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 - 2N508, Germanium, TO-5 case, PNP
2N508 PNP germanium transistors. The 2N508 is a popular PNP for fuzz pedals and other effects. It can be found in modern classics such as the Sunface. This transistor is in a TO-5 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors.
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Nut - Knurled, for mounting Qingpu 3.5mm jacks
Knurled, slotted nut for W-QP-419GR and W-QP-518MA 3.5mm jacks. See W-QP-NUT-H for the hex version of this nut. See W-QP-WASHER for compatible washer See S-TND-2X for nut driver tool
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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.
  • Thin wall tubing

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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Box Header - Shrouded, 10 Pin, Right Angle
High quality right angled 10-pin headers. Right angled headers are perfect for compact eurorack builds. The durable glass filled polyester shroud makes soldering these shrouded headers a simple task.
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Transistor - 2N5457, JFET, N-Channel, TO-92
2N5457 N-Channel JFET in a TO-92 package. The 2N5457 is designed primarily for audio and switching applications.
  • Max drain to gate voltage = 25 V
  • Max gate to source voltage = -25 V
  • Max forward gate current = 10 mA
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¼" Jack - Switchcraft, Enclosed, Stereo
The Switchcraft Type 112BX enclosed ¼” jack is a high quality jack. This jack has three solder lugs. One for the tip, one for the ring, and one for the sleeve. These jacks have been widely used across the industry and can also be found in many popular 5U synthesizers. Includes nut and washer.
  • Type 112BX
  • 0.276" bushing length (standard)
  • Mates with standard ¼" plugs and is available with 0.25" inside diameter bushing.
  • Stereo 3-Conductor
  • Includes nut and washer

See W-SC-111X for mono version
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Knurled Shaft, 16mm
Miniature Alpha pot for guitars. Audio taper.
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Transistor - 2N2907, Silicon, TO-18 case, PNP
The 2N2907 is a silicon planar epitaxial PNP transistor in a TO-18 metal case type. The 2N2907 is designed for use in high speed saturated switching and general purpose applications.
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Op-Amp - LF353, Dual, Wide-Bandwidth, JFET Input, 8-Pin DIP
Dual wide-bandwidth LF353 opamps in an 8-pin DIP package. The LF353 offers a high input impedance and 3MHz bandwidth.
This LF353 device is a low-cost, high-speed, JFET input operational amplifier with very low input offset voltage. It requires low supply current yet maintains a large gain-bandwidth product and a fast slew rate. In addition, the matched high-voltage JFET input provides very low input bias and offset currents.
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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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Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, Vertical Pointer, 0.51" Diameter
Colors Available:
Small plastic control knob with set screw and brass insert. This knob features a radial-brushed metal top, a fine straight-knurl grip, and a vertical pointer. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
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Resistor - Carbon Film, Zero Ohm
Zero ohm (0Ω) resistors in a carbon film axial package. These resistors are a similar size to most common 1/4W carbon film and metal film resistors. Zero ohm resistors are useful as pcb jumpers as well as point to point jumpers. These can also be useful for true bypass 3PDT wiring.
package of 5
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Power Jack - Lumberg, DC Panel Mount, Low Profile, 5.5mm External, 2.1mm Internal
Low profile Lumberg panel mount barrel jack with solder lugs. This high quality jack is the perfect size for smaller builds where additional space is necessary. The Lumberg low profile DC jack is also great for builds where aesthetics are a priority. For use with barrel plugs with a 5.5mm external diameter and 2.1mm internal diameter. Mounting nut included.
Note: As of 2023, Lumberg has updated the design of these jacks.
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PCB - SMD to Thru-Hole Adapter, SOIC-8 to DIP-8
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.
package of 5
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Integrated Circuit - SSI2131, VCO, Sound Semiconductor
The FatKeys™ SSI2131 Voltage Controlled Oscillator provides the core VCO function with buffered triangle, sawtooth, and variable-width pulse waveform outputs over a ten-octave range. The device offers unparalleled temperature stability, exponentiality, waveform integrity, and ease of use while requiring an absolute minimum of external components. The SSI2131 is a new-generation voltage controlled oscillator for high-performance electronic musical instruments and other systems requiring accurate audio-band waveform generation. The device offers unprecedented levels of temperature stability, exponentiality, waveform integrity, and ease of use.
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CMOS - CD4047, Low-Power Monostable/Astable Multivibrator, 14-Pin DIP
CD4047B consists of a gatable astable multivibrator with logic techniques incorporated to permit positive or negative edge-triggered monostable multivibrator action with retriggering and external counting options. Inputs include +TRIGGER, -TRIGGER, ASTABLE, ASTABLE\, RETRIGGER, and EXTERNAL RESET. Buffered outputs are Q\, Q and OSCILLATOR. In all modes of operation, and external capacitor must be connected between C-Timing and RC-Common terminal, and an external resistor must be connected between the R-Timing and RC-Common terminals. Astable operation is enabled by a high level on the STABLE input or a low level on the ASTABLE\ input, or both. The period of the square wave at the Q and Q\ Outputs in this mode off operation is a function of the external components employed. "True" input pulses on the ASTABLE input or "Complement" pulses on the ASTABLE\ input allow the circuit to be used as a gatable multivibrator.
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OTA - AS3080ED, Linearizing Diodes, Alfa, SOIC-8
The AS3080ED is Alfa’s version of the CA3080 IC in an SOIC package. The AS3080ED is a gain block which is the operational-transconductance-amplifier (OTA). The AS3080ED has differential input and a single-ended, push-pull, class A output. Amplifier bias input may be used either for gating or for linear gain control. High output impedance and transconductance (gM) is directly proportional to the amplifier bias current (IABC). Linearizing diodes are provided at the inputs to reduce distortion and allow higher input levels. The result is a 10-dB signal-to-noise improvement referenced to 0.5 percent THD.
The AS3080ED is notable for it’s high slew rate (50V/µs), which makes it especially useful for multiplexer and fast unity-gain voltage followers.
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Switch - Korg, Momentary Tactile Switch, Under Knob P8012S
Korg Tact switch under knob P8012S. SPST momentary, 0.25in. width.
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Knob - Rogan, PT Series, 6PS, Extra Large, Skirted, Pointer, D-Shaft
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These extra large, puck-shaped, skirted 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 D-shafts.
  • Height: 0.63 in.
  • Diameter:1.25 in.
  • Fits 6mm D Shafts
  • Indicator on round side of D-shaft

