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Minelab Musketeer Advantage vs Modified IDX Pro

dirtdiver 1,261 12/31/2011 11:49PM

Modified IDX Pro vs A Lot of the Competition grinning smiley

Monte 1,486 01/01/2012 08:29AM

Re: Modified IDX Pro vs A Lot of the Competition grinning smiley

dirtdiver 778 01/07/2012 05:09PM

'dirtdiver,' the last I heard about detector service work was

Monte 686 01/08/2012 03:21AM

Tesoro Vaquero as a coin and jewelry hunter?

oldwoodchuck 1,428 01/04/2012 12:36AM

Welcome to the AHRPS Forums. .. Now, about the Tesoro Vaquero

Monte 5,188 01/04/2012 06:36AM

Re: Welcome to the AHRPS Forums. .. Now, about the Tesoro Vaquero

oldwoodchuck 1,045 01/04/2012 09:43AM

Have an enjoyable year out detecting, and I hope

Monte 712 01/05/2012 10:37AM

Modifications on Whites Classic models, II, III, ID, IDX/Pro, ID 4.

Mr.Bill 2,060 11/30/2011 11:31AM

Re: Modifications on Whites Classic models, II, III, ID, IDX/Pro, ID 4.

dbsmokey 813 01/03/2012 04:14PM

'dbsmokey', that's an excellent way to start off the new year!

Monte 750 01/04/2012 04:21AM

To: Classic series owners and forum readers, now hear this .....

Monte 684 11/30/2011 07:35PM

My IDX Pro is ready to MOD!

dbsmokey 664 12/01/2011 07:42AM

"but probably won't be able to until next year" ... Hey, that's only

Monte 591 12/01/2011 08:08AM

Re: "but probably won't be able to until next year" ... Hey, that's only

dbsmokey 574 12/02/2011 04:22PM

The Proper Way To Remove Coins From The Ground

Marv 1,336 02/03/2011 12:06AM

I think it kind of depends upon the type of ground, the

Monte 1,055 02/05/2011 08:03AM

Re: I think it kind of depends upon the type of ground, the

Anonymous User 879 02/06/2011 03:00AM

Groundskeepers never had a negative comment, but they did ask or say things like ....

Monte 929 02/06/2011 12:42PM

Re: The Proper Way To Remove Coins From The Ground

TerraDigger 1,247 02/03/2011 02:11AM

Re: The Proper Way To Remove Coins From The Ground

DRMAGOOMDNZ 936 03/28/2011 11:10AM

Re: The Proper Way To Remove Coins From The Ground

DRMAGOOMDNZ 623 12/28/2011 02:40PM

A great Christmas season and a welcome start to a rewarding new year to you, too!

Monte 675 12/29/2011 05:34AM

Welcome to our AHRPS Forums! smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

Monte 1,383 03/28/2011 07:39PM

Re: Welcome to our AHRPS Forums! smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

DRMAGOOMDNZ 1,181 04/02/2011 10:59PM

Re: The Proper Way To Remove Coins From The Ground

Marv 829 02/03/2011 12:03PM

Pulse Detectors

Marv 866 12/08/2011 04:28PM

Using a Pulse Detector or 'original' VLF since 37 years ago ...

Monte 1,322 12/09/2011 08:56AM

Re: Using a Pulse Detector or 'original' VLF since 37 years ago ...

Marv 680 12/09/2011 11:40AM

You said: "I hope to be able to get another simpler detector"

Monte 871 12/09/2011 11:45PM

Re: You said: "I hope to be able to get another simpler detector"

Marv 586 12/10/2011 01:56PM

Marv, here's a late reply and verification about belated appreciation.

Monte 809 12/10/2011 11:02PM

Re: Marv, here's a late reply and verification about belated appreciation.

Marv 673 12/15/2011 02:05PM

Memory refresh time .... for me.

Monte 739 12/16/2011 08:33AM

Re: Memory refresh time .... for me.

Marv 563 12/17/2011 12:45PM

Trimming the herd (of detectors) to true work-horses.

Monte 773 12/18/2011 07:06AM

Why the TDI SL?

dbsmokey 1,212 12/21/2011 09:39AM

Now, to answer what impressed me about the TDI-SL.

Monte 722 12/23/2011 10:52AM

Re: Now, to answer what impressed me about the TDI-SL.

