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Congratulations and some comments.

March 30, 2021 12:53PM avatar
Just joined the Tesoro ranks having acquired a Cibola with the ground balance mod and All Metal toggle for an excellent price. This joins the FORS CoRe I got from Monte.
Congrats on adding a Tesoro to your outfit. The Vaquero & Cibola are both good models, and hopefully whoever did the modification did a good job. Having the GB function can add versatility to the unit should you want to change search coils, or if hunting a site with a pronounced change in mineralization.

The only thing I didn't like was the low audio tone and I had them do the high-tone mod to the Vaquero I had. I still maintain my two favorite Tesoro models in my working outfit. Proven performers.

I was very surprised at how well it discriminated out most all of the trash in my backyard. I had to re-index the discriminator knob using a nickel as the reference point. Otherwise the rig seems to work well. I really don’t understand why people used a 10 turn pot, way too many turns to ground balance. I’m assuming a 3-3/4 or 5 turn pot wasn’t feasible for some reason.
The earlier Tesoro models used the 10-turn GB pot which provided some level of finer-tuning ability over the 3¾-turn pots.

But the models in the bigger housings could handle the larger-size 10-turn pot whereas they went with the smaller physical size 3¾-turn pot with their models in the dinky-sized microMAX housing in order to fit them in.


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