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post #1381 of 5003

how long do you have to heat the cups for the plastic ones for the glue to melt?

post #1382 of 5003
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Originally Posted by Melvins92 View Post

how long do you have to heat the cups for the plastic ones for the glue to melt?


I only did mine for like 10 seconds and pulled REALLY hard. I guess like 30 seconds on low heat should do the trick.

post #1383 of 5003
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I only did mine for like 10 seconds and pulled REALLY hard. I guess like 30 seconds on low heat should do the trick.



I did 30 seconds on high heat roughly and they slid off with barely any force.

post #1384 of 5003

thanks guys.

post #1385 of 5003

I'm considering trying this. Quarter mod if necessary, along with dampening the cups, maybe replacing them if I can source them for a reasonable price. Is there any real advantage to using the sr225i as the starting point?

post #1386 of 5003

Hi Everyone,

 

Alright, first and foremost I would like to thank Bill.  I have honestly never met a person on any forum who has been so gracious and generous.  Below is the first attempt at the grado sr 60 mod.  I used jatoba for the shells... Let me know what you guys think.

 

Cheers,

Al

 

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post #1387 of 5003

That looks awesome man! Can you provide some details? Are those 1 or two pieces? Lathed or cut. I wish I could get mine to look like that, but I have to be happy with simple rings for now.

post #1388 of 5003
Hi Sharkz,

I went with a one piece design using a drill press. I decided on the first go to still keep the driver encased in the plastic but will soon liberate the driver. Thanks for the kind words.

Al
post #1389 of 5003
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Originally Posted by WobblyGoblin View Post

I'm considering trying this. Quarter mod if necessary, along with dampening the cups, maybe replacing them if I can source them for a reasonable price. Is there any real advantage to using the sr225i as the starting point?


To my ear, no. I've modded both and there has been 0 difference between the two. Sell the 225is and pick up some 60is and a pair of woodies.

post #1390 of 5003
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Originally Posted by BobSaysHi View Post




To my ear, no. I've modded both and there has been 0 difference between the two. Sell the 225is and pick up some 60is and a pair of woodies.


Great, thanks for your reply. I don't have a 225i, just wondered where a good starting point would be.

I know jmoney sells them, but are there any other providers at reasonable prices? I'm just wondering what options are available. I've read this entire thread but may have missed some. If it's not ok to say it here, I'm open to receiving PMs about it.

Thanks in advance.
post #1391 of 5003
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poplars.jpg

 

I started thinking about all those people who can't afford the exotic tonewoods, students and others who, for one reason or another, want to dump the plastic but just can't afford to grab the brass ring.  That's when it occurred to me that poplar might be a good place to start.

 

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Popular is an inexpensive wood that skews toward the softer side.  Its light weight and light color make it an interesting alternative to the more expensive tonewoods.

 

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While it doesn't hold a candle to mahogany, cocobolo or Brazilian rosewood, poplar is still a better choice than plastic.  What's more, because of its lower price, there's less of a need to stick to a single color pattern.  The nearly broke could still display high creativity in coming up with new looks for Grados.

 

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These are not completely finished.  They need another three coats and some additional sanding to be anywhere close to complete, but the sound on these - while not as defined as it would be in the mahoganies, cocobolos and Brazilian rosewood - is still a step up from the original plastic.  

 

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I'm not presenting these as the acme of woodwork.  I just think they represent some of the many possibilities waiting to be explored.

 

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post #1392 of 5003
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Originally Posted by Alchieng View Post

Hi Everyone,

 

Alright, first and foremost I would like to thank Bill.  I have honestly never met a person on any forum who has been so gracious and generous.  Below is the first attempt at the grado sr 60 mod.  I used jatoba for the shells... Let me know what you guys think.

 

Cheers,

Al

 

IMG_0336.JPG


Thanks, Al.  I just brought the crow bar.  You guys have been prying the door open.  Those headphones of yours look especially sweet.  Nice work!

post #1393 of 5003

If you saved the sawdust from all those doughnuts, you could probably heat an entire block! You are an inspiration, and a self contained industry all at once. Any impressions on Poplar vs. Red Oak (as they both tend to be priced similarly) I'm guessing that the oak, being denser, is tighter and slightly punchier?

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post #1394 of 5003
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Originally Posted by Bilavideo View Post

poplars.jpg

 

I started thinking about all those people who can't afford the exotic tonewoods, students and others who, for one reason or another, want to dump the plastic but just can't afford to grab the brass ring.  That's when it occurred to me that poplar might be a good place to start.

 

plain.jpg

 

Popular is an inexpensive wood that skews toward the softer side.  Its light weight and light color make it an interesting alternative to the more expensive tonewoods.

 

poop.jpg

 

While it doesn't hold a candle to mahogany, cocobolo or Brazilian rosewood, poplar is still a better choice than plastic.  What's more, because of its lower price, there's less of a need to stick to a single color pattern.  The nearly broke could still display high creativity in coming up with new looks for Grados.

 

red.jpg

 

These are not completely finished.  They need another three coats and some additional sanding to be anywhere close to complete, but the sound on these - while not as defined as it would be in the mahoganies, cocobolos and Brazilian rosewood - is still a step up from the original plastic.  

 

blue.jpg

 

I'm not presenting these as the acme of woodwork.  I just think they represent some of the many possibilities waiting to be explored.

 

black.jpg

 

Those look fantastic. Can't wait till I get the cash for a pair.
 

post #1395 of 5003
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Nice Pineapple biggrin.gif

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