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Yes, some very nice models were over-looked and replaced with junk.

August 03, 2020 11:09AM avatar
One of the many little signs a company was trending in the wrong direction ... down-hill, by ignoring any improvements or enhancements of a very solid, reliable performing detector and the powers-that-be decided to drop in in favor of the terrible-performing Prism series they came out with.

Hombre: I have found lots of silver coins and a few gold rings with my IDX Proe ...

I agree with you on the results of using both the Classic ID and IDX Pro TID models, especially the modified versions which I favored. They come very close to the performance I got / get from my favorite Tesoro models, and it was about the best competition for them any manufacturer came up with back in the '90s. They couldn't do it in-house and fortunately for us avid detecting consumers they had a Coinmaster Classic circuitry deigned for them by Wm. 'Bill' Lahr.

I used to keep a Blue Max 350 mounted on a modified Classic III SL for tight, rubble or brushy conditions, but 95% of the time a 6½" Concentric was mounted on a modified Classic ID or IDX Pro. While my Tesoro's were used most of the time in the ghost town and homestead type locations, the Classic ID & IDX Pro saw very regular duty in my urban Coin Hunting environments. Not just parks and yards and schools, but in most of the vacant lots, renovation sites and similar places.

I credit them for working well and finding a lot of coins, many silver or just older-dated, as well as good silver and gold jewelry. For almost fifty years now, since late '71 and into '72, I have explained to inquisitive folks that I like to select and use detectors that are 'simple' and 'functional' and provide me with needed 'performance' for the tasks I take on. I have always stated that and still do. That's why the detectors in my Outfit all fit those three requirements. And I don't have a problem listening to a good-quality single-tone audio response, either.

'zincoln' kind of started with the M6 which is a single-tone detector (unless you toggle to the annoying 7-Tone function) and I am sure he can remember back to those earlier times. The he got the V3i and has listed to its multiple tone response, and then the MX Sport that gives him several audio response options. He's only owned the modified IDX Pro a couple of months, but has made some noteworthy recoveries ... from his first outing it to this past weekend and a few hunt between them. He's a patient learner so maybe, just maybe, he's going to come around to appreciating the use of the proven, reliable, and nice-performing single-tone Classic ID/IDX Pro models? Great to have in a detector team.thumbs up

Monte

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

Stinkwater Wells Trading Post
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monte@ahrps.org ... or ... monte@stinkwaterwells.com
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Detectors: Fisher F5; Garrett Apex; Minelab Vanquish 540; Nokta / Makro FORS CoRe, FORS Relic & Simplex +;
Teknetics T2+; Tesoro Bandido II µMAX & Silver Sabre µMAX; White's XLT
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7 1/2 years, untold hours, and 15,246 coin later....... Attachments

zincoln 215 August 01, 2020 06:31PM

Hey, C H-E, did you get that $5 gold piece touched up? N/T

Monte 66 August 13, 2020 07:54PM

Rust concretion largely gone Attachments

zincoln 75 August 21, 2020 12:50PM

thumbs up Brian, it looks terrific! N/T

Monte 51 August 21, 2020 08:05PM

Careful you don't lose that again.

UtahRich 56 August 21, 2020 03:05PM

Re: Rust concretion largely gone

OregonGregg 58 August 21, 2020 12:53PM

Not yet....

zincoln 59 August 14, 2020 09:56PM

Re: Hey, C H-E, did you get that $5 gold piece touched up? Attachments

OregonGregg 90 August 14, 2020 11:31AM

Re: Hey, C H-E, did you get that $5 gold piece touched up?

NWCindy 65 August 16, 2020 01:05PM

C H-E is short for ... Chief Half-Eagle.

Monte 67 August 14, 2020 03:15PM

CHUD has a certain ring to it. cool smiley

UtahRich 59 August 14, 2020 08:46PM

Gregg, as for movies ....

Monte 70 August 14, 2020 03:38PM

Favorite Western?

UtahRich 68 August 14, 2020 09:36PM

OK Rich, on a few I will agree.

Monte 67 August 16, 2020 07:42AM

Re: Favorite Western? recent and decent.....thumbs up

Sodbuster 65 August 15, 2020 09:46AM

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Sodbuster 69 August 08, 2020 10:52AM

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Elbert 65 August 08, 2020 07:35AM

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Goondock 85 August 05, 2020 09:09AM

Goldilocks might be an infringement, so what could it be?confused smiley

Monte 98 August 05, 2020 07:09PM

Re: Chief half-eagle

Sodbuster 68 August 08, 2020 10:54AM

Re: Goldilocks might be an infringement, so what could it be?confused smiley

zincoln 86 August 05, 2020 09:57PM

A new name tag for zincoln ? eye popping smiley

UtahRich 70 August 08, 2020 12:18PM

Don't chuckle too hard, Chief, the more I thought about it after I posted the more I think it's fitting. N/T

Monte 78 August 05, 2020 10:17PM

Re: Don't chuckle too hard, Chief, Ha Ha Ha Ha funny stuff N/T

Kickindirt 62 August 07, 2020 12:15AM

It just feels my Heart with warmth

OregonGregg 78 August 07, 2020 08:36AM

Actually, for those in the Gold Coin Club or those striving to join it leaves us with the "How Come?" quesions..

