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 - 2N3904, TO-92 case, NPN, Lead Free
General purpose low-power NPN bipolar junction transistor, used frequently in hobbyist electronic projects. This version is lead free.
For a lead free 2N3906 see P-Q2N3906-LF.
$0.45
CMOS - CD4071, Quad 2-Input OR Gates, 14-Pin DIP
CD4071B OR gates provide the system designer with direct implementation of the positive-logic OR function and supplement the existing family of CMOS gates. Features:
  • Medium-Speed Operation - tPLH, tPHL = 60 ns (typ.) at VDD = 10 V
  • 100% tested for quiescent current at 20 V
  • Maximum input current of 1 µA at 18 V over full package-temperature range; 100 nA at 18 V and 25°C
  • Standardized, symmetrical output characteristics
  • Noise margin (full package-temperature range):
    • 1 V at VDD = 5 V
    • 2 V at VDD = 10 V
    • 2.5 V at VDD = 15 V
  • 5-V, 10-V, and 15-V parametric ratings
  • Meets all requirements of JEDEC Tentative Standard No. 13B, "Standard Specifications for Description of ’B’ Series CMOS Devices"
$0.95
Transistor - AS394H, Matched Pair, Alfa, TO5-8 case, NPN
The AS394H is a junction isolated ultra well-matched monolithic NPN transistor pair with an order of magnitude improvement in matching over conventional transistor pairs. Electrical characteristics of these devices such as drift versus initial offset voltage, noise, and the exponential relationship of base-emitter voltage to collector current closely approach those of a theoretical transistor. Extrinsic base and emitter resistances are very low, giving very low noise and operating over a wide current range. To guarantee long term stability of matching parameters, internal clamp diodes have been added across the emitter-base junction of each transistor. These prevent degradation due to reverse biased emitter current, the most common cause of field failures in matched devices.
$4.25
Diode - 1N34A Germanium
The 1N34A Germanium diode is an old standby in electronics. Widely used for detecting the rectifying efficiency or for switching on a radio, TV or stereo etc.
$1.95
Wrench - Befaco, Bananut Driver
Custom wrench tool for Bananuts. The two pegs slot into the notches on the Bananuts for an easy installation. Note: This wrench is only compatible with Befaco Bananuts
$6.50
Nut - CTS, 3/8-32, Nickel, for 450 Series Potentiometers
Replacement nut for CTS 450 series potentiometers and others.
  • 3/8-32 threading
  • Sold individually
$0.55
Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical, D-Shaft
Linear taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6mm D shaft. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
$1.90
Regulator - 7805, 5 Volt, 1A, Linear Voltage Regulator
5V linear regulator with up to 1 amp of current in a TO-220 package. This style of regulator can be found in many power supplies and also modular synth circuits as well as some stomp boxes. These voltage regulators are monolithic integrated circuits designed as fixed−voltage regulators for a wide variety of applications including local, on−card regulation. These regulators employ internal current limiting, thermal shutdown, and safe−area compensation. With adequate heatsinking they can deliver output currents in excess of 1.0 A. Although designed primarily as a fixed voltage regulator, these devices can be used with external components to obtain adjustable voltages and currents.
$1.45
Transistor - OC46, Germanium, SO-2 glass case, PNP
OC46 PNP germanium transistors. The OC46 is a popular PNP for fuzz pedals and boost effects. It can be found in vintage electronics and modern fuzz pedals. This transistor is in a black glass SO-2 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors.
$7.50
Switch - GØRVA, Mini Toggle, DPDT, 3 Position, Solder Lugs, Medium Bat
Premium three position DPDT mini toggle switches from Gorva Design. The Bascular Mini switches have a medium 7.5mm actuator length. These switches feature silver plated copper contacts. RoHS compliant & lead-free. Mounting hardware included. Details
  • 8.89 mm bushing length
  • Medium bat
  • 3-Position On/On/On
  • ¼" mounting hole diameter
  • Double pole/Double throw (DPDT)
  • Solder lugs

