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Thank you for the link sir...perfect...I'm getting some...
 

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@ Ed 

Well, aluminium sounds a bit tizzy to me. The highs can get a bit out of control at times but again, the hole punch mod helps take care of this a bit. They do however have excellent bass slam and are very very lively / dynamic if you will so some recordings will sound so darn good that your hands will be busy holding onto your jaw just so they don't drop onto the ground :)

 

@ lawrywild

The demo unit had jumbos on them. It is a tad heavier than my 325is then but not so much that you can't keep your head straight. I had about 90+ minutes straight on them and the jumbo definitely helped alleviate most the discomfort. I don't think I would be able to keep them on for that long if they were bowl pads. The color is ok, definitely something unique and it grabs your attention almost immediately. 

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I want more Grado's to mod.....damn Bilavideo and the rest of you guys for giving me the bug!!!!!!!!!!

 

Bring on the mods! Where's my soldering iron?

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I am happy with just one pair to mod, but I want to take things further. I will be dying my modded Sennheiser Flat pads black tonight and hopefully ordering supplies for my recable soon. Then this coming weekend I will hopefully be looking into getting some new wood (Padauk and Jatoba depending on minimum lengths). I also need a new 2-3/4' hole saw so I can make slip on shells, Bilavideo style. I could continue with simple shells like I have been doing, but I want to try something new.

 

I also still haven't been able to find a reasonably priced, used Beyer headband yet which has annoyed me. Seemingly tons of people have them, but apparently no one has disliked them enough to sell or has extras. The search continues.

post #1790 of 5003
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Originally Posted by sharkz View Post

I am happy with just one pair to mod, but I want to take things further. I will be dying my modded Sennheiser Flat pads black tonight and hopefully ordering supplies for my recable soon. Then this coming weekend I will hopefully be looking into getting some new wood (Padauk and Jatoba depending on minimum lengths). I also need a new 2-3/4' hole saw so I can make slip on shells, Bilavideo style. I could continue with simple shells like I have been doing, but I want to try something new.

 

I also still haven't been able to find a reasonably priced, used Beyer headband yet which has annoyed me. Seemingly tons of people have them, but apparently no one has disliked them enough to sell or has extras. The search continues.


Hey Sharkz,

 

if you get a chance try walnut too.

 

Al
 

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I actually can get Walnut, maybe I will try (depending on prices). Looks like the place sells these woods for ~$5-7/foot. I need to figure out what minimum lengths they will sell, if I can't get 1ft lengths, I am sunk. If I can get 1 foot lengths of the 3 woods I mentioned for less than $30, I would be very happy. Already have a lot into this project, although the tools will be used again for other things in the future, they are an investment.

 

I am also curious what kind of hole saws people are using. My problem is whether to use 4/4 or 5/4 thick wood. I used 4/4 for my original Oak cups, but I like the deeper cups more. The issue is all my current hole saws can't get all the way through a 5/4 piece of wood. This means I need to turn my board around and even with a centering hole, they don't match up well enough and I wind up sanding off the material from the second cut (~3/16"). I am on the lookout for 2-3/8" hole saws that will cut deeper than 1" (deep enough to cut at least 5/4 thick boards). The outer cut is my only issue, with the slip on shells I plan on making, I can use my 2" saws I already have and I have Forsner bits I can use to drill the inner holes.

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I found the walnut inner with jatoba outter to sound pretty amazing.
 

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I actually can get Walnut, maybe I will try (depending on prices). Looks like the place sells these woods for ~$5-7/foot. I need to figure out what minimum lengths they will sell, if I can't get 1ft lengths, I am sunk. If I can get 1 foot lengths of the 3 woods I mentioned for less than $30, I would be very happy. Already have a lot into this project, although the tools will be used again for other things in the future, they are an investment.

