Haha, it's totally my fault (I'm a bit flustered because I just realized that by putting my 5 headphone reviews aside to bring my math grade up from a D- to an A-, my chemistry up from a D+ to a B+, and my English grade up from a C to an A, I now need to give up my spring break to finish them, so I wasn't in the best mood since I realized it was my fault, and just made some friends mad at that fact.), and to rage back at some (funny) sarcasm would be totally uncalled for, especially to the person that is basically the reason people are starting to get into modding, which excites me because there will always be people that figure out new things through accidents that end up being an improvement rather than a flustercuck. As far as being a new contributor, I have a few ideas, but the likelihood of them actually being valid is slim. I want to use a Pioneer SE-205, Koss PRO4AA, or a broken pair of Stax SR30's to cannibalize and replace the minimalistic headband. And I want to do everything possible to make a closed pair of Grados. I know people said it can't be done well, but I'll have a whole summer with a lathe or drill press and a craft store nearby. I'll probably need two SR60's. If I'm lucky, there will be some cheap ones on eBay, since I can barely afford one new pair. And I used to have a friend that competed in chess tournament, and he said they were basically the worst thing ever created, especially those with short attention spans.
By the way, how wide does the chamber for the drivers need to be? I have a 1 9/16" forstner tip I'd like to use for more than one project.
What do the screws look like? Anything I could make if I can't find it? Then again, my friend owns a jewelry store, so his parents might have some watch crowns that would work? I dunno. I've just been spitballing incoherencies this whole post.
If you're going to be basically remaking everything except for the drivers, I cannot recommend some iGrados enough. They're supposed to use the exact same drivers as the SR-60, but they are a so much easier to extract. I bought a used pair of SR-80 off craigslist a while ago, and attempted a driver liberation. I pulled the driver out flawlessly, and everything looked perfect. Except somehow the driver got damaged and would only work when I pushed really hard on the back plate. Never figured out why that was, so I bought some iGrados off the FS forums here. I had never taken them apart before, and I still managed to get both drivers completely liberated in under 5 mins. The drivers came out perfect, not even a crinkle, and they produce sound without me having to push on the back plate:) I took pictures of the process, and I can post them here if anyone's interested. Anyways, just something to consider. No sense in paying for the headband and gimbals if you're going to be remaking them anyways!