Copicat Spare Parts

Amp-Fix offers a Copicat spares service to help you keep your machine in good working order and cosmetic condition.
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All items in stock unless stated otherwise.
Please don't email to ask how much these items are. All prices are listed below, and are current as of January 2019.

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No vat is payable.


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Things don't always happen immediately in Devon, so unless urgent it could take a few days to respond.

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.   £5.95 per set of two catches    Screws not supplied.


IC-300 and IC-400 Varispeed Copicat lid catches.
Original NOS parts. Larger than above 40mm X 30mm.

£6.95 per set of two catches.

IC-300, IC-400 & Super IC lift off Lid Hinges,
32mm x 38mm, Identical to the Cheney brand ones which are no longer available. These hinges do not have the trademark logo, which is reflected by the reduction in price. Now only £4.50 per set of two hinges.


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.   £12.95 per set of two catches.
Also suitable for motor cycle panniers.

MK1 & MK2 twin lid Blue / Grey & Black / White Valve Copicats.
Full set of three brass plated catches  OUT OF STOCK - NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

I have a quantity of the nickel plated smaller catches type 3411 which are suitable for snooker or pool cue cases. See picture below.

Toggle Catch 3411
Dimensions 34mm long x 16.5mm wide (at the centre pin)  £5.60 each
Please note: Only available in NICKEL.

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 a 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.
Nickel plated end caps, Identical to the original handles.
Also suitable for Black & Cream Mk2 units with chrome ends and the Mk3 Valve Custom Copicat.

£7.95 each.

Sorry, only available in Black.
I don't have them in cream, white, blue or any other colour.


Reproduction brass handle end caps ideal to smarten up your old Copicat, Westminster or Clubman amplifier. These will fit the handles listed above, but they are an additional part not manufactured by the company who make the handles! 

Pointed end caps £16 per pair.

Squared end caps £9 per pair

Click the image to see how they look fitted to the above handle.

Panel lamp bulbs for all Valve Copicats.

£1.20 each.

Mk3 or Mk4  Fuse holder.

Supplied with 500mA fuse.

£6.75 each

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.

£3.50 each  

SE463-Belt now available for the Swissecho 463 at £10 each

Genuine WEM Copicat tape loops. Sold only in multiples of 20.  Box of 20  £25 
Shipping charges include cost of a £1 postage tube.
P & P for tape loops to all destinations 'tracked and signed for' -
UK £5.55  Europe, £10.35 Rest of the world. £11.90.
These tape loops are also available direct
from Watkins Electric Music.  Tel. 0208 679 5575

Illuminated Switch
Direct replacement for IC300 and Super IC

£4.80 each

For those of you brave enough to 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 each

Early Mk2 Oscillator Coil.

Also fitted to the VOX Long & Short Tom echo units

Out of stock

Alternative coils available, see below.

Later Mk2 and Custom Mk3 Oscillator Coil..

Reproduction replacement with instructions

Will also replace the PA-1 shown above,  ok for the Vox Long & Short Tom units.

£25 each



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

    £15.00 each


Plastic Jockey Arm with roller pins

    £30 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 each.

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  Out of stock


Copicat jockey arm tape tension spring.
Specially made for Amp-Fix to original Watkins / w-e-m spec.

Fits all Copicat models. £3.85 each.

Alnico erase magnets

As fitted to all valve Copicats.
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.

6BR8A Valves (Tubes)

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

While stocks last  £12.75 each.

Replacement motor for the Variable Speed IC-400 and Super Shadow units.

£64 each.

Watkins Copicat Replacement Heads

CTH-1 for all Valve Units including the Custom.
Click the image to go to separate page for details and prices of all options.
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These are the smaller cassette type Record / Play heads, and are a direct replacement head for the late 'Solid State' Mk4 with black selector switch buttons. Also adapt to the earlier 'Solid State' MK3/4 with full ¼" heads and Super IC units with aluminium open top brackets.    £16 each.

To ensure the correct shims or fitting please state the Copicat model you intend fitting them to, i.e. the 'Solid State' Mk3-4 series, IC-300 or Super IC.

To avoid height alignment problems best fitted as a full set.

CTH-3E  Erase Heads.  Please state model  £22.50 each


Kit comprising full set of replacement heads and mounting adaptors for the IC-400    £99.99 per kit  Instructions included.

Click on the image for more details.

Super IC Erase / Record combination heads - not currently available.  Use CTH-3RP (record) & CTH-3E (erase)
Note - mounting modification required.

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


We now know that CTH-1 heads work well on Vox units if correctly aligned.
Retain the original erase head if possible.

Call or email for further details.

Short Tom   Long Tom

It is likely that these CTH-1 heads will work on other makes of echo units but you would need to devise a method of installing them if our saddle brackets are not suitable for your requirements.

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 tape echo unit heads providing you have used the leads supplied.  Any that have had other wires soldered to the pins will be rejected.  You must contact Amp-Fix before returning any spares for credit.

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