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.
R-VAMC-SS Potentiometer - Alpha, Reverse Audio, Solid Shaft, 16mm
Reverse audio taper 16mm solid shaft potentiometers with solder lug terminals. These pots are great for any project. The smaller size is useful for builds with limited panel space such as guitar pedals, synthesizer modules, and adding modifications to equipment. Washer and nut included.
  • Threading: M7 x 0.75
  • Distance between terminals: 5 mm (0.197”)
  • Bushing Length: 6.5mm (0.256")
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35mm ( 0.250")
  • Taper: Reverse Audio (Anti-Log)
$0.99
P-Q-SSI2161 Integrated Circuit - SSI2161, Single VCA, Sound Semiconductor
A very high performance single-channel VCA for the most demanding applications, the ProCircuit™ SSI2161 offers industry-leading lowest-noise, and a mode control to optimize noise vs. distortion performance. All at low-cost and in a 10-lead SSOP package. The SSI2161 is a versatile VCA building block for high-performance audio applications. A single channel provides 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 device offers considerable flexibility for a wide range of design goals and applications. A unique mode control allows selection of Class A, Class AB, or in-between using a single resistor. In addition, improved current handling allows use of lower value input resistors for reduced output noise without loss of headroom.
$3.75
R-CKIT Resistor Kit - ¼ Watt, Carbon Film, 5% tolerance, 5 of each value
Carbon Film resistors are made by vacuum depositing a thin carbon film on a ceramic form. A good choice for applications which require a steady, low power drop. Package of 5. These resistors are perfect for pedal builders! 1/4 watt ± 5% tolerance EIA color coded .24" long x .08" diameter Resistance Values (5 each) 100 470 1K 2.7K 4.7K 8.2K 10K 22K 33K 47K 100K 150K 220K 470K 560K 1M
$7.68
package of 80
R-VAV-BX-DUAL Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical, Dual Gang
Linear taper, vertical mount, dual gang Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter. Dual gang pots are useful for stereo controls and other circuits requiring two separate pots moving in tandem. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included. See R-VAV-A100K-DUAL for an audio taper version.
$2.55
P-QLM358-TO99 Op-Amp - LM358H, Dual, 8-Pin TO-99 package
LM358H dual op amp in an 8-pin TO-99 package. The LM358H series consists of two independent, high gain, internally frequency compensated operational amplifiers which were designed specifically to operate from a single power supply over a wide range of voltages. Operation from split power supplies is also possible and the low power supply current drain is independent of the magnitude of the power supply voltage. Application areas include transducer amplifiers, dc gain blocks and all the conventional op-amp circuits which now can be more easily implemented in single power supply systems.
$10.95
C-D680-50 Capacitor - 50V, 680pF, Ceramic Disc
Ceramic disc capacitor, 680 pF (.00068µF) rated for up to 50 V.
Non linear temperature coefficient of capacitance
$0.60
P-K227 Knob - Davies, 1919, Daka-ware, Large, Skirted Pointer
High-quality USA made knobs from Davies Molding. The large skirted 1919 pointer knob is made of solid phenolic and features an infilled indicator line. The pointer has an overall length of 1.25” and the skirt’s diameter is 1.13”. This knob shares design elements of the Davies 19xx knobs allowing for a uniform look while using a variety of knob shapes and styles.
  • Height: 0.625 in
  • Length: 1.25 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
$2.95
S-HS-SKT-X Screws - M3-0.5 Socket Head Cap, 8mm Length
Colors Available:
Ideal for precision assembly work with close tolerances and applications needing a well tooled appearance.
Starting at $0.95
package of 5
C-PFD047-50-R Capacitor - 50V, 0.047µF, Used In Pedal Kits
Polyester Film Capacitor used in MOD® Pedal Kits. Rated at 0.047µF 50V. Tolerance: 10%. Operating temperature: -40 C to +85 C
$1.00
P-K155-1 Knob - Rogan, 155 Series, Witch Hat, Small Skirt, Indicator Line
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These phenolic knobs feature a brushed aluminum inlay, a small skirt and an infilled indicator line. 155 Series knobs can be found on classic gear from Sunn, Music Man, Gibson and others. Fits ¼" shaft potentiometers.
  • Height: 0.62 in.