 

I am also curious what kind of hole saws people are using. My problem is whether to use 4/4 or 5/4 thick wood. I used 4/4 for my original Oak cups, but I like the deeper cups more. The issue is all my current hole saws can't get all the way through a 5/4 piece of wood. This means I need to turn my board around and even with a centering hole, they don't match up well enough and I wind up sanding off the material from the second cut (~3/16"). I am on the lookout for 2-3/8" hole saws that will cut deeper than 1" (deep enough to cut at least 5/4 thick boards). The outer cut is my only issue, with the slip on shells I plan on making, I can use my 2" saws I already have and I have Forsner bits I can use to drill the inner holes.

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Thats using a liberated driver though, correct? At this point, I am not sure if I want to risk trashing a driver to pull them free.

 

Al, I have seen some of the pics you have posted of your Jatoba rings, but do you have better close up pictures of any of them? I am curious what the finished wood looks like on the Grados. Thanks!

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It's not that they need the upgrades, but they are easy to upgrade and doing so brings them to a much higher level. Many here say that by buying the $80 SR-60 and making a few of these simple mods(venting drivers/damping drivers), you can get much closer to the level of the SR-225 (~$250). They are a great platform to start from because they are cheap, plentiful, and already perform well.

 

Then add a recable, better pads, and wood cups, you are in a whole different league. Maybe not RS1/2 levels, but some say close. I can't comment because I have only heard the 225/325 for short listens several years ago, but I have always loved the way my SR-60's sound and only moreso after mods.

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SR60 is really bad when need lots upgrades ? Anyone make measuring after mod ? This is really upgrade or only funn ?



Not quite sure what you're asking but if it's that sr60's need modding then not really but it's fun to customize your cans and tailor make them to your required spec. The upshot of it is that you are changing the sound mostly for the better.

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Its fun!! It makes them sound better and gives one a sense of "I made that happen"...speaking of making it happen check these out..

Introducing The " BilaGradoeclein 4.0 " special edition headphones

I never got 4.0 before today...LOL.

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Looked pretty official didn't they...LOL...Bill sent me the wood shells and they are excellent in workmanship and quality as well as sound...these are very cool....

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Spot on mate!
 

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Originally Posted by eclein View Post

Its fun!! It makes them sound better and gives one a sense of "I made that happen"...speaking of making it happen check these out..

Introducing The " BilaGradoeclein 4.0 " special edition headphones

I never got 4.0 before today...LOL.

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Spot On is way more than I would have ever imagined when I first started this fun... Thank you.. Bill must have sanded his ass off then sanded some more than whatever then more sanding and stain or wht have you then to make an old guy smile he put the exact screen i would have picked myself. Bill your all right pal.... do the kids you teach know your a closet modder and music nut like we do??

 

Seriously though these shells are ten times better looking than I though they would be...Bill kept saying he would mail them tomorrow and today they arrived and I was literally in tears....I have been through it and then back through it and Bill was kind enough to check in on me and tell me the shells were gonna be awesome, they are new designed, and sound great....he was right!!!! my hands burn from pain and legs and feet do the same...for me to make shells and bend up the screen and all would have been way too much so Bill was kind enough to do it all for me without even a hint of what was going on...yur a good guy Bill..Thank you!!!!

 

Guys, Gals these things sound pretty damm good I must say, I need tto listen for awhile and see what needs to be changed, or added if anything but wow...they sound as good as they look for sure...very cool stuff..I had visiting nurse here today for follow up and it was a guy who was into music and you should have seen his reaction when I wheeled out of the bedroom  with these babies and then he heard them....LOL...these Grado's were original SR60's when I started bought used for $45 from a head-fi-er and wow what a difference some easy mods make.

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Originally Posted by sharkz View Post

Thats using a liberated driver though, correct? At this point, I am not sure if I want to risk trashing a driver to pull them free.

 

Al, I have seen some of the pics you have posted of your Jatoba rings, but do you have better close up pictures of any of them? I am curious what the finished wood looks like on the Grados. Thanks!



 Hi Sharkz,

 

you're right; when I talk about the inner it is with the liberated driver.  I will try to get a better shot with a better camera but in the meantime the wood in my pics is laquered with no stain is very dark (darker then many types of mohogany).  It gets some amazing highlights that I can best describe as a orange color.

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