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Yep, just reducing and adding as necessary ...

September 23, 2019 09:25AM avatar
... to have a well-rounded Detector Outfit to handle all my needs for the sites I most frequently hunt. The only 'new' detector I KNOW I'll be adding to my Outfit is the Nokta / Makro Simplex+ which should be out fairly soon. I have a void for a light-weight, simple, yet versatile waterproof detector. Other needs are covered.

Sounds like a deal. If you end up with an 800 I promise I'll have an open mind and give it a go. But I too am at the point that I feel I don't need to be spending any more money on detectors.
If and when I get an '800' I'll let you check it out, but I'll have to stay close just in case impatience or annoyance makes you want to toss it or decorate a tree.

I am really happy with what I have, I like them and for me, they work.
That's exactly what I try to tell you when I explain why I have what I have in my Outfit. They work for me, and I simply break them down for specific assignment or duty: That way I only have to load three detectors when I head out, and maybe add one or two from my 'Specialty-User' group to join my Regular-Use Team.

Relic Hunting iron infested sites: Nokta FORS CoRe, FORS Relic and Tesoro Bandido II microMAX.

Coin & Jewelry Hunting typical urban sites: Makro Racer 2, Teknetics T2+ and Tesoro Silver Sabre microMAX.

Specialty-Use units for a variety of applications: Fisher F-44, White's XLT and modified IDX Pro. (Soon a Nokta / Makro Simplex +.)

And like you I also have a really nice IDX Pro with Mods (hint, it was your last one or should say it used to be the last one you had)
Yes, it was/is.

So looking forward to Tuesday if I can get out and we have a IDX Pro day out at Rippville. Should be fun.
Yes, I am definitely ready for a day at Rippville (or as long as my body can hang in there) doing a head-to-head with the modified IDX Pro's w/6½" Concentric coils. That ought to be fun

I hope you remember how to GB one of these with the mods...
Blindfolded! They are simple.

..can't remember if you try ground balancing in all metal or discriminate mode......
Take your pick, because, as I said, it is simple to do.

All Metal mode: Just trigger-toggle forward to All Metal, set the Frequency Adjust knob at the factory default pointer and leave it there (until needed for EMI), adjust from a 'proper' slight audio Threshold hum, then Manually GB with the coil worked between 1" and 6"-8".

Discriminate mode: Establish the Frequency Adjust and Threshold settings, then I the silent-search Disc. mode (with the toggle set to 'Black Sand') simply use the GB control and 'Power Balance.'

Either method, unless in extremely ugly mineralization, should only take between 5 and 15 seconds.


"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

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Nokta / Makro: FORS CoRe, FORS Relic, Racer 2 and Simplex + also using Makro and Pulse-Dive Pinpointers
Tesoro: Bandido II µMAX and Silver Sabre µMAX ... White's: modified IDX Pro ... XP: ORX ... Fisher: F44
Headphones: Killer B's 'Hornet' and 'Wasp' -- Detector Pro Gray Ghost XP
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Wet or damp soil vs. dry soil?

SvenS 243 September 16, 2019 08:26PM


dixiedigger57 135 September 23, 2019 01:00PM

Hello, my name is Monte and I am ... "The Operator."

Monte 93 September 24, 2019 08:08AM


D&P-OR 87 September 24, 2019 10:28AM


GeoW 88 September 24, 2019 12:49AM


jmaryt 97 September 23, 2019 09:02PM


UtahRich 94 September 23, 2019 05:44PM


Remfire 88 September 23, 2019 06:34PM

thanks guys... these forums have taught me that!

dixiedigger57 66 September 24, 2019 10:34AM

Re: Wet or damp soil vs. dry soil?

Sodbuster 66 September 20, 2019 02:13PM

"Easy digging and easy probing." ... smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float Exactly! N/T

Monte 70 September 22, 2019 07:41AM

My experiences with both wet and dry conditions.

Monte 95 September 19, 2019 01:28PM

Re: My experiences with both wet and dry conditions.

WM6 85 September 19, 2019 04:13PM

A Religious Experience -

UtahRich 108 September 21, 2019 12:23AM

"Religious Experience" ... Location might be part of the key reason.

Monte 80 September 22, 2019 10:43AM

Jewelry Items. . .

UtahRich 79 September 22, 2019 06:28PM

Re: A Religious Experience - eye popping smiley

Sodbuster 103 September 21, 2019 02:38PM

Re: A Religious Experience -

WM6 108 September 21, 2019 02:36PM

Being Objective . . . . . . .

UtahRich 103 September 21, 2019 06:16PM

Re: Being Objective . . . . . Well Said Rich thumbs up N/T

Sodbuster 57 September 22, 2019 11:11AM

Re: Being Objective . . . . . . .

jmaryt 82 September 21, 2019 10:28PM

Lemmings -

UtahRich 106 September 21, 2019 11:58PM

Re: Lemmings -

jmaryt 86 September 22, 2019 12:54PM

Being Selective . . .

UtahRich 84 September 22, 2019 02:00PM

Re: Being Selective . . .

jmaryt 79 September 22, 2019 07:02PM

Be selective, yes ....

Monte 104 September 22, 2019 11:08AM

Re: Be selective, yes ....

OregonGregg 107 September 22, 2019 05:26PM

Well Gregg, I already HAVE "seen the light."

Monte 112 September 23, 2019 12:13AM

Re: Well Gregg, I already HAVE "seen the light."

OregonGregg 95 September 23, 2019 04:39AM

Yep, just reducing and adding as necessary ...

Monte 78 September 23, 2019 09:25AM

Re: Well Gregg, I already HAVE "seen the light."

SvenS 98 September 23, 2019 06:34AM

Re: Be selective, yes ....

jmaryt 88 September 22, 2019 07:04PM

Re: Be selective, yes ....

OregonGregg 98 September 23, 2019 04:28AM

Re: Be selective, yes ....

jmaryt 77 September 23, 2019 08:55AM

No, you can't add an EQ-800 to your list ....

Monte 105 September 23, 2019 08:54AM

Re: Lemmings -

D&P-OR 90 September 22, 2019 08:08AM

Re: Being Objective . . . . . . .

OregonGregg 90 September 21, 2019 08:11PM

Does it stay or does it Go ?

UtahRich 107 September 21, 2019 08:54PM

Re: Does it stay or does it Go ?

D&P-OR 85 September 22, 2019 01:30PM

Post High Jacking - starting a new thread.

UtahRich 163 September 22, 2019 02:20PM

Re: Post High Jacking - starting a new thread.

D&P-OR 76 September 22, 2019 03:30PM

Re: Does it stay or does it Go ?

jmaryt 72 September 22, 2019 12:59PM

Yes, 'marketing' does get interesting. And sometimes stretched a bit as well. N/T

Monte 60 September 20, 2019 02:53AM

I like the ground to be moist ....

Hombre 88 September 18, 2019 10:21AM

Wet or damp soil vs. dry soil?

UtahRich 93 September 16, 2019 09:06PM

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