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.
LED - 5mm, Water Clear, High Brightness, Package of 5
Package of 5
Colors Available:
High brightness 5mm LED. Great for use in pedal and amp builds as well as other applications where a bold, bright, indicator is needed. Multiple colors available.
  • 5mm size
  • Water clear
  • High brightness
  • Multiple colors available
  • Package of 5
Starting at $1.30
Integrated Circuit - SSI2164, Quad VCA, Sound Semiconductor
The FatKeys™ SSI2164 is perhaps the most flexible VCA available, with four independent channels for lowest cost-per-VCA. The user-selectable mode control allows Class A, AB, or intermediate biasing, and current inputs and outputs provide great design freedom. Ideal for voltage-controlled filters. The SSI2164 is a versatile VCA building block for high-performance audio applications. Four independent channels provide voltage control of current-mode inputs and outputs for a gain range from +20dB to –100dB, with control provided by a ground-referenced –33mV/dB constant. The SSI2164 will directly retrofit existing SSM/V2164 positions while offering improvements that include significantly lower overall distortion, on-chip protection against asymmetrical power failure, and a substantial increase of input current handling. The device offers considerable flexibility for a wide range of design goals and applications.
$6.95
Transistor - JFET N-Ch Transistor Lo Freq / Lo Noise, PF5102
PF5102 N-Channel Switch (TO-92 package) - designed for low level analog switching, sample and hold circuits and chopper stabilized amplifiers.
  • Max drain to gate voltage = 40 V
  • Max gate to source voltage = -40 V
  • Max forward gate current = 50 m
$1.55
Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, DPDT, 2 Position, Solder Lugs
Carling mini-toggle switch, DPDT, ideal for phase switching, coil-tapping, series/parallel pickup switching in guitars.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • ¼" mounting hole diameter
  • Double pole/Double throw (DPDT)
$2.95
BreadBoard - Solderless, 400 point pattern
Solderless (plug-in) breadboard with 400 connection tie-points (i.e. 400 wire insertion holes) and 4 power rails. Solderless breadboards are great for building and testing new circuits because parts can be easily inserted and removed making them completely re-usable. This breadboard has a 300 tie-point IC-circuit area plus four 25 tie-point power rails. The housing is made of white ABS plastic, with a printed legend giving numbers and letters for columns and rows. The internal contacts are phosphor bronze with a plated nickel finish and a peelable adhesive tape backing is provided for attaching it to a surface. Be sure to check out the Zipwire™ jumper wire kits for use with this breadboard.
$4.75
Switch - Carling, Submini Toggle, DPDT, 2 Position, PC Pins
Carling submini toggle switch, DPDT, 2 position, .195" mounting hole diameter, 0.236" bushing length.
$4.35
Wire - 22 AWG Stranded Core, PVC, 600V, 50 Foot Roll
Colors Available:
600V stranded. Strands are tinned individually. See photos for detail. UL style 1015, rated to 105 degrees C. Perfect for new projects or rewiring any electrical equipment.
$7.95
Potentiometer - Alpha, Reverse Audio, 9mm, Vertical, 50KΩ
Reverse audio taper (antilog), vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter. These 9mm pots are poplar in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
$1.85
Potentiometer - Song Huei, Audio, 9mm, Tall
Audio taper, vertical mount, Song Huei pots with a 6mm shaft. 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 linear taper versions, see R-VSHL-BX. For center notched, linear taper versions, see R-VSHL-BX-CN.
$0.86
Screw - M3, Nickel, Combination Head, Binding, 6mm
Package of 5
Combination Drive, Nickel, 6mm, 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.
$1.75
Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 3 Position, Solder Lugs, Short Bat
Carling, SPDT mini toggle with short actuator, 3 positions, ¼" mounting hole diameter, 0.354" bushing length.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • 3-Position On/Off/On
  • ¼" mounting hole diameter
  • Single pole/Double throw (SPDT)
  • Solder lugs
$3.89
Op-Amp - BA4560, Dual, General Purpose, 8-Pin DIP
The BA4560, is a dual operational amplifiers which achieves approximately twice the high output current of the BA4558, as well as featuring a higher slew rate of 4V / µs, a gain band width of 10MHz, and an improved frequency characteristic. 8-pin DIP package.
$0.95
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
$0.35
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
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 - Plastic, Set Screw, Small MXR Style, 0.75" diameter
Colors Available:
Small plastic knobs with set screw and brass insert. Similar to the small knobs used on many 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 $0.85
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.
$2.95
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
Capacitor - 2000V, Ceramic Disc, ± 10%
Ceramic disc capacitors rated for up to 2kV, ± 10% tolerance.
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.
$0.79
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
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.
$4.29
Transistor - 2N3906, TO-92 case, PNP, Lead Free
General purpose low-power PNP bipolar junction transistor, used frequently in hobbyist electronic projects. This version is lead free.
For a lead free 2N3904 see P-Q2N3904-LF.
$0.45
Regulator - 5 Volt, Linear Voltage Regulator
5V Linear Regulator. Used in MOD® kits. This fixed-voltage monolithic integrated circuit voltage regulator is suitable for applications that required supply current up to 100 mA.
$0.50