Marv 553 12/23/2011 02:41PM

January's Detector Owner Rendezvous ... might have a TDI-SL in attendance.

Monte 599 12/24/2011 05:35AM

Seminars coming in 2012: 1st will be White's Classic & Tesoro seminar.

Monte 599 12/23/2011 10:32AM

Re: Trimming the herd (of detectors) to true work-horses.

Marv 650 12/18/2011 01:41PM

Just a quick reply to you, Marv.

Monte 1,353 12/18/2011 10:54PM

Re: Pulse Detectors

Mr.Bill 733 12/09/2011 06:43AM

Ground balancing an unmodified White's IDX Pro

dbsmokey 2,199 12/01/2011 07:48AM

'Power Balancing.' ... How to Ground Balance in a silent-search Disc. mode.

Monte 1,987 12/03/2011 07:37PM

Re: 'Power Balancing.' ... How to Ground Balance in a silent-search Disc. mode.

SkiWhiz 1,070 12/13/2011 12:28PM

Thanks for the kind words, Steve.

Monte 770 12/13/2011 07:26PM

I'll post some GB tips later today.

Monte 697 12/01/2011 08:06AM

Lengthy, but here is some 'How-To' info about Classic Ground Balance.

Monte 4,848 12/01/2011 07:11PM

Re: Lengthy, but here is some 'How-To' info about Classic Ground Balance.

dbsmokey 732 12/02/2011 04:21PM

Smaller coil for 6.59kHz machines

dbsmokey 1,173 12/06/2011 07:52AM

I'm fond of smaller coils, but for the 6.59 kHz models, I found

Monte 2,673 12/06/2011 04:38PM

Re: I'm fond of smaller coils, but for the 6.59 kHz models, I found

Anonymous User 662 12/08/2011 12:58AM

About the Tesoro 5¾" search coils and your Tesoro model.

Monte 1,003 12/08/2011 01:38AM

Re: I'm fond of smaller coils, but for the 6.59 kHz models, I found

dbsmokey 651 12/06/2011 04:52PM

5.3 BullsEye coils are out there ....

Monte 1,374 12/06/2011 05:09PM

Any thoughts on waterproof detectors?

tmax 893 11/17/2011 09:07PM

I definitely don't snorkel, but I do hunt in some freshwater sites.

Monte 616 11/29/2011 03:16AM

Re: I definitely don't snorkel, but I do hunt in some freshwater sites.

tmax 488 11/29/2011 08:35PM

The Tiger Shark has a GB adjustment you can make, if needed.

Monte 569 11/30/2011 08:56AM

Testing a White's Classic II with Mr Bill's Mods

John 2,973 11/05/2011 01:04PM

Re: Testing a White's Classic II with Mr Bill's Mods

Anonymous User 1,015 11/19/2011 01:47AM

You asked: "What are these mods that he's making with such success?"

Monte 919 11/19/2011 11:44AM

Re: You asked: "What are these mods that he's making with such success?"

dbsmokey 809 11/23/2011 10:47PM

"Will White's still service a detector that has Mr. Bill's mods?"

Monte 1,878 11/24/2011 08:02AM

Re: "Will White's still service a detector that has Mr. Bill's mods?"

dbsmokey 1,003 11/24/2011 08:54AM

sad smiley If and when I learn more,

Monte 846 11/24/2011 09:09AM

Back to the river

John 807 11/12/2011 04:12PM

Good results, John, and I have a question, and a caution (for some readers.)

Monte 3,301 11/14/2011 06:30AM

Re: The 4" coil is the original 6B type,

John 1,000 11/14/2011 07:16AM

Thanks for verifying the 4" coil.

Monte 779 11/14/2011 09:13AM

Day 3 A sterile park!

John 656 11/09/2011 09:28PM

Day 2 Down at the river

John 667 11/06/2011 02:17PM

Down at the river, or up a creek, any day out can be rewarding. smiling smiley

Monte 773 11/07/2011 09:46AM

New things to experience with the modified Classic II. thumbs up

Monte 1,441 11/06/2011 09:00AM

It sounds like you have a very powerfull detector there John........

Hombre 775 11/05/2011 05:18PM

Re: It sounds like you have a very powerfull detector there John........

