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Mr Bill

william1 985 02/16/2012 12:27PM

Re: Mr Bill

Mr.Bill 613 02/16/2012 02:16PM

For those looking for Classic IDX, and IDX ‘Pro’s”. -w

Mr.Bill 1,340 02/04/2012 06:56AM

100% correct, Bill, and let's not forget that

Monte 850 02/04/2012 07:10AM

It was Monte’s fault. smiling smiley M150x

Mr.Bill 896 02/05/2012 06:46AM

Re: It was Monte’s fault. smiling smiley M150x

treasurefinder 847 02/05/2012 06:49PM

Re: It was Monte’s fault. smiling smiley M150x

Mr.Bill 847 02/09/2012 04:53AM

Re: It was Monte’s fault. smiling smiley M150x

treasurefinder 815 02/11/2012 06:07AM

I just introduced another friend to the White's Classicthumbs up

Hombre 985 02/03/2012 09:29AM

thumbs up You're a good man, 'Hombre,' but like me we keep cresting problems.

Monte 664 02/04/2012 07:02AM

MXT Pro?

dbsmokey 1,406 01/23/2012 03:12PM

You asked: "So, now I wonder what Monte and others might think about an MXT vs the Omega 8000. " confused smiley

Monte 1,740 01/24/2012 12:23PM

Thank you!

dbsmokey 739 01/25/2012 10:18AM

Re: Thank you!

Marv 835 01/25/2012 10:29AM

Marv, you missed the January D.O.R. meeting and I had one there.

Monte 754 01/25/2012 12:25PM

Re: Marv, you missed the January D.O.R. meeting and I had one there.

dbsmokey 833 01/25/2012 12:28PM

Re: Marv, you missed the January D.O.R. meeting and I had one there.

Marv 768 01/25/2012 08:18PM

Re: MXT Pro?

treasurefinder 863 01/24/2012 05:36AM

Bill, you said .. "im loving my vx3!!." Curious as to

Monte 1,062 01/30/2012 12:34AM

Re: Bill, you said .. "im loving my vx3!!." Curious as to

treasurefinder 1,345 01/30/2012 08:03AM

Thanks for the answers, Bill. Glad you're happy with the VX3 .. AND .. that you'll have a modified IDX Pro. thumbs up

Monte 1,350 01/31/2012 07:37AM

Re: Bill, you said .. "im loving my vx3!!." Curious as to

treasurefinder 774 01/30/2012 08:15AM

You answered your own question with this

Mr.Bill 794 01/23/2012 03:22PM

DFX

dbsmokey 972 01/13/2012 06:53PM

My tardy reply about the DFX and others.

Monte 1,640 01/17/2012 06:49PM

Excellent Post MonteM150x

Hombre 688 01/19/2012 09:42AM

Thanks for your comments, Hombre. There is Good - Better - and - Best.

Monte 634 01/20/2012 07:45AM

Thanks!

dbsmokey 771 01/18/2012 04:52PM

dbsmokey & ron_c, you're welcome.

Monte 699 01/19/2012 08:19AM

Re: Thanks!

ron_c 683 01/18/2012 05:44PM

Understanding the all metal mode?and how best to use it?

oldwoodchuck 1,012 01/12/2012 06:05PM

Re: Understanding the all metal mode?and how best to use it?

Hombre 1,316 01/14/2012 11:51AM

Thanks, Hombre, a very good post reply!

Monte 953 01/15/2012 04:05AM

The XLT microchip appears to be discontinued.....

dbsmokey 835 01/15/2012 06:59AM

I had a sit-down chat with Carl over a year ago and we talked then about

Monte 764 01/15/2012 08:52AM

IDX Pro

ron_c 1,050 01/13/2012 02:54PM

Re: IDX Pro

ron_c 737 01/14/2012 02:34PM

thinking I wish it would come to me, but ..... thinking

Monte 799 01/13/2012 06:25PM

I will help you out Monte, occording to the archives at the Analog.......

