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Compadre upgrade??

September 12, 2018 06:21PM
I currently own a Compadre with 7" coil. It is a neat and fun machine, but I sure wish it had ground balance and interchangable coils. I would also love to have about two more inches of depth. I keep my eye open for chances to upgrade locally, but will likely never order a new machine.

In my area there is a nice used Cibola for sale online. I have the money stashed away and can afford it if I want it. I have looked at it several times, and did some reading up on the machine. After a little reading and watching videos, I made the tough decision that the Cibola really didn't have anything that would make me any happier than the Compadre.

It does have the 9X8 coil,,, that probably would give me a couple more inches of reliable depth.

It does have the pinpoint feature, but I don't feel I need it.

It has the threshhold adjustment, but I haven't really missed it with the Compadre.

Sensitivity adjustment,, yeah that might be helpful I suppose.

Frequency selection,,, on occasion that could be useful

But it still lacks the manual ground balance. That's the one feature I miss the most on the Compadre. Without that one feature, I'm just not seeing it as an upgrade that would make me happy for very long. Now I know I could do the ground balance mod,,, but I could do that to the Compadre too.

What do you folks think,,, am I wrong in your opinion? If it were a Vaquero I would have already bought it,,, but the Cibola,,,,, I'm just not so sure.
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Compadre upgrade??

GA1dad 633 September 12, 2018 06:21PM

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GA1dad 375 November 30, 2018 07:56PM

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Timbertodd 347 December 01, 2018 01:05PM

It's always fun to check out a 'new-to-you' detector.thumbs up

Monte 336 December 01, 2018 07:02AM

Re: It's always fun to check out a 'new-to-you' detector.thumbs up

GA1dad 370 December 01, 2018 07:53AM

The Tesoro Cibola is not the model you want.

Monte 541 September 13, 2018 06:03AM

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GA1dad 419 September 13, 2018 07:21AM

Good answer, 'Thank You.'

Monte 461 September 13, 2018 10:56AM

Re: The Tesoro Cibola is not the model you want.

GA1dad 381 September 13, 2018 10:39AM

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jmaryt 416 September 12, 2018 09:55PM

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GA1dad 391 September 13, 2018 10:03AM

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jmaryt 388 September 13, 2018 08:47PM

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