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Testing a White's Classic II with Mr Bill's Mods

November 05, 2011 01:04PM
Day 1.
After driving 2.5 hrs. and 85 miles in search of a park that wasn't infected with soccer moms and wild demons, we finally arrived at an old school. We were immediately greeted by newly installed "posted signs". They're on sale in this part of the country, and the Jones'es are into them heavily. Up the road a few hundred yards there is an old ballfield that is heavily trashed with old round pull tabs and heavy square ones, along with the alunimum bottle tops, both white, and brass colored. I never remembered Boones Farm being sold a Little League games. Within 10 minutes, my wife was complaining about the cold wind and ankle deep mud, while I was trying to find some discrimination points. I had forgotten to bring a nickel with me, and had only found two pennies. The round pull tabs were being dropped past the Coin Range mark on the disc. dial. I only encountered 1 steel, crimped bottle cap lying on top of the ground, and didn't get a peep out of it, however the aluminum caps were sounding like quarters to me. :-(
Oh yeah, very soon after my wife said she was cold, we left for home.

Now, about The Classic II with Mr Bill's mods. First, he did a professional looking installation of the ground balance and treashold switches. He included instructions with it, which like all manual GB machines said to, in this case hold trigger in, so the detector will be in ALL Metal Mode, and adjust Threashold until you get a hum. Then, still holding trigger, adjust ground balance while raising and lowering coil to the ground, until there is no noticable difference in the tone. Bill also boosted the sensitivity. He said that the boost woukld kick in at the 4 o'clock position.

The only thing I really got half way done today was an air test on coins at the "P" setting on sensitivity, and at the "boost setting". The results are, using an 8" coil that Mr Bill used to adjust the metal detector, first at "P";

A penny was loud and clear at 6"
A nickel made it in at 5.5"
A dime was strong at 6"
A quarter rang in at 7.25"

Now, after raising the sensitivity up ultil it started chattering, then backing off a little, the results were;

A penny made a loud beep at 9"
A nickel at 8.5"
A dime was strong at 9.5"
and a quarter did the same at 10"

Remember these results were with strong signals. Weak signals could still be picked up for another half inch or so on each coin.
How impressive does that sound for a White's Classic II with a 8" 6b coil?

Hopefully, tomorrow I'll be able to get out into the field to see how well it seperates trash and treasure.
Stay tuned!
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Testing a White's Classic II with Mr Bill's Mods

John 3149 November 05, 2011 01:04PM

Re: Testing a White's Classic II with Mr Bill's Mods

Anonymous User 1072 November 19, 2011 01:47AM

You asked: "What are these mods that he's making with such success?"

Monte 985 November 19, 2011 11:44AM

Re: You asked: "What are these mods that he's making with such success?"

dbsmokey 862 November 23, 2011 10:47PM

"Will White's still service a detector that has Mr. Bill's mods?"

Monte 1998 November 24, 2011 08:02AM

Re: "Will White's still service a detector that has Mr. Bill's mods?"

dbsmokey 1067 November 24, 2011 08:54AM

sad smiley If and when I learn more,

Monte 896 November 24, 2011 09:09AM

Back to the river

John 866 November 12, 2011 04:12PM

Good results, John, and I have a question, and a caution (for some readers.)

Monte 3453 November 14, 2011 06:30AM

Re: The 4" coil is the original 6B type,

John 1079 November 14, 2011 07:16AM

Thanks for verifying the 4" coil.

Monte 839 November 14, 2011 09:13AM

Day 3 A sterile park!

John 710 November 09, 2011 09:28PM

Day 2 Down at the river

John 734 November 06, 2011 02:17PM

Down at the river, or up a creek, any day out can be rewarding. smiling smiley

Monte 852 November 07, 2011 09:46AM

New things to experience with the modified Classic II. thumbs up

Monte 1503 November 06, 2011 09:00AM

It sounds like you have a very powerfull detector there John........

Hombre 833 November 05, 2011 05:18PM

Re: It sounds like you have a very powerfull detector there John........

John 786 November 05, 2011 05:28PM

Re: Testing a White's Classic II with Mr Bill's Mods

John 928 November 05, 2011 01:38PM



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