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Re: Wayfarer, a little added comment about 'Fold-Over' and Signal Balance.

November 22, 2018 07:11AM avatar
Meant to say a 20 silver day was not unheard of. It was not the norm, but I did have such days back in the early 80's. Until I was 12 and moved to Texas, I lived in a northern NJ town that was full of history. There were many tree-lined streets with large victorian homes, and 99% of them had never been detected. One of my best sites was an old large Methodist church that dated to the 1870's and was within bicycle distance of my house. I remember every time I'd hunt there I'd come away with at least a few silver dimes and a handful of wheats. My other favorite place was a small private college that had been there since the 1800's and had huge oak trees that the students would sit under and study. I'd wait until they left, then I'd swoop in with my detector. That was where I'd learn to watch the ground even where my coil wasn't sweeping. I'd frequently find loose change that the college kids would accidentally drop while they were reclined thinking about Plato or whatever.

My next detector was a 6000D Series 3, which I bought once I moved to Dallas and had saved up from my grocery store bagger job. It had G.E.B. but not the target ID meter, just a large intensity meter. I got a heck of a deal on it because the 6000 Di had just come out that had the VDI meter and they were selling the non-VDI 6000's for a large discount. I did pretty well with that detector too, although by that time in the mid-80's, I began to see other detectorists out at some of "my" spots and my finds were starting to drop off, although I'd still usually come home with a silver or two and maybe an indian or V-nickel.

By then high school and college happened and I didn't pick up a detector again until I bought an XLT when they first came out in about 1994. Awesome detector, but in the intervening 8-10 years I had been out of the hobby, it seemed all the parks, schools, and other public areas had really been cleaned out. You couldn't just go along cherry picking any more like I had been used to with my 2DB and 6000D. The upside to having to work harder for the good finds was that you were really forced to learn your detector, read sites, ID iffy targets, do historical research, and overall up your game. It was with that XLT that I really learned the most about detectors and how to hunt.

Why do I bring all this up in a thread about the XL Pro? Because the XL Pro is a detector that brings me right back to all these good memories of the heydey of detecting with White's analog machines. The DNA of the 6000D I had and even the 2DB is carried through into the XL Pro. The analog sounds, the controls, the analog meter, it's all there and takes me right back to when I was a 10 year old kid roaming the school playgrounds with my trusty 9V-powered 2DB and filling my pockets with spending money for my baseball cards and bazooka bubble gum from the local five and dime. The XL Pro really is the detector that was the last in the line of the great White's detectors that can trace their lineage directly back to the 1970's and the heyday of the hobby and White's. The XL Pro was the ultimate culmination and perfection of White's analog detectors.

When I hunt with my XL Pro nowadays, it doesn't matter that I'm not finding much other than can slaw and zincs, it's the flood of good memories of a bygone time each time I watch that needle swing and hear that clean audio signal that is the real treasure.

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Current detectors: White's V3i, MXT, XL Pro
Past: Minelab CTX 3030, Equinox 800, White's XLT, DFX, IDX, 6000D Series 3, Coinmaster 2DB, + many others
Location: Western Idaho
Detecting since 1980
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How to get the most out of the 6000 Pro XL later it was named XL ProWhite's Electronics

Hombre 105 November 13, 2018 09:16PM

Re: How to get the most out of the 6000 Pro XL later it was named XL ProWhite's Electronics

Wayfarer 71 November 15, 2018 06:22AM

Wayfarer, a little added comment about 'Fold-Over' and Signal Balance.

Monte 47 November 18, 2018 09:50AM

Re: Wayfarer, a little added comment about 'Fold-Over' and Signal Balance.

Wayfarer 48 November 22, 2018 01:42AM

If you have the 6000 Pro XL / XL Pro Instruction Manual, refer to this.

Monte 42 November 22, 2018 08:54AM

Re: If you have the 6000 Pro XL / XL Pro Instruction Manual, refer to this.

Dick Stout 19 December 07, 2018 12:59PM

I dream all the time about going 'back-in-time.'

Monte 21 December 07, 2018 02:58PM

Re: I dream all the time about going 'back-in-time.'

D&P-OR 13 December 09, 2018 01:49PM

Re: I dream all the time about going 'back-in-time.'

Druid 19 December 09, 2018 12:37PM

Re: Wayfarer, a little added comment about 'Fold-Over' and Signal Balance.

Wayfarer 32 November 22, 2018 07:11AM

Darren, you couldn't be closer to describing near perfection. One of White's all-time finest models ....

Monte 34 November 22, 2018 09:13AM

Wonky Ground Balance and Fold Over.....

Hombre 68 November 17, 2018 06:31PM

Re: Wonky Ground Balance and Fold Over.....

Wayfarer 30 November 22, 2018 01:50AM

Re: Wonky Ground Balance and Fold Over.....

Hombre 26 November 22, 2018 11:37AM

Re: How to get the most out of the 6000 Pro XL later it was named XL ProWhite's Electronics

Timbertodd 46 November 14, 2018 07:22PM

Todd, about your '6000' model.

Monte 47 November 15, 2018 05:00PM

Re: Todd, about your '6000' model.

Timbertodd 39 November 15, 2018 07:04PM

Re: How to get the most out of the 6000 Pro XL later it was named XL ProWhite's Electronics

scottwyl 57 November 13, 2018 10:03PM

Re: How to get the most out of the 6000 Pro XL later it was named XL ProWhite's Electronics

Hombre 66 November 13, 2018 10:20PM

Re: How to get the most out of the 6000 Pro XL later it was named XL ProWhite's Electronics

scottwyl 46 November 14, 2018 06:50PM

Two very good models you've added, and a wise decision.

Monte 47 November 15, 2018 05:06PM

Re: Two very good models you've added, and a wise decision.

scottwyl 33 November 16, 2018 01:41PM

Almost .. but not quite.

Monte 35 November 16, 2018 11:53PM



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