John 723 11/05/2011 05:28PM

Re: Testing a White's Classic II with Mr Bill's Mods

John 852 11/05/2011 01:38PM

Thinking About Another Detector to work with my MXT PRO.

Marv 798 11/09/2011 05:54PM

Re: Thinking About Another Detector to work with my MXT PRO.

Marv 557 11/20/2011 07:34PM

A simple 'back-to-you', Marv.

Monte 553 11/21/2011 12:53AM

It takes some thoughts to find a 'complimentary' detector for your MXT Pro.

Monte 639 11/10/2011 08:15AM

Re: It takes some thoughts to find a 'complimentary' detector for your MXT Pro.

Marv 609 11/10/2011 10:13AM

Marv, there are a couple (or several) models that could be considered.

Monte 564 11/10/2011 03:17PM

Re: Marv, there are a couple (or several) models that could be considered.

Marv 580 11/13/2011 05:19AM

Some other "budget-minded" second detectors to consider.

Monte 624 11/13/2011 12:32PM

Marv, I'll e-mail some IDX Pro info to you, Dan and Dustin today.

Monte 544 11/14/2011 06:40AM

White's IDX w/ Mr Bill's mods on "feebay"

John 1,323 11/06/2011 03:23PM

I'll take a look.

Monte 671 11/07/2011 09:23AM

Re: I'll take a look.

John 561 11/07/2011 09:48AM

Modified IDX w/7 hours to go @ $122.50

Monte 585 11/08/2011 07:01AM

There's another one with about 5 days to go.

John 594 11/08/2011 01:27PM

Slowly they surface. Not many, to be sure. I do know of one near-new IDX Pro

Monte 666 11/09/2011 09:04AM

Santa Claus,,,er the UPS truck arrived today, and inside it

John 762 11/14/2011 08:31PM

An early Christmas for John. X(

Monte 653 11/15/2011 09:42AM

Coming back at you!

John 637 11/15/2011 03:46PM

With all the units I will have to start the new year ...

Monte 686 11/15/2011 06:07PM

Re: With all the units I will have to start the new year ...

John 635 11/16/2011 08:37AM

"If I could only get rid of my wife's Conquistador" .. ??

Monte 586 11/16/2011 10:09AM

Re: "If I could only get rid of my wife's Conquistador" .. ??

John 719 11/16/2011 11:46AM

John, shoot the settings to me. Plus, we now have a Buy/Sell/Trade Forum! thumbs up N/T

Monte 662 11/16/2011 01:43PM

Re: John, shoot the settings to me. Plus, we now have a Buy/Sell/Trade Forum! thumbs up N/T

John 629 11/16/2011 03:24PM

The way metal detecting is supposed to be,,,,fun!

John 806 11/14/2011 01:09PM

Mr. Bill mods.on an Idx

tmax 1,290 10/15/2011 01:40PM

Mr. Bill's mods? Great idea. ... Now, the Tesoro question. I don't think so.

Monte 2,268 10/16/2011 07:25AM

Re: Mr. Bill's mods? Great idea. ... Now, the Tesoro question. I don't think so.

John 878 10/29/2011 08:00PM

John, just to reply to your post here and Hombre's response below.

Monte 879 11/03/2011 08:40PM

Re: Mr. Bill's mods? Great idea. ... Now, the Tesoro question. I don't think so.

Hombre 757 10/31/2011 07:45AM

Re: Mr. Bill's mods? Great idea. ... Now, the Tesoro question. I don't think so.

John 768 11/01/2011 03:47PM

Omega 8000 you say?

Hombre 941 11/02/2011 06:10PM

Re: Omega 8000 you say?

John 704 11/03/2011 04:59PM

And then there is the Omega 8000. confused smiley

Monte 1,582 11/04/2011 02:50AM

Re: And then there is the Omega 8000. confused smiley

John 861 11/04/2011 07:44AM

Basic 'comparisons' between the Omega, Classic's and ???

Monte 829 11/04/2011 06:10PM

Re: Basic 'comparisons' between the Omega, Classic's and ???

John 781 11/04/2011 08:05PM

In reply to you, John.

Monte 948 11/07/2011 09:21AM

Re: Mr. Bill's mods? Great idea. ... Now, the Tesoro question. I don't think so.

exploregon 694 10/30/2011 08:54AM

Re: Mr. Bill's mods? Great idea. ... Now, the Tesoro question. I don't think so.

