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.

Transistors

P-QOC139 Transistor - OC139, Germanium, SO-2 glass case, NPN
OC139 NPN germanium transistors. The OC139 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. The OC139 can be found in the EarthQuaker Devices Bows germanium preamp.
$5.50
P-QOC140 Transistor - OC140, Germanium, SO-2 glass case, NPN
OC140 NPN germanium transistors. The OC140 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.
$5.50
P-QGT309E Transistor - GT309E, Germanium, USSR Saucer Case, PNP
New old stock Soviet GT309E transistors manufactured in Ukraine. The GT309E is a germanium PNP transistor in a very low profile case. The case has a 0.29” diameter and is only 0.1” thick. These have very low leakage and work well in a variety of fuzz pedal builds.
$4.95
P-QMPSA18 Transistor - MPSA18, Low Noise, 200mA 45V NPN
NPN low noise transistor (TO-92 package) - designed for high gain, low noise general purpose amplifier applications.
  • Max collector to emitter voltage = 45 V
  • Max collector to base voltage = 45 V
  • Max emitter to base voltage = 6.5 V
  • Max collector current = 0.2 A (continuous)
$0.15
P-Q2N3392 Transistor - 2N3392, Silicon, TO-92 case, NPN
The 2N3392 is a general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 case. The 2N3392 is used in some original silicon Fuzz Face pedals as well as the Brassmaster fuzz.
$0.39
P-Q2N1303 Transistor - 2N1303, Germanium, TO-5 case, PNP
2N1303 PNP germanium transistors. The 2N1303 is a popular PNP for fuzz pedals and other effects. This transistor is in a TO-5 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors.
$2.95
P-Q2N5457 Transistor - 2N5457, JFET, N-Channel, TO-92
2N5457 N-Channel JFET in a TO-92 package. The 2N5457 is designed primarily for audio and switching applications.
  • Max drain to gate voltage = 25 V
  • Max gate to source voltage = -25 V
  • Max forward gate current = 10 mA
$1.45
P-Q2N3906 Transistor - 2N3906, TO-92 case, PNP
General purpose low-power PNP bipolar junction transistor, used frequently in hobbyist electronic projects. For the NPN 2N3904 see P-Q2N3904
$0.28
P-QJ201-FC Transistor - J201, JFET, N-Channel, TO-92
J201 N-Channel JFET in a TO-92 package. The J201 is designed primarily for low level audio and general purpose applications with high impedance signal sources.
  • Max drain to gate voltage = 40 V
  • Max gate to source voltage = -40 V
  • Max forward gate current = 50 mA
$4.95
P-QBC184X Transistor - BC184, General Purpose, TO-92 case, NPN
The BC184 is a general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 case. The BC184 is commonly used in fuzz pedals and has a reputation as a warm sounding silicon transistor for fuzz. BC184 was used in various Colorsound pedals - Jumbo Tone Bender, Supa Tone Bender, Power Boost, etc. It was also used in the Schaller Fuzz, and has been used in fuzz pedals from well-known builders such as Skreddy Pedals, D*A*M, and Stu Castledine.
$0.30
P-Q2N3704 Transistor - 2N3704, Silicon, TO-92 case, NPN
The 2N3704 is a general purpose silicon NPN transistor in a TO-92 case. The 2N3704 is primarily intended for general purpose amplification and switching applications.
$0.39
P-Q2N1307 Transistor - 2N1307, Germanium, TO-5 case, PNP
2N1307 PNP germanium transistors. The 2N1307 is a popular PNP for fuzz pedals and other effects. This transistor is in a TO-5 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors.
$2.95
P-QJ201-SLX Transistor - J201, Siliconix, JFET, N-Channel, TO-92
J201 N-Channel JFET in a TO-92 package made by Siliconix. The J201 is designed primarily for low level audio and general purpose applications with high impedance signal sources.
  • Max drain to gate voltage = 40 V
  • Max gate to source voltage = -40 V
  • Max forward gate current = 50 mA
$4.95
P-STR-004 Transistor Socket - Mill Max, 3 Pin, Machine Pin, Through Hole
High quality TO package transistor sockets by Mill-Max. These machine pin sockets make swapping transistors in pedals and other projects a simple process. These use a standard TO footprint so they are ready for use on PCBs with matching footprints.
$1.95
P-QBC182 Transistor - BC182, General Purpose, TO-92 case, NPN
The BC182 is a general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 case. The BC182 is commonly used in fuzz pedals and has a reputation as a warm sounding silicon transistor for fuzz. The BC182 has a more narrow hFE range than the BC183 which can be helpful for certain builds.
$0.35
P-QBC338-X Transistor - BC338, General Purpose, TO-92 case, NPN
The BC338 is a silicon general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 package. The BC338’s typical applications include signal processing, amplification, and switching. The BC338 is available in three different gain ranges: BC338-16, BC338-25, and BC338-40. Type hFE Range (IC=100mA, VCE=1V) Typical hFE (IC=100mA, VCE=1V) BC338-16 100-250 160 BC338-25 160-400 250 BC338-40 250-630 400
$0.30
P-Q2N4125 Transistor - 2N4125, Silicon, TO-92 case, PNP
The 2N4125 is a general purpose silicon NPN transistor in a TO-92 case. The 2N4125 is primarily intended for general purpose amplification. It is a popular choice for silicon fuzz pedals due to its low hFE specifications. It has also been used in a variety of classic pedals such as the Phase 90.
$0.25
P-Q2N404 Transistor - 2N404, Germanium, TO-5 case, PNP
2N404 PNP germanium transistors. The 2N404 is used in many fuzz pedals along with other effects. This transistor is in a TO-5 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors. For a higher voltage version of this transistor, see P-Q2N404A.
$2.15
P-Q2SC828-PAN Transistor - 2SC828, Panasonic,TO-92 case, NPN
2SC828 NPN silicon transistors made by Panasonic. The 2SC828 is a popular NPN choice for fuzz pedals and can be found in vintage effects such as Super-Fuzz and Uni-Vibe pedals.
$2.59
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P-QJ113 Transistor - J113, JFET, N-Channel,TO-92
J113 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 = 35 V
  • Max gate to source voltage = -35 V
  • Max forward gate current = 50 mA
$0.49
P-QBC148C Transistor - BC148C, Silicon, Lockfit case, NPN
BC148C NPN transistor in a rare Mullard Lockfit package. The BC148C is the equivalent of a BC108C but in the Lockfit package rather than a TO-18. The BC148C was used in a variety of audio and radio equipment and works well for fuzz and other effects.
$1.95
P-QBC547X Transistor - BC547, General Purpose, TO-92 case, NPN
The BC547 is a silicon general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 package. The BC547’s typical applications include signal processing, amplification, and switching. The BC547 is available in two different gain ranges: BC547B and BC547C. Type hFE (IC=2mA, VCE=5V) BC547B 200-450 BC547C 420-800
$0.30
P-QJ201 Transistor - JFET, N-Channel, MMBFJ201, SOT-23
Surface mount MMBFJ201 JFET. Commonly used in place of the discontinued through-hole J201. These JFETs can be found in many effects pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. The MMBFJ201 is an N-Channel general purpose amplifier JFET. This device is designed primarily for low level audio and general purpose applications with high impedance signal sources.
$0.45
P-Q2N527 Transistor - 2N527, Germanium, TO-5 case, PNP
2N527 PNP germanium transistors. The 2N527 is a popular PNP for fuzz pedals and other effects. It can be found in modern classics such as the Sunface and Benson Fuzz. This transistor is in a TO-5 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors.
$3.25
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