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.
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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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 - 2N1303, Germanium, TO-5 case, PNP
2N1303 PNP germanium transistors. The 2N1303 is a popular PNP for fuzz pedals and other effects. This transistor is in a TO-5 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors.
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Knurled Shaft, 16mm
Miniature Alpha pot for guitars. Audio taper.
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Transistor - 2N4401, Silicon, TO-92 case, NPN
The 2N4401 is a silicon general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 package. The 2N4401’s typical applications include signal processing, amplification, and switching.
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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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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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Switch Accessory - Mini Toggle Caps, Standard Bat, 11 Colors
Colors Available:
Rubber caps / switch tips for mini toggle switches in a variety of colors. These are made for standard sized toggle bats. Available in 11 different colors.
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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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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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OTA - AS3280D, Dual, Linearizing Diodes, Alfa, SOIC-16
The AS3280 is Alfa’s version of the CA3280 IC in an SOIC package. The AS3280D consists of two variable operational amplifiers that are designed to substantially reduce the initial input offset voltage and the offset voltage variation with respect to changes in programming current. This design results in reduced "AGC thump," an objectionable characteristic of many AGC systems. Careful design of critical places of the circuit reduces the amplifier dependence upon thermal and processing variables.
The AS3280D has all the generic characteristics of an operational voltage amplifier except that the forward transfer characteristics is best described by transconductance rather than voltage gain, and the output is current, not voltage. The magnitude of the output current is equal to the product of transconductance and the input voltage.
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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, RB-67 Series, Small
Colors Available:
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These small knobs feature a metal insert and a spun aluminum inlay with a black indicator line. The RB-67 Series from Rogan is popularly used on Buchla 200 Series modular synthesizers and can be found on many contemporary eurorack synthesizers.
  • Height: 0.48 in.
  • Diameter: 0.51 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screws

A variety of sizes and colors are available from the RB-67 Series. See the links below for the full selection of knobs from this series. P-K770-X Small P-K770S-X Small Skirted P-K771S-X Medium Skirted P-K772S-B Large Skirted
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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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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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Op-Amp - LM358, Dual, 8-Pin DIP
LM358 dual op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. These devices consist of two independent, high-gain, frequency-compensated operational amplifiers designed to operate from a single supply over a wide range of voltages. Operation from split supplies also is possible if the difference between the two supplies is 3 V to 32 V (3 V to 26 V for the LM2904), and VCC is at least 1.5 V more positive than the input common-mode voltage. The low supply-current drain is independent of the magnitude of the supply voltage. Applications include transducer amplifiers, dc amplification blocks, and all the conventional operational amplifier circuits that now can be implemented more easily in single-supply-voltage systems.
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Diode - 1N4748A, 22V, Zener, 1W, 5% Tolerance
1N4748A 22V zener diode in a DO-41 package. A semiconductor device that, above a certain reverse voltage(the zener value) has a sudden rise in current. If forward biased, the diode is an ordinary rectifier. When reverse biased, it exhibits a sharp break in its current-voltage graph. Voltage across the diode remains essentially constant for any further increase of reverse current.
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Knob - Davies, 2150, Daka-ware, Vintage Pointer
High-quality USA made knobs from Davies Molding. This vintage-style 2150 pointer knob is made of solid phenolic and features an infilled indicator line. The detailed design has a mixture of ridges, curves and lines giving it a distinctively vintage appearance. The 2150 can be found on vintage equipment such as the Echoplex tape delay and test equipment from RCA and National Radio Company.
  • Height: 0.56 in.
  • Length: 1.25 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
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Nut - M3-0.5 Hex Nut, Stainless Steel
Package of 5
A threaded fastener made from austenitic stainless steels. It contains chromium creating an invisible surface film that resists oxidation making the metal corrosion resistant. If the surface layer is damaged, it rebuilds itself in the presence of oxygen.
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Evaluation Board - EVB2130-P, SSI2130 VCO, Sound Semiconductor, Fully Populated
The SSI2130 offers unprecedented performance and features, but its ultra-compact QFN package can present prototyping challenges. The EVB2130 eases evaluation by providing a PCB that allows comprehensive exploration of capabilities. The EVB2130-P is fully populated and ready for the bench. With the exception of the SSI2130, all components are through-hole for easy construction and experimentation. A on-board +5V regulator and 2.5V reference simplify external power connections, and pots are provided for mixer control, PWM, and VCO setup. Switches ease selection of saw ramp direction plus Through-Zero and Pulse Modulation. Features
  • PCB size: 108 x 82mm
  • External Power: ±12V
  • Inputs: Expo Freq 1V/Oct PWM In Aux 1 and 2 In FM In PM In Hard Sync Soft Sync
  • Outputs: Sine Saw Triangle Pulse Square Mix Out
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, PC Lead, 16mm
Alpha Mini Pots with solid shaft and short PC mount terminals.
  • Threading: M7 x 0.75
  • Distance between terminals: 5 mm (0.197”)
  • Lead Depth from Panel: 3.8 mm (0.150”)
  • Lead Distance from shaft center: 12.5 mm + 3.5 mm (0.492” + 0.138”)
  • Lead Thickness: 0.5 mm (0.020”)
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Transistor - 2N5485, JFET, N-Channel,TO-92
2N5485 N-channel JFET in a TO-92 package. The 2N5485 is an N−channel junction field effect transistors designed for RF amplifier and mixer applications. These devices operate well in the VHF/UHF frequency range.
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