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The must-read user guide for paper strip music boxes

We want to thank Hanneke Debie who wrote this extensive music box guide to include the most commonly asked questions about the paper strip music boxes, which are also known as “hand cranked music boxes” and “paper roll music box”.

In this guide, Hanneke tells us where you can find the paper strip music boxes, the types of them, how you can compose music for them and punch holes correctly, where to find melodies, how to repair the mechanical parts of the music box movement, and other tips and tricks learned from our MBM community. We would like to thank Hanneke Debie and other MBM members who have provided helpful resources to guide the newcomers of our community.

Aug. 10, 2021, 10:12 a.m.

Muro Box has launched an Indiegogo campaign

We are very excited to announce that our closest partner Muro Box has launched an Indiegogo campaign! In case if you missed it, Muro Box is the world’s first app-controlled mechanical music box, that can play unlimited melodies and has a variety of really cool features.

After their first successful crowdfunding campaign in Taiwan they spent almost 2 years in the pilot run production, and now when the final batch of the music boxes has been successfully produced and shipped to their first backers, they are launching a global campaign.

If you would like to learn more about the team behind this truly unique project and their journey, we strongly recommend checking out their story. It was quite a fascinating journey.

May 5, 2020, 5:46 p.m.

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Music Box Making Tingy Sound?


I just recently bought a music box for my girlfriend to celebrate our 1 year anniversary coming up. However, when I received it, I opened it up to listen to the quality of the music.

The quality sounds absolutely fantastic, but there's a noise that's holding the quality back from being perfect. There's a tingy noise that plays before and after some of the notes. It almost sounds like some of the combs are gently scraping against the wheel.

Does anyone have experience with this? If so, what should I do?

I would post a video, but I don't see any media attach option on this forum. I just created this account to address this specific reason.
1 comment posted by nickroyal884 on March 24, 2023, 1:56 a.m.

Buzzing sound

I recently bought a 30-note music box from ebay, the kind which lets you make your own song sheets and play them. What bothers me is that some notes make a slight buzzing sound, as if theyre touching something, and sometimes the notes dont ring out completely. Is there any way I can fix this? I'd add a video but there isn't an option to do that.
0 comment posted by stressiggurke on Feb. 25, 2023, 4:44 p.m.

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Turn the crank and hear an old tune. The charm of a music box still lingers to this day, and now the mechanism that creates the music is available for you to compose any song you wish. Our Music Box hole punch is a music makers delight. Create your own melody by punching holes in the music paper strips provided. The Happy Birthday melody is included for you to get started. For musicians, crafters and lovers of music this is a must have item. The kit also includes a instruction booklet to help you get started. Order your own DIY Music Box Kit now!

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