Copicat Spare Parts

Prices shown are without shipping charges - see below. No vat is payable.

Please don't email to ask me how much these items are.  All prices are listed below, and are current as of May 2017
Regretfully, due to items claimed to have gone missing, all shipping will now be, UK, a signed for service or International, Tracked & Signed for. Australia & possibly some other destinations offer only signed for, no tracking.  We make no profit from shipping.
These prices can be checked at
Shipping charges include packaging at 30p per packet or £1 per shipping tube or carton above the Royal Mail listed price.
Example: UK Signed for, large letter 250g £2.40 + 30p = £2.70
UK Large letter/ padded bag > 250g £2.70   Small Parcel >1kg  £5.40
Europe Large letter >250g £9.25.   Small Parcel > 250g £9.70 
 Rest of the World Large letter >250g £10.55.   Small Parcel > 250g £11.05  (> = up to)

Amp-Fix offers a Copicat spares service to help you keep your machine in good working order and cosmetic condition. 
We are not a professional full time parts organisation or a charity.

We normally ship once a week, but if urgent and in stock, we can ship UK guaranteed the following day at extra cost.

To order spares, email me with your requirements, or phone if you prefer.  We are not set up to accept orders directly from the website. Method of  payment via PayPal , for which I will send an invoice to your email address. You can then pay securely online with a credit or debit card or via your PayPal account. I cannot  accept credit or debit card payments directly over the phone.  Alternatively you can send a cheque, draft, or Postal Order. Direct B A C S / bank transfers acceptable worldwide. 

When paying by PayPal, see footnote.   

It is always best for you to email me first that way I have your correct email address to get back to.  If you phone and give me your email address, the chances are due to accents and my bad hearing, I'll get it wrong, by which time I won't have your telephone number either.  Tel: it's a Mobile 077 47 104 703


CPH251 MKIV lift off lid hinges original new old stock as shown 2 X Hinges.   30mm wide X 28mm high approx

£5.75 for both hinges.  Now only a few left.


CPC407 MKIV Lid catches.

These catches are of the same type fitted to the later MKIV Solid State Copicats, earlier versions were fitted with narrower catches which we have not been able to source.  The catches shown are genuine Cheney catches. 32mm x 26mm

Part no. CPC407   £5.95 per pair / 2 catches   Screws not supplied.



IC-300 and IC-400 Varispeed Copicat lid catches, original NOS parts.

Larger than above 40mm X 30mm .   Part no. CPC408   £ 6.95 per pair  / 2 catches.  In stock




IC-300 , IC-400 & Super IC Lift of Lid Hinges original Cheney brand
In stock   32mm wide X 38mm High approx. 
 £8.20 per pair/ 2 hinges.  Screws not supplied.
(yes I know they're expensive, they were to me as well!)



Super IC Copicat units.  Original catches, no longer available, are identical to these but without the locks.
Cheney catches, with integral locks, complete with keys.  

    In stock.  £12.95 per pair / 2 catches.  Also suitable for motor cycle panniers.




MK1 & MK2  twin lid Blue & Grey / Black & White Valve Copicats.
Full set of three brass plated catches


Some interesting info about the Cheney company that made all these catches and hinges.   While looking for a supplier, I discovered that Cheney went out of business sometime in 2000.  A link took me to a page of the Serious Fraud Squad, where it is stated that certain people had cleared out the entire  £ 3 Million pension fund !!  Imagine the poor people who worked their entire lives there, to find they now have no pension.  Here is that link, interesting reading. The Cheney £3 million pension fund theft

When my stocks run out there may well be no more Cheney fittings available.




Replacement Handle, for the MK3 - Mk4 Solid State Copicats. Identical to the original handles.
Also suitable for Black & Cream Mk2 units with chrome ends and the Mk3 Valve Custom Copicat.

    £7.95     Sorry, I don't have them in cream or white

Brass end caps are available at extra cost on request.  Please note: They are new supplied separately to the handle kit.




Replacement handle as original, suitable for the IC- 300,  Super IC & IC-400  range of Copicats. 

Currently not available, no longer stocked by our supplier.
Looking elsewhere for a supply.




Panel lamp bulbs for all Valve Copicats.  £1.20 each.




Mk3 or Mk4  Fuse holder with 500ma fuse and insulating boot . £6.75





 IC-300  IC-400 & Super IC Head selector switches, limited number available.  £4.75 each




Lower vents Black White or Gold. Not quite the same as the originals but as close as they get.  Fits original screw holes. £4 .75 each

Please note :  I do not have the rear vents for any model of Copicat, but can supply a piece of mesh which fitted inside the case looks ok and makes things safe.


VS-BELT - IC 400 Varispeed

SS-BELT  Super Shadow.