Monte 1,040 11/04/2011 03:02AM

Re: Mr. Bill's mods? Great idea. ... Now, the Tesoro question. I don't think so.

John 712 10/30/2011 10:04AM

Re: Mr. Bill's mods? Great idea. ... Now, the Tesoro question. I don't think so.

tmax 698 10/16/2011 09:07PM

Headsets / earbuds

bruce 1,293 06/19/2011 10:55AM

Re: Headsets / earbuds

Anonymous User 559 11/01/2011 06:56PM

Re: Headsets / earbuds

exploregon 990 06/19/2011 11:11AM

Grrett AT Pro Bad DEEP test in the ground! WRONG discrimination in the ground!

Anonymous User 1,063 10/12/2011 07:06AM

'gadioniki', let me start by saying "Welcome to our AHRPS Forums." .. Now, to your issues with the AT Pro.

Monte 765 10/14/2011 12:15PM

I wrapped up my evaluation of the Garrett AT Pro.

Monte 10,685 01/14/2011 12:14PM

Re: I wrapped up my evaluation of the Garrett AT Pro.

Anonymous User 1,158 10/12/2011 07:00AM

Are any of the Tesoros MDers digital ? instead of antalog

hardrockminer 1,088 10/05/2011 09:17PM

Re: Analog vs. Digital

Bryan 1,792 10/09/2011 10:09PM

Re: Analog vs. Digital

Bryan 782 10/09/2011 11:59PM

Well, I can often type for an hour or more in a response. winking smiley .. These two left me speechless. eye popping smiley

Monte 928 10/11/2011 03:48PM

Welcome, hardrockminer. In a way this is a bit trickly to answer.

Monte 5,115 10/06/2011 08:59AM

Junk

Marv 938 10/05/2011 02:43PM

What's really frustrating is that is isn't 'collectible' junk. sad smiley

Monte 627 10/05/2011 03:20PM

A real great guy passed today....

slingshot 1,150 08/24/2011 11:03PM

I just saw the Findmall Garrett Forum's postings about it.

Monte 2,297 08/25/2011 08:02AM

Seaside? Any luck?

glabelle 1,050 08/15/2011 06:36PM

Seaside finds.

Monte 979 08/17/2011 06:43AM

White's Sierra Madre detector

dan 1,963 08/10/2011 02:27PM

A "limited use" detector usually selected for industrial use or possibly 'cache hunting.'

Monte 1,378 08/10/2011 06:43PM

Recent cleaned finds

exploregon 1,377 07/29/2011 07:10PM

Great photos, Chris! Both the "before" and "after."

Monte 1,237 08/02/2011 02:32PM

As they were dug

exploregon 911 07/29/2011 07:21PM

Monty........

Anonymous User 1,133 07/13/2011 12:09PM

Hey Monte, Sunday report Attachments

exploregon 1,688 06/12/2011 08:12PM

Utah tax token Attachments

exploregon 1,780 06/19/2011 12:59PM

Just an update for those reading some of these recent posts, such as this one from Chris (exploregon).

Monte 1,392 06/19/2011 03:05AM

DeMoss Pictures Attachments

exploregon 1,345 06/18/2011 11:20PM

oops

exploregon 1,110 06/19/2011 11:14AM

Ogden, Utah Tuesday: 2011/06/14

exploregon 971 06/14/2011 11:51PM

Monday update

exploregon 953 06/13/2011 08:31PM

Re: Monday update

exploregon 1,031 06/14/2011 12:22AM

Re: Hey Monte, Sunday report

exploregon 918 06/12/2011 08:12PM

Compared Tesoro Eldorado to Teknetics Gamma...

Steve S 3,120 06/15/2011 11:34PM

Two very good detectors to compare ... and that can make it tough. confused smiley

Monte 2,370 06/19/2011 03:53AM

Digging in city parks

Anonymous User 1,317 06/12/2011 06:20PM

Target Recovery and Digging in city parks.

Monte 1,284 06/19/2011 03:20AM

Get this site fixed

Marv 1,212 06/17/2011 10:58AM

Thin Penny - how common?

Steve S 2,358 05/19/2011 09:57PM

Re: Thin Penny - how common?

bruce 1,123 06/16/2011 10:53AM

In 47 years I have found maybe two that were so sized.

