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.
BreadBoard - Solderless, 400 point pattern
Solderless (plug-in) breadboard with 400 connection tie-points (i.e. 400 wire insertion holes) and 4 power rails. Solderless breadboards are great for building and testing new circuits because parts can be easily inserted and removed making them completely re-usable. This breadboard has a 300 tie-point IC-circuit area plus four 25 tie-point power rails. The housing is made of white ABS plastic, with a printed legend giving numbers and letters for columns and rows. The internal contacts are phosphor bronze with a plated nickel finish and a peelable adhesive tape backing is provided for attaching it to a surface. Be sure to check out the Zipwire™ jumper wire kits for use with this breadboard.
Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, Long PC, 16mm
Audio taper Alpha 16mm pots with a solid shaft and long 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: 20.7 mm + 4 mm (0.815” + 0.158”)
- Lead Distance from shaft center: 14.3 mm (0.563”)
- Lead Thickness: 0.5 mm (0.020”)
- Shaft Diameter: 6.35 mm (0.25”)
Switch - Carling, Submini Toggle, DPDT, 2 Position, PC Pins
Carling submini toggle switch, DPDT, 2 position, .195" mounting hole diameter, 0.236" bushing length.
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.
Diode - 1N914, Small Signal
The 1N914 is a small signal diode similar to the 1N4148 and is common in many older electronics. The 1N914 is general purpose and can be used in a multitude of different applications.
Integrated Circuit - AS3109D, VCF, Alfa, SOIC-16
The AS3109 is Alfa’s version of the Roland IR3109 VCF in an SOIC package. The AS3109 is a high performance voltage controlled four-pole filter. The four independent sections may be interconnected to provide a wide variety of filter responses, such as low pass, high pass, band pass and all pass. A single input exponentially controls the frequency over a range greater than 15 octaves with little control voltage feedthrough. AS3109 features high input impedance buffers. Features
- Voltage controllable range – 15 octaves
- Accurate exponential frequency scale
- High input impedance buffers
- Wide transconductance range
- Low input offset voltage
- Low control voltage feedthrough - 45 dB typical
- For electronic music
Heat Shrink - ¼" Diameter x 6" Long, 23 Pieces
Package of 23The shrink ratio on this tubing is 2 to 1, it is fungus resistant and non-corrosive. It is recommended for tightly sealing connectors, terminals, wire splices, and tool handles. It may be shrunk with heat guns, oven, etc. Comes in 6 inch lengths, quantity of 23.
Transistor - BC547, General Purpose, TO-92 case, NPN
The BC547 is a silicon general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 package. The BC547’s typical applications include signal processing, amplification, and switching. The BC547 is available in two different gain ranges: BC547B and BC547C. Type hFE (IC=2mA, VCE=5V) BC547B 200-450 BC547C 420-800
Potentiometer - Alpha, Reverse Audio, 9mm, Vertical, 50KΩ
Reverse audio taper (antilog), vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter. These 9mm pots are poplar in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
Knob - Phenolic, Set Screw, Gaunt Chicken Head
High quality chicken head knobs with vintage gaunt design. The gaunt chicken head has a thinner band that extends above the base allowing for easy manipulation of the knob. This knob has a thick infilled indicator line and is made of solid phenolic. Fits 0.25” (6.35mm) shafts with set screw and brass insert.
- Height: 0.67 in.
- Length: 1.26 in.
- Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
Potentiometer - Song Huei, Audio, 9mm, Tall
Audio taper, vertical mount, Song Huei pots with a 6mm shaft. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, modular synthesizers, and other projects where space is limited. The knurled shaft features a painted indicator line so no knob is required. These tall versions have a 17mm shaft length and a total height of 25mm. For linear taper versions, see R-VSHL-BX. For center notched, linear taper versions, see R-VSHL-BX-CN.
Transistor - 2N321, Germanium, TO-5 case, PNP
2N321 PNP germanium transistors. The 2N321 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.
