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dude, we ladies have been forced to use tools designed for men since the dawn of time (unless you consider a curling iron a tool)  tongue.gif

 



Which tools are you referring too exactly?

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dude, we ladies have been forced to use tools designed for men since the dawn of time (unless you consider a curling iron a tool)  tongue.gif

 


OK, you got me there.  I guess I was just a bit taken aback by the package labeling - "A desoldering tool designed for ladies".  To me, it appeared like a regular desoldering tool - just that it was more of a pastel color and packaged to grab the attention of ladies by the statements made.  I'm all for tools being made for everyone to use.  If it were not for tools, our lives would be cumbersome and simple tasks would take hours instead of minutes.

 

 

 

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Which tools are you referring too exactly?


 

 

T.V. Remote ??????    L3000.gif

 

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The tool that Michael's was selling was actually a modified soldering iron with a split tip and what appeared to be a roll of copper mesh braid.   The tool was about $16.00, if I recall correctly.  In all honesty, all you really need to do is to head to Radio Shack and pick up a small spool of the copper mesh braid used for desoldering.  Hold the copper mesh over your connection and heat the connection with your soldering iron.  The mesh will "absorb" the melted solder and "wick" it away from your connection - making things all clean and tidy.  Other people use suction bulbs to suck up the melted solder away from the connection.  For me, the $3.00 or so for the copper mesh has been a good accessory to have.

 

Best of luck.

 

 

I really, really hate RadioShack's solder wick. The brand that I use and love is TechSpray. It's a bit more expensive, but my god, it works wonderfully. I use that in combination with a desoldering pump/vacuum and I have no problem. I'll also use a hot-air gun if I'm going to desolder everything on a board.
 

 

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Originally Posted by NiceCans View Post




dude, we ladies have been forced to use tools designed for men since the dawn of time (unless you consider a curling iron a tool)  tongue.gif

 


 

What kind of tool are you talking about? I can't think of any tools that are specifically designed for men (without making obscene jokes, at least).

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Being a scrawny lad (<140lbs and 6foot tall), with fairly small hands, I often find myself having trouble with tools designed for larger guys as well. I suspect that the issues girls have are pretty similar.

 

I will say, a girl who knows her way around basic tools is awesome by default. Why the heck has society instilled in so many girls minds that not knowing how to put air in your tires or change a lightbulb is cute? Nothing drives me more insane than getting a phonecall asking how to put a hubcap back on, plug in a monitor, etc.!

 

 

back on topic(ish): I did some extended listening with the SR60 last night, (Disturbed, Paramore, Papa Roach, A Day to Remember, and Within Temptation)

I love the clear (and fairly sharp) sound of the bowls, as I have TMJ caused tinnitus in the same range that causes silibance, making it harder to hear those frequencies. The things that the wood does to female vocals and acoustic guitar is incredible, as I think we've all agreed, but I have large pointy elf ears, and the bowls, as beautiful as they sound, are fairly uncomfortable. Are modded comfies the best comparison? Are the TTVJ flats more like the bowls?

 

Got a compliment on the grado's from a friend as I was walking around campus, said they looked really steam-punk with the wood and mesh. Some people DO have good taste wink.gif

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HUMBLE PIE AND WOODEN INNERS

 

I got stuck this weekend perfecting the art of making inners, which is a much bigger pain than building secondary shells.  I've perfected a process of using 2 3/8" hole saws for the lip, then using a combination of the 2 1/8" for the OD (to create 2" ODs) and 1 3/4" for the ID.  To create the "perfect" cavity, I've used 1 7/8" but to level the grill of the partially-liberated drivers to the face of the lip, I have to widen the OD to at least 2 1/8" using a 2 1/4" hole saw.  If I don't, I end up with margins too thin around the upper portion of the driver cavity.  For about 3 mm, it becomes necessary to slightly widen the OD, which still provides a lip.  I may just shift to 2 1/4 all around, to create an OD of 2 1/8.

