The WEM Deep Blue echo-amplifier amplifier replaced
the Powercat amp-echo combination in 1967. The new amp had a three replay head
Copicat tape-echo fully built into the amplifier cabinet, rather than being a
seperate add-on in the case of the Powercat. The amplifier was rated at 30watts
RMS, and utilized a Goodmans Audiom 12 " speaker.
The Deep Blue was designed for use with several types of instrument, including Accordion, Organ, Saxaphone, Clarinet, Guitar, as well as a microphone. Four inputs were supplied with various impedances, each one suited to a different instrument.
Unfortunately, the Deep Blue was only produced for a year or so, its role particularly for accordion and organ players being taken over by the varius WEM Musette amplifier models from 1968 onwards.
An advert for the Deep
Blue in Melody Maker - November 1967