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Of the four (4) Bandido models, my thoughts are:

July 17, 2022 04:19PM avatar
1.. The 'original' Bandido was/is a very good detector. It has an external Threshold Control and Ground Balance adjust, and a toggle to select Discrimination or All Metal. It has a very 'comfortable' auto-tune speed in All Metal.

2.. The second Bandido II has the same adjustment controls and basic performance as the 'original', but it features one additional toggle switch to select between what they call 'Norm'(al) for All Metal w/o Out-Tune and you can manually 'retune' the Threshold with the other toggle. The other position is called 'Auto' which is a fast Auto-Tune in All Metal.

3.. The 3rd was the first unit in the smaller control housing called µ Bandido. I never liked it because it is a bit wimpier, and it lacks an external Threshold control.

4th.. My favorite is the Bandido II µMAX which is in the small housing but is much improved. It has an external Threshold control, and it also has the Low-Noise / High-Gain circuitry for more depth and much more modulated audio response.

The first two units run on 2-9V batteries, but in a pinch they do operate on a single 9V, but run-time is a bit less. The other two take a single 9V battery.

All four of them share the same search coils.

All four of them have the ED-120 Discrimination so almost all Iron is rejected at the minimum Disc. setting.

How much is the Bandido you are looking at and which coil comers with it? How would you rate its condition?

I currently have two Bandido II µMAX units that are in pristine condition and I would rate them a solid '10'.


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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/17/2022 09:46PM by Monte.
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Bandito questions

kac 286 July 17, 2022 02:37PM

kac, a few Tesoro shopping comments.

Monte 209 July 17, 2022 10:33PM

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kac 218 July 18, 2022 04:32PM

A Discrimination correction.

Monte 213 July 18, 2022 05:06PM

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kac 165 July 19, 2022 10:52AM

kac, back to you.

Monte 199 July 19, 2022 11:31AM

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Of the four (4) Bandido models, my thoughts are:

Monte 129 July 17, 2022 04:19PM

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Timbertodd 118 July 17, 2022 07:58PM

Thanks, I agree N/T

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