Features:
  • Power Rating: DC9V, 1A
  • Contact Resistance: <10mΩ
  • Insulation Resistance: 1000MΩ Minimum
  • Dielectric Strength: 1000V RMS @ Sea Level
  • Operating Temperature: -40°C ~ +85°C
  • Electrical Life: 40,000 Cycles
  • RoHS & Lead-free
$1.95
Op-Amp - TL022, Dual, Low Power, 8-Pin DIP
TL022 dual op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. The TL022 is a dual low-power operational amplifier designed to replace higher power devices in many applications without sacrificing system performance. High input impedance, low supply currents, and low equivalent input noise voltage over a wide range of operating supply voltages result in an extremely versatile operational amplifier for use in a variety of analog applications including battery-operated circuits.
$0.69
Heat Shrink - flame retardant polyolefin, 7.6mm unheated, black
Very flexible, high flame retardant polyolefin heat shrink tubing. Unheated outer diameter of about 7.6 mm with a 2:1 shrink ratio. Resistant to common liquid solvents with excellent physical, chemical, and electrical performance.
$0.50
Sold by the yard
CMOS - CD4024, 7-Stage Ripple-Carry Binary Counter/Divider, 14-Pin DIP
CD4024B is a 7-stage ripple-carry binary counter. All counter stages are master-slave flip-flops. The state of a counter advances one count on the negative transition of each input pulse; a high level on the RESET line resets the counter to its all zeros state. Schmitt trigger action on the input-pulse line permits unlimited rise and fall times.
$1.15
Transistor - BC108, TO-18 case, NPN
BC108 NPN silicon transistors. The BC108 is a popular NPN choice for fuzz pedals and other effects such as vintage silicon Fuzz Face builds and Big Muff clones. Type hFE (IC=2mA, VCE=5V) hfe (IC=2mA, VCE=5V, f=1KHz) BC108A 110-220 125-260 BC108B 200-450 240-500 BC108C 420-800 450-900
  • NPN polarity
  • Collector emitter breakdown voltage 25V
  • Collector base breakdown voltage 30V
  • Collector current 200mA
  • Power 0.75W
  • Transition frequency 150MHz
  • TO-18 case
  • Weight 0.35g
$1.19
Knob - Aluminum, Notched Tip Indicator, Set Screw, .75" Diameter
Colors Available:
¾" dia. Knurled aluminum knob, 'positive grip', notched tip indicator, fits ¼" shaft. With set screw. Multiple color options available.
$2.99
Knob - Rogan, PT Series, 1P, Small, Pointer, D-Shaft
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These small 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: 0.55 in.
  • Diameter: 0.45 in.
  • Fits 6mm D Shafts
  • Indicator on round side of D-shaft

For a T18 knurled version of this knob, see P-K271P-W. A variety of different sizes are available from the PT Series.
$1.65
StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.15” x 1.97”, Mounting Holes
Prototyping circuit board with a standard long strip pattern where tracks run the length of the board. The long tracks are convenient for power and ground rails, and for signal buses. Strips can be cut as needed to make smaller tracks and circuit pads and the board has 0.1" hole spacing for DIP integrated circuits/ headers as well as other parts. Higher quality than traditional stripboard, the holes are drilled, not punched.
$3.09
Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft, Long PC, 16mm
Linear taper Alpha 16mm pots with a solid shaft and long 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: 20.7 mm + 4 mm (0.815” + 0.158”)
  • Lead Distance from shaft center: 14.3 mm (0.563”)
  • Lead Thickness: 0.5 mm (0.020”)
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35 mm (0.25”)
$0.85
DSP Module - ABE, Accu-Bell Effector, 3 Adjustable Effects
The Accu-Bell Effector offers reverb, chorus, and delay with adjustable setting and tap tempo. This module runs on 5.5V to 9.5V DC so it is easy to incorporate into effect pedal builds. Please see the attached datasheet for an example schematic.
$21.95
Potentiometer Adapter Sleeve - Converts 4mm shaft to 6mm
This nickel-plated steel adapter sleeve converts a 4mm shaft potentiometer to 6mm shaft, allowing for 6mm knobs to be used on a wider range of potentiometers. An additional 6mm to 6.35mm adapter R-VADAPT-25 can then be used to fit 1/4” knobs (sold seperately).
$0.89
Diode - BAT41, Schottky, Small Signal
The BAT41 is a schottky diode used in many DIY projects. General purpose metal to silicon diode featuring very low turn-on voltage and fast switching. This device has integrated protection against excessive voltage such as electrostatic discharges.
$0.39
Indicator Light - Bakelite, Soviet, Incandescent, 9V
Colors Available:
New-old-stock Soviet pilot lights that operate on 9V. These lights have a unique bakelite frame and metal bezel. The lights come with a 9V bulb but can be used with any voltage bulb that fits this type of socket. The diameter of the light is 12mm and the diameter of the mounting hole is 8.1mm. Includes a wavy washer and knurled nut. Note: There can be small differences in the appearance and tint of the lens and color of the bakelite. A small 0.1” notch must either be filed into the 0.625” mounting hole or filed off of the fuse to flush mount with a panel. The small bulbs can come loose during shipping and reseating the bulb is recommended before use.
$5.95
Integrated Circuit - AS3109D, VCF, Alfa, SOIC-16
The AS3109 is Alfa’s version of the Roland IR3109 VCF in an SOIC package. The AS3109 is a high performance voltage controlled four-pole filter. 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 a range greater than 15 octaves with little control voltage feedthrough. AS3109 features high input impedance buffers. Features
  • Voltage controllable range – 15 octaves
  • Accurate exponential frequency scale
  • High input impedance buffers
  • Wide transconductance range
  • Low input offset voltage
  • Low control voltage feedthrough - 45 dB typical

Applications
  • For electronic music
$7.95
Wire - Bus, 100 foot Spool, tinned copper
Solid tinned copper bus wire. 105°C temperature rating, 600V.
Starting at $7.95