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.
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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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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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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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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PCB - SMD to Thru-Hole Adapter, SOIC-8 to DIP-8
Package of 5
PCB for converting SMD SOIC-8 packages to through hole DIP-8 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, SOIC-16 to DIP-16
Package of 5
PCB for converting SMD SOIC-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. This adapter is also compatible with SOP-16 packages.
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PCB - SMD to Thru-Hole Adapter, SSOP-16 to DIP-16
Package of 5
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.
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PCB - SMD to Thru-Hole Adapter, SSI2140 to SSM2040
PCB for converting SMD SSOP-20 SSI2140 chips to through hole DIP-18 SSM2040 chips. This adapter makes the SSI2140 pin for pin compatible with the original IC. 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, 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.
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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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PCB - Panel Mount Adapter, 9mm Right Angle Potentiometer
Package of 5
Small PCB adapter boards to convert PCB mount 9mm right angle 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 - LED Driver, for Pedals and Synths
This small PCB is a simple way to add an indicator light that pulses to the rate of LFOs and clocks used in pedals, synthesizers, and other equipment. Simply connect the positive supply voltage to V+, ground to GND, and the output of a positive signal (0 to V+) such as an LFO or clock to the IN pad. The trimmer can adjust how the LED reacts to the signal. Fully clockwise it will simply pulse on and off when paired with a strong signal. If the signal is a sine, triangle, or any other non-pulse type signal, adjusting the trimmer counter clockwise can dial in settings that follow the shape of the waveform, brightening and dimming with the changing voltage. For certain dual op-amp LFOs in effect pedals, the signal may not go low enough to turn the LED fully off.
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Op-Amp - TL071, Single, Low-Noise, JFET-input, 8-Pin DIP
TL071 single op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. The TL07xx JFET-input operational amplifier family is designed to offer a wider selection than any previously developed operational amplifier family. Each of these JFET-input operational amplifiers incorporates well-matched, high-voltage JFET and bipolar transistors in a monolithic integrated circuit. The devices feature high slew rates, low-input bias and offset currents, and low offset-voltage temperature coefficient. The low harmonic distortion and low noise make the TL07xseries ideally suited for high-fidelity and audio pre-amplifier applications.
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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)
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Reverb Module - Accutronics Belton, Digi-Log, Adjustable Decay
A great digital reverb sound that easily replaces a spring reverberation unit. Stereo outputs may be summed for mono operation. Simple interface: input, output, +5V, and ground
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Transistor - 2N4125, Silicon, TO-92 case, PNP
The 2N4125 is a general purpose silicon NPN transistor in a TO-92 case. The 2N4125 is primarily intended for general purpose amplification. It is a popular choice for silicon fuzz pedals due to its low hFE specifications. It has also been used in a variety of classic pedals such as the Phase 90.
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3.5mm Jack - Qingpu, Eurorack, Stereo, PC Mount
PCB mounted 3.5mm stereo jacks commonly found in DIY Eurorack projects. These are the newest version from Qingpu Electronics featuring a square bushing plate for added durability. Hardware sold separately. See accessory items below.
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