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-T-LEHLE-MZ-L Transformer - Lehle, Audio, Line-Bridging, Unbalanced to Balanced
The LEHLE TRANSFORMER MZ is the ideal component to avoid hum loops without degrading the sound. It achieves this through galvanic isolation of low to mid impedance audio signal sources. It can be used as an input or output transformer, for balanced or unbalanced signals.
$47.95
P-PC-SSDIP-16 PCB - SMD to Thru-Hole Adapter, SSOP-16 to DIP-16
PCB for converting SMD SSOP-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.
$1.74
package of 5
P-H5413 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
$4.95
P-QCD4051 CMOS - CD4051, 8:1, 1-Channel Analog Multiplexer with Logic-Level Conversion, 16-Pin DIP
The CD4051B analog multiplexers are digitally-controlled analog switches having low ON impedance and very low OFF leakage current.
$0.99
P-Q-AS3340A Integrated Circuit - AS3340A, VCO, Alfa, 16-Pin Dip
The AS3340A is Alfa’s version of the CEM3340 IC. The AS3340A is a completely self-contained, precision voltage controlled oscillator, featuring both exponential and linear control scales and up to four buffered output waveforms: triangle, sawtooth, square, and pulse with voltage controllable pulse width. Full temperature compensation makes these VCOs extremely stable, and eliminates the need for a temperature compensation resistor. The highly accurate exponential and linear control inputs are virtual ground summing nodes, allowing multiple control voltages to be mixed within the device itself.
Also included is provision for hard and soft synchronization of the frequency, and an output for easy adjustment of high frequency tracking. Special care in the design ensures oscillation start-up under any power-on sequence and supply conditions.
An on-chip 7.4 volt Zener diode allows the device to operate off ±15 volt supplies, as well as +12, -5 volt supplies.
$7.95
P-Q4558 Op-Amp - NJM4558, Dual high-gain, 8-Pin DIP
Dual Operational Amplifier. The NJM4558 (JRC4558) integrated circuit is a dual high-gain operational amplifier internally compensated and constructed on a single silicon chip using an advanced epitaxial process. Combining the features of the NJM741 with the close parameter matching and tracking of a dual device on a monolithic chip results in unique performance characteristics. Excellent channel separation allows the use of the dual device in single NJM741 operational amplifier applications providing density. It is especially well suited for applications in differential-in, differential-out as well as in potentiometric amplifiers and where gain and phase matched channels are mandatory. Features:
  • Operating Voltage (±4V~±18V)
  • High Voltage Gain (100dB typ.)
  • High Input Resistance (5MΩ typ.)
  • Bipolar Technology
$0.90
P-K772S-B Knob - Rogan, RB-67 Series, Large, Skirted
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These large 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: 1.02 in.
  • Diameter: 1.52 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw

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
$4.95
P-L700-X LED - 5mm, Water Clear, High Brightness, 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 $1.35
package of 5
R-VAM100KAX2-SS Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, 16mm, Dual, 100kΩ
100kΩ dual-gang 16mm potentiometers with a solid shaft and an audio taper. These pots have solder lug 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”)
  • Bushing Length: 6.5mm (0.256")
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35mm ( 0.250")
  • Taper: Audio (Log)
$1.30
P-Q-SSI2164 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.
$4.95
R-NOKIT Resistor Kit - ¼ Watt, Metal Film, 1% tolerance, 5 of each value
Metal Film resistors consist of a resistive element of an extremely thin layer of metal alloy vacuum deposited on a substrate. Precise and quiet.
$76.05
package of 845
P-JBLB-IN-S Power Jack - Lumberg, DC Panel Mount, 5.5mm External, 2.1mm Internal
Lumberg panel mount barrel jack with solder lugs.This DC jack features a normally closed switch on the ring (sleeve) connection. For use with barrel plugs with a 5.5mm external diameter and 2.1mm internal diameter. Mounting nut included.
