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I saw those when they surfaced on the Grado Fan Club thread :)...was rather excited about them until I saw they were vented, not closed...still, you're right, Jim might like the look of them and rattle a pair out.

 

I wonder if he can make the vents...I think I actually could. They wouldn't be the same venting as the Bushmills ones. Am thinking more along the lines of trying tiny holes drilled at even intervals in the same place, behind the lip of the mushroom top. Could even be a way of adjusting bass (more holes vs less)...now you have me thinking wje :)

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I saw those when they surfaced on the Grado Fan Club thread :)...was rather excited about them until I saw they were vented, not closed...still, you're right, Jim might like the look of them and rattle a pair out.

 

I wonder if he can make the vents...I think I actually could. They wouldn't be the same venting as the Bushmills ones. Am thinking more along the lines of trying tiny holes drilled at even intervals in the same place, behind the lip of the mushroom top. Could even be a way of adjusting bass (more holes vs less)...now you have me thinking wje :)

 

Thinking leads to spending money.  Spending money lead to trouble.  Trouble leads to sleeping on the couch.  Think carefully, my friend.  With that said, I wonder how they might turn out if JIm were to use some aged wine barrels for the wood?  

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Thinking leads to spending money.  Spending money lead to trouble.  Trouble leads to sleeping on the couch.  Think carefully, my friend.  With that said, I wonder how they might turn out if JIm were to use some aged wine barrels for the wood?  

 

LMAO, wise words, wise words indeed...I have no purchase plans at the moment though. Christmas and my last two builds tapped me out for now. Its all Jim's curiosity at the moment. I told him I would be happy to prototype whatever he wanted. He cackled rather cynically and told me he admired my generosity...

 

We actually have a local brewery who uses whiskey barrels in their process. They can only use them once before discarding them though. They have started selling them at $40 each...I am meant to meet up with him on Thursday sometime to chat...might plant some seeds then. Already sent him a picture and brief explanation of the Bushmills cans.


Edited by fleasbaby - 12/16/13 at 5:45am
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8 strand, round braided.. finger excercise :D

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Nice!
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Did it change the sound at all? I'd love to recable my Grados...not to change the sound, just because I hate the Grado cables.

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I got a pair of chromed sr325is cups, showing signs of advanced wear and tear and neglect... there are a lot of scratches around the whole thing. Do you think it's possible to polish them somehow?

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SR225i, vented, wooden cups, matching headband, sock mod. Matching case for the O2 + ODAC

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Posting the question for a friend; figured you guys would be the best source. I apologize in advance if it's not appropriate for the thread.

My friend recently acquired what looks like an original pair of SR125. Which pads would you suggest for her? FWIW, musically, she prefers lush-sounding Electronica.
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Posting the question for a friend; figured you guys would be the best source. I apologize in advance if it's not appropriate for the thread.

My friend recently acquired what looks like an original pair of SR125. Which pads would you suggest for her? FWIW, musically, she prefers lush-sounding Electronica.
Get some L-Cush, punch some driver holes, and do the electrical tape mod (wrap the exterior of the pad with black electrical tape, it helps the bass and lower tones resonate in the pad)
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I got a pair of chromed sr325is cups, showing signs of advanced wear and tear and neglect... there are a lot of scratches around the whole thing. Do you think it's possible to polish them somehow?
It might be possible to buff out the scratches, I'd ask someone more fluent in metallurgy. I wouldn't do anything till I got a more expert opinion, metal is a tricky substance.
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Get some L-Cush, punch some driver holes, and do the electrical tape mod (wrap the exterior of the pad with black electrical tape, it helps the bass and lower tones resonate in the pad)

Thank you.
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It might be possible to buff out the scratches, I'd ask someone more fluent in metallurgy. I wouldn't do anything till I got a more expert opinion, metal is a tricky substance.

That's what I'm worried about...


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I got a pair of chromed sr325is cups, showing signs of advanced wear and tear and neglect... there are a lot of scratches around the whole thing. Do you think it's possible to polish them somehow?

It might also be worth it just to keep them rough looking...how bad are they? A little while back a gentleman with some rather loved PS1000 was looking for advice to the same effect. Sometimes aging is good (cue aging hot actress joke here).
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I got a pair of chromed sr325is cups, showing signs of advanced wear and tear and neglect... there are a lot of scratches around the whole thing. Do you think it's possible to polish them somehow?

It might also be worth it just to keep them rough looking...how bad are they? A little while back a gentleman with some rather loved PS1000 was looking for advice to the same effect. Sometimes aging is good (cue aging hot actress joke here).
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