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.
Diode - 1N60, Germanium, Striped Clear Glass, DO-7
1N60 point-contact germanium diodes in a DO-7 package with striped clear glass. 1N60 diodes were used in many vintage electronics and also make for great clipping diodes in stompbox effects pedals.
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Potentiometer Adapter Sleeve - Converts 4mm shaft to 6mm
This nickel-plated steel adapter sleeve converts a 4mm shaft potentiometer to 6mm shaft, allowing for 6mm knobs to be used on a wider range of potentiometers. An additional 6mm to 6.35mm adapter R-VADAPT-25 can then be used to fit 1/4” knobs (sold seperately).
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IC Socket - Dual in-line package, 2.54mm Pitch, 7.62mm Spacing
IC component sockets for dual in-line package chips (DIP, PDIP, DIL, DIPP.) These sockets feature ladder style cases with tinned stamped and formed connections.
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Capacitor - Kemet, R82 Series, Polyester, 5mm Spacing
High quality R82 Series box film capacitors from Kemet. These polyester film capacitors have 5mm lead spacing, a minimum voltage rating of 63VDC, and a tolerance of ±10% or better. The small size, high specifications, and radial mounting makes them an excellent choice for PCB builds of pedals, synthesizer, and other audio equipment. The R82 Series is constructed of metallized polyester film with radial leads of tinned wire. Radial leads are electrically welded to the contact metal layer on the ends of the capacitor winding. The capacitor is encapsulated with thermosetting resin in a box of material meeting the UL 94V–0 requirements.
  • Voltage rating: 63 VDC Minimum
  • Lead Spacing: 5 mm
  • Capacitance tolerance: ±10% or better
  • Operating temperature range of -55˚C to +105˚C
  • RoHS compliance and lead-free terminations
  • Self-healing
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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
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Transistor - BC209C, Silicon, TO-106 case, NPN
The BC209C is a silicon NPN transistor in a TO-106 case. The BC209C is primarily intended for general purpose audio applications. BC209C transistors were used in original silicon Fuzz Face® pedals as well as a variety of D*A*M pedals.
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Transistor - OC141, Germanium, SO-2 glass case, NPN
OC141 NPN germanium transistors. The OC141 is a popular NPN for fuzz pedals and boost effects. This transistor is in a glass SO-2 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors. The NPN polarity allows for use with standard pedal power supplies. The dot indicates the collector lead.
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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.
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Diode - OA74A, Amperex, Germanium, Black Glass
NOS OA74A germanium diodes from Amperex. OA74A diodes were used in many vintage electronics and also make for great clipping diodes in stompbox effects pedals. The red end is the cathode. OA74A is a near-exact replacement for OA81.
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Transistor - 2N2613, Germanium, TO-1 case, PNP
2N2613 PNP germanium transistors. The 2N2613 is a popular PNP for fuzz pedals and other effects. It was used in the Gibson Maestro FZ-1A and the Selmer Buzz Tone. This transistor is in a TO-1 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors.
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Transistor - 2SD77, Germanium, TO-1 case, NPN
2SD77 NPN germanium transistors. The 2SD77 is a popular NPN for fuzz pedals and other effects. The NPN polarity allows for use with standard pedal power supplies.
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Transistor - 2N2430, Germanium, TO-1 case, NPN
2N2430 NPN germanium transistors. The 2N2430 is a popular NPN for fuzz pedals and other effects. The NPN polarity allows for use with standard pedal power supplies.
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Transistor - 2SD104, Germanium, TO-1 case, NPN
2SD104 NPN germanium transistors. The 2SD104 is a popular NPN for fuzz pedals and other effects. The NPN polarity allows for use with standard pedal power supplies.
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Transistor - AC176, Germanium, TO-1 case, NPN
AC176 NPN germanium transistors. The AC176 is a popular NPN for fuzz pedals and other effects. The NPN polarity allows for use with standard pedal power supplies. The AC176 was designed as the NPN complement to the AC128.
