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.
P-QLM318 Op-Amp - LM318, Single, Precision, Fast, 8-Pin DIP
LM318 single op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. The LM318 is a precision, fast operational amplifier designed for applications requiring wide bandwidth and high slew rate. They feature a factor-of-ten increase in speed over general-purpose devices without sacrificing dc performance. These operational amplifiers have internal unity-gain frequency compensation. This considerably simplifies their application because no external components are necessary for operation. However, unlike most internally compensated amplifiers, external frequency compensation may be added for optimum performance. For inverting applications, feed-forward compensation boosts the slew rate to over 150 V/µs and almost double the bandwidth. Overcompensation can be used with the amplifier for greater stability when maximum bandwidth is not needed. Further, a single capacitor can be added to reduce the settling time for 0.1% error band to under 1 µs.
P-Q1N4748A Diode - 1N4748A, 22V, Zener, 1W, 5% Tolerance
1N4748A 22V 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.
P-PC-STD1-1-X StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.04” x 1.55”, 0.1” Spacing
Colors Available:
Stripboard featuring standard 0.1” (2.54mm) spacing. The board has a 30x15 grid (15 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
  • 30 x 15 holes (15 strips)
  • 3.04” x 1.55”
S-HHN-M3 Nut - M3-0.5 Hex Nut, Stainless Steel
A threaded fastener made from austenitic stainless steels. It contains chromium creating an invisible surface film that resists oxidation making the metal corrosion resistant. If the surface layer is damaged, it rebuilds itself in the presence of oxygen.
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P-QNE5534 Op-Amp - NE5534, Single, Low Noise, Audio, 8-Pin DIP
NE5534 single op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. The NE5534 device is a high-performance operational amplifier combining excellent dc and ac characteristics. Some of the features include very low noise, high output-drive capability, high unity-gain and maximum-output-swing bandwidths, low distortion, and high slew rate. These operational amplifiers are compensated internally for a gain equal to or greater than three. Optimization of the frequency response for various applications can be obtained by use of an external compensation capacitor between COMP and COMP/BAL.
R-VAMA-SS-PC Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, PC Lead, 16mm
Alpha Mini Pots with solid shaft and short PC mount terminals.
  • Threading: M7 x 0.75
  • Distance between terminals: 5 mm (0.197”)
  • Lead Depth from Panel: 3.8 mm (0.150”)
  • Lead Distance from shaft center: 12.5 mm + 3.5 mm (0.492” + 0.138”)
  • Lead Thickness: 0.5 mm (0.020”)
P-Q2N5459 Transistor - 2N5459, JFET, N-Channel,TO-92
2N5459 N-channel JFET in a TO-92 package. The 2N5459 is an N−channel junction field effect transistors, depletion mode (Type A), designed for audio and switching applications. Features
  • N−Channel for Higher Gain
  • Drain and Source Interchangeable
  • High AC Input Impedance
  • High DC Input Resistance
  • Low Transfer and Input Capacitance
  • Low Cross−Modulation and Intermodulation Distortion
P-H5412 Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 3 Position, Solder Lug
Carling mini-toggle switch, SPDT, Solder Lug, 3-Position, On/Off/On
P-Q2SD77 Transistor - 2SD77, Germanium, TO-1 case, NPN
2SD77 NPN germanium transistors. The 2SD77 is a popular NPN for fuzz pedals and other effects. The NPN polarity allows for use with standard pedal power supplies.
P-Q2N5087 Transistor - 2N5087, Bipolar, General Purpose, PNP
2N5087 PNP Bipolar Junction Transistor in TO-92 package. For the NPN 2N5087 see P-Q2N5088
W-EL-DRESS-1 Nut - Dress Nut, Slotted, ⅜”-32 UNEF, for Jacks & Pots
Slotted dress nut for ⅜”-32 threaded bushing such as standard Switchcraft ¼” jacks and CTS potentiometers. These plated brass nuts add a sleek look to any amplifier, pedal or guitar. This style of nut has a similar look to slotted round nuts found on plexi Marshall amps.
P-Q2N1305 Transistor - 2N1305, Germanium, TO-5 case, PNP
2N1305 PNP germanium transistors. The 2N1305 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.
R-VPC01 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.
P-Q2N4403 Transistor - 2N4403, Silicon, TO-92 case, PNP
The 2N4403 is a silicon general purpose PNP transistor in a TO-92 package. The 2N4403’s typical applications include signal processing, amplification, and switching.
