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WEM Watkins Copicat MK2 (BLACK/CREAM) Circa '63/64

OUR CODE: WEMU4000PD
Price: £399.00
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Description

This Copicat is in solid condition and sounds great! 

See video link for short video of this example...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPqpTecMacE&feature=youtu.be

  • Non-original grille on the rear (as pictured)
  • Recent service
  • Non-original power cable
  • Catch on top broken


Here's what vintagehofner.co.uk say about the Copicat...

' The most famous Tape-Echo Unit in Britain, and possibly in the World, the Copicat also happens to be the first repeat-echo machine manufactured as one compact unit. It was designed by Charlie Watkins in 1958, apparently after he heard a similar sound effect generated by two linked studio quality tape recorders for the Italian singer Marino Marini. Following its introduction, the tape-echo sound revolutionised pop music during the late 1950's and early 1960's, being behind the guitar sound of the top British bands including The Shadows. It also served a secondary purpose after being adopted for providing echo on vocals - the two volume controls acted as a rudimentary microphone mixer. These little machines sold by the thousand!!'

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