  • Diameter: 0.84 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw

A variety of different knobs are available from the 155 Series. See the links below for the full selection. P-K155-2 0-10 Witch Hat P-K155-3 Large Witch Hat w/ Arrow
$2.75
R-VAML-SS-PC Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 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”)
$1.15
P-Q2N708 Transistor - 2N708, Silicon, TO-18 case, NPN
The 2N708 is a silicon NPN transistor in a TO-18 metal case type. The 2N708 is primarily intended for use in high speed switching and VHF amplification applications.
$0.75
P-H5411 Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 2 Position, Solder Lugs, Short Bat
Carling, SPDT mini toggle, 2 positions, ¼" mounting hole diameter, 0.354" bushing length.
$3.85
P-Q1N4741A Diode - 1N4741A, 11V, Zener, 1W, 5% Tolerance
1N4741A 11V 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.
$0.20
S-H-BANANA-X Banana Jack - Johnson Cinch, For 4mm Plugs, Panel Mount
Colors Available:
High quality banana jacks with tinned brass contacts and strong nylon housings. These jacks come in a wide variety of colors and work well with any 4mm banana plug. Cinch Johnson banana jacks are used in test equipment, audio equipment, as well as modular synthesizers such as DIY Buchla, Serge, and others. Features:
  • Formed brass contacts
  • Bright tin finish
  • Durable nylon 6/6 body
  • Nickel plated nut
  • 0.010Ω maximum contact resistance
  • Keyed mounting with two flatted sides
$1.65
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-Q2N1309 Transistor - 2N1309, Germanium, TO-5 case, PNP
2N1309 PNP germanium transistors. The 2N1309 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.
$1.95
S-H750-X Power Jack - DC Panel Mount, 5.5mm External, 2.1mm Internal
Colors Available:
½" panel mount with solder lugs. Round plastic with normally closed switch. For barrel plugs with a 5.5mm external diameter and 2.1mm internal diameter.
$0.99
P-QBC183X Transistor - BC183, General Purpose, TO-92 case, NPN, Gain Sorted
The BC183 is a general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 case. The BC183 is commonly used in fuzz pedals and has a reputation as a warm sounding silicon transistor for fuzz. The BC183 is available in three different gain ranges: BC183A, BC183B, and BC183C. Type hfe (IC=2mA, VCE=5V, f=1KHz) BC183A 125-260 BC183B 240-500 BC183C 450-900
Starting at $0.32
R-VAR-C25K Potentiometer - Alpha, Reverse Audio, 9mm, Right Angle, 25KΩ
Reverse audio taper (antilog), right angle, 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.
$1.90
P-QLF347 Op-Amp - LF347, Quad, Wide Bandwidth, 14-Pin DIP
LF347 quad op amp in a 14-pin DIP package. The LF347 is a low cost, high speed quad JFET input operational amplifier with an internally trimmed input offset voltage ( BI-FET II™ technology). The device requires a low supply current and yet maintains a large gain bandwidth product and a fast slew rate. In addition, well matched high voltage JFET input devices provide very low input bias and offset currents. The LF347 is pin compatible with the standard LM348. This feature allows designers to immediately upgrade the overall performance of existing LF348 and LM324 designs. The LF347 may be used in applications such as high speed integrators, fast D/A converters, sample-and-hold circuits and many other circuits requiring low input offset voltage, low input bias current, high input impedance, high slew rate and wide bandwidth.
$0.69
P-K381-X Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, Skirted Pointer, 1.125" Diameter
Colors Available:
Large black plastic control knob with set screw and brass insert. This distinctive pointer knob is similar to the selector knobs used on original MiniMoog and Moog modular synths. It features a triangular pointer, a radial brushed metal top, and a line indicator. The large skirt has a diameter of 1.125 inches. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
$1.55
P-QCD4001 CMOS - CD4001, Quad 2-Input NOR Gate, 14-Pin DIP
CD4001UB quad 2-input NOR gate provides the system designer with direct implementation of the NOR function and supplements the existing family of CMOS gates. Features:
  • Propagation delay time = 30 ns (typ.) at CL = 50 pF, VDD = 10 V
  • Standardized symmetrical output characteristics
  • 100% tested for maximum quiescent current at 20 V
  • Meets all requirements of JEDEC Tentative Standard No. 13B, "Standard Specifications for Description of ’B’ Series CMOS Devices"
  • 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
$0.75
P-HTCAP-SH-X Switch Accessory - Mini Toggle Caps, Short Bat, 11 Colors
Colors Available:
Rubber caps / switch tips for mini toggle switches in a variety of colors. These are made for short sized toggle bats. Available in 11 different colors. See P-HTCAP-X for standard-length caps.
$0.20
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