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post #3946 of 5451
Well, I swore I was done modding, and I promised myself I would just buy. Pair of 325is and move on with my life, but I couldn't control myself.

I just got back from spending my lunch talking to a very bemused machinist who is going to try and turn me a pair of PS1 clone cups (complete with screws to hold drivers in place). I plan to put a pair of Magnum drivers in them.

I have no idea how this is all going to sound when I am done, it could be absolutely sh*tty, but what are Grado Modders if not adventurous?
Edited by fleasbaby - 9/25/13 at 2:42pm
post #3947 of 5451
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post

Well, I swore I was done modding, and I promised myself I would just buy. Pair of 325is and move on with my life, but I couldn't control myself.

I just got back from spending my lunch talking to a very bemused machinist who is going to try and turn me a pair of PS1 clone cups (complete with screws to hold drivers in place). I plan to put a pair of Magnum drivers in them.

I have no idea how this is all going to sound when I am done, it could be absolutely sh*tty, but what are Grado Modders if not adventurous?

BROKE.
post #3948 of 5451
LMAO...true...who knows though, maybe this will be the killer mod that cures me...and really, we all know how bored we'd be if we just ordered a pair of cans and listened to them.
post #3949 of 5451
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Originally Posted by kopral 21 View Post

just for fun part 2 biggrin.gif

alessandro ms1i liberated driver 
wood cup : indian rosewood
lamb skin leather band
L cushion 







next mod, recable  , change gimbal and rod block ... 

I am tinkering with making gimbals in stainless steel. Are you interested?
post #3950 of 5451

thank's for the offer , may be i'll make gimbal by my self.. just like i made wood cup and lamb skin leather band. 

post #3951 of 5451

More Walnut

post #3952 of 5451

Very nice!

post #3953 of 5451
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More Walnut

 

You beat me to it.  I wanted to finish mine up and get the pics posted.  I'm using the Sony head band and sewing on a leather sheathing as opposed to the black factory pleather.

 

Nice work ... I really love the black walnut.  I think as far as it being a "tone wood" it really ranks up with some of the better species, too - or that's my impression.

post #3954 of 5451
BTW, could someone measure their Magnum V5's diameter and height for me? Want to be sure I get the seating right on my aluminium cups...
post #3955 of 5451
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

You beat me to it.  I wanted to finish mine up and get the pics posted.  I'm using the Sony head band and sewing on a leather sheathing as opposed to the black factory pleather.

 

Nice work ... I really love the black walnut.  I think as far as it being a "tone wood" it really ranks up with some of the better species, too - or that's my impression.

Well....lets see what you've been up to.

I can't wait.

post #3956 of 5451




Black walnut anyone?

Big shout outs to 7keys and wje for the cups and cable respectively!
post #3957 of 5451

Joe,  Nice stuff!  What kind of listening impressions have you been able to make on the black walnut vs. the plastic cups?  Has your bass improved?

post #3958 of 5451

Sure has Wayne. Overall, I hear a little more detail, and definitely an improved mid bass. I'm digging the look AND the sound!

post #3959 of 5451
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Black walnut anyone?

Big shout outs to 7keys and wje for the cups and cable respectively!

Great job!

post #3960 of 5451

I decided to start from scratch on the tone-wood review cups as I was given some small blocks of Cherry, Yellow Birch and Maple, I already had Walnut. I’m thinking the review will be on North American Tone-woods. The best of the North American Tone-Woods.

 

I’m not sure Yellow Birch should be in with this group but what other North American tone-wood is up there with Maple, Walnut and Black Cherry?

 

I’m going to make them all the same size finished with Bees wax, no differences that could affect sound.

 

If this works out and reviewers pass them on without problem I’ll do the same thing with exotic Tone-woods.

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