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-K310X Knob - Aluminum, Notched Tip Indicator, Set Screw, .75" Diameter
Colors Available:
¾" dia. Knurled aluminum knob, 'positive grip', notched tip indicator, fits ¼" shaft. With set screw. Multiple color options available.
$2.99
P-K272P-W Knob - Rogan, PT Series, 2P, Medium, Pointer, Knurled Shaft
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These medium 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: 0.68 in.
  • Diameter: 0.50 in.
  • Fits T18 Knurled Shafts

For a D-shaft version of this knob, see P-K282P-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-K271P-W 1P Small Pointer P-K271PS-W 1PS Small Skirted Pointer P-K272PS-W 2PS Medium Skirted Pointer
$1.65
P-PC-ST1 StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.15” x 1.97”, Mounting Holes
Prototyping circuit board with a standard long strip pattern where tracks run the length of the board. The long tracks are convenient for power and ground rails, and for signal buses. Strips can be cut as needed to make smaller tracks and circuit pads and the board has 0.1" hole spacing for DIP integrated circuits/ headers as well as other parts. Higher quality than traditional stripboard, the holes are drilled, not punched.
$3.09
R-VAMA-SS-PCL2 Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, Long PC, 16mm
Audio taper Alpha 16mm pots with a solid shaft and long 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: 20.7 mm + 4 mm (0.815” + 0.158”)
  • Lead Distance from shaft center: 14.3 mm (0.563”)
  • Lead Thickness: 0.5 mm (0.020”)
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35 mm (0.25”)
$0.85
P-R-ABE DSP Module - ABE, Accu-Bell Effector, 3 Adjustable Effects
The Accu-Bell Effector offers reverb, chorus, and delay with adjustable setting and tap tempo. This module runs on 5.5V to 9.5V DC so it is easy to incorporate into effect pedal builds. Please see the attached datasheet for an example schematic.
$21.95
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-Q4580D Op-Amp - NJM4580D, Dual, Audio, DIP 8
The NJM4580D (JRC4580) is a dual opamp popularly used in many distortion pedals. This chip is a dual operational amplifier, specially designed for improving the tone control, which is most suitable for the audio application. Featuring noiseless, higher gain bandwidth, high output current and low distortion ratio, it is most suitable not only for acoustic electronic parts of audio pre-amp and active filter, but also for the industrial measurement tools. It is also suitable for the headphone amp at higher output current, and furthermore, it can be applied for the handy type set operational amplifier of general purpose in application of low voltage single supply type which is properly biased of the low voltage source. Features:
  • Operating Voltage ±2V~±18V
  • Low Input Noise Voltage 0.8µVrms typ.
$1.09
P-PC-STD15-2-BLK StripBoard - Single Sided, 6.14” x 3.15”, Vintage Spacing, Black
Black stripboard featuring a 0.15” vintage spacing. This spacing is great for vintage-style builds and more easily accommodates axial capacitors and other larger sized vintage parts like resistors and transistors. The board has 40 x 20 holes (20 strips). 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
  • HASL coated strips
  • 40 x 20 holes (20 strips)
  • 6.14” x 3.15”

Looking for projects? See our Wide Stripboard projects in our Pedal Layouts & Build Guides section for ideas.
$6.49
P-Q2SC945 Transistor - 2SC945, TO-92 case, NPN
2SC945 NPN transistors. This is a silicon NPN transistor in a TO-92 package. The 2SC945 was used in many classic Boss pedals such as the CE-2 chorus.
$0.95
S-W428X Wire - Bus, 100 foot Spool, tinned copper
Solid tinned copper bus wire. 105°C temperature rating, 600V.
Starting at $7.95
P-QBC546X Transistor - BC546, General Purpose, TO-92 case, NPN
The BC546 is a silicon general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 package. The BC546’s typical applications include signal processing, amplification, and switching. The BC546 is available in two different gain ranges: BC546B and BC546C. Type hFE (IC=2mA, VCE=5V) BC546B 200-450 BC546C 420-800
$0.30
P-QLM741 Op-Amp - LM741, Single, general purpose, 8-Pin DIP
LM741 single opamp in an 8-pin DIP package. The LM741 has been used in classic guitar pedals such as the Distortion Plus.
The LM741 series are general purpose operational amplifiers which feature improved performance over industry standards like the LM709. They are direct, plug-in replacements for the 709C, LM201, MC1439 and 748 in most applications. The amplifiers offer many features which make their application nearly foolproof: overload protection on the input and output, no latch-up when the common mode range is exceeded, as well as freedom from oscillations.
