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-VAM1MAX2-SS-PCL Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, Right Angle, 16mm, Dual, 1MΩ
1MΩ dual-gang 16mm potentiometers with a solid shaft and an audio taper. These pots have right angle PCB mount terminals. 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”)
  • Lead Depth from Panel: 10.7 mm + 5 mm (0.421” + 0.197”)
  • Lead Distance from shaft center: 16 mm (0.630”)
  • Lead Thickness: 0.5 mm (0.020”)
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35 mm (0.25”)
P-Q-SSI2140 Integrated Circuit - SSI2140, Multi-Mode VCF, Sound Semiconductor
The SSI2140 is a new-generation voltage controlled filter that provides four highly-configurable variable transconductance cells for a wide variety of pole and mode combinations, and adds significant new features.
R-VAV-BX-11DET Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical, 11 Detents
Linear taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter featuring 11 detents across the rotation. The 11 detent versions are useful for builds where 1-10 settings are commonly used or if the pot is used as a rotary switch along with a microcontroller. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included. See R-VAV-A100K-11DET for an audio taper version.
P-QLM358 Op-Amp - LM358, Dual, 8-Pin DIP
LM358 dual op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. These devices consist of two independent, high-gain, frequency-compensated operational amplifiers designed to operate from a single supply over a wide range of voltages. Operation from split supplies also is possible if the difference between the two supplies is 3 V to 32 V (3 V to 26 V for the LM2904), and VCC is at least 1.5 V more positive than the input common-mode voltage. The low supply-current drain is independent of the magnitude of the supply voltage. Applications include transducer amplifiers, dc amplification blocks, and all the conventional operational amplifier circuits that now can be implemented more easily in single-supply-voltage systems.
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-K226 Knob - Davies, 2150, Daka-ware, Vintage Pointer
High-quality USA made knobs from Davies Molding. This vintage-style 2150 pointer knob is made of solid phenolic and features an infilled indicator line. The detailed design has a mixture of ridges, curves and lines giving it a distinctively vintage appearance. The 2150 can be found on vintage equipment such as the Echoplex tape delay and test equipment from RCA and National Radio Company.
  • Height: 0.56 in.
  • Length: 1.25 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
S-HHN-M3 Nut - M3-0.5 Hex Nut, Stainless Steel
Package of 5
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.
P-Q-SSIEVB2130 Evaluation Board - EVB2130-P, SSI2130 VCO, Sound Semiconductor, Fully Populated
The SSI2130 offers unprecedented performance and features, but its ultra-compact QFN package can present prototyping challenges. The EVB2130 eases evaluation by providing a PCB that allows comprehensive exploration of capabilities. The EVB2130-P is fully populated and ready for the bench. With the exception of the SSI2130, all components are through-hole for easy construction and experimentation. A on-board +5V regulator and 2.5V reference simplify external power connections, and pots are provided for mixer control, PWM, and VCO setup. Switches ease selection of saw ramp direction plus Through-Zero and Pulse Modulation. Features
  • PCB size: 108 x 82mm
  • External Power: ±12V
  • Inputs: Expo Freq 1V/Oct PWM In Aux 1 and 2 In FM In PM In Hard Sync Soft Sync
  • Outputs: Sine Saw Triangle Pulse Square Mix Out
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-Q2N5485 Transistor - 2N5485, JFET, N-Channel,TO-92
2N5485 N-channel JFET in a TO-92 package. The 2N5485 is an N−channel junction field effect transistors designed for RF amplifier and mixer applications. These devices operate well in the VHF/UHF frequency range.
P-H5412 Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 3 Position, Solder Lug
Carling mini-toggle switch, SPDT, Solder Lug, 3-Position, On/Off/On
P-Q2N5087 Transistor - 2N5087, Bipolar, General Purpose, PNP
2N5087 PNP Bipolar Junction Transistor in TO-92 package. For the NPN 2N5087 see P-Q2N5088
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.
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-Q2N5172 Transistor - 2N5172, Silicon, TO-92 case, NPN
The 2N5172 is a silicon general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 package. The 2N5172’s typical applications include general purpose 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
On Backorder
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-QBC109X Transistor - BC109, TO-18 case, NPN
BC109 NPN silicon transistors. The BC109 is a popular NPN choice for fuzz pedals and other effects such as vintage silicon Fuzz Face builds and Big Muff clones. Type hFE (IC=2mA, VCE=5V) hfe (IC=2mA, VCE=5V, f=1KHz) BC109B 200-450 240-500 BC109C 420-800 450-900
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-Q-AS3320 Integrated Circuit - AS3320, Multi-Mode VCF, Alfa, 18-Pin Dip
The AS3320 is Alfa’s version of the CEM3320 IC. The AS3320 is a high performance voltage controlled four-pole filter with on-chip voltage controllable resonance IC. The four independent sections may be interconnected to provide a wide variety of filter responses, such as low pass, high pass, band pass and all pass. A single input exponentially controls the frequency over greater than a ten octave range with little control voltage feedthrough. Another input controls the resonance in a modified linear manner from zero to low distortion oscillation. For those demanding applications, provision has been made to allow trimming for improved control voltage rejection. Each filter section features a variable gain cell which is fully temperature compensated, exhibits a better signal-to-noise ratio and generates its low distortion predominantly in the second harmonic. The device includes a minus two volt regulator to ensure low power dissipation and consequent low warm-up drift.
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.
P-K771S-X Knob - Rogan, RB-67 Series, Medium, Skirted
Colors Available:
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These medium knobs feature a metal insert, spun aluminum inlay, and a skirt with an infilled arrow indicator. The RB-67 Series from Rogan is popularly used on Buchla 200 Series modular synthesizers and can be found on many contemporary eurorack synthesizers..
  • Height: 0.77 in.
  • Diameter: 1.15 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screws

A variety of sizes and colors are available from the RB-67 Series. See the links below for the full selection of knobs from this series. P-K770-X Small P-K770S-X Small Skirted P-K771S-X Medium Skirted P-K772S-B Large Skirted
R-C Resistors - ¼ Watt, Carbon Film, 5% tolerance
Package of 5
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
  • Package of 5
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