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.
Transistor - SFT319, Germanium, 18B4 case, PNP
SFT319 PNP germanium transistors. The SFT319 is a popular PNP for fuzz pedals and other effects. This transistor is in a 18B4 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors. This style of package can be found in Italian built Vox Tonebenders.
Transistor - 2N6027 Programmable Unijunction
2N6027 programmable unijunction transistor often referred to as a PUT. The 2n6027 can be found in many tremolo effects pedal projects.
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Op-Amp - µA741, Single, Offset Null, 8-Pin DIP
µA741 single op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. The µA741 device is a general-purpose operational amplifier featuring offset-voltage null capability. The high common-mode input voltage range and the absence of latch-up make the amplifier ideal for voltage-follower applications. The device is short-circuit protected and the internal frequency compensation ensures stability without external components. A low-value potentiometer may be connected between the offset null inputs to null out the offset voltage. Features
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • Offset-Voltage Null Capability
  • Large Common-Mode and Differential Voltage Ranges
  • No Frequency Compensation Required
  • No Latch-Up
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
Transistor - AS3046D, Array of 5, Matched Pair, SOIC-14, NPN
The AS3046 is Alfa’s version of the CA3046 IC in an SOIC package. The AS3046D consists of five general purpose silicon NPN transistors on a common monolithic substrate. Two of the transistors are internally connected to form a differentially-connected pair. The transistors are well suited to a wide variety of applications in low power systems. They may be used as discrete transistors in conventional circuits however, in addition, they provide the very significant inherent integrated circuit advantages of close electrical and thermal matching. The AS3046D is available in a 14-pin SOIC package. Features
  • Matched pair of npn transistors
  • VBE matched less than ±1 mV
  • 5 general purpose monolithic transistors
  • Wide operating current range

  • Filters
  • Custom designed differential amplifiers
  • Temperature compensated amplifiers
Felt Strip - 51.5", for Korg & Yamaha Keyboards
For Yamaha DX7, DX7 II, FX20, Korg M1, Trinity and T Series.
Knob - Rogan, PT Series, 2PS, Medium, Skirted, Pointer, D-Shaft
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These medium, 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: 0.84 in.
  • Diameter: 0.62 in.
  • Fits 6mm D Shafts
  • Indicator on round side of D-shaft

For a T18 knurled version of this knob, see P-K272PS-W. A variety of different sizes are available from the PT Series.
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.
Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Knurled Shaft, Right Angle, 16mm
Audio 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”)
Nut & Washer - Panel, for ⅜" Potentiometers and Jacks
Package of 100
Replacement nut and washer for pots and jacks that feature a ⅜" bushing with 3/8-32 threading. Sold in packs containing 100 nuts and 100 washers.
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.
Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical, Center Notch
Linear taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter and a center notch (detent). The center notch is useful for builds where the center position of the pot is commonly used such as panners or EQ controls. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
Op-Amp - NJM4558L, Dual high-gain, 8-Pin SIP
NJM4558L dual op amp from JRC in a SIP8 package. The NJM4558L is the same as the DIP NJM4558 (JRC4558) otherwise. The SIP version is a great replacement for dual op amps in vintage circuits as well as a space saving package for some PCB layouts. The NJM4558L is a dual high-gain operational amplifier with internal compensation circuit and constructed on a single silicon chip. It offers excellent characteristics by combining the parameters adjusted for a monolithic chip. The channel separation characteristic is suitable for measuring instruments. Features:
  • Operating Voltage ( ±4V~±18V )
  • High Voltage Gain ( 100dB typ. )
  • High Input Resistance ( 5MΩ typ. )
  • Bipolar Technology

See P-Q4558 for the DIP version of this chip
LED Bezel - with included 3mm Red LED
Bezel Assembly with 3mm Red LED. Required hole size: 0.25". Washer and hex nut included. LED Specifications: Color Red Lens Diam 3 mm Overall Height 5.4 mm Lens Type Diffused Luminous Intensity Min. 3.6 mCd @If (test) 10 mA Wavelngth (Peak) 568 nm V(FM) Max.(V) Forward Voltage 2.7 V @I(F) (test) 10 mA Min Operating Temp -30° Max Operating Temp 80°
Transistor - BC560, General Purpose, TO-92 case, PNP
The BC560 is a silicon general purpose PNP transistor in a TO-92 package. The BC560’s typical applications include signal processing, amplification, and switching.
Screw - M3, Painted, Combination Head, Binding, 6mm
Package of 5
Colors Available:
Combination Drive, Colored Head Binding Screws, 6mm, M3, zinc. Designed to go through a hole or nut that is pre-tapped to form a mating thread for the screw. Phillips drive is the most common drive used and is designed to "camout" when the screw reaches optimum tightness, thus preventing damage to the screw head.
Crystal - 32.768 kHz, 12.5pF, 3x8mm
Through-hole mount crystal with a 32.768 kHz (32768 Hz) frequency. This crystal has a 12.5pF capacitance and is housed in a 3mm x 8mm package that is commonly used with Spin FV-1 chips. Features:
  • 32.768 kHz Frequency
  • 3x8mm Cylinder Case
  • Through Hole
  • 12.5pF
Op-Amp - LM1458, Dual, 8-Pin DIP package
LM1458 dual op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. The LM1458 is a general purpose dual operational amplifier. The two amplifiers share a common bias network and power supply leads. Otherwise, their operation is completely independent. Features
  • No Frequency Compensation Required
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • Wide Common-Mode and Differential Voltage Ranges
  • Low-Power Consumption
  • 8-Lead TO-99 and 8-Lead PDIP
  • No Latch Up When Input Common Mode Range is Exceeded
Multi Processor Module - Belton, BTSE-16FX
The BTSE-16FX Effect board provides 16 different digital audio effects to be used for mixers or other audio applications that require sound enhancement. Equipped with the superb quality digital effects processing engine which it adds that extra punch needed to make audio presentations truly stand out.
Transistor - 2N4125, Silicon, TO-92 case, PNP
The 2N4125 is a general purpose silicon NPN transistor in a TO-92 case. The 2N4125 is primarily intended for general purpose amplification. It is a popular choice for silicon fuzz pedals due to its low hFE specifications. It has also been used in a variety of classic pedals such as the Phase 90.
Nut - Knurled, for mounting Qingpu 3.5mm jacks
Knurled, slotted nut for W-QP-419GR and W-QP-518MA 3.5mm jacks. See W-QP-NUT-H for the hex version of this nut. See W-QP-WASHER for compatible washer See S-TND-2X for nut driver tool
Heat Shrink - Assorted Diameters, 6" Long, 24 Pieces
2 to 1 heat shrink tubing variety pack. This pack includes six different diameters with four pieces of each size. Each piece is six inches in length. 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.
Box Header - Shrouded, 10 Pin, Right Angle
High quality right angled 10-pin headers. Right angled headers are perfect for compact eurorack builds. The durable glass filled polyester shroud makes soldering these shrouded headers a simple task.
¼" Jack - Switchcraft, Enclosed, Mono
The Switchcraft Type 111X enclosed ¼” jack is a high quality mono jack. This jack has two solder lugs. One for the tip and one for the sleeve. These jacks have been widely used across the industry and can also be found in many popular 5U synthesizers. Includes nut and washer.
  • Type 111X
  • 0.276" bushing length (standard)
  • Mates with standard ¼" plugs and is available with 0.25" inside diameter bushing.
  • Mono 2-Conductor
  • Includes nut and washer

See W-SC-112BX for stereo