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 - Rogan, PT Series, 1PS, Small, Skirted, Pointer, D-Shaft
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These small, skirted pointer knobs from Rogan’s PT Series feature a soft rubber grip molded over a solid polymer knob. PT Series knobs can be found on synthesizer modules from Make Noise, Mutable Instruments and others. Fits 6mm D-shafts.
  • Height: 0.71 in.
  • Diameter:0.57 in.
  • Fits 6mm D Shafts
  • Indicator on round side of D-shaft

For a T18 knurled version of this knob, see P-K271PS-W. A variety of different sizes are available from the PT Series.
ProtoBoard - Fits 1590B, 1 sided, 2-hole strips
Prototyping circuit board (PCB) designed to fit the Hammond 1590B die-cast aluminum enclosure. It has a convenient 2-hole pattern, which provides an easy way to connect parts while maximizing usable board area. It can be used as a stand-alone prototyping board, or installed in a Hammond 1590B enclosure. For fastening your project to a surface see our adhesive standoffs (S-H190) Features:
  • Single-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board.
  • Convenient 2-hole pattern provides an easy way to connect parts.
  • 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering. Lead free and RoHS compatible.
  • 0.042" holes are drilled on 0.1" (2.54mm) centers. 2 mounting holes.
  • PCB Size 2.05 x 4.05 in (52.1 x 102.9 mm)
Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Knurled Shaft, Right Angle, 16mm, Dual, 100kΩ
100kΩ dual-gang 16mm potentiometers with a T18 knurled shaft and an audio 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”)
Wire - 22 AWG Stranded Core, PVC, 600V, Variety Pack
Variety pack, 10 feet for each color. Great for color-coded wiring with smaller quantities. 600V stranded. Strands are tinned individually. See photos for detail. UL style 1015, rated to 105 degrees C. Perfect for new projects or rewiring any electrical equipment. 6 Pack (6 colors, 60 total feet) includes:
  • Black
  • Red
  • Green
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Blue

​​9 Pack (9 colors, 90 total feet) includes:
  • Black
  • Red
  • Green
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Orange
  • Brown
  • Purple

