Sennheiser Pad Mod
What you need
- thin, hard plastic sheet (I used a table mat)
- some soft foam
- thin lambskin or any covering material you prefer
- some (leather) glue
My pad is made of very thin and high-quality lambskin.
Now here we go:
After you have unmounted one of the cups, you can remove the old pad. Mine was completely ruined, so I had to get rid of it.
Cut a strip of very thin plastic (24x180mm), on which you will have to glue the finished pad. Then cut another plastic strip, slightly smaller than the first one (180x17mm), plus a piece of soft foam (padding) of the same size.
Glue the foam on the smaller plastic strip
Cut a fitting piece of leather.
Glue the leather on your pad. I did not glue the leather on the foam to avoid any hardening. Instead, I kind of wrapped the pad in leather and glued the ends on the underside (hard plastic).
Proceed with the ends like shown in the pics below. I am sure you can end up with nicer glueing results. Just did this very quickly. Anyway, you will not see the underside when the pads are mounted, so I felt there was no need to fiddle about this part.
The pad has been finished, now you just have to glue it on the larger plastic strip.
The pad is now ready for mounting. When doing so, make sure that you slide the plastic into the upper notch of the headband. The notch below is for the cup slider.
Et voila ...
Edited by stratocaster - 3/24/14 at 9:38am