Hey! I just wanted to let everyone know that we have started a discord server featuring people from this website. While the server is currently very small, It's a nice place to hang out and communicate that the forums aren't very equipped for. Of course, if you are interested, everyone that can see this is invited to join. https://discord.gg/hX59wzy
I got my 30notes music box yesterday, It worked perfectly until I got curious about how it works and rotated some of the note gears with my hand... Was I not supposed to do that?? Now some of the notes doesn't play. Randomly. Sometimes they works just well, sometimes it doesn't. Is there any way to recover...??
Hi guys! So i recently input a song into the online music box melody editor and i noticed some red 'X's ; i understand that those are repetitive notes positioned too close to each other and music boxes may not be able to play them. But is there a way to rectify it? like changing its position but simultaneously not affecting its melody etc? I do not have any music background so I'm quite confused and do not know how to make it work. Would really appreciate any help!! Thank you in advance!
I recently purchased the Wingostore 30-note music box from Amazon. The gears are copper and I felt that getting this would last longer and be more durable than the Grand Illusions plastic gears, and likely prevent slippage. Unfortunately after a very short period of time, my gears are making a squeaking noise after every revolution.
Has anyone else experienced this with the copper gear models, and is there a good way to fix this? Is it better to just get the Grand Illusions music box instead?
Hello all. I am new to this site and decided to join due to my love of Music boxes and my recent desire to start creating them. Eventually Imma try and create cylinders due to their compactness however this is an obvious start point. I wanted to make a couple projects but both projects would close off the music box. Making it Impossible to Re-Feed the paper through when the song finishes. Im curious if anyone has found a way to circumvent having to re-feed. Or maybe theres a completely different way that I'm not thinking of? I'm sorry this post is slightly scattered but I appreciate any help you guys can give. Thank you.
So Im trying to create a music box I have no experience with music or anything else. I only had one music box in my life and its sadly broken and I dont know if there exist modern job which repairs it. so I decided I would recreate it in a better form. I was thinking putting it in a wooden chest but the problem wouldnt that dampen the music? Do you guys have any tip I would be really really thankfull
I punched a few songs out, and have really been enjoying it. As of recently, it seems like the music box is tending to "skip" or "stutter" when playing songs. The gears will continue to move, but it appears that the paper stops moving for about half a second, then it picks back up. It's almost like it loses its "grip" on the paper (but I can't figure out why that would be)
Has anyone seen any similar issues to this? Anyone know what's going on?
All the 30-note crank mechanisms for sale via the store link have plastic gears (and users complaining they break). Except ONE that has copper gears, but... it will not play what we compose/transcribe here, because it is not tuned c d g a b c d e f f# g g# a a# b c c# d d# e f f# g g# a a# b c d e... Identifying the right combo and adding a link to it would be a great help! Alternatively, could the "create" page allow to toggle between "c" and "f" options/tunings, as they seem to be called informally?