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.
Integrated Circuit - AS3320, Multi-Mode VCF, Alfa, 18-Pin Dip
The AS3320 is Alfa’s version of the CEM3320 IC. The AS3320 is a high performance voltage controlled four-pole filter with on-chip voltage controllable resonance IC. The four independent sections may be interconnected to provide a wide variety of filter responses, such as low pass, high pass, band pass and all pass. A single input exponentially controls the frequency over greater than a ten octave range with little control voltage feedthrough. Another input controls the resonance in a modified linear manner from zero to low distortion oscillation. For those demanding applications, provision has been made to allow trimming for improved control voltage rejection. Each filter section features a variable gain cell which is fully temperature compensated, exhibits a better signal-to-noise ratio and generates its low distortion predominantly in the second harmonic. The device includes a minus two volt regulator to ensure low power dissipation and consequent low warm-up drift.
$5.95
Switch - Korg, Momentary Tactile Switch, Under Knob P8012S
Korg Tact switch under knob P8012S. SPST momentary, 0.25in. width.
$4.95
Knob - Rogan, RB-67 Series, Medium, Skirted
Colors Available:
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These medium knobs feature a metal insert, spun aluminum inlay, and a skirt with an infilled arrow indicator. The RB-67 Series from Rogan is popularly used on Buchla 200 Series modular synthesizers and can be found on many contemporary eurorack synthesizers..
  • Height: 0.77 in.
  • Diameter: 1.15 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screws

A variety of sizes and colors are available from the RB-67 Series. See the links below for the full selection of knobs from this series. P-K770-X Small P-K770S-X Small Skirted P-K771S-X Medium Skirted P-K772S-B Large Skirted
$4.25
Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, DPDT, 3 Position
Genuine Carling DPDT 3 Position Mini Toggle, Round Bat, Solder Lugs
  • DPDT ( Double Pole/ Double Throw) switch
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • 0.409” bat length
  • ¼" chassis hole diameter
  • Solder terminals
Starting at $3.65
Potentiometer - Alpha, Reverse Audio, Solid Shaft, 16mm
Reverse audio taper 16mm solid shaft potentiometers with solder lug terminals. These pots are great for any project. 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”)
  • Bushing Length: 6.5mm (0.256")
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35mm ( 0.250")
  • Taper: Reverse Audio (Anti-Log)
$0.99
Integrated Circuit - SSI2140, Multi-Mode VCF, Sound Semiconductor
The SSI2140 is a new-generation voltage controlled filter that provides four highly-configurable variable transconductance cells for a wide variety of pole and mode combinations, and adds significant new features.
$6.50
Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical, 11 Detents
Linear taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter featuring 11 detents across the rotation. The 11 detent versions are useful for builds where 1-10 settings are commonly used or if the pot is used as a rotary switch along with a microcontroller. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included. See R-VAV-A100K-11DET for an audio taper version.
$2.05
Audio Power Amplifier - LM380, Class-AB, 2.5W, 14-Pin DIP
LM380 power amp in a 14-pin DIP package. The LM380 is a power audio amplifier for consumer applications. In order to hold system cost to a minimum, gain is internally fixed at 34 dB. A unique input stage allows ground referenced input signals. The output automatically self-centers to one-half the supply voltage. The output is short circuit proof with internal thermal limiting. The package outline is standard dual-in-line. The LM380N uses a copper lead frame. The center three pins on either side comprise a heat sink.
$1.95
Diode - 1N4748A, 22V, Zener, 1W, 5% Tolerance
1N4748A 22V zener diode in a DO-41 package. A semiconductor device that, above a certain reverse voltage(the zener value) has a sudden rise in current. If forward biased, the diode is an ordinary rectifier. When reverse biased, it exhibits a sharp break in its current-voltage graph. Voltage across the diode remains essentially constant for any further increase of reverse current.
$0.20
Knob - Davies, 1600 & 1610, Daka-ware, Skirted
High-quality USA made knobs from Davies Molding. The small skirted 1610 knob is made of solid phenolic and features an indicator line on the 0.91” diameter skirt. This classic knob has been used on a variety of equipment and most notably on the Buchla 100 Series as well as some 200 Series modules.
  • Height: 0.59 in.
  • Diameter: 0.91 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw

