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

August 03, 2020 01:09PM 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

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

zincoln 301 August 01, 2020 08:31PM

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

Monte 119 August 13, 2020 09:54PM

Rust concretion largely gone Attachments

zincoln 133 August 21, 2020 02:50PM

thumbs up Brian, it looks terrific! N/T

Monte 109 August 21, 2020 10:05PM

Careful you don't lose that again.

UtahRich 113 August 21, 2020 05:05PM

Re: Rust concretion largely gone

OregonGregg 114 August 21, 2020 02:53PM

Not yet....

zincoln 120 August 14, 2020 11:56PM

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

OregonGregg 145 August 14, 2020 01:31PM

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

NWCindy 117 August 16, 2020 03:05PM

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

Monte 126 August 14, 2020 05:15PM

CHUD has a certain ring to it. cool smiley

UtahRich 115 August 14, 2020 10:46PM

Gregg, as for movies ....

Monte 125 August 14, 2020 05:38PM

Favorite Western?

UtahRich 118 August 14, 2020 11:36PM

OK Rich, on a few I will agree.

Monte 124 August 16, 2020 09:42AM

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

Sodbuster 119 August 15, 2020 11:46AM

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Sodbuster 121 August 08, 2020 12:52PM

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Elbert 120 August 08, 2020 09:35AM

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Goondock 138 August 05, 2020 11:09AM

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

Monte 154 August 05, 2020 09:09PM

Re: Chief half-eagle

Sodbuster 119 August 08, 2020 12:54PM

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

zincoln 141 August 05, 2020 11:57PM

A new name tag for zincoln ? eye popping smiley

UtahRich 127 August 08, 2020 02:18PM

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 140 August 06, 2020 12:17AM

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

Kickindirt 124 August 07, 2020 02:15AM

It just feels my Heart with warmth

OregonGregg 134 August 07, 2020 10:36AM

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

Monte 129 August 07, 2020 11:27AM

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

Druid 120 August 07, 2020 01:56PM

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

Kickindirt 130 August 04, 2020 07:02AM

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zincoln 122 August 04, 2020 09:09AM

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Utah1971 120 August 03, 2020 09:23PM

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

zincoln 119 August 03, 2020 10:01PM

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diggindeep 120 August 03, 2020 03:08PM

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zincoln 112 August 03, 2020 08:12PM

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

Hombre 148 August 03, 2020 09:24AM

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

Monte 133 August 03, 2020 01:09PM

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

zincoln 141 August 03, 2020 12:57PM

Good to hear!

Monte 128 August 03, 2020 01:15PM

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

Druid 129 August 02, 2020 08:55PM

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jmaryt 137 August 02, 2020 08:23PM

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zincoln 131 August 02, 2020 09:55PM

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Timbertodd 122 August 03, 2020 09:04PM

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NWCindy 127 August 02, 2020 07:59PM

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WM6 142 August 02, 2020 03:56PM

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

Monte 134 August 02, 2020 02:36AM

Ok, enough is enough. Attachments

OregonGregg 173 August 02, 2020 02:45PM

You're just full of surprises Gregg!

UtahRich 131 August 03, 2020 09:01AM

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

OregonGregg 129 August 04, 2020 07:49AM

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

Monte 131 August 05, 2020 08:01AM

Have one last old tech machine left Attachments

OregonGregg 141 August 05, 2020 09:19AM

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

UtahRich 134 August 05, 2020 11:33AM

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

Monte 121 August 07, 2020 01:22AM

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

zincoln 126 August 05, 2020 04:00PM

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

Monte 112 August 07, 2020 12:39AM

Of course Monte has me beat.....

UtahRich 128 August 05, 2020 07:40PM

Re: Ok, enough is enough.

NWCindy 132 August 02, 2020 08:00PM

Did i just get slapped with a glove:-)

zincoln 130 August 02, 2020 06:10PM

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

Monte 145 August 02, 2020 05:24PM

Re: Ok, enough is enough.

Timbertodd 140 August 02, 2020 04:21PM

Re: Ok, enough is enough. Attachments

OregonGregg 142 August 04, 2020 08:34AM

Thank you Monte!

zincoln 133 August 02, 2020 08:50AM

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Remfire 121 August 02, 2020 12:08AM

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

OregonGregg 138 August 01, 2020 09:44PM

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

zincoln 131 August 01, 2020 10:21PM

Why did i sell that machine ?????

UtahRich 124 August 02, 2020 12:00AM

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

zincoln 122 August 02, 2020 12:53AM

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Timbertodd 127 August 01, 2020 09:28PM

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

zincoln 128 August 01, 2020 10:21PM



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