$1.35
P-QLM833 Op-Amp - LM833, Dual, Low Distortion, Audio, 8-Pin DIP
LM833 dual op amp in an 8-pin dip package. The LM833 is a dual general purpose operational amplifier designed with particular emphasis on performance in audio systems. This dual amplifier IC utilizes new circuit and processing techniques to deliver low noise, high speed and wide bandwidth without increasing external components or decreasing stability. The LM833 is internally compensated for all closed loop gains and is therefore optimized for all preamp and high level stages in PCM and HiFi systems. The LM833 is pin-for-pin compatible with industry standard dual operational amplifiers. Features
  • Wide dynamic range: >140dB
  • Low input noise voltage: 4.5nV/ √ ^Hz
  • High slew rate: 7 V/μs (typ); 5V/μs (min)
  • High gain bandwidth: 15MHz (typ); 10MHz (min)
  • Wide power bandwidth: 120KHz
  • Low distortion: 0.002%
  • Low offset voltage: 0.3mV
  • Large phase margin: 60°
$1.19
P-QPF5102 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
$1.90
P-K238X Knob - Davies, 1400, Daka-ware, Small, Pointer
Colors Available:
High-quality USA made knobs from Davies Molding. The small 1400 pointer knob is made of solid phenolic and features a fine ridged grip with a distinctive point. This classic knob has been used on a variety of guitar pedals and audio equipment such as the Pultec EQP-1A.
  • Height: 0.38 in.
  • Length: 0.84 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
Starting at $1.75
P-Q1N60 Diode - 1N60, Germanium, DO-7
1N60 point-contact germanium diodes in a DO-7 package. 1N60 diodes were used in many vintage electronics and also make for great clipping diodes in stompbox effects pedals.
$2.25
P-H540 Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 2 Position, Solder Lugs
Carling, SPDT mini toggle, 2 positions, ¼" mounting hole diameter, 0.354" bushing length.
$3.69
P-K271P-W Knob - Rogan, PT Series, 1P, Small, Pointer, Knurled Shaft
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These small pointer knobs from Rogan’s PT Series feature a soft rubber grip molded over a solid polymer knob. PT Series knobs can be found on synthesizer modules from Make Noise, Mutable Instruments and others. Fits 6mm T18 knurled shafts.
  • Height: 0.55 in.
  • Diameter: 0.45 in.
  • Fits T18 Knurled Shafts

For a D-shaft version of this knob, see P-K281P-W. A variety of different sizes are available from the PT Series. See the links below for the full selection of knurled shaft knobs from this series. P-K271PS-W 1PS Small Skirted Pointer P-K272P-W 2P Medium Pointer P-K272PS-W 2PS Medium Skirted Pointer
$1.65
P-PC-BB400 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.
$5.50
P-QMPSA63 Transistor - MPSA63, Darlington, -500mA, -30V, PNP
MPSA63 PNP Darlington transistor (TO-92 package) - designed for high gain, low noise general purpose amplifier applications.
  • Max collector to emitter voltage = -30V
  • Max collector to base voltage = -30 V
  • Max emitter to base voltage = -10 V
  • Max collector current = -0.5 A (continuous)
$0.45
P-H545-SUB Switch - Carling, Submini Toggle, DPDT, 2 Position, PC Pins
Carling submini toggle switch, DPDT, 2 position, .195" mounting hole diameter, 0.236" bushing length.
$4.15
P-Q2N797 Transistor - 2N797, Germanium, TO-18 case, NPN
2N797 NPN germanium transistors. The 2N797 is a popular NPN for fuzz pedals and other effects. The NPN polarity allows for use with standard pedal power supplies. The 2N797 is a fairly unique germanium transistor since it is in a TO-18 package.
$2.95
P-Q1N914 Diode - 1N914, Small Signal
The 1N914 is a small signal diode similar to the 1N4148 and is common in many older electronics. The 1N914 is general purpose and can be used in a multitude of different applications.
$0.23
P-QBC183L Transistor - BC183L, General Purpose, TO-92 case, NPN
The BC183L is a general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 case. The BC183L is commonly used in fuzz pedals and has a reputation as a warm sounding silicon transistor for fuzz. The BC183L was used in some of the earliest silicon Fuzz Face pedals. The ECB pinout matches the arrangement on the P-PC-FUZZ-ISS2-BRN Iss. 2 PCB
  • NPN polarity
  • Collector emitter breakdown voltage 30V
  • Collector base breakdown voltage 45V
  • Collector current 100mA
  • Power 1W
  • Transition frequency 120MHz
  • TO-92 case
$0.35
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