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Think I need a set of new friends too!!!!

 

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This is in no way a slight to GRADO, the fact they sent me 2 gimbals pronto, no cost, is stellar in my books. I do have to point out that the rods are mounted into the gimbals at different angles. One is about 20 degrees, one is about 6. Hmmm..... It doesn't appear to cause any great discomfort, and I'm not being ungrateful, but sort of... Kind of... A build quality issue. I'm guessing it happens and easily rectified with another email. The goal is to build my own aluminum gimbals anyhow. I've seen some real beauties out there. A bit pricy though.
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This is in no way a slight to GRADO, the fact they sent me 2 gimbals pronto, no cost, is stellar in my books. I do have to point out that the rods are mounted into the gimbals at different angles. One is about 20 degrees, one is about 6. Hmmm..... It doesn't appear to cause any great discomfort, and I'm not being ungrateful, but sort of... Kind of... A build quality issue. I'm guessing it happens and easily rectified with another email. The goal is to build my own aluminum gimbals anyhow. I've seen some real beauties out there. A bit pricy though.

 

Good point.  Does it look like the gimbals were molded that way onto the silver rod?  Or, do you think the issue happened during shipping?

post #4279 of 5122
Definitely molded that way. They were packed well. The way those rods go into the plastic gimbal is definitely a weak point in the overall construction.
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I'd be interested in designing and manufacturing gimbals and headbands for grados. I wouldn't want to just do a shiny knockoff of a hp1000 though.

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Gimbal/headband assemblies are like gold...if you could fabricate something (even a simple frame minus the leather part) you would have at least one sale to me...
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Gimbal/headband assemblies are like gold...if you could fabricate something (even a simple frame minus the leather part) you would have at least one sale to me...

 

Correct.  Also, if built-in rod locks could be added, it would be excellent.

 

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Rod locks are sweet. I'm currently just using the old o-ring method, two above and two below the block. Turns out it's quite effective, but adjustments are a bit of a pain lol
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Oh, and I'd be quite happy with a shiny knockoff of a 1000 gimbal assembly if you didn't have to fork over $200 for it. No offence, just sayin'......
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Taking notes. What else would the ideal headband and gimbals have? Unless I have a large quantity made they will cost a lot.
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If simpler is easier to make en-masse and drive costs down, I would be happy without rodblocks. A certain gentleman out there on the interwebs charges about $100 for a pair. Would be nice to come in somewhere below that if possible.

 

I was actually wondering if it isn't easier to make the RS1 style gimble (with a complete ring and a cut-out for the cable) instead of trying to imitate the plastic "C" on the SR series...been thinking of hitting the hardware store and looking for a suitable metal pipe of the appropriate diameter and simply having slices cut off the end to work with...(insert pun about "pipe dreams" here).


Edited by fleasbaby - 11/12/13 at 5:59am
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Fleadbaby, I did mine like that. 1/4" wall aluminum pipe with correct inside diameter for my cups. Chopped rings out with a heavy duty metal chop saw, drilled holes with the drill press, sandpaper polished the rough pipe and had the rings powdercoated black. Used 1/8" stainless rod for the rods and gimbles, tapped and die the rung and rod to 6/32 thread pitch.




Edited by PintoDave - 11/12/13 at 9:15am
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Nice...it can be done biggrin.gif

A trip to Home Depot might be on the cards soon.
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So pintoDave, parts and labour in, what do you think you could sell a set of your gimbals for, and of course make a reasonable profit (we are capitalists after all)?
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i see this new machine

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1638882643/diwire-the-first-desktop-wire-bender

 

seem like that would be useful to make a quick 'n easy headband core and armature thingies (attach to cups) for grados.... 

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