1960s All Original Wem Control ER15 15w (Pick-a-Back) Hand-Wired Valve Guitar Amplifier Head In Perfect Condition


  • 1963-1965 model
  • 5 valves – Mullard EZ81 rectifier valve, a pair of Mullard ECC83 pre-amp valves and a pair of Mullard EL84 power valves
  • Rated at 15 watts
  • Perfect , unmarked & original condition
  • Perfect working order
  • Comes with its ‘Pick-a-Back’ chrome mounting rods

Here we have up for grabs a fabulous early-mid 60’s Wem Control ER15 amp. Its hard to determine the exact age, but we estimate it to be circa 63-65.

Sometimes referred to (as per the writing on the front of the amp) as the Control ER15. It derived from the earlier Pick-A-Bass amp but, as can be seen from the pics, it has the later red/silver/black design which eventually led on to the ER40. This design seems to have come in around the mid-1960s so my amp must come from the period or possibly the late 1960s.

This R’n’R baby is in 100% original untouched and almost mint condition. It drives beautifully well when cranked up, but also has a very subtle sweet, clear output at low levels. A great little studio or small gigging amp.

It has 5 valves – a Mullard EZ81 rectifier valve, a pair of Mullard ECC83 pre-amp valves and a pair of Mullard EL84 power valves. It’s rated at 15 watts (hence ER15) or, to be more exact, 15.5 watts (according to WEMs own instruction leaflet). Output impedance is stated as 15 ohms There is a mains voltage selector with a 200-250 volts tapping. The selector is hidden underneath the chassis but can be accessible via an opening in the bottom of the casing.

All in all this is one awesome & very pokey little amp & is a true collectors item.


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