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post #136 of 279
VinylCat62, do you think your mod works on stock MS-1 comfies? Does it work on 414 pads? I just want to know if I should order 414 pads before my MS-1s even arrive
post #137 of 279
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Originally Posted by kramer5150 View Post
Anyone brave enough to coat their pads with GE sillicone or rubber cement?

Garrett
I have been using black electrical tape for a while now (read it here somewhere . . . not my idea) and had been trying to imagine what would be the best "sealant" to use instead of the tape. I had considered rubber cement but was concerned it would remain slightly tacky and attract lint, crumbs, bugs
I hadn't considered silicone. Perhaps I'll trade my flats for anotther pair of bowls and try it.

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Originally Posted by EvilDwarf View Post
How do you apply the tape? Do you squeeze the bowls tighter or do you attach it lightly?
I set them on the table (backs down) and use the table surface as a guide to get them precisely aligned
I make the tape just slightly tight, but not enought to compress the bowls at all.
post #138 of 279
I tried this mod yesterday using black electrical tape, very easy and took minutes. It did seem to work as advertised but not that much bass increase imo. I can see myself liking this mod for certain uses, like listening to my 325i straight from iPod as I'm doing ATM...but with my main rig my Aphex 204 does MUCH more for pumpin' it up
post #139 of 279
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Originally Posted by GreatDane View Post
I tried this mod yesterday using black electrical tape, very easy and took minutes. It did seem to work as advertised but not that much bass increase imo. I can see myself liking this mod for certain uses, like listening to my 325i straight from iPod as I'm doing ATM...but with my main rig my Aphex 204 does MUCH more for pumpin' it up
IMO electrical tape isn't the best material to use for this mod. If not applied carefully the electrical tape is too stiff to create a good seal, and the glue is kind of sludgy. I use black colored duct tape that I found in Menards (a midwest Home Depot type place)

I found that putting on more than one layer of tape gives a more noticeable effect (though I thought it was extremely noticeable in the first place). Right now I'm using two layers of black duct tape on each bowl as a standard config.
post #140 of 279
tag for when I get grados
post #141 of 279
This has just made my day. I was worried about getting the SR-225's because people said they weren't good for hip-hop. I will try this mod once i get them. I have one quick question, does it decrease soundstage in any way? And can people post more pictures?
post #142 of 279
hehe, that's pretty cool. My roommate has Grados, and he'll probably kill me after I try this on them. Actually, I'm considering getting that phool some C-pads for his birthday or something.
post #143 of 279
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Originally Posted by in_the_membrane View Post
VinylCat62, do you think your mod works on stock MS-1 comfies? Does it work on 414 pads? I just want to know if I should order 414 pads before my MS-1s even arrive
I honestly can't say if they'd work on stock MS-1 comfies since I've never seen such pads. If they're flat sided and about an inch in width like the stock 325i bowls are than I'd say a definite yes. Really, the sheet protector strips should work on any pad with a flat side of reasonable width. However, if the pad width is too narrow, say 1/2 inch or less, you're possibly not going to have too much room to move the strips fore and aft at various positions (again, I think it's sonically important to be able to do this). Still, for such narrow pads I'd bet these plastic protector strips would be better sonically than scotch tape. Good luck.
post #144 of 279
i have the ms1s and tried this mod. i did notice a difference. but it wasnt an amazing difference. good mod nonetheless for the amount of time/parts required.
post #145 of 279
I was suspicious at first, but I'm sold after 10 minutes.

Bowl Pads washed for comfort and taped for bass have all the best parts of both Bowls and Flats. I could happily live with no other pad on my RS1 ever again.
post #146 of 279
Could the same result be achieved with some better looking materials (I was thinking some sewed leather, leatherette or vinyl imitation manchons covering thightly the external of the bowls)? Or this would not seal enough?

It seems Grado already hardened the bowls with some kind of glue on the front part of the bowl, maybe they could do the same process twice around the bowl? Just an idea.

This was also achieved if I remember by rolling cut socks and use it in place of the bowl (on the other website library). It had the advandage to mod the grado into circumaural, which was way more comfy, but it rolled-off the highs too. I tried it, but it was muffling too much for my taste.

Where can I find new pair of bowls to try this tape mod on?

Very nice,

All the best,

GregVDS
post #147 of 279
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Originally Posted by GregVDS View Post
It seems Grado already hardened the bowls with some kind of glue on the front part of the bowl, maybe they could do the same process twice around the bowl? Just an idea.
I heard that a real clever guy allready tried that

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=239651
post #148 of 279
Ok,

sorry, I just browsed a little further and found it, sorry to overreact,

All the best,

GregVDS
post #149 of 279
Just tried this mod with some scotch tape. While the bass did increase, it came at the cost of clarity, airiness, and detail. It did seem to tame the highs on my RS-1's a little. But overall not for me..
post #150 of 279
For anyone using the bagels, I just tried and it doesn't work with them. Then again, if you want bass with the GS1k just use flats, although personally I find flats wash out all the mids and highs and generally sound terrible.
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