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Watkins Electric Music; GB (WEM)

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Name: Watkins Electric Music; GB (WEM)    (GB)  
Abbreviation: watkins
Products: Model types

Watkins Electric Music (WEM) has always been - and still is owned and run by Charlie Watkins. In 1949 Watkins opened a record shop in Tooting Market, London with brother Reg Watkins. 1951 sale of guitars and Accordions. 1957 brother Reg opened a factory in Chertsey where he designed and produced the 2nd. British made solid electric guitar. 1958 invented the " Watkins Copicat" Echo unit.

Founded: 1949
Production: 1951 -

This manufacturer was suggested by Dirk Taekels.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
GB  58 Copicat Echo Unit ECC83  This is an echo unit with a small endless tape 
GB  65 Dominator Custom 15 ECC83  Gitarreverstärker. 
GB  67 WEM Club System Columns   12" Goodmans Speaker 10" Goodmans speaker HF Horn Impedance: 12 Ohms, power... 
GB  67 WEM PA40    
GB  67 WEM PA100    
GB  67 WEM Audiomaster Mixer   Spring Reverbation Music Mixer.  
GB  67 WEM Band Mixer    
GB  71 WEM ER40    
GB  72 Column Type Speaker System C SUPER   4 Loudspeakers Rola Celestion LTD. type G12S  12 Ω  20 Watts. Total system ... 
GB  72 Starfinder 100 [with Goodmans Speaker]   Speaker system intended for use with Bass Guitar, this model is fitted with Goodmans 18... 
GB  64 Pick-A-Bass    
GB  64 Control ER15 ECC83   


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