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.

Transistors

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
$1.85
P-STR-003 Transistor Socket - Cinch, 3 Pin, Phenolic, NOS
New-old-stock transistor sockets made by Cinch. These three pin phenolic sockets offer a more secure hold than the standard machine-pin transistor sockets of today. They can fit a variety of different transistor package sizes. The flat solder lugs can work in point to point builds or in PCBs with appropriate footprints.
$0.75
P-Q2N5088 Transistor - 2N5088, Bipolar, General Purpose
2N5088 NPN Bipolar Junction Transistor in TO-92 package
$0.20
P-STR-004 Transistor Socket - Mill Max, 3 Pin, Machine Pin, Through Hole
High quality TO package transistor sockets by Mill-Max. These machine pin sockets make swapping transistors in pedals and other projects a simple process. These use a standard TO footprint so they are ready for use on PCBs with matching footprints.
$1.95
P-QMPSA18 Transistor - MPSA18, Darlington 200mA 45V NPN
NPN Darlington transistor (TO-92 package) - designed for high gain, low noise general purpose amplifier applications.
  • Max collector to emitter voltage = 45 V
  • Max collector to base voltage = 45 V
  • Max emitter to base voltage = 6.5 V
  • Max collector current = 0.2 A (continuous)
$0.15
On Backorder
P-Q2N3904 Transistor - 2N3904, TO-92 case, NPN
General purpose low-power NPN bipolar junction transistor, used frequently in hobbyist electronic projects.
$0.18
P-Q2N5089 Transistor - 2N5089, TO-92 case, NPN
General purpose low level, low noise amplifier. Silicon NPN transistor.
$0.39
P-QBC108C Transistor - BC108C, TO-18 case, NPN
BC108C NPN silicon transistors. The BC108C is a popular NPN choice for fuzz pedals and other effects such as vintage silicon Fuzz Face builds and Big Muff clones.
  • NPN polarity
  • Collector emitter breakdown voltage 25V
  • Collector base breakdown voltage 30V
  • Collector current 200mA
  • Power 0.75W
  • Transition frequency 150MHz
  • TO-18 case
  • Weight 0.35g
$0.95
On Backorder
P-STTR-15 Machine Pin Socket - Preci-Dip, Break Away, 1 Row, 15 Position
High quality single row machine pin sockets made by Preci-Dip. These sockets are the break-away type and can easily snap into smaller sizes such as 5 separate transistor sockets.
$1.29
P-QAC127 Transistor - AC127, Germanium, TO-1 case, NPN
AC127 NPN germanium transistors. The AC127 is a popular NPN for fuzz pedals and other effects. The NPN polarity allows for use with standard pedal power supplies.
$2.95
P-Q2N5087 Transistor - 2N5087, Bipolar, General Purpose, PNP
2N5087 PNP Bipolar Junction Transistor in TO-92 package. For the NPN 2N5087 see P-Q2N5088
$0.28
P-QJ113 Transistor - J113, JFET, N-Channel,TO-92
J113 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 = 35 V
  • Max gate to source voltage = -35 V
  • Max forward gate current = 50 mA
$0.49
P-QBC109C Transistor - BC109C, TO-18 case, NPN
BC109C NPN silicon transistors. The BC109C is a popular NPN choice for fuzz pedals and other effects such as vintage silicon Fuzz Face builds and Big Muff clones.
$0.95
P-Q2N7000 Transistor - 2N7000, Mosfet, Small Signal
2N7000 N-channel enhancement mode field effect transistors. 2N7000 MOSFETs are used in many DIY projects such as boost and distortion effects pedals.
Features:
  • Voltage Controlled Small Signal Switch
  • High Saturation Current Capability
  • Rugged and Reliable
  • High Density Cell Design for Low RDS(ON)
$0.45
P-QBC550 Transistor - BC550 B, TO-92 case, NPN
Low noise transistor for audio frequency amplifier applications.
$0.27
P-Q2N3906 Transistor - 2N3906, TO-92 case, PNP
General purpose low-power PNP bipolar junction transistor, used frequently in hobbyist electronic projects. For the NPN 2N3904 see P-Q2N3904
$0.28
P-QJ201 Transistor - JFET, N-Channel, MMBFJ201, SOT-23
Surface mount MMBFJ201 JFET. Commonly used in place of the discontinued through-hole J201. These JFETs can be found in many effects pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. The MMBFJ201 is an N-Channel general purpose amplifier JFET. This device is designed primarily for low level audio and general purpose applications with high impedance signal sources.
$0.45
P-QMPSA13 Transistor - MPSA13, Darlington 500mA 30V NPN
NPN Darlington transistor (TO-92 package) - designed for applications requiring extremely high current gain at collector currents to 1.0A.
  • Max collector to emitter voltage = 30 V
  • Max collector to base voltage = 30 V
  • Max emitter to base voltage = 10 V
  • Max collector current = 1.2 A (continuous)
$0.49
P-Q2N6027-A Transistor - 2N6027 Programmable Unijunction
2N6027 programmable unijunction transistor often referred to as a PUT. The 2n6027 can be found in many tremolo effects pedal projects.
$1.45
P-Q2N3904-LF Transistor - 2N3904, TO-92 case, NPN, Lead Free
General purpose low-power NPN bipolar junction transistor, used frequently in hobbyist electronic projects. This version is lead free.
For a lead free 2N3906 see P-Q2N3906-LF.
$0.35
P-Q-AS3046 Transistor - AS3046, Array of 5, Matched Pair, 14-Pin DIP, NPN
The AS3046 is Alfa’s version of the CA3046 IC. The AS3046 consists of five general purpose silicon NPN transistors on a common monolithic substrate. Two of the transistors are internally connected to form a differentially-connected pair. The transistors are well suited to a wide variety of applications in low power systems. They may be used as discrete transistors in conventional circuits however, in addition, they provide the very significant inherent integrated circuit advantages of close electrical and thermal matching.
The AS3046 is available in a 14-pin DIP package.
Features
  • Matched pair of npn transistors
  • VBE matched less than ±1 mV
  • 5 general purpose monolithic transistors
  • Wide operating current range

Applications
  • Filters
  • Custom designed differential amplifiers
  • Temperature compensated amplifiers
$3.99
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-Q2N3906-LF Transistor - 2N3906, TO-92 case, PNP, Lead Free
General purpose low-power PNP bipolar junction transistor, used frequently in hobbyist electronic projects. This version is lead free.
For a lead free 2N3904 see P-Q2N3904-LF.
$0.45
P-Q-AS394CH Transistor - AS394CH, Matched Pair, Alfa, TO5-8 case, NPN
The AS394CH is a junction isolated ultra well-matched monolithic NPN transistor pair with an order of magnitude improvement in matching over conventional transistor pairs. Electrical characteristics of these devices such as drift versus initial offset voltage, noise, and the exponential relationship of base-emitter voltage to collector current closely approach those of a theoretical transistor. Extrinsic base and emitter resistances are very low, giving very low noise and operating over a wide current range. To guarantee long term stability of matching parameters, internal clamp diodes have been added across the emitter-base junction of each transistor. These prevent degradation due to reverse biased emitter current, the most common cause of field failures in matched devices.
$4.95
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