Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile

Advanced

RickUK, some very cood comments that we seem to agree on. thumbs up

November 17, 2018 11:02AM avatar
Quote
RickUK
I dont personally own a Classic ID but i do own a mint condition IDX Pro which are basically the same machines,i do own a 5.3 coil as well as the stock 950,if i am honest i prefer the 950 which does work exceptionally well on trashy roman/saxon sites.
I have a 950 but it is seldom used. My 6½" (White's calls it a 5.3) is my most-used search coil on any White's device I own, and when I want a little more coverage I prefer the 8" Concentric coil on the XLT or modified Classic ID, but can use the 950 with the MX-7.


Quote
RickUK
Waste of time looking at the icons on the screen as they are all US ones,use it solely as a audio only machine,even with minimum discrimination it still knocks out most nails ...
I have Target ID on 10 of my 13 detectors, including my XLT, Classic ID and MX-7, and I am here in the USA where the Coin identities are supposed to be correct, but I seldom refer to any Target ID by name. Audio has always been my preferred method for target detection and I also run with very minimal Discrimination.


Quote
RickUK
Just love using this detector,i do have the bits for changing over to Mr Bills modifications but just never seen the need to do it thus far,...
If you have a Classic SL model that has been 'calibrated' for the coil in use for your soil, meaning the Ground Balance is functional, then you can get by without the modifications. Personally, I enjoy having more control of my Classic's because I travel around to a wide-range of mineralized ground locations, and when I change search coils it allows me to fine-tune a working GB for the coil in use. If you have the parts kit, then perhaps at some future date you'll be inclined to do the modifying.


Quote
RickUK
... but the vital thing when using this detector is swinging it slow,this is vitally important other wise you will miss targets.But when you get a decent target under the coil it will then spring into life and alert you,and it never stops amazing me how good this detector is ...,it still performs on par with many of my other more modern machines.
Totally spot-on! A workable slow-and-methodical sweep speed is very important, and one of the beauties of the Classic series, as well as the XLT and XL Pro (the latter of which I am still looking for in perfect condition) is the terrific full-bodied audio response. A tribute to a very good analog detector design.


Quote
RickUK
I do have a substantial amount of detector and a stupid crazy amount of coils for them,most folks comment why do i have a alot of detectors and coils,no one detector/coil combination does it all,so most of them are site specific use machines.
Again, quite correct.

No such thing as a 'perfect' detector so it makes great sense to own a variety of detectors and a versatile selection of search coils to better handle a variety of search applications. Most of all my extra search coils are also mounted on spare lower rods to make quick coil changes afield w/o fiddling with and possibly loosing nuts, bolts and spacers/washers in the mounting hardware.


Quote
RickUK
But the older Whites analogue machines really are superb and give me a tremendous amount of pleasure
A lot of pleasure from my XLT and Classic ID even though the rest of my Outfit have their strengths as well. Just a nice blend of simple yet functional design, very good performance afield, and they have such a pleasing audio.

Monte

"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells Trading Post
Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
monte@ahrps.org ... or ... monte@stinkwaterwells.com
503-481-8147
Detectors: Vanquish 540; CoRe, Relic, Impact & Simplex +; Bandido II µMAX & Silver Sabre µMAX; ORX
Pinpointers: Pulse-Dive .. Headphones: Killer B's 'Hornet' & 'Wasp' ... White's 'Pro Star'
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand. Models are chosen based on search site conditions.
*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***
Subject Author Views Posted

Might be purchasing a Classic ID soon

Jamie 464 November 14, 2018 10:31AM

Re: Might be purchasing a Classic ID soon

NWCindy 349 November 18, 2018 12:37PM

Re: Might be purchasing a Classic ID soon

Timbertodd 324 November 18, 2018 03:35PM

Re: Might be purchasing a Classic ID soon

NWCindy 306 November 18, 2018 03:51PM

Re: Might be purchasing a Classic ID soon

Jamie 326 November 16, 2018 06:28PM

Re: Might be purchasing a Classic ID soon

NWCindy 277 November 18, 2018 02:55PM

Congrats on your Classic ID purchase. Now, about search coils. thinking

Monte 323 November 17, 2018 10:27AM

Re: Congrats on your Classic ID purchase. Now, about search coils. thinking

Jamie 279 November 19, 2018 03:24AM

Re: Might be purchasing a Classic ID soon

Hombre 354 November 14, 2018 11:14AM

Re: Might be purchasing a Classic ID soon

Jamie 336 November 14, 2018 02:12PM

Re: Might be purchasing a Classic ID soon

NWCindy 277 November 16, 2018 09:05PM

Re: Might be purchasing a Classic ID soon

Jamie 317 November 17, 2018 10:02AM

Re: Might be purchasing a Classic ID soon

NWCindy 262 November 17, 2018 10:26AM

Re: Might be purchasing a Classic ID soon

RickUK 328 November 17, 2018 10:39AM

Re: Might be purchasing a Classic ID soon

NWCindy 305 November 18, 2018 12:15PM

Cindy, was your response to me?

Monte 288 November 19, 2018 05:21AM

Re: Cincy, was your response to me?

NWCindy 293 November 20, 2018 04:46PM

Cindy, a good Tesoro-built model should not be overlooked.

Monte 316 November 21, 2018 08:40AM

I agree about the "2nd effort" of Troy Custom Detectors.

Monte 330 November 17, 2018 11:22AM

Re: Might be purchasing a Classic ID soon

RickUK 313 November 17, 2018 10:24AM

RickUK, some very cood comments that we seem to agree on. thumbs up

Monte 290 November 17, 2018 11:02AM



Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 66
Record Number of Guests: 302 on March 10, 2018