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.
Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, On-On, PC Mount, right angle
Genuine Carling 2 Position Mini Toggle, On-On, Short Round Bat, Right Angle, PC Mount Features:
  • SPDT ( Single Pole/ Double Throw) On-On switch
  • 0.275" bushing length
  • 0.270” bat length
  • ¼" chassis hole diameter
  • Right angle, PC Mount terminals

Note: On-On switches may sometimes be referred to as On-None-On.
Diode - Zener, 5 Watt, ±5% tolerance
5W zener diodes that are great for use in tube amps. These are commonly used to drop B+ voltages for tube modification compatibility or to create low power modes for the amp. A zener is 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.
Op-Amp - OPA2134, Dual, High Performance Audio, 8-Pin DIP
OPA2134 SoundPlus™ Audio dual op-amp with low distortion, low noise and precision. The OPA2134 are ultra-low distortion, low-noise operational amplifiers fully specified for audio applications. A true FET input stage is incorporated to provide superior sound quality and speed for exceptional audio performance. This, in combination with high output drive capability and excellent DC performance, allows for use in a wide variety of demanding applications. In addition, the OPA2134 has a wide output swing, to within 1 V of the rails, allowing increased headroom and making it ideal for use in any audio circuit. The OPA2134 SoundPlus™ audio operational amplifiers are easy to use and free from phase-inversion and the overload problems often found in common FET-input operational amplifiers. They can be operated from ±2.5-V to ±18-V power supplies.
On Backorder
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°
Screw - M3, Phillips, Pan Head, Machine
Package of 5
Phillips panhead machine screw, M3 metric, 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.
See S-HS-M3-6-X for colored 6mm M3 screws.
Starting at $0.75
Washer - CTS, Flat, for Potentiometers
Package of 10
Flat washer for 3/8" bushing. Perfect fit for CTS potentiometers. Package of 10.
Nut - Hex, for mounting Qingpu 3.5mm jacks
Hex nut for W-QP-419GR and W-QP-518MA 3.5mm jacks.
See W-QP-NUT-K for the knurled, slotted version of this nut.
See W-QP-WASHER for compatible washer
Patch Cables - 3.5mm, Mono
Colors Available:
Low cost, high quality 3.5mm patch cables in a variety of lengths and colors. The cables are super flexible, have a great droop, and are shipped coiled so no permanent kinks are formed. With the large selection of lengths and colors, these cables are the perfect choice for any sized system.
Starting at $1.39
Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Knurled Shaft, 16mm
Miniature Alpha pot for guitars. Audio taper.
Op-Amp - TL082, Dual, Wide-Bandwidth, JFET Input, 8-Pin DIP
Dual wide-bandwidth TL082 opamps in an 8-pin DIP package. The TL082 offers a high input impedance and 4MHz bandwidth.
Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, Vertical Line, 0.525" Diameter
Colors Available:
Small plastic control knob with set screw and brass insert. This knob features a radial-brushed metal top and a stylish vertical knurl. The style is similar to the Boss middle knobs used on many pedals. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
Finishing Nut - For ⅜” Jacks and Pots, ⅜”-32 UNEF-2A
Package of 5
Colors Available:
High quality plated ⅜” nuts for jacks and potentiometers. These nuts are perfect for amplifier, pedal and synthesizer builds with high aesthetics or color theming. The ⅜”-32 UNEF-2A threading fits many ⅜” bushing parts such as Switchcraft ¼” jacks and CTS pots.
Starting at $0.59
OTA - AS3080E, Linearizing Diodes, Alfa, 8-Pin DIP
The AS3080E is Alfa’s version of the CA3080 IC. The AS3080E is a gain block which is the operational-transconductance-amplifier (OTA). The AS3080E has differential input and a single-ended, push-pull, class A output. Amplifier bias
input may be used either for gating or for linear gain control. High output impedance and transconductance (gM) is directly proportional to the amplifier bias current (IABC). Linearizing diodes are provided at the inputs to reduce distortion and allow higher input levels. The result is a 10-dB signal-to-noise improvement referenced to 0.5 percent THD.
The AS3080E is notable for it’s high slew rate (50V/µs), which makes it especially useful for multiplexer and fast unity-gain voltage followers.
Switch - Korg, Momentary Tactile Switch, Under Knob P8012S
Korg Tact switch under knob P8012S. SPST momentary, 0.25in. width.
DSP Module - Accutronics, 99 Effects (Reverb, Chorus, Delay, +)
The BTSE-99FX Effect board provides 99 different digital audio effects to be used in many audio applications that require sound enhancement. Equipped with a superb quality digital effects processing engine which adds that extra punch needed to make sounds truly stand out. Applications:
  • Guitar/ Keyboard/Bass amplifiers and combos
  • Audio mixing consoles / Powered mixing consoles
  • Stand -alone stereo effect units for studio and PA usage
  • Effects pedals
Integrated Circuit - SSI2130, VCO, Sound Semiconductor
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.
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.
Diode - Zener, 1W, 5% Tolerance
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.
Starting at $0.20
Standoff - M3, Male-Female, Aluminum, 5.5mm Diameter
  • Finish/Plating: Clear Iridite
  • Material: Aluminum
  • OD: 5.5mm
  • Shape: Hex (Metric)
  • Style: M-F Standoff
  • Thread Depth(D): 8mm
  • Thread Length (TL): 8mm
  • Thread: M3
  • Type: Threaded Standoffs
Starting at $0.60
Knob - Dunlop, MXR, small knurled, aluminum
Genuine Dunlop replacement small knurled knob for MXR pedals. Push -on style knob designed for use with coarse knurled shafts.
Washer - Flat, for use on Qingpu Jacks
Flat washer for W-QP-419GR and W-QP-518MA 3.5mm jacks.
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.
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.
Op-Amp - LM324, Quad, Low-Power, 14-Pin DIP
Quad low-power opamps in an 14-pin DIP package. The LM324 offers a 1MHz bandwidth and can be powered from a single supply.