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 - 2N5172, Silicon, TO-92 case, NPN
The 2N5172 is a silicon general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 package. The 2N5172’s typical applications include general purpose amplification and switching.
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Right Angle
Linear taper, right angle, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
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Knob - Aluminum, Set Screw, Diamond Knurl, 0.496” Diameter
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Anodized aluminum knob with channeled indicator line and set screw. This slim, solid aluminum knob has a diamond knurled grip with a diameter of 0.495”. It also features a counterbore which allows it to hide pot bushings for a clean look. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
  • Height: 0.56 in.
  • Diameter: 0.496 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
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Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, MXR Style, 0.755" Diameter
Mid-sized black plastic control knob with set screw and brass insert. This knob is similar in appearance to the classic MXR knobs but with a smaller diameter. It features a fluted grip with an indicator line along with a small skirt with a dot indicator. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
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CMOS - CD4011, 2-Input CMOS NAND Gates, 14-Pin DIP
CD4011B NAND gates provide the system designer with direct implementation of the NAND function and supplement the existing family of CMOS gates. All inputs and outputs are buffered. Features:
  • Propagation delay time = 60 ns (typ.) at CL = 50 pF, VDD = 10 V
  • Buffered inputs and outputs
  • Standardized symmetrical output characteristics
  • Maximum input current of 1 µA at 18 V over-full package temperature range; 100 nA at 18 V and 25°C
  • 100% tested for quiescent current at 20 V
  • 5-V, 10-V, and 15-V parametric ratings
  • Noise margin (over full package temperature range:
    • 1 V at VDD = 5 V
    • 2 V at VDD = 10 V
    • 2.5 at VDD = 15 V
  • Meets all requirements of JEDEC Tentative Standard No. 13B, "Standard Specifications for Description of "B" Series CMOS Devices"
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Switch Accessory - Mini Toggle Caps, Standard Bat, 11 Colors
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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-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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Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 2 Position, Solder Lugs, Flattened
Carling mini-toggle switch, SPDT. This switch features a flattened actuator.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • 2-Position On/On
  • ¼" mounting hole diameter
  • Single pole/Double throw (SPDT)
  • Solder Lugs
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CMOS - CD4053, 2:1 SPDT, 3-Channel Analog Multiplexer with Logic-Level Conversion, 16-Pin DIP
The CD4053B analog multiplexers are digitally-controlled analog switches having low ON impedance and very low OFF leakage current.
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Integrated Circuit - AS3320, Multi-Mode VCF, Alfa, 18-Pin Dip
The AS3320 is Alfa’s version of the CEM3320 IC. The AS3320 is a high performance voltage controlled four-pole filter with on-chip voltage controllable resonance IC. 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 greater than a ten octave range with little control voltage feedthrough. Another input controls the resonance in a modified linear manner from zero to low distortion oscillation. For those demanding applications, provision has been made to allow trimming for improved control voltage rejection. Each filter section features a variable gain cell which is fully temperature compensated, exhibits a better signal-to-noise ratio and generates its low distortion predominantly in the second harmonic. The device includes a minus two volt regulator to ensure low power dissipation and consequent low warm-up drift.
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Diode - Silicon Rectifier, 3A, 400V, 1N5404
A semiconductor device which passes current in the forward direction(from anode to cathode), and blocks current in the opposite direction.
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Knob - Rogan, RB-67 Series, Medium, Skirted
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High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These medium knobs feature a metal insert, spun aluminum inlay, and a skirt with an infilled arrow indicator. 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: 0.77 in.
  • Diameter: 1.15 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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Resistors - ¼ Watt, Carbon Film, 5% tolerance
Carbon Film resistors are made by vacuum depositing a thin carbon film on a ceramic form. A good choice for applications which require a steady, low power drop. Package of 5. These resistors are perfect for pedal builders!
