The OP275 is the first amplifier to feature the Butler Amplifier front end. This new front end design combines both bipolar and JFET transistors to attain amplifiers with the accuracy and low noise performance of bipolar transistors, and the speed and sound quality of JFETs. Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise equals that of previous audio amplifiers, but at much lower supply currents. A very low l/f corner of below 6 Hz maintains a flat noise density response. Whether noise is measured at either 30 Hz or 1 kHz, it is only 6 nVHz. The JFET portion of the input stage gives the OP275 its high slew rates to keep distortion low, even when large output swings are required, and the 22 V/µs slew rate of the OP275 is the fastest of any standard audio amplifier.
$4.25
StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.04” x 1.55”, 0.1” Spacing, Phenolic Board
Stripboard made with a phenolic substrate. Phenolic boards are found in many vintage electronics before the use of fiberglass became common. This stripboard features standard 0.1” (2.54mm) spacing. The board has a 30x15 grid (15 strips) and easily fits into 1590BB style enclosures and larger vintage-style fuzz enclosures. Each strip is gold coated making soldering easier than most protoboards and also ensures a long shelf life. Features:
  • High-quality 1.6mm phenolic circuit board
  • Gold coated strips
  • 30 x 15 holes (15 strips)
  • 3.04” x 1.55”
$2.75
StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.04” x 1.55”, Vintage Spacing, Phenolic Board
Stripboard made with a phenolic substrate. Phenolic boards are found in many vintage electronics before the use of fiberglass became common. This stripboard features a 0.15” vintage spacing. This spacing is great for vintage-style builds and more easily accommodates axial capacitors and other larger sized vintage parts like resistors and transistors. The board has a 20x10 grid (10 strips) and easily fits into 1590BB style enclosures and larger vintage-style fuzz enclosures. Each strip is gold coated making soldering easier than most protoboards and also ensures a long shelf life. Features:
  • High-quality 1.6mm phenolic circuit board
  • Gold coated strips
  • 20 x 10 holes (10 strips)
  • 3.04” x 1.55”
$2.95
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.
$0.30
Regulator - TC1044, Charge Pump DC-TO-DC Voltage Converter, 8-Pin DIP
TC1044 charge pump voltage converter in an 8 pin DIP package. The TC1044S is a pin-compatible upgrade to the Industry standard TC7660 charge pump voltage converter. It converts a +1.5V to +12V input to a corresponding –1.5V to –12V output using only two low cost capacitors, eliminating inductors and their associated cost, size and EMI. Added features include an extended supply range to 12V, and a frequency boost pin for higher operating frequency, allowing the use of smaller external capacitors. The on-board oscillator operates at a nominal frequency of 10kHz. Frequency is increased to 45kHz when pin 1 is connected to V+.
$2.90
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
Reverb Module - Accutronics Belton, Digi-Log, Adjustable Decay
A great digital reverb sound that easily replaces a spring reverberation unit. Stereo outputs may be summed for mono operation. Simple interface: input, output, +5V, and ground
$16.95
Transistor - 2N527, Germanium, TO-5 case, PNP
2N527 PNP germanium transistors. The 2N527 is a popular PNP for fuzz pedals and other effects. It can be found in modern classics such as the Sunface and Benson Fuzz. This transistor is in a TO-5 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors.
$3.25
3.5mm Jack - Qingpu, Eurorack, Stereo, PC Mount
PCB mounted 3.5mm stereo 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.
$0.55
Heat Shrink - Assorted Diameters and Colors, 4" Long, 160 Pieces
2 to 1 heat shrink tubing variety pack with multiple colors in each size. This pack includes six different diameters ranging from 1/16” to 3/8”. Each piece is 4” in length. This set comes in a hard plastic case perfect for sorting and storing heat shrink. Features:
  • Resistant to common fluids and solvents
  • UL and CSA listed
  • UV resistant
  • Meets DEF. STAN 59.97
  • Meets UL 224, 125°C and CSA C22.2 No. 198.1
  • Meets MIL-DTL-23053/5 Class 2 & 3
  • Flame retardant (Does not include transparent)
  • Seals and protects cable splices and terminations.

Included Sizes (Diameter):
  • 60 pieces - 1/16 in.
  • 35 pieces - 3/32 in.
  • 25 pieces - 1/8 in.
  • 20 pieces - 3/16 in.
  • 10 pieces - 1/4 in.
  • 10 pieces - 3/8 in.
$16.50
Patch Cables - 3.5mm, Mono
Colors Available:
Low cost, high quality 3.5mm patch cables in a variety of lengths and colors. The cables are super flexible, have a great droop, and are shipped coiled so no permanent kinks are formed. With the large selection of lengths and colors, these cables are the perfect choice for any sized system.
Starting at $1.39
Partially Out of Stock
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
Reverb Module - Accutronics Belton, Digi-Log, horizontal mount
A great digital reverb sound that easily replaces a spring reverberation unit. Simple interface requires only input, output, +5V, and ground. Output requires no external capacitors.
Starting at $12.95
Transistor - 2N4401, Silicon, TO-92 case, NPN
The 2N4401 is a silicon general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 package. The 2N4401’s typical applications include signal processing, amplification, and switching.
$0.30
Op-Amp - TL062, Dual, Low-Power, JFET Input, 8-Pin DIP
Dual low power opamps in an 8-pin DIP package. The TL062 offers a high input impedance and 1MHz bandwidth.
$0.33
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 $0.25
Wire - Bus, 20 AWG, Tinned Copper
Sold by the foot
Solid tinned copper bus wire. Great for point to point builds, guitar electronics wiring, or any situation where insulated wire is not required. 105°C temperature rating, 600V. Sold by the foot. For 100ft spools, please see S-W428X.
$0.58
Op-Amp - NE5532, Dual, Low Noise, Audio, 8-Pin DIP
NE5532 dual op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. The NE5532 device is a high-performance operational amplifier combining excellent DC and AC characteristics. They feature very low noise, high output-drive capability, high unity-gain and maximum-output-swing bandwidths, low distortion, high slew rate, input-protection diodes, and output short-circuit protection. These operational amplifiers are compensated internally for unity-gain operation. These devices have specified maximum limits for equivalent input noise voltage. Features
  • Equivalent Input Noise Voltage: 5 nV/√Hz Typ at 1 kHz
  • Unity-Gain Bandwidth: 10 MHz Typ
  • Common-Mode Rejection Ratio: 100 dB Typ
  • High DC Voltage Gain: 100 V/mV Typ
  • Peak-to-Peak Output Voltage Swing 26 V Typ With VCC± = ±15 V and RL = 600 Ω
  • High Slew Rate: 9 V/μs Typ
$0.59
Wire - Weico, 24AWG Stranded, Top Coat Pre-Tinned, 300V, 50 feet
Colors Available:
High quality 24AWG wire from Weico featuring a topcoat of solder over the strands. This wire is pre-tinned in the sense that a coating of solder is already applied, bonding the individual strands together so no additional tinning is required. This wire is ready to go as soon as it is cut and stripped making assembly that much easier. Rated at 300V and offered in a variety of colors, this wire is a great option for a variety of different projects.
Starting at $8.50
OTA - AS3280D, Dual, Linearizing Diodes, Alfa, SOIC-16
The AS3280 is Alfa’s version of the CA3280 IC in an SOIC package. The AS3280D 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 AS3280D 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.
$7.95
Felt Strip - 51.5", for Korg & Yamaha Keyboards
For Yamaha DX7, DX7 II, FX20, Korg M1, Trinity and T Series.
$5.65