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, 3PS, Large, Skirted, Pointer, D-Shaft
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These large, 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: 0.73 in
  • Fits 6mm D Shafts
  • Indicator on round side of D-shaft

A variety of different sizes are available from the PT Series.
$1.75
Audio Power Amplifier - LM386N-1, 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
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”)
$0.95
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.
$25.00
3.5mm Jack - Qingpu, Eurorack, Mono, Switched Tip, Snap-In, PCM
3.5mm TS jacks with a switched tip found in many DIY Eurorack projects. The WQP-WQP518MA-BM is the new improved version of the WQP-PJ301BM featuring Qingpu’s rugged square based bushing. The sleeve connection is through the outer bracket that snaps into place on the pcb allowing for easy construction and panel fitting. Hardware sold separately. See accessory items below.
$0.45
Op-Amp - NJM4580L, Dual, Audio, 8-Pin SIP
NJM4580L dual op amp from JRC in a SIP8 package. The NJM4580L is the same as the DIP NJM4580 (JRC4580) 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 NJM4580 is a dual operational amplifier, specially designed for improving the tone control, which is most suitable for the audio application. Featuring noiseless, higher gain bandwidth, high output current and low distortion ratio, and it is most suitable not only for acoustic electronic parts of audio pre-amp and active filter, but also for the industrial measurement tools.
$0.69
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°
$0.95
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.
$1.75
Op-Amp - LM3900, Quad, Norton, 14-Pin DIP
LM3900 quad op amp in a 14-pin DIP package. These devices consist of four independent, high-gain frequency-compensated Norton operational amplifiers that were designed specifically to operate from a single supply over a wide range of voltages. Operation from split supplies is also possible. The low supply current drain is essentially independent of the magnitude of the supply voltage. These devices provide wide band- width and large output voltage swing. Features
  • Wide Range of Supply Voltages, Single or Dual Supplies
  • Wide Bandwidth
  • Large Output Voltage Swing
  • Output Short-Circuit Protection
  • Internal Frequency Compensation
  • Low Input Bias Current
  • Designed to Be Interchangeable With National Semiconductor LM2900 and LM3900, Respectively
$0.49
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.
$29.95
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.
$0.25
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
$0.10
Machine Pin Socket - Preci-Dip, Break Away, 1 Row, 15 Position
High quality single row machine pin sockets made by Preci-Dip. These sockets are the break-away type and can easily snap into smaller sizes such as 5 separate transistor sockets.
$1.29
¼" Jack - Switchcraft, Enclosed, Stereo
The Switchcraft Type 112BX enclosed ¼” jack is a high quality jack. This jack has three solder lugs. One for the tip, one for the ring, 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 112BX
  • 0.276" bushing length (standard)
  • Mates with standard ¼" plugs and is available with 0.25" inside diameter bushing.
  • Stereo 3-Conductor
  • Includes nut and washer

See W-SC-111X for mono version
$3.15
Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Knurled Shaft, 16mm
Miniature Alpha pot for guitars. Audio taper.
$1.50
Transistor - 2N2907, Silicon, TO-18 case, PNP
The 2N2907 is a silicon planar epitaxial PNP transistor in a TO-18 metal case type. The 2N2907 is designed for use in high speed saturated switching and general purpose applications.
$0.69
Op-Amp - LF353, Dual, Wide-Bandwidth, JFET Input, 8-Pin DIP
Dual wide-bandwidth LF353 opamps in an 8-pin DIP package. The LF353 offers a high input impedance and 3MHz bandwidth.
This LF353 device is a low-cost, high-speed, JFET input operational amplifier with very low input offset voltage. It requires low supply current yet maintains a large gain-bandwidth product and a fast slew rate. In addition, the matched high-voltage JFET input provides very low input bias and offset currents.
$0.34
Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, Vertical Pointer, 0.51" Diameter
Colors Available:
Small plastic control knob with set screw and brass insert. This knob features a radial-brushed metal top, a fine straight-knurl grip, and a vertical pointer. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
$0.95
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
Integrated Circuit - DAB2130, VCO, Sound Semiconductor
The Sound Semiconductor DAB2130 is a pre-soldered DIP converter for the SSI2130. This board features the SSI2130 and two decoupling caps for the V+ and V- inputs. The pinout is labelled on the board and matches the QFN pinout. This adapter features a 32 pin DIP base with a .600 in. width. The pins are standard male headers so 2.54mm female headers are recommended for socketing the board. For the standard QFN version, please see P-Q-SSI2130. The first new VCO IC in decades, and worth the wait! The FatKeys™ SSI2130 Voltage Controlled Oscillator provides beautiful triangle, sawtooth, pulse, and square waveforms with unprecedented temperature stability; and adds an on-chip mixer, low distortion sine wave generator, through-zero FM/PM capability and more in an ultra-compact PCB footprint. The SSI2130 is a new-generation voltage controlled oscillator subsystem for high-performance electronic musical instruments.
$19.95
OTA - AS3280, Dual, Linearizing Diodes, Alfa, 16-Pin DIP
The AS3280 is Alfa’s version of the CA3280 IC. The AS3280 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 AS3280 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
Switch - Korg, Momentary Tactile Switch, Under Knob P8012S
Korg Tact switch under knob P8012S. SPST momentary, 0.25in. width.
$4.95
Knob - Rogan, PT Series, 6PS, Extra Large, Skirted, Pointer, D-Shaft
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These extra large, puck-shaped, 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: 0.63 in.
  • Diameter:1.25 in.
  • Fits 6mm D Shafts
  • Indicator on round side of D-shaft

A variety of different sizes are available from the PT Series.
$1.95
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 $3.50