Hombre 911 01/14/2012 10:44AM

i called whites on this last week.....

treasurefinder 720 01/15/2012 06:44AM

Again ... 'Thanks' for the info. N/T

Monte 731 01/15/2012 04:07AM

Red Heat Detectors?

oldwoodchuck 1,919 01/11/2012 03:25AM

Minelab Musketeer Advantage vs Modified IDX Pro

dirtdiver 1,426 12/31/2011 10:49PM

Modified IDX Pro vs A Lot of the Competition grinning smiley

Monte 1,710 01/01/2012 07:29AM

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

dirtdiver 882 01/07/2012 04:09PM

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

Monte 806 01/08/2012 02:21AM

Tesoro Vaquero as a coin and jewelry hunter?

oldwoodchuck 1,632 01/03/2012 11:36PM

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

Monte 6,891 01/04/2012 05:36AM

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

oldwoodchuck 1,232 01/04/2012 08:43AM

Have an enjoyable year out detecting, and I hope

Monte 866 01/05/2012 09:37AM

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

Mr.Bill 2,355 11/30/2011 10:31AM

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

dbsmokey 941 01/03/2012 03:14PM

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

Monte 911 01/04/2012 03:21AM

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

Monte 812 11/30/2011 06:35PM

My IDX Pro is ready to MOD!

dbsmokey 779 12/01/2011 06:42AM

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

Monte 733 12/01/2011 07:08AM

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

dbsmokey 699 12/02/2011 03:22PM

The Proper Way To Remove Coins From The Ground

Marv 1,517 02/02/2011 11:06PM

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

Monte 1,233 02/05/2011 07:03AM

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

Anonymous User 1,019 02/06/2011 02:00AM

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

Monte 1,093 02/06/2011 11:42AM

Re: The Proper Way To Remove Coins From The Ground

TerraDigger 1,441 02/03/2011 01:11AM

Re: The Proper Way To Remove Coins From The Ground

DRMAGOOMDNZ 1,098 03/28/2011 10:10AM

Re: The Proper Way To Remove Coins From The Ground

DRMAGOOMDNZ 756 12/28/2011 01:40PM

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

Monte 846 12/29/2011 04:34AM

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

Monte 1,580 03/28/2011 06:39PM

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

DRMAGOOMDNZ 1,401 04/02/2011 09:59PM

Re: The Proper Way To Remove Coins From The Ground

Marv 947 02/03/2011 11:03AM

Pulse Detectors

Marv 1,058 12/08/2011 03:28PM

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

Monte 1,475 12/09/2011 07:56AM

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

Marv 824 12/09/2011 10:40AM

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

Monte 1,020 12/09/2011 10:45PM

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

Marv 726 12/10/2011 12:56PM

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

Monte 978 12/10/2011 10:02PM

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

Marv 808 12/15/2011 01:05PM

Memory refresh time .... for me.

Monte 892 12/16/2011 07:33AM

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

Marv 706 12/17/2011 11:45AM

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

Monte 928 12/18/2011 06:06AM

Why the TDI SL?

dbsmokey 1,339 12/21/2011 08:39AM

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

Monte 891 12/23/2011 09:52AM

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

Marv 676 12/23/2011 01:41PM

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

Monte 718 12/24/2011 04:35AM

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

Monte 748 12/23/2011 09:32AM

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

Marv 800 12/18/2011 12:41PM

Just a quick reply to you, Marv.

Monte 1,529 12/18/2011 09:54PM

Re: Pulse Detectors

Mr.Bill 901 12/09/2011 05:43AM

Ground balancing an unmodified White's IDX Pro

dbsmokey 2,446 12/01/2011 06:48AM

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

Monte 2,296 12/03/2011 06:37PM

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

SkiWhiz 1,240 12/13/2011 11:28AM

Thanks for the kind words, Steve.

Monte 927 12/13/2011 06:26PM

I'll post some GB tips later today.

Monte 847 12/01/2011 07:06AM

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

Monte 5,278 12/01/2011 06:11PM

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

dbsmokey 890 12/02/2011 03:21PM

Smaller coil for 6.59kHz machines

dbsmokey 1,385 12/06/2011 06:52AM

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

Monte 3,218 12/06/2011 03:38PM

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

Anonymous User 811 12/07/2011 11:58PM

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

Monte 1,188 12/08/2011 12:38AM

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

dbsmokey 804 12/06/2011 03:52PM

5.3 BullsEye coils are out there ....

Monte 1,523 12/06/2011 04:09PM

Any thoughts on waterproof detectors?