Monte 1,174 05/20/2011 07:29AM

Re: In 47 years I have found maybe two that were so sized.

Steve S 957 06/15/2011 11:11PM

Best Recovery Tool(s) for Eastern OR Ghost Towns?

Steve S 1,478 06/08/2011 11:55PM

I sure love the easy questions to answer. smiling smiley

Monte 1,237 06/09/2011 01:21AM

Re visiting other sites

Marv 1,387 06/08/2011 02:41PM

You asked: "Is this Normal?" ... Well, the answer is usually 'Yes!'

Monte 1,056 06/08/2011 03:00PM

well after being gone for 3 weeks I had some good luck

bruce 1,206 06/07/2011 09:00PM

bruce, it's good to hear you're finding stuff!

Monte 1,039 06/08/2011 02:43PM

Monte -- about our "coin depth" discussion...

steveg 1,387 05/15/2011 03:45PM

Stev, it looks like your waiting on silver to appear is over Congrats!

Monte 816 05/15/2011 04:16PM

Re: Stev, it looks like your waiting on silver to appear is over Congrats!

steveg 1,445 06/02/2011 04:18AM

It looks like your silver-finding trend is on the right path.

Monte 1,311 06/02/2011 09:02AM

Re: It looks like your silver-finding trend is on the right path.

steveg 900 06/07/2011 12:41PM

Best detector for ghost towns???

glabelle 1,576 06/01/2011 04:25PM

It's both a "Best" detector for ghost towns, and the "Right" approach for success.

Monte 2,775 06/03/2011 11:01AM

V3i improvements and problems

glabelle 1,375 05/20/2011 07:48PM

V3i EMI - powerline noise

glabelle 1,000 05/21/2011 05:19PM

V3I, DFX, MXT or M6 ... the best general-purpose coil?

Monte 1,507 05/25/2011 02:53PM

Best technique for hunting old home sites?

glabelle 1,377 05/20/2011 07:11AM

Re: Best technique for hunting old home sites?

Monte 1,055 05/20/2011 07:41AM

Machine choice question

Anonymous User 1,458 05/16/2011 11:54PM

Trying to pick a model to compliment your MXT? confused smiley

Monte 2,896 05/17/2011 10:07AM

Monte's advice pays off! (small coils)

glabelle 1,902 04/30/2011 02:48PM

Less coil...better results

TerraDigger 1,175 05/16/2011 02:08AM

Less coil (for me) DOES = Better results, for sure.

Monte 1,800 05/16/2011 08:25AM

I'm glad you had some success, George.

Monte 1,174 05/01/2011 06:49AM

Underwater Detectors

Marv 1,455 05/15/2011 03:02PM

Help, we're almost Underwater Detectors sad smiley

Monte 1,102 05/15/2011 03:56PM

Prospecting newbie question

glabelle 1,561 05/11/2011 08:43AM

Prospecting newbie question : great answer

glabelle 1,556 05/12/2011 12:58PM

A few comments regarding your post, or many others I have read on various forums, or heard stated.

Monte 2,309 05/13/2011 08:16AM

Speaking of prospecting...

glabelle 1,118 05/13/2011 06:36PM

George, here is the simplest answer I can give.

Monte 1,247 05/12/2011 08:52AM

Hip mounting the V3i

glabelle 1,489 05/09/2011 09:14PM

Hip-mounting, weight & balance, comfort, etc.

Monte 1,304 05/12/2011 08:45AM

Whites TDI pulse detector

glabelle 2,453 05/09/2011 09:02PM

George, by the 4th of July one thing might happen .....

Monte 917 05/12/2011 05:26AM

Detector frequency and deep silver

glabelle 3,154 05/07/2011 09:08AM

Seminars

Marv 1,039 05/05/2011 07:21AM

Detect okay, Dig nay, Screwdriver...well okay

Steve S 1,475 05/03/2011 11:32PM

Re: Detect okay, Dig nay, Screwdriver...well okay

glabelle 879 05/04/2011 07:12AM

Beach hunting and pulse detectors

glabelle 1,496 05/02/2011 06:21PM

Beach hunting conditions and opportunities .... and detectors.

Monte 1,141 05/03/2011 10:14PM

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