Synth & Eurorack Parts / DIY

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Heat Shrink - flame retardant polyolefin, 7.6mm unheated, black
Very 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.
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Transistor - 2N1308, Germanium, TO-39 case, NPN
2N1308 NPN germanium transistors. The 2N1308 is a popular NPN for fuzz pedals and other effects. This transistor is in a TO-39 package.
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Screw - M3, Nickel, Combination Head, Binding, 6mm
Combination 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.
package of 5
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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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Transistor - 2N3904, TO-92 case, NPN, Lead Free
General purpose low-power NPN bipolar junction transistor, used frequently in hobbyist electronic projects. This version is lead free.
For a lead free 2N3906 see P-Q2N3906-LF.
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CMOS - CD4070, Quad XOR (Exclusive-OR) Gates, 14-Pin DIP
The CD4070B contains four independent Exclusive-OR gates. The CD4070B provides the system designer with a means for direct implementation of the Exclusive-OR functions, respectively. Features:
  • High-Voltage Types (20V Rating)
  • CD4070B - Quad Exclusive-OR Gate
  • Medium Speed Operation
  • tPHL, tPLH = 65ns (Typ) at VDD = 10V, CL = 50pF
  • 100% Tested for Quiescent Current at 20V
  • Standardized Symmetrical Output Characteristics
  • 5V, 10V and 15V Parametric Ratings
  • Maximum Input Current of 1µA at 18V Over Full Package Temperature Range
  • 100nA at 18V and 25°C
  • Noise Margin (Over Full Package Temperature Range)
  • 1V at VDD = 5V, 2V at VDD = 10V, 2.5V at VDD = 15V
  • Meets All Requirements of JEDEC Standard No.
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Transistor - AS394H, Matched Pair, Alfa, TO5-8 case, NPN
The AS394H is a junction isolated ultra well-matched monolithic NPN transistor pair with an order of magnitude improvement in matching over conventional transistor pairs. Electrical characteristics of these devices such as drift versus initial offset voltage, noise, and the exponential relationship of base-emitter voltage to collector current closely approach those of a theoretical transistor. Extrinsic base and emitter resistances are very low, giving very low noise and operating over a wide current range. To guarantee long term stability of matching parameters, internal clamp diodes have been added across the emitter-base junction of each transistor. These prevent degradation due to reverse biased emitter current, the most common cause of field failures in matched devices.
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Diode - 1N34A Germanium
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.
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Wrench - Befaco, Bananut Driver
Custom wrench tool for Bananuts. The two pegs slot into the notches on the Bananuts for an easy installation. Note: This wrench is only compatible with Befaco Bananuts
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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
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical, D-Shaft
Linear taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6mm D shaft. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
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Regulator - 7805, 5 Volt, 1A, Linear Voltage Regulator
5V linear regulator with up to 1 amp of current in a TO-220 package. This style of regulator can be found in many power supplies and also modular synth circuits as well as some stomp boxes. These voltage regulators are monolithic integrated circuits designed as fixed−voltage regulators for a wide variety of applications including local, on−card regulation. These regulators employ internal current limiting, thermal shutdown, and safe−area compensation. With adequate heatsinking they can deliver output currents in excess of 1.0 A. Although designed primarily as a fixed voltage regulator, these devices can be used with external components to obtain adjustable voltages and currents.
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Transistor - BC238B, Silicon, TO-92 case, NPN
BC238B NPN transistor in a TO-92 package. The BC238 is used in a variety of vintage pedals such as the Schaller Fuzz, a version of the Brian May treble boost,and later Jen / Tonebender fuzz pedals. The BC238B is a variant of the BC108B and works well in other classic fuzz pedals such as Fuzz Face and Big Muff builds.
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Switch - GØRVA, Mini Toggle, DPDT, 3 Position, Solder Lugs, Medium Bat
Premium three position DPDT mini toggle switches from Gorva Design. The Bascular Mini switches have a medium 7.5mm actuator length. These switches feature silver plated copper contacts. RoHS compliant & lead-free. Mounting hardware included. Details
  • 8.89 mm bushing length
  • Medium bat
  • 3-Position On/On/On
  • ¼" mounting hole diameter
  • Double pole/Double throw (DPDT)
  • Solder lugs

