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post #2671 of 5349
Hmmm...and it needs to hold its shape, or it will be useless for keeping the headphones on your head. Have you considered spring steel from hardware store like Home Depot or its Canadian equivalent?
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I think I found something that might work:

 

http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_nkw=brass+strip+1%2F4+K%26S&_sacat=0&_odkw=brass+strip+1%2F4&_osacat=0&_from=R40

 

Those K&S strips seem the right dimension; the leather headband is a little under 12 inches long, and the opening in the rodblocks is right over 1/4". I'm not sure for the thickness though. Does anybody have an idea?

post #2673 of 5349

Also, is it any hard to bend brass? Does it require any special tool?

post #2674 of 5349
Mine looks to be an 1/8th of an inch...
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considering taking off the white mesh on my SR-80i's...... to do or not?

post #2676 of 5349

That would leave the drivers vulnerable to dust accumulation I believe.

post #2677 of 5349
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post

Mine looks to be an 1/8th of an inch...

 

Do you mean 1/8" wide or 1/8" thick?

post #2678 of 5349
I got mine from a dollar store. Just get a metal hair band, cut off the ends and you have a nicely shaped metal frame.
post #2679 of 5349

Wide ;) (*edit: D'oh!)

 

Grado uses stainless steel and that darn headband is the only piece we aren't successfully making for ourselves yet (*edit, but the guy above me found a decent solution!). Magnum modders starting from scratch usually buy another headphone's headband (such as Sony 7506 or 7502 replacements) and we who prefer Grado-style hardware are left out of luck. Personally I would either try to find an equivalent material like you're doing, open a Want2Buy the part, or find a real cheap, used up SR60.

 

The dimension of the strip is about 1 mm thick, 5 mm wide, and 30 mm long; but you should ask Jinteddy7 for more precise numbers if you need.

 

 

I would also advise against removing that white cheese clothe; it's the driver's last line of defense. I have also read report of people having tried it saying it didn't change anything to the sound.


Edited by devouringone3 - 12/29/12 at 10:46am
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Originally Posted by thelostMIDrange View Post
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.

 

Maybe it was finish as that makes sense. Thank you for the clarification. 

post #2681 of 5349
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post

 

Those look brilliant...

 

Are you using the same method Vibro does for the cable-entry (a simple cut into the shell, so no soldering is needed when you mount the drivers)?

 

No resoldering and destroying the plastic air-chamber.

The Bamboo housing is basically the same design as the stock plastic housing...so the driver+airchamber fits right in.

post #2682 of 5349
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Originally Posted by devouringone3 View Post


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I would also advise against removing that white cheese clothe; it's the driver's last line of defense. I have also read report of people having tried it saying it didn't change anything to the sound.

Okay, thanks. I remember seeing it in bill's videos and wanted to try it.
post #2683 of 5349
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Originally Posted by Benjamin6264 View Post

Do you mean 1/8" wide or 1/8" thick?

Thick :-)
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Originally Posted by wavid View Post

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.

 

700

 

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.

Made one more for the left cup. Smoke everywhere and black sawdust  haha, now im sure i need a better hole saw for when i make the mahogany ones.

Anyway here it is...

4 Vent holes, felt on driver and oak cups. Need to find some mesh and will def need to redo the wood.

 

700

 

Havent really sanded these because i kind of like the look but these wont be staying on for long, just practice cups


Edited by wavid - 12/29/12 at 8:28am
post #2685 of 5349

Is that plywood? Not sure how that'd sound... maybe wobbly.

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