£2 each or any two for £3.50




Genuine WEM Copicat tape loops box of twenty  £25  P & P for tape loops to all destinations tracked and signed for
UK £5.40  Europe, £9.60 Rest of the world. £10.45 shipping includes a £1 postage tube.

These tape loops are also available direct from Watkins Electric Music.  Tel. 0208 679 5575




For those of you brave enough the have a go at a total electronic rebuild of a Copicat.  Or just need a project board for something else, this is the exact type tag board as used in the early 1960's MK1 & MK2 machines.
Measures 117mm X 37.5mm Available with or with out the lower insulating strip.
Including insulation strip.  £5.00




  Early Mk2 Oscillator Coil.   Also fitted to the VOX Long & Short Tom echo units.

  Currently X 2 in stock at £35.00 each   Alternative coils available, ask for details.





Reproduction Acrylic / Perspex  "Watkins approved" tension / jockey wheel arms.  A direct replacement for any MK4 Solid State Copicat.         in stock £15.00 each  




Plastic Jockey arm assembly with pins, rollers bushes and E clips ready to install using your existing
faceplate / fulcrum bearing, lever and spring.

    £55.00  Rollers black nylon with bronze oil impregnated bushes.  Not aluminium as shown here.
See rollers below.



As above but with black anodised aluminium jockey arm as fitted to later Super Shadow units.

        £65.00    Rollers black nylon with bronze oil impregnated bushes.  Not aluminium as shown here. See rollers below.




Jockey arm with roller pins.

Anodised Aluminium while stocks last £40

Acrylic Plastic £30



  NEW ! 

  Nylon/ Plastic tape guide rollers with Bushes £12.50 each

  Nylon/ Plastic tape guide rollers without  Bushes £8.50 each

   Phosphor Bronze Oil Impregnated Bushes £4.00 each



  Faceplate / fulcrum bearing




TSP-1  Copicat jockey arm tape tension spring specially made for Amp-Fix to original Watkins / w-e-m specs. 
 Fits all Copicat models.

In stock £3.85 each.



  Alnico erase magnets as fitted to all valve Copicats and the earliest of the MK 3 Solid State units.
  Improves erasing and reduces background noise should the original magnet be low on flux strength.
  Please note:  Not required for the MK1V Solid State units with an empty magnet chamber.    

   £5.95 each.


New old stock American  RCA or GE 6BR8A valves in boxes, will replace the original Brimar 6BR8

 £12.75 each while stocks last. 



Watkins Copicat replacement heads brackets included to fit the original mounting holes. Supplied with leads attached, ready to install.

CTH-1 for all Valve Units including the Custom:  OUT OF STOCK 

CTH-2 Mk 3 and mk4 "Solid State" (transistor) units, 1C300 / 400 Varispeed  LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE
Each         Suitable Erase Heads £28  each




CTH-3 Record / Play Tape heads for the late Mk4 with black selector switch buttons. These are the smaller cassette type head, as also fitted to the Super IC units with aluminium open top brackets.

IN STOCK  £16 each            Suitable Erase Heads £28  each



  Super IC,  Erase / Record combination head  Not currently available

Later Super Shadow units with machined alloy head nest not currently available


CH-1 Heads are ok for VOX Long & Short Tom echo units. Seven heads required.
Retain the original erase head if possible
Full set with brackets and leads:

Individually £ each  Currently out of stock : (

Short Tom   Long Tom

Click on  the link below to see previous customer's comments.

If you don't see what you are looking for, don't be afraid to ask I may well have something suitable. 
I don't have any original Blue or Cream covering material.  If you know where I can source some, then please let me know.


All spares are covered by the amp-fix guarantee any Items found to be unsatisfactory can be returned for a full refund.  I will accept returns of heads for use on tape echo units providing you have used the leads supplied.  Any that have had other wires soldered to the pins will be rejected.  Contact amp-fix before returning any spares for credit.

NOTE: It is important that you provide your full and correct address, in the format used by your country. I can not be held responsible for missing parts if I don't have your full and correct address.  Due to shipments claimed not to have been delivered, all items will now be shipped tracked and signed for.

PAYPAL It is important that your PayPal profile and ddress details are correct and up to date, because I ship to the address you have registered with PayPal, it will be on my notification when you have paid your invoice. I then copy and past it on to your shipping label, therefore it is up to you to get it right, preferably with Capital letters where they should be, including the post code capitals and central space.  The correct postcode format is EX22 4QA not ex224qa as they so often are.  Its also a good idea to put the town / city/ county then we're in with a chance if the post code is wrong.  If you use a different email for paypal to the one you use to contact me, I will need your PayPal email address when I send the PayPal invoice, otherwise you won't get it and I have to resend it again to the correct one!  If someone else is will be paying on your behalf, its helpful to me if I know who to send the invoice to before I actually send it!


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