Features:
  • Power Rating: DC9V, 1A
  • Contact Resistance: <10mΩ
  • Insulation Resistance: 1000MΩ Minimum
  • Dielectric Strength: 1000V RMS @ Sea Level
  • Operating Temperature: -40°C ~ +85°C
  • Electrical Life: 40,000 Cycles
  • RoHS & Lead-free
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Op-Amp - LM741, Single, general purpose, 8-Pin DIP
LM741 single opamp in an 8-pin DIP package. The LM741 has been used in classic guitar pedals such as the Distortion Plus.
The LM741 series are general purpose operational amplifiers which feature improved performance over industry standards like the LM709. They are direct, plug-in replacements for the 709C, LM201, MC1439 and 748 in most applications. The amplifiers offer many features which make their application nearly foolproof: overload protection on the input and output, no latch-up when the common mode range is exceeded, as well as freedom from oscillations.
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Transistor - 2N5135, Silicon, TO-105 case, NPN
The 2N5135 is a silicon NPN transistor in a TO-105 case. This transistor is a close match to the rare 2N5133 but with higher voltage ratings and is in a larger package. The hFE range is less wide than the 2N5133 with more values in the range found in the batches used on vintage Big Muff pedals. The lower hFE range also makes these a great option for silicon fuzz pedals.
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Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, DPDT, 2 Position, Solder Lugs, Flatted
Carling mini-toggle switch, DPDT, ideal for phase switching, coil-tapping, series/parallel pickup switching in guitars. This switch features a flattened actuator.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • 2 Position On-On
  • ¼" mounting hole diameter
  • Double pole/Double throw (DPDT)
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CMOS - CD4021, 8-Stage Static Shift Register, 16-Pin DIP
CD4021B series types are 8-stage parallel- or serial-input/serial output registers having common CLOCK and PARALLEL/SERIAL CONTROL inputs, a single SERIAL data input, and individual parallel "JAM" inputs to each register stage. Each register stage is D-type, master-slave flip-flop. In addition to an output from stage 8, "Q" outputs are also available from stages 6 and 7. In the CD4021B serial entry is synchronous with the clock by parallel entry is asynchronous. Entry is controlled by the PARALLEL/SERIAL CONTROL input. When the PARALLEL/SERIAL CONTROL input is low, data is serially shifted into the 8-stage register synchronously with the positive transition of the clock line. When the PARALLEL/SERIAL CONTROL input is high, data is jammed into the 8-stage register via the parallel input lines and synchronous with the positive transition of the clock line.
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Transistor - BC108, TO-18 case, NPN
BC108 NPN silicon transistors. The BC108 is a popular NPN choice for fuzz pedals and other effects such as vintage silicon Fuzz Face builds and Big Muff clones. Type hFE (IC=2mA, VCE=5V) hfe (IC=2mA, VCE=5V, f=1KHz) BC108A 110-220 125-260 BC108B 200-450 240-500 BC108C 420-800 450-900
  • NPN polarity
  • Collector emitter breakdown voltage 25V
  • Collector base breakdown voltage 30V
  • Collector current 200mA
  • Power 0.75W
  • Transition frequency 150MHz
  • TO-18 case
  • Weight 0.35g
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Knob - Aluminum, Notched Tip Indicator, Set Screw, .75" Diameter
Colors Available:
¾" dia. Knurled aluminum knob, 'positive grip', notched tip indicator, fits ¼" shaft. With set screw. Multiple color options available.
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Knob - Rogan, PT Series, 1P, Small, Pointer, D-Shaft
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These small 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: 0.55 in.
  • Diameter: 0.45 in.
  • Fits 6mm D Shafts
  • Indicator on round side of D-shaft

For a T18 knurled version of this knob, see P-K271P-W. A variety of different sizes are available from the PT Series.
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StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.15” x 1.97”, Mounting Holes
Prototyping circuit board with a standard long strip pattern where tracks run the length of the board. The long tracks are convenient for power and ground rails, and for signal buses. Strips can be cut as needed to make smaller tracks and circuit pads and the board has 0.1" hole spacing for DIP integrated circuits/ headers as well as other parts. Higher quality than traditional stripboard, the holes are drilled, not punched.
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft, Long PC, 16mm
Linear 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”)
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DSP Module - ABE, Accu-Bell Effector, 3 Adjustable Effects
The Accu-Bell Effector offers reverb, chorus, and delay with adjustable setting and tap tempo. This module runs on 5.5V to 9.5V DC so it is easy to incorporate into effect pedal builds. Please see the attached datasheet for an example schematic.
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