The large skirted 1600 knob is made of phenolic and features an indicator line on the 1.5” diameter skirt. This classic knob has been used on a variety of equipment and most notably on the Buchla 100 Series as well as some 200 Series modules.
  • Height: 0.69 in.
  • Diameter: 1.5 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
$2.75
Nut - M3-0.5 Hex Nut, Stainless Steel
Package of 5
A threaded fastener made from austenitic stainless steels. It contains chromium creating an invisible surface film that resists oxidation making the metal corrosion resistant. If the surface layer is damaged, it rebuilds itself in the presence of oxygen.
$0.80
Knob - Rogan, PT Series, 1PS, Small, Skirted, Pointer, Knurled 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 T18 knurled shafts.
  • Height: 0.71 in.
  • Diameter: 0.57 in.
  • Fits T18 Knurled Shafts

For a D-shaft version of this knob, see P-K281PS-W. A variety of different sizes are available from the PT Series. See the links below for the full selection of knurled shaft knobs from this series. P-K271P-W 1P Small Pointer P-K272P-W 2P Medium Pointer P-K272PS-W 2PS Medium Skirted Pointer
$1.65
Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, PC Lead, 16mm
Alpha Mini Pots with solid shaft and short PC mount terminals.
  • Threading: M7 x 0.75
  • Distance between terminals: 5 mm (0.197”)
  • Lead Depth from Panel: 3.8 mm (0.150”)
  • Lead Distance from shaft center: 12.5 mm + 3.5 mm (0.492” + 0.138”)
  • Lead Thickness: 0.5 mm (0.020”)
$1.25
Transistor - MPSA14, Darlington, 500mA, 30V, NPN
MPSA14 NPN Darlington transistor (TO-92 package) - designed for high gain, low noise general purpose amplifier applications.
  • Max collector to emitter voltage = 30 V
  • Max collector to base voltage = 30 V
  • Max emitter to base voltage = 10 V
  • Max collector current = 0.5 A (continuous)
$0.25
Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 3 Position, Solder Lug
Carling mini-toggle switch, SPDT, Solder Lug, 3-Position, On/Off/On
$4.50
Diode - 1N4739A, 9.1V, Zener, 1W, 5% Tolerance
1N4739A 9.1V zener diode in a DO-41 package. A semiconductor device that, above a certain reverse voltage(the zener value) has a sudden rise in current. If forward biased, the diode is an ordinary rectifier. When reverse biased, it exhibits a sharp break in its current-voltage graph. Voltage across the diode remains essentially constant for any further increase of reverse current.
$0.27
Transistor - 2N5087, Bipolar, General Purpose, PNP
2N5087 PNP Bipolar Junction Transistor in TO-92 package. For the NPN 2N5087 see P-Q2N5088
$0.28
Transistor - 2N404, Germanium, TO-5 case, PNP
2N404 PNP germanium transistors. The 2N404 is used in many fuzz pedals along with other effects. This transistor is in a TO-5 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors. For a higher voltage version of this transistor, see P-Q2N404A.
$2.15
Photocell - Morley, for Effects Pedals
Photocell for Morley effects pedals. Great replacement for LDR1, LDR2 and LDR3 (M79-211564-000) in Morley Pro Series Volume PVO. Sold individually.
A photocell may also be referred to as a photoresistor, LDR, or light dependant resistor.
$2.50
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.
$0.30
Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Right Angle
Linear taper, right angle, 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.
$1.90
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 - Plastic, Set Screw, Knurled w/ Dot, 0.605" Diameter
Small black plastic control knob with set screw and brass insert. These unique knobs are similar in style to the Davies 1140. They have a thick decorative knurl. A white dot as well as a vertical cutout channel serve as the indicator. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
$0.89
Diode - 1N60, Germanium, DO-7
1N60 point-contact germanium diodes in a DO-7 package. 1N60 diodes were used in many vintage electronics and also make for great clipping diodes in stompbox effects pedals.
$2.25