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November 02, 2021 11:24AM avatar
westside bengal
I have a Tesoro Black Vaquero with a stock coil and a 6" concentric. I have never felt I needed more and would probably never part with it.

However, I am feeling the urge to try a newer, "modern" detector. I am 70 so I probably won't spend the money for a NOX, Deus, etc, I have thought about a Simplex or Vanquish 540 Pro Pack.

With these new machines coming out I am guessing they be competing more at the high end than the Simplex/Vanquish range.

What are your thoughts?
I am 72+, been a very Avid Detectorist for well over 56 years, and I have had good-sized detector outfits through the years. However, I have been a loyal fan of good-working Tesoro's for per 38 years and they would be the last to go. I have my two favorite models, plus one more, currently and I agree, for the most part they can handle all my needs. Tot-Lots, yards, pars, and the of Relic Hunting sites I enjoy.

The NOX and Deus are already expensive, and certainly any new upscale offering won't be cheap. I have owned 3 Vanquish 540's and 3 Simple +. Both workable in a lot of sites, but they have some shotcomings, especially the Vanquish.

If I may, I suggest keeping your Vaquero because you know it and trust it. Then considering a modern simple TID, I suggest the Garrett Apex. I own several detectors and the Tesoro units have their assignments, but the Apex is my main-use Coin Hunting unit.


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