Intro: So several weeks ago over in the Grado mods thread, 7Keys came up with a BRILLIANT idea. Make identical cups for Grados out of 4 popular types of North American tone woods, and have them shipped around to various members for testing! Well, I jumped on the idea right away and here I am, first one to get the cups. More woods are going to be added, getting more and more exotic as the GGE goes on. Each member will have the cups for roughly 2 to 3 weeks, only cost is that of shipping to the next member. The four types of wood we have so far are: Maple Cherry Birch Walnut So, Exactly WHAT The Heck Are We DOING? Well, I'm going to have these cups for about two weeks. In that time I'll be listening for the different properties of each wood, and how the wood affects the sound. Things like the highs, mids, and lows, but also the percussiveness of each cup, the imaging, and seperation. Each member will test for whatever they want, but that's what I'm listening for. All the while I'll be taking notes, things I hear, and when it's almost time to send them to the next person, I'll put up a big review stating what I heard, and give each property a x/10 score. As of writing this I've had them since last friday, so 5 days. I will say one thing and it's that these woods do make one helluva difference. Who All Is Getting Wood? So far Here is who I've got. Members will send me their contact info (address), and I'll tell who to ship to who. In order the current people participating are: 1. Me! * 2. WJE * 3. KVTaco * 4. TekeRugburn (current possessor) (banned?) 5. Fleasbaby 6. ??? 7. ??? 8. ??? 9. ??? (some where down the line): Wolfetan44 (*: already received and shipped off cups) And of course I'll keep updating this list as more people get added. Wait, Can I Join In On This Awesome Event? Yes, of course you can! Just give me a PM if you're interested, and here's the requirements: 1. Picture of liberated Grado drivers (ANY model, just make sure to specify what they came out of in your review) (MUST BE LIBERATED TO FIT IN CUPS) (MUST BE TIMESTAMPED) 2. 350+ post count 3. Brief description of the stock Grado sound (in your own words of course) 4. And of course a picture of you with the pope. Remember, if we ask around and people say you've been snatching up gear from others, or you're not to be trusted with such holy items, you can be disqualified. After you've been approved and added to the list, PM me your address so I can tell whoever is before you where to ship 'em. Other Folks Reviews Here's a magic list of hyperlinked names that will take you directly to the poster's reviews! So that means when you're ready to post you're review, just post it in this thread and I'll link you're name down here to it! Here they are: (UPDATING WITH MAGIC LINKS GIMME A BIT) 1. Me! 2. WJE 3. KVTaco17 4. TekeRugburn 5. Fleasbaby 6. Armandhammer 7. ??? (some where down the line): Wolfetan44 (If the name is black, it either means I've been grounded from the computer for poor grades, or you haven't posted a review yet, ORRRR I've fallen desperately in love with one of the fairer sex who does not approve of this hobby. In which case I'll be back shortly) Conclusion So, in conclusion I want to thank 7keys yet again, he's a great friend and a real smart guy. He's fantastic with wood and produces some of the best cups I've seen. Heck, my woodies I use are made by him, black cherry. I want all y'all to have fun and no fighting! Let's go get some wood!