CICADA0SNAIL

wooden music box using strips, for diy and custom music

Beijing, China | 2348 Sales

CICADA0SNAIL

wooden music box using strips, for diy and custom music

Beijing, China 2348 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (324)

Announcement   Here we sell mainly 30-note and 20-note music boxes using paper strips. The advantage of such music boxes is more possibilities for music diy and custom music.

Visit my youtube channel to see how they are played:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjXQ1xqRl8EMGDCb_0Fs_xQ/videos

All note information of a music piece is stored on a punched paper strip. With a punch and blank strips we provide, you can diy any tunes and get a personalized music box.

We've already made dozens of songs. You can hear all at

www.cicada0snail.com

We provide 30-note strip rolls with the length about 50 meters each, so you can diy music pieces with unlimited duration, not mentioning you can hear more songs played on one music box.

If you're not sure enough about diy music, custom music is also available for 30-note strips. See this:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/226143876/custom-music-especially-for-30-note

Besides, some wooden music boxes can be engraved with your personalized design of brief strokes or blessing words. This service is for free.

Our music boxes are absolutely unique gifts for any occasions!

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 25, 2016

Here we sell mainly 30-note and 20-note music boxes using paper strips. The advantage of such music boxes is more possibilities for music diy and custom music.

Visit my youtube channel to see how they are played:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjXQ1xqRl8EMGDCb_0Fs_xQ/videos

All note information of a music piece is stored on a punched paper strip. With a punch and blank strips we provide, you can diy any tunes and get a personalized music box.

We've already made dozens of songs. You can hear all at

www.cicada0snail.com

We provide 30-note strip rolls with the length about 50 meters each, so you can diy music pieces with unlimited duration, not mentioning you can hear more songs played on one music box.

If you're not sure enough about diy music, custom music is also available for 30-note strips. See this:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/226143876/custom-music-especially-for-30-note

Besides, some wooden music boxes can be engraved with your personalized design of brief strokes or blessing words. This service is for free.

Our music boxes are absolutely unique gifts for any occasions!

Tao Huang

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Tao Huang

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About

Strip music box for diy and custom music

Years ago I found such strip-type music movements. I've tried 15-note, 20-note and 30-note ones. Though I wish to find strip music movements with more notes, 30-note ones seem to be the upmost. So now I sell 30-note and 20-note ones mainly.

Especially 30-note strip-type music movements. The '30 notes' are

C1 D1 G1 A1 B1
C2 D2 E2 F2 #F2 G2 #G2 A2 #A2 B2
C3 #C3 D3 #D3 E3 F3 #F3 G3 #G3 A3 #A3 B3
C4 D4 E4

As you can see, they cover four octaves, with 1, 2, 3, 4 representing the rising of octaves.
In the octave marked by 3, even all twelve semitones are involved. That means many (maybe I should say 'most') music can be rearranged to such movements, no matter classic or folk music. That gives you more freedom in music arrangement.

Now you understand the strip-type music movement itself is not customized or hand-made, but with blank strips we provide (https://www.etsy.com/listing/203709519), you can turn a number of music melodies into one music box, which is doubtlessly unique to you.

In fact, I as well as many friends have turned dozens of melodies onto strips. Once all notes of a song are punched onto a strip, you can hear the song by rolling the strip through a corresponding music box.

You can hear these songs at

www.cicada0snail.com

Surely most demos there are not recorded but simulated using music software. If you want to see some operation videos, here is my youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjXQ1xqRl8EMGDCb_0Fs_xQ/videos

Blank strip roll as long as 50 meters makes my shop shine. With such long strip, you need not to worry about the duration of the music you choose. Theoretically, a song with any length can be rearranged as a whole. Think about it...what is the most duration you've heard from a music box?

The idea of diy things may not attract you. Maybe what you need is only to find a unique music box playing a seldom-heard melody. Fine! Custom music is available for you. As mentioned above, the flexible strip allows me to rearrange the melody for you, with some custom charges, of course.

For operation convenience and to qualify them as lovely gifts, we fix strip-type music movements in some self-designed and well-crafted wooden boxes. Despite their different looks, the movements inside are either 30-note or 20-note. Therefore, if you like a melody made for 30-note movements, all music box items described as '30 note' can play it.

Bonus! If you choose a wooden music box in my shop, there is another custom service-custom engraving, which is for free. We have a laser engraving tool to engrave some simple black-and-white strokes or blessing words on the box you select. You can send me a designed graph or tell me what words you want to be engraved.

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Production partners

  • Murenzhai

    Pingliang, China

    A woodworking talent from Gansu province in China

Shop policies

Last updated on August 16, 2018
Those musicmaniacs, instrument collectors, Mechanical fans, DIY and musicbox lovers or one desperated for a special song, hope you can find something here.

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www.cicada0snail.com

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Shipping
Within two days after payment, your package will first be sent to an agent of international shipment. It will arrive the agent three days later. Then the agent will send it abroad.

With the days spent within China being taken into account, the turnaround time is about

13~18 work days for U.S. and Europe
20~35 work days for South America and other area