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post #10336 of 10678

when you decide to play with venting it also helps to seal off the cups everywhere else as well, like where the jack is, and where the wires go through at the top of the cups. This way, the only venting will be the venting that you create. 

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Jason, I do plan to play with the bass vents starting with fully blocked and then slowly opening them up to find what I prefer but I'm already very happy with the sq.

post #10337 of 10678

Here's a couple of pics of the balanced line mod. Soldering those tiny Mini XLR connectors are a pain in the butt.

 

 

 

 


Edited by robrob - 8/12/13 at 8:51am
post #10338 of 10678

A good quality "3rd hand" is really useful.  It's easy to solder with a cable clips and a big fat magnifying glass.  If you do this a lot avoid the $10 ones from Amazon.  Radio Shack has a great one, I think it's about $70, but worth it for anyone doing more frequent detail work.

post #10339 of 10678

I bought a $5 helping hand once. That thing has probably hampered me more than anything, and I've had better luck just using a set of vice grips to carefully hold things in place.

post #10340 of 10678
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

I bought a $5 helping hand once. That thing has probably hampered me more than anything, and I've had better luck just using a set of vice grips to carefully hold things in place.

I bought one with alligator clips, soldering iron holder, and magnifier with LED. The components are "held in place" with wing nuts. It's impossible to tighten the wing nuts enough to hold. This is a POS. I use the magnifying glass, though, and took the gator clips off to use as soldering heat sinks.

 

I bought a "Panavise 209 vacuum base pv junior" that works great so I ordered another one from Amazon.

post #10341 of 10678

It's been a long time since my first mod and to this thread.  It seems some are using "stiff felt" on the driver with small holes".  

What's the benefit or affect?

And why the holes in the "felt" and what do you make it with?  

And what kind kind of tape do you use to tape the felt?  Any tape?  

 

thanks much

post #10342 of 10678

This is the one we use for our workstations.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Helping-Hand-Magnifier-Solder-Holder/dp/B00B88B67E/ref=sr_1_2?s=power-hand-tools&ie=UTF8&qid=1376589663&sr=1-2&keywords=helping+hand

 

It's got a nice bright LED built into the magnifier.  If you do regular detailed solder work I've not found a better station (except for vintage ones).  Triple clips is really useful, too.

post #10343 of 10678
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This is the one we use for our workstations.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Helping-Hand-Magnifier-Solder-Holder/dp/B00B88B67E/ref=sr_1_2?s=power-hand-tools&ie=UTF8&qid=1376589663&sr=1-2&keywords=helping+hand

 

It's got a nice bright LED built into the magnifier.  If you do regular detailed solder work I've not found a better station (except for vintage ones).  Triple clips is really useful, too.

That is high class tongue_smile.gif.  Ya I have the $5 one and honestly it helps...sometimes but it is a pain about 90% of the time. But I also don't have clamps so I guess I have to make due with what I have. 

post #10344 of 10678

I have a $6 third hand. PIA, but it does let me get things done that I wouldn't be able to do otherwise. (And, let's be honest, that $6 device isn't the cause of most of my futzing around and botch jobs.) 

post #10345 of 10678

For $6 I got a silicon cookie sheet that I do all my soldering on. Cleans up easily, prevents my PCB's from sliding around, no worries about burning the table, and all the miscellaneous little screws and components tend to stay in place a bit better rather than roll around. That's $6 well spent. 

post #10346 of 10678

Just finished my T50RP woodie, using custom black and white ebony cups, Brainwavz HM5 pads and Fischer FA-011 headband. I can run them closed or open. Prefer them open with the damping kept rather tight.

 

 

 

post #10347 of 10678

Those look fantastic! Would love to hear them.

post #10348 of 10678
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Just finished my T50RP woodie, using custom black and white ebony cups, Brainwavz HM5 pads and Fischer FA-011 headband. I can run them closed or open. Prefer them open with the damping kept rather tight.

 

 

 

I have to say, extremely impressive build and concept!

post #10349 of 10678

Wow. That's all I can say.

post #10350 of 10678

Damn! Those are gorgeous!

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