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My new batch.

 

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what kind of wood you use there?
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Got pics of it guys! Here are the leather covers(from Jin over at Headphonelounge, I dont have them right now) To me, they look extremely comfortable now. I will post my impressions on them when I get itbiggrin.gif

 

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I love these guys' ideas. I hope that they will make a shorter, flat pad version just like this ^ one ^, so that I can flip it the other way around (to cover only the back of the pads) and have it sound like tape.

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Got pics of it guys! Here are the leather covers(from Jin over at Headphonelounge, I dont have them right now) To me, they look extremely comfortable now. I will post my impressions on them when I get itbiggrin.gif

 

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I love these guys' ideas. I hope that they will make a shorter, flat pad version just like this ^ one ^, so that I can flip it the other way around (to cover only the back of the pads) and have it sound like tape.

Thats actually what I was thinking. I thought it was as you described but then I asked and he said nofrown.gif

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WIP on the new batch of woodies...including bamboo woodies!



Beautiful bamboo woodies! I read somewhere that the color of the stain can create small differences in sound signature. Is this true?

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Thats actually what I was thinking. I thought it was as you described but then I asked and he said nofrown.gif

 

So it would only and strictly be intended to be a comfort mod? I will wait for impressions before buying into that, and if it doesn't get close to doing the same effect as does tape I will probably skip it. I like the comfort of foam enough, and dislike the sweat induced by leather when I do epic speed metal air drumming.

 

Have the final design changed to cover more faces of the pads? for instance 3 instead of 2 like it is on the photos; otherwise I don't think Jin will stop me from using them they way I want, reversed, inversed, with flats, HD414 pads, etc. lol

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Thats actually what I was thinking. I thought it was as you described but then I asked and he said nofrown.gif

 

So it would only and strictly be intended to be a comfort mod? I will wait for impressions before buying into that, and if it doesn't get close to doing the same effect as does tape I will probably skip it. I like the comfort of foam enough, and dislike the sweat induced by leather when I do epic speed metal air drumming.

 

Have the final design changed to cover more faces of the pads? for instance 3 instead of 2 like it is on the photos; otherwise I don't think Jin will stop me from using them they way I want, reversed, inversed, with flats, HD414 pads, etc. lol

I'm getting them after Christmas. I will write something up about them. Then critique them and send the review off to Jin. He said that the bass becomes more pronounced with the leather pads on them.

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Beautiful bamboo woodies! I read somewhere that the color of the stain can create small differences in sound signature. Is this true?

I don't see how stain color could effect sound signature, that must be placebo. I could see how lacquering or putting a coating on the would might have an effect on the sound, more so putting the coating on the inside walls of the cups, than the outside. Color is simply atheistic.

 

 

I sanded down my Padauk cups, back to the bare wood, and re-lacquered them. The wood was smoother and I took some more of the lathe tooling marks out of the wood, this made the grain much more present, giving the cups a much nicer look!

 

 

 

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I don't see how stain color could effect sound signature, that must be placebo. I could see how lacquering or putting a coating on the would might have an effect on the sound, more so putting the coating on the inside walls of the cups, than the outside. Color is simply atheistic.

 

 

I sanded down my Padauk cups, back to the bare wood, and re-lacquered them. The wood was smoother and I took some more of the lathe tooling marks out of the wood, this made the grain much more present, giving the cups a much nicer look!

 

 

 

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Freaking beautiful work, the cups look brilliant.

 

I did not see how stain would make a difference either but such misinformation abounds.

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what kind of wood you use there?

The one sitting on the drill press is Black Cherry but the wood in the drill press is a leg of a mahogany table.


Edited by 7keys - 12/24/12 at 1:51pm
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I'm getting them after Christmas. I will write something up about them. Then critique them and send the review off to Jin. He said that the bass becomes more pronounced with the leather pads on them.

 

Stratocaster on Head-Fi has been working on a closed back Grado (turned out semi-open, with the openness constituted of only a small punched hole in the back of the cups) with thin leather fabric covered bowls (that plays a big role in the bass according to Stratocaster), and has achieved deepest Grado bass I've ever seen:

StratoGrado... Gradocasters

 

 

For comparison here is the frequency response of the Grado RS-1 (in flat pads)

 

 

and the Magnum v4 (in comfy pads, which would explain the steeper/earlier bass roll-off compared to RS-1; in reality these are more bassy than the RS-1) (in MartinCustomAudio wooden cups)


Edited by devouringone3 - 12/25/12 at 6:45pm
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as long as we're showing our diy cups, here's some i'm working on for a set of old joe grado drivers model d40 if i'm not mistaken that devouring is giving me out of the kindness of his grado heart. Each of these is a little different overall mass than each other. All in limba.

 

 

I call this one the Excelsior XB1000 MKII

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This one is called coltrane stardust

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here's michael schenker love to love circa 1978

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and this set I simply refer to as, the disgruntled carpenter-2013 headfi edition 

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btw, I agree, stain has no affect on sound because it doesn't change the wood's properties, but stain is not 'finish'. Maybe that was the confusion. Finish changes the wood's properties without exception. Bang two raw wood cups together and then do it with the same finished cups. Totally different sounds will be heard.


Edited by thelostMIDrange - 12/25/12 at 5:54pm
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Nice work!

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7keys, If you are limited with tools, get yourself a drum sanding attachment ($8). They come in various sizes, one will fit your inner cut. Mount it in your drill (or drill press if you have one) clamp your drill in your vice and use a round rasp ($3) and some sandpaper and you can create alot of details as seen in my cups. I use a small trim router with a customized flush trim bit to rout that inner rabbet that the driver backs up against and sometimes I rout out an end detail as well, using a hotglue gun to hold it on a work table while I rout it. Just some ideas to make it easier on you and to experiement with different wall thicknesses and designs.

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Found some old hole saws and some floorboards in my dads shed and figured id try and woody my sr60s to replace my 325 cups....Lets just say i was not very successful  lol.

 

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But i will def try again, maybe with some new hole saws and better wood. I have some nice blocks of mahogany but ill wait till i have some better hole saws and a more powerful drill.


Edited by wavid - 12/26/12 at 12:21pm
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