R-VAR-BX Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Right Angle
Linear taper, right angle, 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.
P-K387 Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, Skirted w/ Top Line, 0.87" Diameter
Black plastic control knob with set screw and brass insert. The grip has a thick vertical knurl with an indicator line on a raised top. This skirted knob is a close match to the knobs used on some late 1960s Fuzz Face® pedals as well as the Eric Johnson signature model. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
  • Height: 0.77 in.
  • Diameter: 0.87 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
P-K805 Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, Knurled w/ Dot, 0.605" Diameter
Small black plastic control knob with set screw and brass insert. These unique knobs are similar in style to the Davies 1140. They have a thick decorative knurl. A white dot as well as a vertical cutout channel serve as the indicator. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
P-Q2N3565-NOS Transistor - NOS 2N3565, Micro Electronics, Silicon, TO-106 case, NPN
New old stock 2N3565 transistors manufactured by Micro Electronics. The 2N3565 is a silicon NPN transistor in a TO-106 case. The 2N3565 is primarily intended for general purpose and low level applications. 2N3565 transistors were used in the original Harmonic Percolator, Foxx Tone Machine and the Sam Ash Fuzzz Boxx.
S-W3817 Wire - Bus, 20 AWG, Tinned Copper
Solid tinned copper bus wire. Great for point to point builds, guitar electronics wiring, or any situation where insulated wire is not required. 105°C temperature rating, 600V. Sold by the foot. For 100ft spools, please see S-W428X.
Sold by the foot
P-PC-SODIP-16 PCB - SMD to Thru-Hole Adapter, SOIC-16 to DIP-16
PCB for converting SMD SOIC-16 packages to through hole DIP-16 footprints. Solder the device to this PCB then attach pin headers (sold seperately) to connect to through hole footprints on PCBs, breadboards and IC sockets. This adapter is also compatible with SOP-16 packages.
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R-VTL5CX Optocoupler - Xvive, Vactrol, VTL5C Series
High quality vactrols from Xvive. The Xvive vactrols are clones of the original Excelitas / Perkins-Elmer vactrols used in many effects pedals, synthesizers, compressors and other equipment. These vactrols feature a thick epoxy sealed casing. The VTL5C3 and VTL5C3/2 both have a steep slope, good dynamic range, a very low temperature coefficient of resistance, and a small light history memory.
Starting at $6.50
P-QCD4050 CMOS - CD4050, Hex Inverting Buffer and Converter, 16-Pin DIP
The CD4050B devices are noninverting hex buffers, and feature logic-level conversion using only one supply voltage (VCC). The input-signal high level (VIH) can exceed the VCC supply voltage when these devices are used for logic level conversions. These devices are intended for use as CMOS to DTL or TTL converters and can drive directly two DTL or TTL loads. (VCC = 5 V, VOL ≤ 0.4 V, and IOL ≥ 3.3 mA.) Features:
  • Noninverting
  • High Sink Current for Driving 2 TTL Loads
  • High-to-Low Level Logic Conversion
  • 100% Tested for Quiescent Current at 20 V
  • Maximum Input Current of 1 µA at 18 V Over Full
  • Package Temperature Range; 100 nA at 18 V and 25°C
  • 5-V, 10-V, and 15-V Parametric Ratings

  • CMOS to DTL or TTL Hex Converters
  • CMOS Current Sink or Source Drivers
  • CMOS High-to-Low Logic Level Converters
P-Q-AS3310 Integrated Circuit - AS3310, VC ADSR, Alfa, 16-Pin Dip
The AS3310 is Alfa’s version of the CEM3310 IC. The AS3310 is a self-contained, precision ADSR type of envelope generator intended for electronic music and other sound generation applications. Attack, decay and release times are exponentially voltage controllable over a wide range, and the sustain level is linearly voltage controllable from 0 to 100% of the peak voltage Vp. All four control Inputs are Isolated from the rest of the circuitry so that the control pins of tracking units may be simply tied together.
On the negative power output, there is an internal Zener diode at 7.4 volts ± 10%, which allows the chip to supply a maximum voltage of ± 15 volts with a current-limiting resistor REE, and a minimum positive supply voltage of + 11 volts and a minimum negative supply voltage of -5 volts.. A series current limiting resistor must be added between pin 6 and the supply.
P-Q1N5404 Diode - Silicon Rectifier, 3A, 400V, 1N5404
A semiconductor device which passes current in the forward direction(from anode to cathode), and blocks current in the opposite direction.
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