tmax 1,092 11/17/2011 08:07PM

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

Monte 736 11/29/2011 02:16AM

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

tmax 573 11/29/2011 07:35PM

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

Monte 687 11/30/2011 07:56AM

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

John 3,506 11/05/2011 12:04PM

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

Anonymous User 1,182 11/19/2011 12:47AM

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

Monte 1,122 11/19/2011 10:44AM

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

dbsmokey 968 11/23/2011 09:47PM

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

Monte 2,148 11/24/2011 07:02AM

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

dbsmokey 1,165 11/24/2011 07:54AM

sad smiley If and when I learn more,

Monte 998 11/24/2011 08:09AM

Back to the river

John 965 11/12/2011 03:12PM

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

Monte 3,755 11/14/2011 05:30AM

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

John 1,230 11/14/2011 06:16AM

Thanks for verifying the 4" coil.

Monte 953 11/14/2011 08:13AM

Day 3 A sterile park!

John 795 11/09/2011 08:28PM

Day 2 Down at the river

John 855 11/06/2011 01:17PM

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

Monte 957 11/07/2011 08:46AM

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

Monte 1,617 11/06/2011 08:00AM

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

Hombre 940 11/05/2011 04:18PM

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

John 908 11/05/2011 04:28PM

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

John 1,049 11/05/2011 12:38PM

Thinking About Another Detector to work with my MXT PRO.

Marv 950 11/09/2011 04:54PM

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

Marv 640 11/20/2011 06:34PM

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

Monte 653 11/20/2011 11:53PM

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

Monte 743 11/10/2011 07:15AM

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

Marv 725 11/10/2011 09:13AM

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

Monte 668 11/10/2011 02:17PM

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

Marv 686 11/13/2011 04:19AM

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

Monte 714 11/13/2011 11:32AM

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

Monte 643 11/14/2011 05:40AM

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

John 1,477 11/06/2011 02:23PM

I'll take a look.

Monte 796 11/07/2011 08:23AM

Re: I'll take a look.

John 696 11/07/2011 08:48AM

Modified IDX w/7 hours to go @ $122.50

Monte 689 11/08/2011 06:01AM

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

John 719 11/08/2011 12:27PM

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

Monte 770 11/09/2011 08:04AM

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

John 872 11/14/2011 07:31PM

An early Christmas for John. X(

Monte 776 11/15/2011 08:42AM

Coming back at you!

John 752 11/15/2011 02:46PM

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

Monte 807 11/15/2011 05:07PM

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

John 749 11/16/2011 07:37AM

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

Monte 704 11/16/2011 09:09AM

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

John 840 11/16/2011 10:46AM

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

Monte 769 11/16/2011 12:43PM

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

John 742 11/16/2011 02:24PM

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

John 939 11/14/2011 12:09PM

Mr. Bill mods.on an Idx

tmax 1,448 10/15/2011 12:40PM

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

Monte 2,498 10/16/2011 06:25AM

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

John 991 10/29/2011 07:00PM

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

Monte 991 11/03/2011 07:40PM

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

Hombre 881 10/31/2011 06:45AM

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

John 898 11/01/2011 02:47PM

Omega 8000 you say?

Hombre 1,066 11/02/2011 05:10PM

Re: Omega 8000 you say?

John 821 11/03/2011 03:59PM

And then there is the Omega 8000. confused smiley

Monte 1,805 11/04/2011 01:50AM

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

John 1,023 11/04/2011 06:44AM

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

Monte 966 11/04/2011 05:10PM

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

John 903 11/04/2011 07:05PM

In reply to you, John.

Monte 1,100 11/07/2011 08:21AM

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

exploregon 827 10/30/2011 07:54AM

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

Monte 1,187 11/04/2011 02:02AM

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

John 867 10/30/2011 09:04AM

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

tmax 810 10/16/2011 08:07PM

Headsets / earbuds

bruce 1,446 06/19/2011 09:55AM

Re: Headsets / earbuds

Anonymous User 664 11/01/2011 05:56PM

Re: Headsets / earbuds

exploregon 1,114 06/19/2011 10:11AM

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

Anonymous User 1,248 10/12/2011 06:06AM

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

Monte 894 10/14/2011 11:15AM

I wrapped up my evaluation of the Garrett AT Pro.

