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.
Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, 16mm, Dual, 100kΩ
100kΩ dual-gang 16mm potentiometers with a solid shaft and an audio taper. These pots have solder lug 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”)
  • Bushing Length: 6.5mm (0.256")
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35mm ( 0.250")
  • Taper: Audio (Log)
$1.25
Panel - Eurorack Blanks, Reversible Black / Aluminum, 1.6mm
Aluminum blank panels for use with eurorack synths. These 1.6mm thick panels feature a painted black side and a bare aluminum side. Simply flip the panel around to match your color scheme. Elongated holes are used for the mounting holes to ensure a proper fit in your rack. These low cost panels are great for filling gaps in your system or making DIY modules. Blank panels are also referred to as blind panels. Standard Eurorack panels have the same height of 128.5mm but the width varies and is measured in HP. HP is short for horizontal pitch. A single HP is 0.2” (5.08mm). The 2HP panel will measure 0.4” wide (10.16mm”) and the 20HP panel will measure 4.0” wide (101.6mm).
Starting at $2.35
Switch - GØRVA, Submini Toggle, SPDT, 2 Position, PC Pins, Medium Bat
Premium two position SPDT submini toggle switches from Gorva Design. The Bascular Sub Mini switches have a medium 7.37mm actuator length. These switches feature silver plated copper alloy contacts. The bushing is smooth and the switch is secured with the mounting bracket on the PCB. RoHS compliant & lead-free. Details
  • 5.59mm non-threaded bushing
  • 2-Position On/On
  • 4.95mm panel hole diameter
  • Single pole/Double throw (SPDT)
  • PC Pins

Features
  • Power Rating: DC9V, 1A
  • Contact Resistance: <20mΩ
  • Insulation Resistance: 1000MΩ Minimum
  • Dielectric Strength: 1000V RMS @ Sea Level
  • Operating Temperature: -40°C ~ +85°C
  • Electrical Life: 30,000 Cycles
  • RoHS & Lead-free
$1.35
Op-Amp - RC4558, Dual, Low Noise, 8-Pin DIP
RC4558 dual op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. The RC4558 device is a dual general-purpose operational amplifier, with each half electrically similar to the µA741, except that offset null capability is not provided. The high common-mode input voltage range and the absence of latch-up make this amplifier ideal for voltage-follower applications. The device is short-circuit protected, and the internal frequency compensation ensures stability without external components. Features
  • Continuous Short-Circuit Protection
  • Wide Common-Mode and Differential Voltage Ranges
  • No Frequency Compensation Required
  • Low Power Consumption
  • No Latch-Up
  • Unity-Gain Bandwidth: 3 MHz Typ
  • Gain and Phase Match Between Amplifiers
  • Low Noise: 8 nV/√Hz Typ at 1 kHz

Applications
  • DVD Recorders and Players
  • Pro Audio Mixers
$0.39
Heat Shrink - flame retardant polyolefin, 7.6mm unheated, black
Sold by the yard
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.
$0.45
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.
$2.95
Knob - Rogan, PT Series, 2P, Medium, Pointer, Knurled Shaft
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These medium 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: 0.68 in.
  • Diameter: 0.50 in.
  • Fits T18 Knurled Shafts

