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Do you think it's worth fixing an old pair of original grey ghost headphones..

RLOH

Well-known member
Mark, you should be able to buy new earcups. They are very easy to install. I have a pair of Grey Ghost Platinums that need new ear cups. I am going to check if they are a standard size which I think they are. If so, I am going to put leather cups on them. If I can get motivated, I will see if my old leather cups fit the Grey Ghosts. I will let you know what I find out.
 

Mark ( ohio )

Active member
Mark, you should be able to buy new earcups. They are very easy to install. I have a pair of Grey Ghost Platinums that need new ear cups. I am going to check if they are a standard size which I think they are. If so, I am going to put leather cups on them. If I can get motivated, I will see if my old leather cups fit the Grey Ghosts. I will let you know what I find out.
Thanks alot RL . Much appreciated. BTW, your up in the ashtabula area right ??
 

Ronstar

Well-known member
Mine the glue holding them into the cup frame is coming loose. Was thinking appropriate glue until further destruction, phones work perfectly good so bandaid approach until they start to fail.
Didnt know they stopped either, maybe I will spring for a new set since still available.
 

5900_XL-1

Well-known member
There is a little science and research to finding ear pads other than the manufacturer. I went thru this just recently searching for pads for my older set of TROND headphones, which BTW is the same cup size of the Minelab B80 head phones. Minelab gifted me with a set of pads, KUDOS ML! I did learn a lot during the Googling. I got lucky but I would have bought new pads elsewhere, by measuring mine.

Oh yea, it looks worthwhile to replace the ear pads. Have you priced what Grey Ghosts are being sold for? It is outrageous. I still have a set even though I am all wireless these days. Good luck, and just research for the cup style, and measure width and length.
 

RLOH

Well-known member
For Mark and all others who might be interested in replacement ear cups. I have had three different "full sized tank style headphones and all had leather cups. These three brands were the original Rat phones, Liberty, and Killer B Hornets.

When the ear cups got hard, I had one of the manufacturers tell me where to go for replacement cups. Hopefully the moderators will not punish me by giving the name, but here goes. "Altus Brands LLC" They are located in Grawn, Michigan. The part number is PE28/33

I just removed one of the Grey Ghost ear cups and tried one of the old Altus cups that I saved. For the good-they fit perfectly. For the bad. The Grey Ghost ear cups have a molded in inner screen-mesh. This is the part thay keeps your ears from directly touching the speaker. I would not use any phones without this protection and the Altus does not have this feature.

All of the other phones that I replaced the ear cups had a removeable screen and it was a quick and relatively cheap option. The first ear cups I bought from Altus were 20 bucks and shipping. I have not bought any in the last 4 or 5 years. I was disappointed, but not surprised to see the exact same cups are 32.95 plus shipping.

If Grey Ghost is still in business, maybe they would sell you the ear cups. I had tried several times to get in touch with the new owners for some warranty work, but never had any luck. The original owner was one of the best when dealing with the lifetime warranty. I know he sold out three or four years ago. At any rate, I wish Mark good luck. Wireless seem to be the future and us "old timers" who still like the sound and quality of a good set of wired phones will be lost.
 
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