Monte 11,157 01/14/2011 11:14AM

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

Anonymous User 1,309 10/12/2011 06:00AM

Are any of the Tesoros MDers digital ? instead of antalog

hardrockminer 1,291 10/05/2011 08:17PM

Re: Analog vs. Digital

Bryan 1,987 10/09/2011 09:09PM

Re: Analog vs. Digital

Bryan 938 10/09/2011 10:59PM

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

Monte 1,081 10/11/2011 02:48PM

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

Monte 5,296 10/06/2011 07:59AM

Junk

Marv 1,094 10/05/2011 01:43PM

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

Monte 732 10/05/2011 02:20PM

A real great guy passed today....

slingshot 1,304 08/24/2011 10:03PM

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

Monte 2,421 08/25/2011 07:02AM

Seaside? Any luck?

glabelle 1,192 08/15/2011 05:36PM

Seaside finds.

Monte 1,107 08/17/2011 05:43AM

White's Sierra Madre detector

dan 2,204 08/10/2011 01:27PM

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

Monte 1,503 08/10/2011 05:43PM

Recent cleaned finds

exploregon 1,545 07/29/2011 06:10PM

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

Monte 1,363 08/02/2011 01:32PM

As they were dug

exploregon 1,043 07/29/2011 06:21PM

Monty........

Anonymous User 1,286 07/13/2011 11:09AM

Hey Monte, Sunday report Attachments

exploregon 1,857 06/12/2011 07:12PM

Utah tax token Attachments

exploregon 1,893 06/19/2011 11:59AM

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

Monte 1,570 06/19/2011 02:05AM

DeMoss Pictures Attachments

exploregon 1,502 06/18/2011 10:20PM

oops

exploregon 1,221 06/19/2011 10:14AM

Ogden, Utah Tuesday: 2011/06/14

exploregon 1,077 06/14/2011 10:51PM

Monday update

exploregon 1,106 06/13/2011 07:31PM

Re: Monday update

exploregon 1,177 06/13/2011 11:22PM

Re: Hey Monte, Sunday report

exploregon 1,059 06/12/2011 07:12PM

Compared Tesoro Eldorado to Teknetics Gamma...

Steve S 3,346 06/15/2011 10:34PM

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

Monte 2,511 06/19/2011 02:53AM

Digging in city parks

Anonymous User 1,480 06/12/2011 05:20PM

Target Recovery and Digging in city parks.

Monte 1,481 06/19/2011 02:20AM

Get this site fixed

Marv 1,395 06/17/2011 09:58AM

Thin Penny - how common?

Steve S 2,528 05/19/2011 08:57PM

Re: Thin Penny - how common?

bruce 1,251 06/16/2011 09:53AM

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

Monte 1,293 05/20/2011 06:29AM

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

Steve S 1,057 06/15/2011 10:11PM

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

Steve S 1,655 06/08/2011 10:55PM

I sure love the easy questions to answer. smiling smiley

Monte 1,406 06/09/2011 12:21AM

Re visiting other sites

Marv 1,574 06/08/2011 01:41PM

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

Monte 1,189 06/08/2011 02:00PM

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

bruce 1,359 06/07/2011 08:00PM

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

Monte 1,147 06/08/2011 01:43PM

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

steveg 1,599 05/15/2011 02:45PM

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

Monte 944 05/15/2011 03:16PM

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

steveg 1,599 06/02/2011 03:18AM

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

Monte 1,484 06/02/2011 08:02AM

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

steveg 1,049 06/07/2011 11:41AM

Best detector for ghost towns???

glabelle 1,782 06/01/2011 03:25PM

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

Monte 2,964 06/03/2011 10:01AM

V3i improvements and problems

glabelle 1,588 05/20/2011 06:48PM

V3i EMI - powerline noise

glabelle 1,138 05/21/2011 04:19PM

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

Monte 1,650 05/25/2011 01:53PM

Best technique for hunting old home sites?

glabelle 1,529 05/20/2011 06:11AM

Re: Best technique for hunting old home sites?

Monte 1,168 05/20/2011 06:41AM

Machine choice question

Anonymous User 1,612 05/16/2011 10:54PM

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

Monte 3,075 05/17/2011 09:07AM

Monte's advice pays off! (small coils)

glabelle 2,114 04/30/2011 01:48PM

Less coil...better results

TerraDigger 1,321 05/16/2011 01:08AM

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

Monte 2,031 05/16/2011 07:25AM

I'm glad you had some success, George.

Monte 1,304 05/01/2011 05:49AM

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