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I sometimes have the same dislikes as you, Gregg.

April 23, 2021 04:04AM avatar
Through the many years of owning and handling detectors, there have been quite a few where I didn't like their rod-design, or the positioning of the display or control housing as it related to the search coil and operator visibility. But for ME, I do NOT have a problem with the Simplex + using the 5X9½ DD open-frame search coil. I don't mind the 'straight rod' design at all, but there have been some straight-rod models through the years that did annoy me. I think some of that is also dependent on how each individual extends the rod to make a proper, workable 'fit' for them and their height and structure.

When it gets right down to it, the important thing is that a detector not only provides the performance we want & need for the types of sites we plan to hunt, but it should be comfortable. That includes both the physical configuration as well as weight and balance. Of course we have to factor in the search coil options used for those tasks. The Simplex +, for me, works fine with the 5X9½ DD for most applications, urban or remote, but I do wish they would have offered a smaller-size round 5" DD for the more difficult locations.

However, I am not restricted to only one detector to do-it-ll, and there isn't such a detector made that can do everything well. Thus, my tougher-conditions are handled with a Nokta FORS Relic w/5" DD, Garrett Apex w/5" NEL DD and a Tesoro Bandido II µMX w/6" Concentric.I use what I like and what fits me just fine and works well. , just as you have selected your favorites.

Monte

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Monte 109 April 17, 2021 04:21PM

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OregonGregg 74 April 18, 2021 07:39AM

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D&P-OR 65 April 18, 2021 08:11PM

Rule #1 ... Stay away from the Casinos .....

Monte 84 April 18, 2021 08:21AM

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OregonGregg 50 April 19, 2021 07:49AM

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jmaryt 45 April 22, 2021 07:35AM

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OregonGregg 49 April 22, 2021 08:59AM

I sometimes have the same dislikes as you, Gregg.

Monte 34 April 23, 2021 04:04AM

Re: Rule #1 ... Stay away from the Casinos .....

jmaryt 36 April 22, 2021 10:25PM

Dominant brands in US. What about Europe?

UtahRich 42 April 23, 2021 11:13PM

Re: Dominant brands in US. What about Europe?

jmaryt 43 April 24, 2021 12:19AM

Just some personal thoughts / observations.

Monte 39 April 25, 2021 03:49PM

thoughts / observations.

UtahRich 45 April 25, 2021 08:53PM

Back to you Rich, and I kind-of agree.

Monte 34 April 26, 2021 02:03AM

Re: Just some personal thoughts / observations.

jmaryt 40 April 25, 2021 06:58PM

Yes, if the V-540 / Equinox are working for YOU, then that's what matters..

Monte 35 April 25, 2021 09:41PM

Re: Yes, if the V-540 / Equinox are working for YOU, then that's what matters..

jmaryt 31 April 26, 2021 04:53PM

Since July of '83, I've never been without at least 2 favorite Tesoro models.

Monte 34 April 26, 2021 06:12PM

Re: Yes, if the V-540 / Equinox are working for YOU, then that's what matters..

jmaryt 43 April 26, 2021 07:37AM

Crazy Talk

UtahRich 63 April 18, 2021 11:10PM

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jmaryt 43 April 19, 2021 11:11PM

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OregonGregg 50 April 20, 2021 11:31AM

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OregonGregg 43 April 21, 2021 07:22AM

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UtahRich 29 April 21, 2021 09:57AM

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glabelle 53 April 18, 2021 05:17PM

Stay away from the Casinos .....confused smiley

UtahRich 59 April 18, 2021 06:48PM

Darn, you figured me out. sad smiley N/T

Monte 30 April 20, 2021 03:09AM



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