Monte 75 August 07, 2020 09:27AM

Re: Actually, for those in the Gold Coin Club or those striving to join it leaves us with the "How Come?" quesions..

Druid 65 August 07, 2020 11:56AM

Re: 7 1/2 years, untold hours, and 15,246 coin later.......

Kickindirt 75 August 04, 2020 05:02AM

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zincoln 67 August 04, 2020 07:09AM

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Utah1971 62 August 03, 2020 07:23PM

THx Eric! Too bad it wasn't in Wells where we could have had a libation! N/T

zincoln 62 August 03, 2020 08:01PM

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diggindeep 71 August 03, 2020 01:08PM

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zincoln 59 August 03, 2020 06:12PM

The IDX Pro is one my favorite metal detectorsWhite's Electronics

Hombre 90 August 03, 2020 07:24AM

Yes, some very nice models were over-looked and replaced with junk.

Monte 76 August 03, 2020 11:09AM

Re: The IDX Pro is one my favorite metal detectorsWhite's Electronics

zincoln 80 August 03, 2020 10:57AM

Good to hear!

Monte 74 August 03, 2020 11:15AM

Re: 7 1/2 years, untold hours, and 15,246 coin later.......beautiful and well deserved smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

Druid 75 August 02, 2020 06:55PM

Re: 7 1/2 years, untold hours, and 15,246 coin later.......

jmaryt 81 August 02, 2020 06:23PM

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zincoln 78 August 02, 2020 07:55PM

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Timbertodd 68 August 03, 2020 07:04PM

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NWCindy 74 August 02, 2020 05:59PM

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WM6 84 August 02, 2020 01:56PM

Congratulations Brian, and the reward for the day was well deserved.

Monte 77 August 02, 2020 12:36AM

Ok, enough is enough. Attachments

OregonGregg 117 August 02, 2020 12:45PM

You're just full of surprises Gregg!

UtahRich 71 August 03, 2020 07:01AM

Re: You're just full of surprises Gregg! Attachments

OregonGregg 73 August 04, 2020 05:49AM

Obviously, OreonGregg has a better-equipped detector team than he thought.thumbs up

Monte 73 August 05, 2020 06:01AM

Have one last old tech machine left Attachments

OregonGregg 81 August 05, 2020 07:19AM

i Have the Great Great Uncle to that ‘Old Tech’ machine of yours Attachments

UtahRich 76 August 05, 2020 09:33AM

Rich, your "Great Uncle" Tesoro Golden Sabre production dates:

Monte 60 August 06, 2020 11:22PM

I'll bet Monte has you beat.....

zincoln 68 August 05, 2020 02:00PM

Wooden search cocils? Oh, I remember those days well.

Monte 59 August 06, 2020 10:39PM

Of course Monte has me beat.....

UtahRich 68 August 05, 2020 05:40PM

Re: Ok, enough is enough.

NWCindy 77 August 02, 2020 06:00PM

Did i just get slapped with a glove:-)

zincoln 75 August 02, 2020 04:10PM

O.T.I ... $25 hr.

Monte 84 August 02, 2020 03:24PM

Re: Ok, enough is enough.

Timbertodd 84 August 02, 2020 02:21PM

Re: Ok, enough is enough. Attachments

OregonGregg 74 August 04, 2020 06:34AM

Thank you Monte!

zincoln 73 August 02, 2020 06:50AM

Re: 7 1/2 years, untold hours, and 15,246 coin later.......

Remfire 69 August 01, 2020 10:08PM

why oh why did i sell that machine ?????

OregonGregg 83 August 01, 2020 07:44PM

Re: why oh why did i sell that machine ?????

zincoln 77 August 01, 2020 08:21PM

Why did i sell that machine ?????

UtahRich 73 August 01, 2020 10:00PM

Re: Why did i sell that machine ?????

zincoln 70 August 01, 2020 10:53PM

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Timbertodd 73 August 01, 2020 07:28PM

Thank you Todd. It most certainly was a moment i won't forget. N/T

zincoln 73 August 01, 2020 08:21PM



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