WATKINS / WEM AMPLIFIERS

THE WEM SCOUT

 

 

The Scout seems to have replaced the 14W twin-channel version of the Westminster in 1962 or 1963.  The changes between the two models were a cosmetic make-over in a larger black and cream cabinet, together with a different chassis layout (seemingly identical to later versions of the V-front Dominator, though rated 3W less). The Westminster 10W single-channel model remained in the catalogue alongside the Scout, but the Scout was a relatively short-lived model which became the Custom 15 (link) circa 1964/5, hence they are rare today.

The Scout falls into the period when Watkins were changing into Wem. Some have brass Watkins logos, some have the later "day-glo" orange Wem logo, and there are unconfirmed sightings of early versions in turquoise & cream.

 

 


 

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