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Heat Shrink - Assorted Diameters, 2.5" Long, 158 Pieces
2 to 1 heat shrink tubing variety pack. This pack includes six different diameters ranging from 1/16” to 1/2”. Each piece is 2.5” in length. This set comes in a hard plastic case perfect for sorting and storing heat shrink. Features:
  • Resistant to common fluids and solvents
  • UL and CSA listed
  • UV resistant
  • Meets DEF. STAN 59.97
  • Meets UL 224, 125°C and CSA C22.2 No. 198.1
  • Meets MIL-DTL-23053/5 Class 2 & 3
  • Flame retardant (Does not include transparent)
  • Seals and protects cable splices and terminations.
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Heat Shrink - Assorted Diameters, 6" Long, 24 Pieces
2 to 1 heat shrink tubing variety pack. This pack includes six different diameters with four pieces of each size. Each piece is six inches in length. Features:
  • Resistant to common fluids and solvents
  • UL and CSA listed
  • UV resistant
  • Meets DEF. STAN 59.97
  • Meets UL 224, 125°C and CSA C22.2 No. 198.1
  • Meets MIL-DTL-23053/5 Class 2 & 3
  • Flame retardant (Does not include transparent)
  • Seals and protects cable splices and terminations.
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Heat Shrink - Assorted Diameters and Colors, 4" Long, 160 Pieces
2 to 1 heat shrink tubing variety pack with multiple colors in each size. This pack includes six different diameters ranging from 1/16” to 3/8”. Each piece is 4” in length. This set comes in a hard plastic case perfect for sorting and storing heat shrink. Features:
  • Resistant to common fluids and solvents
  • UL and CSA listed
  • UV resistant
  • Meets DEF. STAN 59.97
  • Meets UL 224, 125°C and CSA C22.2 No. 198.1
  • Meets MIL-DTL-23053/5 Class 2 & 3
  • Flame retardant (Does not include transparent)
  • Seals and protects cable splices and terminations.

Included Sizes (Diameter):
  • 60 pieces - 1/16 in.
  • 35 pieces - 3/32 in.
  • 25 pieces - 1/8 in.
  • 20 pieces - 3/16 in.
  • 10 pieces - 1/4 in.
  • 10 pieces - 3/8 in.
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Regulator - TC1044, Charge Pump DC-TO-DC Voltage Converter, 8-Pin DIP
TC1044 charge pump voltage converter in an 8 pin DIP package. The TC1044S is a pin-compatible upgrade to the Industry standard TC7660 charge pump voltage converter. It converts a +1.5V to +12V input to a corresponding –1.5V to –12V output using only two low cost capacitors, eliminating inductors and their associated cost, size and EMI. Added features include an extended supply range to 12V, and a frequency boost pin for higher operating frequency, allowing the use of smaller external capacitors. The on-board oscillator operates at a nominal frequency of 10kHz. Frequency is increased to 45kHz when pin 1 is connected to V+.
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PCB - Panel Mount Adapter, 9mm Vertical Potentiometer
Package of 5
Small PCB adapter boards to convert PCB mount 9mm vertical pots to wired panel mount pots. These adapters are great for tight builds allowing for more densely populated panels than 16mm options. They’re also a great way to incorporate sealed potentiometers into builds where larger sized options would be cost prohibitive.
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PCB - SMD to Thru-Hole Adapter, SOT-23 to TO-92, 123 Pinout
Package of 5
PCB for converting SMD SOT-23 transistors and FETs to through hole footprints. This adapter board fits SOT-23 packages. Solder the device to this PCB then attach wires or pin headers (sold seperately) to connect to through hole footprints on PCBs or breadboards. The white box on the PCB can be used to label the part with a marker. See image below for pinout.
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PCB - SMD to Thru-Hole Adapter, SOIC-14 to DIP-14
Package of 5
PCB for converting SMD SOIC-14 packages to through hole DIP-14 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. This adapter is also compatible with SOP-14 packages.
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PCB - SMD to Thru-Hole Adapter, SOIC-28 to DIP-28 Wide
PCB for converting SMD SOIC-28-Wide packages to through hole DIP-28 footprints with 0.6" 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.
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PCB - SMD to Thru-Hole Adapter, SSOP-20 to DIP-20
Package of 5
PCB for converting SMD SSOP-20 packages to through hole DIP-20 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.
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PCB - SMD to Thru-Hole Adapter, QFN-32 to DIP-32
PCB for converting SMD QFN-32 packages to through hole DIP-32 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.
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