Thank you for the kind words Maverick! These things are not only really amazing sounding they do look really cool, IMHO! I will be trying something like this with my 325i and aluminum would be perfect for those!
Thanks for the kind words. As you know I blew out a driver about 3ish weeks ago, and was rather grumbley (wth kinda word is that) and bemoaning but you know what. I stuck with it. And at first, the shells I made were thick, huge and just our tight not going to work. But I made it work. Otherwise I was down a driver AND 50 bucks of.... COCOBOLO! You guessed it Bila, cocobola. Yea, I hand sanded it with 600 girt paper, and then lacquered it, thats also how I managed to hold the gold screens in place. I thought the gold look would look really good with the cocobola. Just a little gold rattle can, and then a quick spray of finish. And the gimbal / gyroscope idea came from these huge betsy's sitting on my head. They were just to big to do anything with.
This is just an example of how much bigger they are compared to the clamps on my 325i.
I guess if I had just measured twice and cut once and not messed up with a pair of the measurements we might not have something as interesting as the beast on my head. But i already had holes in the wood, and wasn't going to let something like the visual circus of these things being... "large" stop me.
Also, in the lines of the other mods that I did to these ( I guess I should edit my OP ) I ended up going 6 holes in the back and modding the rear side of the driver with the TAK. I mean these things are amazing. Both through my portable and through my LD MKIII with Mullard M8161's. I want to just listen to everything all at once. But Caught In A Mosh (with John Bush on Vocals) by Anthrax currently has me spellbound. I am currently sitting on Scott Ians guitar dancing between his fingers as he fills my head with the main riff. Maybe next time I will worry about the fact that there are 4 other people in the band. But not right now. There's to much beautiful distortion!
2) About this, I have no idea where I bought them from. They had been hanging in a toolbox for awhile.
God bless you, Narynan, for your enthusiasm and creativity. I believe you when you say that you've found bass like you never had it before, as well as a lot more soundstage. Brother, I'm a believer. Tell me two things:
1) What kind of wood did you use? It looks somewhat like cocobolo. Is it tiger wood or something else?
2) Where did you score the machine screws? You've created a true gimbal - like the light mechanism you'd see on a yacht.
You did good, kid, very good. You are yet one more example of the adventurous spirit of our Grado modders. Everybody has a different sense of style. We're not all going to want the same thing. What's cool is that we no longer want or need permission to take ownership of our headphones. I applaud your audacity. Keep it up.