A variety of different sizes are available from the PT Series.
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Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, DPDT, 3 Position
Genuine Carling DPDT 3 Position Mini Toggle, Round Bat, Solder Lugs
  • DPDT ( Double Pole/ Double Throw) switch
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • 0.409” bat length
  • ¼" chassis hole diameter
  • Solder terminals
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, Right Angle, 16mm, Dual, 1MΩ
1MΩ dual-gang 16mm potentiometers with a solid shaft and an audio taper. These pots have right angle 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: 10.7 mm + 5 mm (0.421” + 0.197”)
  • Lead Distance from shaft center: 16 mm (0.630”)
  • Lead Thickness: 0.5 mm (0.020”)
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35 mm (0.25”)
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Integrated Circuit - SSI2140, Multi-Mode VCF, Sound Semiconductor
The SSI2140 is a new-generation voltage controlled filter that provides four highly-configurable variable transconductance cells for a wide variety of pole and mode combinations, and adds significant new features.
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¼" Jack - Stereo, Panel Mount, Low Profile
Panel mount stereo jacks with a very low profile. These jacks have a smaller footprint than the Lumberg jacks that are popular for tight pedal builds. They are perfect for top mounted jack pedal builds and any other project where space is limited. Mounting nut and flat washer included.
  • M9*0.75 Bushing Thread
  • Stereo 3-Conductor (TRS)
  • Open Circuit (does not have switched terminal).
  • Includes nut and washer.
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical, 11 Detents
Linear taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter featuring 11 detents across the rotation. The 11 detent versions are useful for builds where 1-10 settings are commonly used or if the pot is used as a rotary switch along with a microcontroller. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included. See R-VAV-A100K-11DET for an audio taper version.
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