See S-W22 for 50 foot rolls of individual colors.
Starting at $7.95
Diode - 1N60, Germanium, Striped Clear Glass, DO-7
1N60 point-contact germanium diodes in a DO-7 package with striped clear glass. 1N60 diodes were used in many vintage electronics and also make for great clipping diodes in stompbox effects pedals.
Diode - 1N5818, Schottky, High Switching Speed
1N5818 schottky diode with low forward voltage drop and high switching speeds.
  • Very small conduction losses
  • Negligible switching losses
  • Extremely fast switching
  • Low forward voltage drop
  • Avalanche capability specified
Integrated Circuit - AS3372E, Synth Voice, Alfa, 24 Pin DIP
The AS3372E is Alfa’s take on the CEM3372 µP Controllable Signal Processor in a DIP-24 package. The AS3372E features an additional two VCA’s so an adapter board is required when using as a replacement for the CEM version. The CEM version was used in multiple classic synths, including the Oberheim Matrix 12, Oberheim Xpander, Sequential Prophet T8, Sequential Prophet 600, Akai AX80, Rhodes Chroma Polaris, and more.
Transistor - JFET, N-Channel, MMBFJ201, SOT-23
Surface mount MMBFJ201 JFET. Commonly used in place of the discontinued through-hole J201. These JFETs can be found in many effects pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. The MMBFJ201 is an N-Channel general purpose amplifier JFET. This device is designed primarily for low level audio and general purpose applications with high impedance signal sources.
Transistor - BC549, General Purpose, TO-92 case, NPN
The BC549 is a silicon general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 package. The BC549’s typical applications include signal processing, amplification, and switching. The BC549 is available in two different gain ranges: BC549B and BC549C. Type hFE (IC=2mA, VCE=5V) BC549B 200-450 BC549C 420-800
Starting at $0.30
Transistor - 2N5089, TO-92 case, NPN
General purpose low level, low noise amplifier. Silicon NPN transistor.
Regulator - L78L33, 3.3 Volt, Positive Voltage Regulator, TO-92
L78L33 3.3V regulator in a TO-92 package. The L78L33 three-terminal 3.3V positive regulator employs internal current limiting and thermal shutdown, making them essentially indestructible. If adequate heat-sink is provided, they can deliver up to 100 mA output current. They are intended as fixed voltage regulators in a wide range of applications including local or oncard regulation for elimination of noise and distribution problems associated with single-point regulation. In addition, they can be used with power pass elements to make high-current voltage regulators. The L78L series used as Zener diode/resistor combination replacement, offers e improvement along with lower quiescent current and lower noise. Features:
  • Output voltage of 3.3V
  • Output current up to 100 mA
  • Short-circuit protection
  • No external components are required
Breadboard - Solderable PCB, 3.00” x 1.90”
The SB400 Solderable PCB BreadBoard enables you to transfer your circuit and wires from a plug-in breadboard without recutting wires or changing your layout. The SB400 has the same pattern and spacing as a standard 400 connection point BB400 solderless plug-in breadboard. It has a standard 5-hole strip for each IC pin, just like solderless breadboards plus 4 power rails. However, it has the advantage that soldered joints provide a more reliable long-term connection than solderless contacts. The SB400 has four power rails like solderless breadboards, plus two bonus rails for power or signals. There are bonus two-hole pads along the centerline allowing DIL (dual in-line) headers to be used. BPS prototyping boards use high-quality FR4 glass epoxy PCBs for long life, with an anti-tarnish protective coating for easy soldering.
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.
Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 2-Position, PC Pins
Carling mini-toggle switch, SPDT, PC Pins. 2-Position.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • 2-Position On/On
  • ¼" mounting hole diameter
  • Single pole/Double throw (SPDT)
  • PC mount pins
PCB - LED Driver, for Pedals and Synths
This small PCB is a simple way to add an indicator light that pulses to the rate of LFOs and clocks used in pedals, synthesizers, and other equipment. Simply connect the positive supply voltage to V+, ground to GND, and the output of a positive signal (0 to V+) such as an LFO or clock to the IN pad. The trimmer can adjust how the LED reacts to the signal. Fully clockwise it will simply pulse on and off when paired with a strong signal. If the signal is a sine, triangle, or any other non-pulse type signal, adjusting the trimmer counter clockwise can dial in settings that follow the shape of the waveform, brightening and dimming with the changing voltage. For certain dual op-amp LFOs in effect pedals, the signal may not go low enough to turn the LED fully off.
Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, DPDT, 2 Position, PC Pins, Short Bat
Carling mini-toggle switch, DPDT, 2 position, ¼" mounting hole diameter, 0.354" bushing length.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • 2-Position On/On
  • ¼" mounting hole diameter
  • Double pole/Double throw (DPDT)
  • PC mount pins
CMOS - CD4077, Quad XNOR (Exclusive-NOR) Gates, 14-Pin DIP
The CD4077B contains four independent Exclusive-NOR gates. The CD4077B provides the system designer with a means for direct implementation of the Exclusive-NOR functions, respectively. Features:
  • High-Voltage Types (20V Rating)
  • CD4077B - Quad Exclusive-NOR Gate
  • Medium Speed Operation
  • tPHL, tPLH = 65ns (Typ) at VDD = 10V, CL = 50pF
  • 100% Tested for Quiescent Current at 20V
  • Standardized Symmetrical Output Characteristics
  • 5V, 10V and 15V Parametric Ratings
  • Maximum Input Current of 1µA at 18V Over Full Package Temperature Range
  • 100nA at 18V and 25°C
  • Noise Margin (Over Full Package Temperature Range)
  • 1V at VDD = 5V, 2V at VDD = 10V, 2.5V at VDD = 15V
  • Meets All Requirements of JEDEC Standard No.
StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.04” x 1.55”, Vintage Spacing
Colors Available:
Stripboard featuring 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 HASL coated making soldering easier than most protoboards and also ensures a long shelf life. Features:
  • High-quality 1.6mm FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board
  • 1oz/ft2 copper weight
  • HASL coated strips
  • 20 x 10 holes (10 strips)
  • 3.04” x 1.55”
Op-Amp - TL072, Dual, Low-Noise, JFET Input, 8-Pin DIP
The TL072 is a high speed JFET input dual operational amplifier incorporating well matched, high voltage JFET and bipolar transistors in a monolithic integrated circuit. The device features high slew rates, low input bias and offset current, and low offset voltage temperature coefficient.
Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, DPDT, 3 Position, Solder Lugs, Flatted
Genuine Carling DPDT 3-position mini toggle switch with solder lugs. These switches feature a flattened actuator.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • 3-Position
  • ¼" chassis hole diameter
  • DPDT ( Double Pole/ Double Throw) switch
  • Solder Lugs
Starting at $6.45
Capacitor - 50V, Radial Lead, Electrolytic
High quality, radial leaded, aluminum electrolytic capacitors rated at 50VDC.
package of 5
Tool - Slotted Nut Driver, for Qingpu Jacks
Simple and easy to use nut driving tool for the slotted nuts found on Qingpu jacks that are commonly used in Eurorack modules. The tool anchors into the sleeve of the jack ensuring no slippage when in use, protecting the faceplate from accidental damage. The two grip holes are cut to the size of M2.5 and M3 hex nuts and can be used in a pinch to tighten nuts of those sizes, or to hang your tool on a keyring! One side of the tool works with Mod "Top Brass" nuts and slotted W-QP-NUT-K nuts used on W-QP-518MA, W-QP-419GR, and W-QP-518MA-BM. The other side works with slotted W-QP-NUT-PJ-R nuts used on W-QP-PJ3410. Either side will work with Befaco Bananuts for 3.5mm jacks (W-BNUT-X). The nut driving tool is made of steel.
Integrated Circuit - Spin FV-1, DSP, Multi-Effect / Reverb
The Spin Semiconductor FV-1 is a complete reverb solution in a single IC. With integrated stereo ADC and DACs, the FV-1 can be treated like any other analog component in your product's signal path. The FV-1 can access a total of 16 programs, 8 are built into the internal ROM and the designer may elect to connect a serial EEPROM with 8 additional programs. By using an external EEPROM, the designer can distinguish his product from others by creating a custom program set without the need for a microprocessor in the system. With 3 potentiometer inputs, programs may have real time variable parameters such as decay time in a reverb, rate and depth in a chorus or frequency in a filter. These inputs are available as coefficients to your program and may be used independently of each other. The rich instruction set allows users to program effects of all kinds. With instructions like LOG and EXP, users can easily program audio expansion and compression routines.
Transistor - TI377, Germanium, SO-2 metal case, PNP
TI377 PNP germanium transistors from Texas Instruments. The TI377 is a great PNP for fuzz pedals and other effects. This transistor is in a metal SO-2 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors. This package with the gold leads visually matches the 2G308, 2G309, and 2G381 transistors found in Zonk and Tonebender MKI fuzz pedals.