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Hombre, that was very good help, but a different detector.

September 15, 2020 10:41AM avatar
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Hombre
I was the one who jumped in with tips to set up the 5900, if set up right with higher Signal Balance and G.E.B.Disc set to knock out a common nail and Ground Balance set at 'spot on' it has performance that excels theMinelab explorer.

Hi zincoln, I own and operate a 5900 CB, the last of the series and improved over all. Keith Southern only touched on the all-metal aspect of the 5900, it was not clear in that thread but I think he was talking about S.A.T. self adjusting threshold with target ID. If you noticed in that thread that I was helping Flinstone set up his 5900 for peak performance.

You were helpful on that post back in 2017, but that means you're now 68 and, like me, you might be feeling a bit of fatigue with the older, bigger-box detectors. And in this thread, Senior Deacon has the White's 5900 Di Pro Plus. It is quite different from the final 5900 Di Pro SL 'CB' version circuitry, plus it is in a much heavier, bigger configuration. That was the old blue box, and the 'Plus' came with the relocation of the needle meter display sticking out from the handle. It was also before they improved the circuitry to allow a somewhat modest sweep speed, and it was well before they had the Signal Balance control.

But some of those older White's models were sure fun-to-use. Most of that thanks to the excellent needle meter and a smooth-sounding audio. I have a 6000 Di Series 3 in the factory Hip-Mount configuration that I bought a year ago. Still has the factory box and the two light-blue zippered bags for the different sections. It is in about 98% condition, or better, physically, but needs a little overhaul on the circuitry. Just need to find a sharp engineer who knows how to track down and fix the auto-tune that doesn't.

It is good to have some new Forum members who have a bit of experience under their belt. Might just be some good added help for the younger upstarts in this great sport.

Now, if we can get rid of this very dense smoke haze so I can breathe better, I'm going to let my trusty moderate-weight XLT and 6½" coil take a break and get in some hunt-time with my much lighter and better-balanced MX-7 and other 'lightweights' I have in my detector team.

Monte

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The deep ones

Senior Deacon 151 September 14, 2020 09:31PM

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NWCindy 73 September 30, 2020 01:44PM

Some thoughts and history of Finding some Deep Coins.

Monte 140 September 15, 2020 07:31AM

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Senior Deacon 72 September 21, 2020 09:26AM

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WM6 108 September 15, 2020 02:09PM

Re: Some thoughts and history of Finding some Deep Coins.

SvenS 91 September 21, 2020 05:27AM

One of the downfalls of increased age and decreased mobility.

Monte 73 September 21, 2020 07:53AM

WM6, it was a different era, a younger and healthier me, and our Coin Hunting likely differs from yours.

Monte 85 September 16, 2020 11:32AM

Re: WM6, it was a different era, a younger and healthier me, and our Coin Hunting likely differs from yours.

WM6 77 September 16, 2020 02:32PM

Re: The deep ones

zincoln 113 September 15, 2020 01:03AM

Re: The deep ones...how to get the best out of your 5900White's Electronics

Hombre 101 September 15, 2020 09:36AM

The deep ones...

UtahRich 78 September 15, 2020 02:14PM

Hombre, that was very good help, but a different detector.

Monte 88 September 15, 2020 10:41AM

Re: Hombre, that was very good help, but a different detector. I'm only familiar with my version of the 5900

Hombre 78 September 15, 2020 11:31AM

A nice selection of White's models.thumbs up .. Too bad they went belly-up.sad smiley

Monte 104 September 15, 2020 01:15PM

Re: The deep ones...how to get the best out of your 5900White's Electronics

zincoln 97 September 15, 2020 10:38AM



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