  • 1/4 watt
  • ± 5% tolerance
  • EIA color coded
  • .24" long x .08" diameter
  • Package of 5
package of 5
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Potentiometer - Alpha, W-Taper, Solid Shaft, 16mm, 20kΩ
20kΩ W taper 16mm solid shaft potentiometers with solder lug terminals. These pots are great for any project. 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”)
  • Bushing Length: 6.5mm (0.256")
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35mm ( 0.250")
  • Taper: W
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Integrated Circuit - SSI2162, Dual VCA, Sound Semiconductor
The FatKeys™ SSI2162 provides two independent VCA channels, and like its SSI2161 and SSI2164 siblings offers great flexibility in design of dynamics processors, automatic or remote level control, and voltage controlled filters. Highly compact 10-lead SSOP package. The SSI2162 is a versatile VCA building block for high-performance audio applications. Two independent channels provide voltage control of a current-mode input and output for a gain range from +20dB to –100dB, with control provided by a ground-referenced –33mV/dB constant. The device offers considerable flexibility for a wide range of design goals and applications. A unique mode control allows selection of Class A, Class AB, or in-between using a single resistor. In addition, improved current handling allows use of lower value input resistors for reduced output noise without loss of headroom. Both channels can be parallel-connected for further noise improvement.
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Resistor Kit - ¼ Watt, Metal Film, 1% tolerance, 5 of each value
Metal Film resistors consist of a resistive element of an extremely thin layer of metal alloy vacuum deposited on a substrate. Precise and quiet.
package of 845
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Potentiometer Adapter Sleeve - Converts .125” shaft to ¼"
This nickel-plated brass adapter sleeve converts a 0.125 in. (3.17mm) shaft potentiometer to ¼" shaft (6.35mm), allowing for ¼" knobs to be used on a wider range of potentiometers. The cutout on the sleeve allows the set screw of the knob to secure directly to the shaft of the pot. Depending on the knob used, a longer set screw can be required.
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Audio Power Amplifier - LM380, Class-AB, 2.5W, 14-Pin DIP
LM380 power amp in a 14-pin DIP package. The LM380 is a power audio amplifier for consumer applications. In order to hold system cost to a minimum, gain is internally fixed at 34 dB. A unique input stage allows ground referenced input signals. The output automatically self-centers to one-half the supply voltage. The output is short circuit proof with internal thermal limiting. The package outline is standard dual-in-line. The LM380N uses a copper lead frame. The center three pins on either side comprise a heat sink.
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Capacitor - 50V, 680pF, Ceramic Disc
Ceramic disc capacitor, 680 pF (.00068µF) rated for up to 50 V.
Non linear temperature coefficient of capacitance
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Knob - Davies, 1600 & 1610, Daka-ware, Skirted
High-quality USA made knobs from Davies Molding. The small skirted 1610 knob is made of solid phenolic and features an indicator line on the 0.91” diameter skirt. This classic knob has been used on a variety of equipment and most notably on the Buchla 100 Series as well as some 200 Series modules.
  • Height: 0.59 in.
  • Diameter: 0.91 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw

The large skirted 1600 knob is made of phenolic and features an indicator line on the 1.5” diameter skirt. This classic knob has been used on a variety of equipment and most notably on the Buchla 100 Series as well as some 200 Series modules.
  • Height: 0.69 in.
  • Diameter: 1.5 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
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Screws - M3-0.5 Socket Head Cap, 8mm Length
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Ideal for precision assembly work with close tolerances and applications needing a well tooled appearance.
package of 5
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Capacitor - 50V, 0.047µF, Used In Pedal Kits
Polyester Film Capacitor used in MOD® Pedal Kits. Rated at 0.047µF 50V. Tolerance: 10%. Operating temperature: -40 C to +85 C
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Knob - Rogan, PT Series, 1PS, Small, Skirted, Pointer, Knurled Shaft
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These small, 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 T18 knurled shafts.
  • Height: 0.71 in.
  • Diameter: 0.57 in.
  • Fits T18 Knurled Shafts

For a D-shaft version of this knob, see P-K281PS-W. A variety of different sizes are available from the PT Series. See the links below for the full selection of knurled shaft knobs from this series. P-K271P-W 1P Small Pointer P-K272P-W 2P Medium Pointer P-K272PS-W 2PS Medium Skirted Pointer
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 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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