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 - OC141, Germanium, SO-2 glass case, NPN
OC141 NPN germanium transistors. The OC141 is a popular NPN for fuzz pedals and boost effects. This transistor is in a glass SO-2 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors. The NPN polarity allows for use with standard pedal power supplies. The dot indicates the collector lead.
$4.95
Op-Amp - NJM4580D, Dual, Audio, DIP 8
The NJM4580D is a dual opamp popularly used in many distortion pedals.
This chip 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, it is most suitable not only for acoustic electronic parts of audio pre-amp and active filter, but also for the industrial measurement tools. It is also suitable for the headphone amp at higher output current, and furthermore, it can be applied for the handy type set operational amplifier of general purpose in application of low voltage single supply type which is properly biased of the low voltage source.
Features:
  • Operating Voltage ±2V~±18V
  • Low Input Noise Voltage 0.8µVrms typ.
$1.05
Integrated Circuit - AS3372E, Synth Voice, Alfa, 24 Pin DIP
The AS3372E is Alfa’s take on the CEM3372 µP Controllable Signal Processor in a DIP-24 package. The AS3372E features an additional two VCA’s so an adapter board is required when using as a replacement for the CEM version. The CEM version was used in multiple classic synths, including the Oberheim Matrix 12, Oberheim Xpander, Sequential Prophet T8, Sequential Prophet 600, Akai AX80, Rhodes Chroma Polaris, and more.
$10.95
Wire - Bus, 100 foot Spool, tinned copper
Solid tinned copper bus wire. 105°C temperature rating, 600V.
Starting at $7.95
Transistor - BC549, General Purpose, TO-92 case, NPN
The BC549 is a silicon general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 package. The BC549’s typical applications include signal processing, amplification, and switching. The BC549 is available in two different gain ranges: BC549B and BC549C. Type hFE (IC=2mA, VCE=5V) BC549B 200-450 BC549C 420-800
Starting at $0.30
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.
$0.90
Knob - Davies, 1914, Daka-ware, Medium, Scalloped Edge
High-quality USA made knobs from Davies Molding. The 1914 knob is the larger version of the classic 1900H found on countless synthesizers and pedals. This knob is made of solid phenolic and features an indicator line on the top. The knob pairs perfectly with the smaller diameter 1900 knobs such as the P-K801-BRASS-X as well as the skirted P-K234X knobs.
  • Height: 0.50 in.
  • Diameter: 0.75 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
$3.55
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.
$0.95
Transistor - 2N3566, Silicon, TO-105 case, NPN
The 2N3566 is a silicon NPN transistor in a TO-105 case. The 2N3566 is primarily intended for general purpose amplifier applications.
$1.95
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.
$4.95
PCB - Panel Mount Adapter, 9mm Vertical Potentiometer
Package of 5
Small PCB adapter boards to convert PCB mount 9mm vertical pots to wired panel mount pots. These adapters are great for tight builds allowing for more densely populated panels than 16mm options. They’re also a great way to incorporate sealed potentiometers into builds where larger sized options would be cost prohibitive.
$2.30
LED - 5mm diameter, diffused lens, 5 mCd
Package of 5
Colors Available:
5mm (T-1 ¾) diffused LED’s. Great for use in pedal builds and other applications where a tinted and diffused indicator is needed. Multiple colors available.
  • 5mm size
  • Tinted and diffused
  • Multiple colors available
  • Package of 5
$0.75
StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.04” x 1.55”, Vintage Spacing
Colors Available:
Stripboard featuring a 0.15” vintage spacing. This spacing is great for vintage-style builds and more easily accommodates axial capacitors and other larger sized vintage parts like resistors and transistors. The board has a 20x10 grid (10 strips) and easily fits into 1590BB style enclosures and larger vintage-style fuzz enclosures. Each strip is HASL coated making soldering easier than most protoboards and also ensures a long shelf life. Features:
  • High-quality 1.6mm FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board
  • 1oz/ft2 copper weight
  • HASL coated strips
  • 20 x 10 holes (10 strips)
  • 3.04” x 1.55”
$2.99
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
Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, DPDT, 3 Position, Solder Lugs, Flatted
Genuine Carling DPDT 3-position mini toggle switch with solder lugs. These switches feature a flattened actuator.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • 3-Position
  • ¼" chassis hole diameter
  • DPDT ( Double Pole/ Double Throw) switch
  • Solder Lugs
Starting at $5.95
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 $1.15
Potentiometer - Alpha, W-Taper, 9mm, Vertical, 20kΩ
W taper, vertical mount, 20kΩ 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
3.5mm Jack - Qingpu, Eurorack, TRS, Switched, Panel or PC Mount
3.5mm TRS jacks with a switched tip found in many DIY Eurorack projects. These Qingpu Electronics jacks can be panel mounted with wires or more commonly PCB mounted. The PJ3410 jacks can be used for both mono and stereo signals. Hardware sold separately. See accessory items below.
$0.65
Diode - Small Signal Fast Switching, 1N4448
A semiconductor device which passes current in the forward direction(from anode to cathode), and blocks current in the opposite direction. Features
  • Silicon epitaxial planar diodes
  • Low power loss, high efficiency
  • Low leakage
  • Low forward voltage
  • High speed switching
  • High current capability
  • High reliability

Used in a variety of Fender amps. Replacement for Fender part number 0006260049
$0.20
Op-Amp - TLC274, Quad, Precision, LinCMOS, 14-Pin DIP
TLC274 quad op amp in a 14-pin DIP package. The TLC274 quad operational amplifier combines a wide range of input offset voltage grades with low offset voltage drift, high input impedance, low noise, and speeds approaching that of general-purpose BiFET devices. These devices use Texas Instruments silicon- gate LinCMOSTM technology, which provides offset voltage stability far exceeding the stability available with conventional metal-gate processes. The extremely high input impedance, low bias currents, and high slew rates make these cost-effective devices ideal for applications which have previously been reserved for BiFET and NFET products.
$1.95
Reverb Module - Accutronics, Digi-Log, vertical mount, mini
A great digital reverb sound that easily replaces a spring reverberation unit. Stereo outputs may be summed for mono operation. Simple interface requires only input, output, +5V, and ground.
$16.95
Transistor - AS3046, Array of 5, Matched Pair, 14-Pin DIP, NPN
The AS3046 is Alfa’s version of the CA3046 (LM3046) IC. The AS3046 consists of five general purpose silicon NPN transistors on a common monolithic substrate. Two of the transistors are internally connected to form a differentially-connected pair. The transistors are well suited to a wide variety of applications in low power systems. They may be used as discrete transistors in conventional circuits however, in addition, they provide the very significant inherent integrated circuit advantages of close electrical and thermal matching. The AS3046 is available in a 14-pin DIP package. Features
  • Matched pair of npn transistors
  • VBE matched less than ±1 mV
  • 5 general purpose monolithic transistors
  • Wide operating current range

Applications
  • Filters
  • Custom designed differential amplifiers
  • Temperature compensated amplifiers
$3.99
Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, MXR Style, 1.0" Diameter
Colors Available:
Large plastic knobs with set screw and brass insert. Similar to the knobs used on many classic Dunlop / MXR pedals. These knobs have a fluted grip with an indicator line as well as a dot indicator on the skirt. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
Starting at $1.15
Knob - Rogan, PT Series, 2S, Medium, Skirted, D-Shaft
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These medium, skirted 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: 0.84 in.
  • Diameter: 0.62 in.
  • Fits 6mm D Shafts
  • No indicator

A variety of different sizes are available from the PT Series.
$1.65