 

 

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HUMBLE PIE AND WOODEN INNERS

 

I got stuck this weekend perfecting the art of making inners, which is a much bigger pain than building secondary shells..................................................  . I may just shift to 2 1/4 all around, to create an OD of 2 1/8.

 

 



Thats sounds like a fine idea to me.

 

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Thanks Bill! Grado 325is

 

 

Cocobolo Shells/ Dynamat Magnets/ Punched 4 holes in felt behind drivers 

 

 

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Edited by 166848 - 4/11/11 at 4:40pm
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4 holes ? Son, dont stop there - you know you want more, so why fight it ?  I cant believe how much bass Grado have locked away in those drivers.

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Grado mods for our vehicles?  Oh yeah, baby ...  My custom license plate frame arrived this afternoon.  I installed it this evening.  Sorry, my Millenia is a bit dirty - even though I just washed and waxed it a week ago.  I paid $19.99 with free shipping from an on-line vendor.  The plate frame is made out of metal.

 

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4 holes ? Son, dont stop there - you know you want more, so why fight it ?  I cant believe how much bass Grado have locked away in those drivers.


Actually having 4 holes on the 325 gives out substantially more bass than a SR60 / SR80 with 4 or even 6 holes. Prior to the Cocobolo shells, I used to have 4 holes on my stock 325is and they were just right with the stock aluminium shells. However, with the Cocobolo, I found 4 too heavy I am back down to only 2 holes. Even 3 is a bit strong for me. From time to time, I would tempt things and go back up to 3 holes but still revert to 2 after a few songs. But yeah, sound is a very subjective thing and it really is a fine example of the saying "To each his own." The most important thing is we enjoy our music on a pair of cans that is customizable to our needs.
 

 

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Actually having 4 holes on the 325 gives out substantially more bass than a SR60 / SR80 with 4 or even 6 holes. Prior to the Cocobolo shells, I used to have 4 holes on my stock 325is and they were just right with the stock aluminium shells. However, with the Cocobolo, I found 4 too heavy I am back down to only 2 holes. Even 3 is a bit strong for me. From time to time, I would tempt things and go back up to 3 holes but still revert to 2 after a few songs. But yeah, sound is a very subjective thing and it really is a fine example of the saying "To each his own." The most important thing is we enjoy our music on a pair of cans that is customizable to our needs.
 

 


Completely agree about the bass differences of the different drivers. My 125i drivers are pretty bassy with just cocobolo and comfies. I can't imagine 10 holes and cocobolo on these. The 80is had noticeably less, and I have still never heard a 60(i).
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Wow.....amazing thread everyone!  198 pages later....that was just awesome!  I can't wait to jump in and try to contribute a little to this project.  

 

I found this thread while looking for some advice on iGrados vs SR60s.  I demoed both side by side many years ago and decided the sonic differences were few and I preferred the form factor of the iGrados so I kept them and sent the 60s back.  The iGrados have developed a temperamental wiring short in the cable and I'm considering my options now.  

 

As I walked through all 198 pages of this thread, I started playing with the iGrados and performing the common mods.  Amazing results!  Now I want more!  

 

My question - does anyone have excess headband/rod/gimbal parts lying around that I could buy from you?  Since it looks like I'll be replacing most of the stock SR60s, it doesn't sound like the best investment to buy all those parts I'm just going to replace.

 

If extra parts aren't available, I'll go ahead and get a new set of SR60s and then offer my drivers up for anyone who needs a replacement.  Maybe work a trade with someone who has too many woodies sitting around his house?  Anyone know.....someone....like....that? wink_face.gif

 

Thank you all for your amazing contributions.  For everyone one of you who is active here day in/day out, there are many of us 'lurkers' watching and loving every minute!

 

Rob

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Better copyright that. I bet Grado will have some mahogany versions for $200 soon enough.
 

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Grado mods for our vehicles?  Oh yeah, baby ...  My custom license plate frame arrived this afternoon.  I installed it this evening.  Sorry, my Millenia is a bit dirty - even though I just washed and waxed it a week ago.  I paid $19.99 with free shipping from an on-line vendor.  The plate frame is made out of metal.

 

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