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Originally Posted by yomomma1 View Post

my newly moded 225's ;-) I won't bore you with all the project pics as I have already posted them on the Grado fan club! threadIMG_9874.JPG


Yomomma1, you've done justice to those shells.  Your picture blows me away.

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The more I follow this, the more I want to mod my SR80i's. Still too skeptical of my own abilities to try anything, plus I don't really have the means of creating the shells. Love all the pictures though, the wood is so beautiful!

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I just got the coolest e-mail from etteoh, who did a project using cocobolo shells.  I want to repost some of what he said but I won't because I didn't get his permission to do so.  What I will say is that this guy went the distance and reported some results that really made my day.  I'm hoping (nudge, nudge) that he shares his story because it's a great read.  He's got bragging rights and I hope he uses them.  

 

Everybody has their headphone hero moment and their own headphone hero story to tell.  It's those stories that encourage and inspire others to think and act outside of the box.  If you're reading this, etteoh, I hope you pull up a spot at this worldwide campfire and entertain us with your latest adventure.  Some of us are restless; some of us are bored; some of us are exhausted between projects.  We all need the warmth of the campfire and someone with the courage to speak up.

 

In the meantime, I'll just put this coat hanger and bag of marshmallows to good use.

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Originally Posted by Maverickmonk View Post

Carpe Grado!

 

Seriously, I'm lovin those gimbals man. It makes me wanna try the same thing with a peice of almuminum pipe. Maybe over spring break. Incredible work though!



You nailed it Monk. I wanted to do the same thing as far an Aluminum Gimble but I think Bill will beat us to it at his mad scientist pace. But the great thing is that this has become a true community process where Bill started with free insightful Mods for us to do and has embraced the creative efforts of all. I appreciate the continuous support of others and how we each interact in a positive manner. From that this thread has sprouted some talented work and when the dust clears we will all have our own distinguishable, True HiFi headphones that WE each have created. 

 

I hope that more people pick up their Grado's they've set aside in favor of other brands and reinvent sound through hands on addicting modding. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here are my somewhat feeble first attempts:

 

First cup on right, second on left.

MS1-woody1

 

This is using a random piece of hardwood that we've had for a long time. It looks like a railway sleeper and could be cedar or teak. Whatever it is, it's very dense and needs some sharper holesaws. With the current, now blunt, ones it takes about half an hour to make one hole. With the single sharp one I have it takes a few minutes. The first cup came out a bit thin and crappy, but I'm quite happy with the second one.

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Just add padding a little at a time and use binding clips on the sides to hold it temporarily until you hit that magic mark. If I had Lamb skin the bottom would have been padded. It does not hurt right now but I think it could use some softness. If you use Lambskin then you might need to add something for rigidity as it is more flexible. There is a thread where another member made a nice headband with lambskin and I believe he added something to give it a rigid platform. 

 

Second part of your question:

 

I purchased my headphones used in great condition and they were already quarter modded, had the loin cloth removed and ten hole punched. The Pads to me pose no pain or discomfort but others may disagree. It's a roll of the dice you have to try.

 

GL
 

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Originally Posted by Majestic View Post

 

Yeah you can add padding in there. You will have to experiment on the thickness. The black leather I had was a little to thick so It would have compressed the batting too much. Like I said this is the foundation to what I will end up with. If I can get some lamb skin then I will gut the bottom off and try some padding.

 

Good luck as I know you can do this simple mod


 


 

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Thanks for sharing the Pics of your Grado's. to answer your previous question I do not think there is any Grado Bill would keep out as the original OP. When he titled it Grado 60 Mod it started just as that, with a pair of 60's. But I encourage to read from page one if you have not to see how he has gone father than he expected. 

 

Great Mods keep going.
 

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Originally Posted by yomomma1 View Post

my newly moded 225's ;-) I won't bore you with all the project pics as I have already posted them on the Grado fan club! threadIMG_9874.JPG

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At least you have gotten that far. I still have yet to source hardwood or aluminum at my allowed budget. Keep going and forget looking back..
 

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Originally Posted by JoetheArachnid View Post

Here are my somewhat feeble first attempts:

 

First cup on right, second on left.

