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Drew, I have owned three of them and sure wish I had one now.

January 26, 2019 06:52PM avatar
They are difficult to find as they were one of the shortest-life models Tesoro ever offered. They were manufactured from April '96 to March of '99, but I found that most of those who got them have been very, very, very reluctant to part with them. I have always, and I mean ALWAYS, pampered all my personal detectors. Most of the time they look to be close to showroom condition or maybe more like a dealer's demo unit. And that's how I expect a used detector to be when come across something I want or have something offered to me.

But finding a Diablo µMAX in 'new' or 'as-new' or 'pristine' condition has been difficult. I think the last really decent pair of them I had was back in 2002 and some guys from a gold prospecting club got wind I had them and they wanted them dearly. Apparently money was not that important to them because they were able to talk me out of both of them.

David Johnson has stated many times in forum posts and such, even while working at FTP and after he made the Fisher Gold Bug Pro and Teknetics G2, that the Diablo microMAX was his favorite gold nugget hunting detector. It was mine, too. Just can't find a decent one anymore.sad smiley


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Diablo Micro Max, anyone own or use one of these?

Druid 339 January 26, 2019 09:49AM

Drew, I have owned three of them and sure wish I had one now.

Monte 254 January 26, 2019 06:52PM

Re: Drew, I have owned three of them and sure wish I had one now.

Druid 238 January 27, 2019 11:46AM

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