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As for me, I tend to enjoy some of the older and discontinued detectors.

March 11, 2020 01:25PM avatar
I enjoy seeing how awkward some of the package designs were to handle.

I enjoy seeing all of the unusual control adjustment names that have been used (even though we can include some of the more 'modern' detectors, as well). I sometimes wonder about one electronic design individual who was involved with both design break-throughs, in the mid-to-latter '70s, when with White's to use "Terranean Attenuator", and later when at Bounty Hunter to come up with SPD for Synchronous Phase Discrimination. Most people had a difficult time pronouncing those terms, not to mention understanding what they meant.

I enjoy looking back and handling some models that seemed to be hodge-podged together with a copied, or poorly-copied circuitry by a manufacturer tying to stay in the game.

I enjoy(ed) handling detectors that didn't perform very well, just to try and figure out 'why not.' Just as I enjoyed those that did/do work and analyze 'why' they do, or 'what' they do differently.

But most of all, I enjoy using a detector that was/is well-designed, comfortable to use, and that provide 'Simplicity' and have 'Functional' control features, and back then, or to this very day, give me very good 'Performance' for a variety of hunt-site applications.

In my current, Regular-Use Detector Outfit some of those discontinued models include:

Nokta FORS CoRe w/'OOR' DD.

Nokta FORS CoRe w/5X9½ DD

Nokta FORS Relic w/5" DD

Tesoro bandito II µMAX w/6" Concentric

Tesoro Silver Sabre µMAX w/6" Concentric

(And I still have 4 trusty old-to-ancient BFO's, TR's or TR-Disc. models I use in my seminars.)

Oh, I own and use a few 'modern' detectors I have acquired in the recent 14 months, but some of them can't do what my 'discontinued' detectors can do for me. I have owned, and still do, some 'modern handguns and 'modern' rifles, but I still rely on some of my favorite 'older' or 'discontinued' models that serve me well.

Detectors weren't perfect back when and aren't perfect today, either. Matter of fact, more modern offerings seem to have more glitches in design and performance than we used to enjoy.

Just my opinions and feelings,

Monte

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The day has arrived, I was expecting it. Attachments

OregonGregg 271 March 10, 2020 06:43AM

Gregg, there are no 'Dues' or funny liquid to sip down.

Monte 98 March 19, 2020 10:37AM

And now, the morning after.

Monte 164 March 11, 2020 11:11AM

The day has arrived . . . . .

UtahRich 157 March 10, 2020 08:28AM

"Are you thinking we should have a beep-n-dig hour at the outing.? " . . .

Monte 134 March 11, 2020 11:39AM

we should have a beep-n-dig hour at the outing.? " . . . Deus without remote??

Kickindirt 132 March 11, 2020 01:49PM

Re: we should have a beep-n-dig hour at the outing.? " . . . Deus without remote??

tabman 132 March 15, 2020 04:55AM

Re: we should have a beep-n-dig hour at the outing.? " . . . Deus without remote??

Digstrashtomuch 121 March 15, 2020 12:00PM

Re: we should have a beep-n-dig hour at the outing.? " . . . Deus without remote??

Monte 111 March 13, 2020 09:43AM

Re: we should have a beep-n-dig hour at the outing.? " . . . Deus without remote??

Kickindirt 120 March 13, 2020 11:19AM

Re: we should have a beep-n-dig hour at the outing.? " . . . Deus without remote??

Digstrashtomuch 128 March 13, 2020 02:00PM

Re: we should have a beep-n-dig hour at the outing.? " . . . Deus without remote??

Kickindirt 104 March 13, 2020 07:25PM

Deus without remote?? EDIT -

UtahRich 158 March 11, 2020 02:13PM

Deus without remote?? Uhhhhhhh - That's a NO sad smiley

UtahRich 110 March 13, 2020 10:04PM

Re: Deus without remote?? Uhhhhhhh - That's a NO sad smiley

Kickindirt 96 March 13, 2020 11:15PM

Re: Deus without remote??

Kickindirt 125 March 11, 2020 02:26PM

See Edit Above . . . . N/T

UtahRich 119 March 11, 2020 02:35PM

Re: "Are you thinking we should have a beep-n-dig hour at the outing.? " . . .

Digstrashtomuch 119 March 11, 2020 12:42PM

Re: The day has arrived . . . . .

OregonGregg 133 March 10, 2020 01:59PM

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NWCindy 130 March 10, 2020 07:23PM

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glabelle 132 March 10, 2020 04:21PM

As for me, I tend to enjoy some of the older and discontinued detectors.

Monte 109 March 11, 2020 01:25PM

Added a beep+dig to my arsenal!

glabelle 107 March 17, 2020 02:49PM

A versatile non-display favorite.

Monte 96 March 18, 2020 04:26AM

A new beep+dig for my arsenal ! smiling bouncing smiley

UtahRich 80 March 17, 2020 10:55PM

Confidence in what works

UtahRich 99 March 11, 2020 02:33PM

Re: As for me, I tend to enjoy some of the older and discontinued detectors.

Kickindirt 98 March 11, 2020 01:52PM

Re: The day has arrived . . . . .

OregonGregg 150 March 11, 2020 05:37AM

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glabelle 96 March 12, 2020 01:15PM

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OregonGregg 102 March 12, 2020 05:43PM

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Kickindirt 101 March 11, 2020 10:29AM

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D&P-OR 101 March 11, 2020 10:43AM

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OregonGregg 111 March 11, 2020 02:06PM

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glabelle 130 March 11, 2020 07:44AM

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OregonGregg 112 March 11, 2020 08:04AM

Re: The day has arrived, I was expecting it.

D&P-OR 130 March 10, 2020 08:10AM

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