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Muro Box-N40 (Chromatic Scale, F3-C7) is About to Be Born!

We are excited to announce that our closest partner Muro Box, who has a successful Kickstarter campaign that reached their funding goals in the first 2 hours!

Now, you can hear the live performance of your MBM melodies on a real mechanical music box, “Muro Box-N40” anytime, anywhere!

Check out their Kickstarter campaign page to hear the live performance of Muro Box-N40 by watching its live stream video. The instructions of online test playing N40 is under the section title “24hrs Open for Testing Online” in this story page of this Kickstarter campaign page.

Oct. 30, 2023, 9:21 a.m.

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.

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Hello! I need help with my first creation! what box should I buy

I am using someone else melody, I don't understand the whole "Notes" box thing, I don't know what box I should buy.

https://musicboxmaniacs.com/explore/melody/dont-wanna-cry-seventeen_72128/
Is the melody :)

I appreciate it, I want to surprise my beautiful girlfriend.
2 comment posted by caleb2219 on Feb. 8, 2024, 10:27 p.m.

Replacement gears?

There is one piece of my 30-note music boxes that breaks most frequently... it's one specific gear with tiny teeth (see photo: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10s3RDm31qh94teXnkbElf9UCoqYc-cGa/view?usp=sharing ) I've looked for where you can buy just the plastic gears, but haven't found anything on Amazon. They offer copper gears, but those are too noisy. I tried buying a 15-note music box to cannibalize its gear, but the teeth are different.

Anybody know of a source to buy just the plastic gears?
5 comment posted by MusicBoxRox on Feb. 1, 2021, 2:37 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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Do you have Diy Music box?! And you want to play your favorite melodies on your real music box, but can't create paper strip with right notation, because you don't have enough experience? Ask me at: https://www.fiverr.com/diymusicbox/notation-for-diy-music-box