MS1-woody1

 

This is using a random piece of hardwood that we've had for a long time. It looks like a railway sleeper and could be cedar or teak. Whatever it is, it's very dense and needs some sharper holesaws. With the current, now blunt, ones it takes about half an hour to make one hole. With the single sharp one I have it takes a few minutes. The first cup came out a bit thin and crappy, but I'm quite happy with the second one.

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Hello, i´m from spain, my english ist´t very good, i came from auriculares.org. I spend 1 year with my grado sr80i modifications. They are very intensity, i contact with a carpenter and an aluminium shell who made me and for my friends of the forum a few of pieces. I give you some photos.

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https://picasaweb.google.com/home

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WOAW! I love the look of those shiny cups and the leather headband is nice too!

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Thought some of you may find this interesting. I did this spare part mod. Surprised it worked out nearly perfectly!

 

Totally not worth it unless you want to ruin a perfectly good pair of $80 headphones just to get a new headband.

I almost threw away these old parts and I'm glad I didn't!

 

The headband is from my old pair of Koss Pro DJ 100's that I had to replace.

The DJ100 wires run through the headband, so it's hard to remove it without destroying the headphone.

 

In order to get this to fit, I had to increase the size of the holes. I did this with a screwdriver and it took only 10 minutes.

It may be possible to do without opening the SR-60/80 shell.

 

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Thought some of you may find this interesting. I did this spare part mod. Surprised it worked out nearly perfectly!

 

Totally not worth it unless you want to ruin a perfectly good pair of $80 headphones just to get a new headband.

I almost threw away these old parts and I'm glad I didn't!

 

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You didn't mention which headphone you got the headband from rolleyes.gif

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you know what model of koss where used for this pretty mod?

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Originally Posted by CABILLAS View Post

Hello, i´m from spain, my english ist´t very good, i came from auriculares.org. I spend 1 year with my grado sr80i modifications. They are very intensity, i contact with a carpenter and an aluminium shell who made me and for my friends of the forum a few of pieces. I give you some photos.

Nice to met you.18112010729.jpg

 

 

https://picasaweb.google.com/home


Oh, you Spaniards and your class, style and attention to detail!  I love these cups!  I think this has got to be the most stunning use of aluminum I have seen.  I really love how the outer cup has been turned into two cups, with a kind of grilled lid slided onto the center ring.  Very smart!  I like this better than the hammerhead mushroom tops and their silver rings.  It has an elegance to it that's irresistible.
 

Originally Posted by Majestic View Post

Thanks for sharing the Pics of your Grado's. to answer your previous question I do not think there is any Grado Bill would keep out as the original OP. When he titled it Grado 60 Mod it started just as that, with a pair of 60's. But I encourage to read from page one if you have not to see how he has gone father than he expected. 

 

Great Mods keep going.


You're absolutely right, Majestic.  This started as a forum for SR60 modding, then became a great central location for Grado modding.  I don't know exactly what it is that distinguishes this thread from typical "Post Your Grado Mods" thread, but I think it's the focus on process.  One of the things we keep coming back to is: This is how you do it.  That's the Fight Club homework assignment ("Go out and start a fight.") and what you see, again and again, is people coming back with, "This is what I did."  It's fantastic.  I, for one, am having a great time.  No Grado is ineligible.  We're likely to see more 60s, 80s and 125s, but if we see 225s and 325s, that's great.  People who own RS1s, RS2s, GS1000s and PS1000s don't have as much a reason to mod something that cost them that much money (though if they did, they'd make a better headphone out of what they already have) but any Grado is welcome.  It's about the mods, not the number on the back.

 

Originally Posted by JoetheArachnid View Post

Here are my somewhat feeble first attempts:

 

First cup on right, second on left.

MS1-woody1

 

This is using a random piece of hardwood that we've had for a long time. It looks like a railway sleeper and could be cedar or teak. Whatever it is, it's very dense and needs some sharper holesaws. With the current, now blunt, ones it takes about half an hour to make one hole. With the single sharp one I have it takes a few minutes. The first cup came out a bit thin and crappy, but I'm quite happy with the second one.

 

You've got nothing to be bashful about.  If these are your first attempts, they are light years ahead of mine.  I've actually saved mine - just to remind myself of where I started and how far I've come.  If you sand these and lacquer them, you'll be blown away by how utterly beautiful they are.  Even in the raw, I think they're fantastic.  You have real talent.

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