Screw - M3, Nickel, Combination Head, Binding, 6mm
Package of 5Combination Drive, Nickel, 6mm, M3 metric, zinc. Designed to go through a hole or nut that is pre-tapped to form a mating thread for the screw. Phillips drive is the most common drive used and is designed to "camout" when the screw reaches optimum tightness, thus preventing damage to the screw head.
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.
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.
For a lead free 2N3904 see P-Q2N3904-LF.
Dust Cap - For DC Power Jack, Low Profile Size
Dust cover for smaller low profile DC power jacks. This cover is simple to install and can help protect the power jack on effects pedals and other electronics using this style of DC jack. Jack sold separately.
Diode - 1N34A Germanium, low leakage
The 1N34A Germanium diode is an old standby in electronics. Widely used for detecting the rectifying efficiency or for switching on a radio, TV or stereo etc.
Brush - Befaco, Gear Duster
Gear duster from Befaco. The Befaco Synth Duster is a great tool for getting dust off of faceplates and other hard to reach spots on your equipment. The super soft bristles can gently clean around pots, jacks, and other hardware.
Nut - CTS, 3/8-32, Nickel, for 450 Series Potentiometers
Replacement nut for CTS 450 series potentiometers and others.
- 3/8-32 threading
- Sold individually
Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Vertical, Knurled Shaft
Audio taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6mm T18 knurled shaft. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
Panel - Eurorack Blanks, Reversible Black / Aluminum, 1.6mm
Aluminum blank panels for use with eurorack synths. These 1.6mm thick panels feature a painted black side and a bare aluminum side. Simply flip the panel around to match your color scheme. Elongated holes are used for the mounting holes to ensure a proper fit in your rack. These low cost panels are great for filling gaps in your system or making DIY modules. Blank panels are also referred to as blind panels. Standard Eurorack panels have the same height of 128.5mm but the width varies and is measured in HP. HP is short for horizontal pitch. A single HP is 0.2” (5.08mm). The 2HP panel will measure 0.4” wide (10.16mm”) and the 20HP panel will measure 4.0” wide (101.6mm).
Switch - GØRVA, Submini Toggle, DPDT, 2 Position, PC Pins, Medium Bat
Premium two position DPDT submini toggle switches from Gorva Design. The Bascular Sub Mini switches have a medium 7.37mm actuator length. These switches feature silver plated copper alloy contacts. The bushing is smooth and the switch is secured with the mounting bracket on the PCB. RoHS compliant & lead-free. Details
- 5.59mm non-threaded bushing
- 2-Position On/On
- 4.95mm panel hole diameter
- Double pole/Double throw (DPDT)
- PC Pins
- Power Rating: DC9V, 1A
- Contact Resistance: <20mΩ
- Insulation Resistance: 1000MΩ Minimum
- Dielectric Strength: 1000V RMS @ Sea Level
- Operating Temperature: -40°C ~ +85°C
- Electrical Life: 30,000 Cycles
- RoHS & Lead-free
Op-Amp - TL064, Quad, Low Power, JFET-input, 14-Pin DIP
TL064 quad op amp in a 14-pin DIP package. The JFET-input operational amplifiers of the TL06x series are designed as low-power versions of the TL08x series amplifiers. They feature high input impedance, wide bandwidth, high slew rate, and low input offset and input bias currents. The TL06x series features the same terminal assignments as the TL07x and TL08x series. Features
- Very Low Power Consumption
- Typical Supply Current: 200 µA (Per Amplifier)
- Wide Common-Mode and Differential Voltage Ranges
- Low Input Bias and Offset Currents
- Common-Mode Input Voltage Range Includes VCC+
- Output Short-Circuit Protection
- High Input Impedance: JFET-Input Stage
- Internal Frequency Compensation
- Latch-Up-Free Operation
- High Slew Rate: 3.5 V/µs Typical
Heat Shrink - flame retardant polyolefin, 7.6mm unheated, black
Sold by the yardVery flexible, high flame retardant polyolefin heat shrink tubing. Unheated outer diameter of about 7.6 mm with a 2:1 shrink ratio. Resistant to common liquid solvents with excellent physical, chemical, and electrical performance.