For a D-shaft version of this knob, see P-K282P-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-K271PS-W 1PS Small Skirted Pointer P-K272PS-W 2PS Medium Skirted Pointer
$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
Transistor - MPSA64, Darlington, -500mA, -30V, PNP
MPSA63 PNP Darlington transistor (TO-92 package) - designed for high gain, low noise general purpose amplifier applications.
  • Max collector to emitter voltage = -30V
  • Max collector to base voltage = -30 V
  • Max emitter to base voltage = -10 V
  • Max collector current = -0.5 A (continuous)
$0.25
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
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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.
$0.22
Transistor - 2N7000, Mosfet, Small Signal
2N7000 N-channel enhancement mode field effect transistors. 2N7000 MOSFETs are used in many DIY projects such as boost and distortion effects pedals.
Features:
  • Voltage Controlled Small Signal Switch
  • High Saturation Current Capability
  • Rugged and Reliable
  • High Density Cell Design for Low RDS(ON)
$0.45
Transistor - 2SC945, TO-92 case, NPN
2SC945 NPN transistors. This is a silicon NPN transistor in a TO-92 package. The 2SC945 was used in many classic Boss pedals such as the CE-2 chorus.
$0.95
Wire - Bus, 100 foot Spool, tinned copper
Solid tinned copper bus wire. 105°C temperature rating, 600V.
Starting at $7.95
Transistor - BC546, General Purpose, TO-92 case, NPN
The BC546 is a silicon general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 package. The BC546’s typical applications include signal processing, amplification, and switching. The BC546 is available in two different gain ranges: BC546B and BC546C. Type hFE (IC=2mA, VCE=5V) BC546B 200-450 BC546C 420-800
$0.25
Op-Amp - LM741, Single, general purpose, 8-Pin DIP
LM741 single opamp in an 8-pin DIP package. The LM741 has been used in classic guitar pedals such as the Distortion Plus.
The LM741 series are general purpose operational amplifiers which feature improved performance over industry standards like the LM709. They are direct, plug-in replacements for the 709C, LM201, MC1439 and 748 in most applications. The amplifiers offer many features which make their application nearly foolproof: overload protection on the input and output, no latch-up when the common mode range is exceeded, as well as freedom from oscillations.
$0.85
Potentiometer - Song Huei, Center Notched, Linear, 9mm, Tall
Linear taper, vertical mount, Song Huei pots with a 6mm shaft and a notched center position sometimes called a center detent. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, modular synthesizers, and other projects where space is limited. The knurled shaft features a painted indicator line so no knob is required. These tall versions have a 17mm shaft length and a total height of 25mm. For audio taper versions, see R-VSHL-AX. For standard linear taper versions, see R-VSHL-BX.
$0.86
Transistor - 2N2369, Silicon, TO-18 case, NPN
The 2N2369 is a silicon NPN transistor in a TO-18 metal case type. The 2N2369 is primarily intended for use in high speed switching and VHF amplification applications.
$0.85
Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 3-Position, PC Pins
Carling mini-toggle switch, single pole/double throw, PC Pins. ¼" mounting hole diameter. 0.354" bushing length. 3-Position, On-Off-On.
$4.45
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
Transistor - AS395H, Matched Pair, Alfa, TO5-8 case, PNP
The AS395 dual monolithic PNP transistor offers excellent parametric matching and high frequency performance. Low noise characteristics (1 nV/√Hz typ @ 1 kHz), high bandwidth (190 MHz typical), and low offset voltage (100 µV max), makes the AS395 an excellent choice for demanding preamplifier applications.Tight current gain matching (3% max mismatch) and high current gain (100 min), over a wide range of collector current, makes the AS395 an excellent choice for current mirrors. A low value of bulk resistance makes the AS395 an ideal component for applications requiring accurate logarithmic conformance. To ensure the long-term stability of the matching parameters, internal protection diodes across the base-emitter junction clamp any reverse base-emitter junction potential.
$5.50
Op-Amp - M5201, Dual, With Switch, 8-Pin DIP
The NJM2120 is a dual operational amplifier of 2-INPUT and 1-OUTPUT with analog switch. The NJM2120 can be used as analog switch under the condition of GV=0dB, as Switch + Amp in order that each gain (A or B) can be adjusted independently. Each amplifier of the NJM2120 has the same electrical characteristics as the NJM4558. The NJM2120 is suitable for audio, video, electrical musical instrument, etc.
$4.50
Dress Nut - Befaco, Bananuts, for M7 Pots
Larger threaded black Bananuts for mounting potentiometers or other hardware with M7 bushings. These nuts look great beneath smaller sized knobs.
$0.79
3.5mm Plug - Rean, cable mount, nickel-plated brass
High quality 3.5mm (1/8") plug. Features nickel plated brass contacts, with a nickel plated zinc shell. This plug uses a crimp strain relief for use with 4 mm O.D cables.
Starting at $0.99