$0.90
P-K305 Knob - Phenolic, Set Screw, Gaunt Chicken Head
High quality chicken head knobs with vintage gaunt design. The gaunt chicken head has a thinner band that extends above the base allowing for easy manipulation of the knob. This knob has a thick infilled indicator line and is made of solid phenolic. Fits 0.25” (6.35mm) shafts with set screw and brass insert.
  • Height: 0.67 in.
  • Length: 1.26 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
$1.20
R-VSHL-BX-CN Potentiometer - Song Huei, Center Notched, Linear, 9mm, Tall
Linear taper, vertical mount, Song Huei pots with a 6mm shaft and a notched center position sometimes called a center detent. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, modular synthesizers, and other projects where space is limited. The knurled shaft features a painted indicator line so no knob is required. These tall versions have a 17mm shaft length and a total height of 25mm. For audio taper versions, see R-VSHL-AX. For standard linear taper versions, see R-VSHL-BX.
$0.95
P-Q2N2369 Transistor - 2N2369, Silicon, TO-18 case, NPN
The 2N2369 is a silicon NPN transistor in a TO-18 metal case type. The 2N2369 is primarily intended for use in high speed switching and VHF amplification applications.
$0.85
P-H549 Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 3-Position, PC Pins
Carling mini-toggle switch, single pole/double throw, PC Pins. ¼" mounting hole diameter. 0.354" bushing length. 3-Position, On-Off-On.
$5.45
P-PC-TQDIP-64 PCB - SMD to Thru-Hole Adapter, TQFP-64 to DIP-64 Wide
PCB for converting SMD TQFP-64 packages to through hole DIP-64 footprints with 0.9" width (wide DIP). Solder the device to this PCB then attach pin headers (sold seperately) to connect to through hole footprints on PCBs, breadboards and IC sockets.
$1.40
P-L35X LED - 5mm diameter, diffused lens, 5 mCd
Colors Available:
5mm (T-1 ¾) diffused LED’s. Great for use in pedal builds and other applications where a tinted and diffused indicator is needed. Multiple colors available.
  • 5mm size
  • Tinted and diffused
  • Multiple colors available
  • Package of 5
$0.75
package of 5
P-QCD4069 CMOS - CD4069, Hex Inverter, 14-Pin DIP
The CD4069UB device consists of six CMOS inverter circuits. These devices are intended for all general-purpose inverter applications where the medium-power TTL-drive and logic-level-conversion capabilities of circuits such as the CD4009 and CD4049 hex inverter and buffers are not required. Features:
  • Standardized symmetrical output characteristics
  • Medium speed operation: tPHL, tPLH = 30 ns at 10 V (Typical)
  • 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
  • Meets all requirements of JEDEC tentative standard No. 13B, Standard Specifications for Description of B Series CMOS Devices
$1.15
P-Q-AS395H Transistor - AS395H, Matched Pair, Alfa, TO5-8 case, PNP
The AS395 dual monolithic PNP transistor offers excellent parametric matching and high frequency performance. Low noise characteristics (1 nV/√Hz typ @ 1 kHz), high bandwidth (190 MHz typical), and low offset voltage (100 µV max), makes the AS395 an excellent choice for demanding preamplifier applications.Tight current gain matching (3% max mismatch) and high current gain (100 min), over a wide range of collector current, makes the AS395 an excellent choice for current mirrors. A low value of bulk resistance makes the AS395 an ideal component for applications requiring accurate logarithmic conformance. To ensure the long-term stability of the matching parameters, internal protection diodes across the base-emitter junction clamp any reverse base-emitter junction potential.
$5.50
P-QM5201 Op-Amp - M5201, Dual, With Switch, 8-Pin DIP
The NJM2120 is a dual operational amplifier of 2-INPUT and 1-OUTPUT with analog switch. The NJM2120 can be used as analog switch under the condition of GV=0dB, as Switch + Amp in order that each gain (A or B) can be adjusted independently. Each amplifier of the NJM2120 has the same electrical characteristics as the NJM4558. The NJM2120 is suitable for audio, video, electrical musical instrument, etc.
$4.50
W-BNUTL-BK Dress Nut - Befaco, Bananuts, for M7 Pots
Larger threaded black Bananuts for mounting potentiometers or other hardware with M7 bushings. These nuts look great beneath smaller sized knobs.
$0.69
W-RN-920-X 3.5mm Plug - Rean, cable mount, nickel-plated brass
High quality 3.5mm (1/8") plug. Features nickel plated brass contacts, with a nickel plated zinc shell. This plug uses a crimp strain relief for use with 4 mm O.D cables.
Starting at $1.15
R-VAV-AX-K Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Vertical, Knurled Shaft
Audio taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6mm T18 knurled shaft. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
$1.90
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