1953 PRE

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by Matti, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Matti

    Matti Active Member

    Aug 26, 2005
    Just bought Behringer 1953 "tube" pre without listening even,
    got it cheap and not expecting much! I´ll change the tubes and that doesn´t improve it much, I know. Just needed something right
    now while waiting for some money for my API clones later on...
    I´ll get this B thing tomorrow so I hope for the best.
    Any advice though?
    Regards Matti
  2. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
  3. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2005
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    The T1953 can be very useful especially on acoustic guitar.

    Tesla/JJ ECC83S tubes sounds nice in it for a wide open smooth response. They can really help hush that thing a bit.

    What I find are great tubes in the T1953 are GE 12AU7's, Sylvania's and (yugo) Ei 12AT7's.

    Tube dampers help a bit as well.

    When you get it, crack the case and have a look. You'll be surprised at how many quality components are actually in there.

    Pull the little light bulbs out from behind the tubes too. They drain a small load of power that's unecessary.

    You may find full saturation settings to be a little harsh (that's the Warmth control) so back off to about 3 o'clock or so for optimal tube gain. Low Gain settings with higher Line output will keep it quieter.

    Take advantage of the High Pass filter and it's variable settings. I like that feature on the 1953.

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