Copicat Spare Parts


During the oncoming weeks of the Coronavirus COVID-19 restrictions

We will accept your parts orders and send PayPal invoices for them. However to comply with the government guidelines, we are not able to make unnecessary journeys to and from the post office. Therefore during these unprecedented times we will only be posting orders once a week on a day we feel fit to do so. We will advise you when your order has been posted, and when to expect it. If it won’t go through your letterbox we are advised that your post-person will ring the doorbell or knock on the door, leave the package on your doorstep and depart. The responsibility will be on you to retrieve it as soon as possible. They will not wait for a signature or for you to open the door, but we will have proof of postage.
If your order is urgent, do not fill out the online order form, but instead, phone:
+44 (0) 7747 104 703 Mon - Fri 9.30 am - 5.30pm.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

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

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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 and up to date.

Prices shown do not include shipping charges. - for details see Payment and Shipping Information.
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Parts are shipped to the address that you have registered with PayPal, so you must state on the form if you require the invoice to be sent to a different address or person. If the form is not completed correctly your order could be delayed.

To order parts listed below click on our 'Order Parts' button. An order form will then be displayed.


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

Genuine WEM Copicat tape loops. Fit all models.
Sold only in multiples of 20.  Box of 20  £28

Postage rates for tape loops include £1 for a shipping carton or tube.
Within the UK: Standard Small Parcel with proof of posting: £4.85p
Countries within the EU: TRACKED £11.25
Rest of the world at WZ2 rate: TRACKED £15.15
UK Special Delivery by 1pm Next Working Day - Order by 9am. £8.85
UK Special Delivery Saturday Guarantee - Order by Fri 9am. £13.22

A tube of tape loops with paperwork and label weighs in at just under the 100gms postage rate.
Additional small items can be added but will tip the scales to the next weight price range (except for UK).
These tape loops are also available by telephone only from Watkins Electric Music. Tel. 0208 679 5575

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.

Copicat Replacement Handles

Fits Solid State Copicat MK3 and MK4 & the Custom Copicat
Will fit MK2 valve Copicats but only available in black. Gold end caps available at extra cost, see below for details.
On back order  - expected mid-November.

Fits the IC300/IC400/Super IC Copicat ranges.
3 in stock  £12.75 ea.

Reproduction brass handle end caps ideal to smarten up your old Copicat, Westminster or Clubman amplifier. These will also fit the CRH-01 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.

Replacement w-e-m Amplifier and Speaker Cabinet Handle
As fitted to most, if not all, w-e-m 1970 - on equipment with the dayglow logo.   In stock  £12.60 each

As shown only. No other colours or gold fittings.

Suitable replacement DP switched pots for the
MKII & Custom Copicat Swell On/Off.

Alpha 470K log RS 500K Log either will be fine.
NOS, a limited number available.

Difficult to find these days, either type £20 each.

Panel lamps, to fit the Copicat Mk3/ Mk4 Solid State original 12.7mm hole size

PL1 - 230V ac Red LED Chrome bezel. Threaded barrel, with nut. Solder terminals. £12.40

PL2 - 230V ac Red Neon Chrome bezel. Friction fit with wires. £6.95

PL3 - 230V ac Red Neon no bezel. Snap fit with spade terminals. £3.25

Click the image to see how they look fitted to a front panel.

PL4 - Lampholder with clear lens.

NOS panel lampholder and clear lens for MES panel lamps. As fitted to valve Copicats, Westminster and Clubman amps and also Vox and other '60s amps.  £16 each

Panel lamp bulbs for all Valve Copicats.

£1.95 each.

Mk3 or Mk4  Fuse holder.

Supplied with 500mA fuse.

£6.75 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

IC-300, IC-400 & Super IC Head selector switches.

A direct drop-in replacement for the original switches.

£4.75 each

Illuminated Switch
Direct replacement for IC300 and Super IC

£4.80 each

FS-1 Foot Switch
The generic foot switches we were previously selling have since been discontinued.
Amp-Fix commissioned a local metal fabrication company to make a batch of similar housings and for a retro look had them powder coated in GOLD, bought in some decent switches, cable and jack plugs and assembled them ourselves. Unfortunately we are not able to absorb the costs of doing so, therefore we have to set the price at £36  each.

Please note:
We have no original Watkins w-e-m footswitches as they are no longer available.

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

PA1 Mk2 Oscillator Coil.

Also fitted to the VOX Long & Short Tom echo units

Sorry, now SOLD, looking for more.

Alternative coils available, see below.

Later Mk2 and Custom Mk3 Oscillator Coil.

Reproduction replacement with instructions.

Will work with VOX Deluxe MK2 echo units, where the secondary coil is NOT used
to drive the erase head. Ask if not sure.

£25 each


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

  In stock  £15.00 each


Jockey Arm with roller pins

Plastic         Available soon
Aluminium   Available soon


Jockey arm assembly.

With pins,aluminium rollers, bushes and E clips ready to install using your existing
faceplate / fulcrum bearing, lever and spring.

    Available now £55

NEW ! 
Aluminium tape guide rollers with bushes   £12.50 each
Note - black nylon rollers no longer available.

Faceplate / fulcrum bearing - Available soon


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 MKIV Solid State units with an empty magnet chamber.

  £6.95 each.

6BR8A Valves (Tubes)

RCA 6BR8A all sold, so General Electric 6BR8A (boxed).
Will replace the original Brimar 6BR8

While stocks last  £12.75 each.

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

A high quality replacement motor. Original type NLA. 32mm X L 44.5mm. Matches the original three point fixing. Lifetime lubrication, 2mm spindle. 5000 rpm. off load. Suppressors not required.

     £64 each.

Watkins Copicat Replacement Heads

CTH-1 for all Valve Units including the Custom.
Out of stock


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.    Out of stock

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.
For more information on fitment to Super ICs click here. (Opens in new tab)

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

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

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


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.


Watkins Super Shadow all valve unit - set of 6 heads.
1- Record, 5-Replay. These fit the black anodised head clamp. Can be used in conjunction with the CTH3E Erase head if required.

Set of six heads £96. Or individually at £16 per head.

For the single ECC83 solid state Super Shadow with the red w-e-m logo under Watti the cat on the right-hand side, send an email or give me a call.


Short Tom


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.

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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