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Bottom? They've served as a door mat for me for a long, long time now.

August 03, 2019 10:00PM avatar
And by "a door mat" I mean a lower-end or entry-level detector, like a door mat is the entry point to a house or building. And while the AT series is certainly an improvement to the Ace series, they have a top-heavy feel, to me, awkward coil and headphone connectors to fumble with, and I don't care for all of the audio response or their performance in the very iron challenged sites I most generally search when I am out of an urban environment.

I'm not saying the AT series are totally terrible performers, it's just that I have plenty to chose from that are superior to them. The one thing that Garrett Metal Detectors has over the other two US manufacturers, is name association with select individuals who have a name presence in the industry. Folks who get out there often and promote themselves as well as the Garrett brand on You Tube, etc.

That said, one place you do NOT see very many people making regular use of Garrett products (other than a Pinpointer) are on our Welcome-to-Hunt Outings. Eleven Outings in 5 years, and who's using a Garrett? It's because of people in-house like Steve Moore, and all of those You Tube people who are hooked up to promote the Garrett line that provides the lasting effect for them. I don't see anything comparable from people working for White's or a dedicated level of product support on You Tube to match Garrett's image, and that's part of why I see dark days ahead for White's.

Monte

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/06/2019 11:15PM by Monte.
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New model introduction videos. Makes you wonder.thinking

Monte 231 August 03, 2019 07:14AM

I really don't need a new metal detectorwinking smiley

Hombre 115 August 03, 2019 12:24PM

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jmaryt 116 August 03, 2019 12:51PM

Reply to J.T.

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jmaryt 100 August 04, 2019 12:21AM

The Mojave was the best of the non-static, "turn-on-and-go" Tesoro's they ever made. N/T

Monte 80 August 03, 2019 06:46PM

Re: New model introduction videos. Makes you wonder.thinking

jmaryt 97 August 03, 2019 09:30AM

When you're spiralling the wrong direction, in a business with a limited market for ...

Monte 122 August 03, 2019 09:58PM

If You were a new guy to the hobby.........

Kraemer 134 August 03, 2019 11:41AM

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D&P-OR 108 August 03, 2019 01:09PM

Bottom? They've served as a door mat for me for a long, long time now.

Monte 93 August 03, 2019 10:00PM



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