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Nope.sad smiley That particular 7" DD wasn't.thumbs down

October 04, 2020 11:42AM avatar
It misbehaved, and the guy who got it from me got rid of it also. I like the looks of the coil, and I hoped it worked better, but the one I had didn't impress me. But I had, and I've checked out, some different Detech coils on other makes and felt there was some inconsistency in how they worked. Thus, some inconsistency in the coil design and quality control.

I think I got used to that during the very late '80s and through the '90s, even to about 2013. I was used to it because I I have owned a lot of White's detectors, and most of my metal detecting seminars have been in Oregon where many attendees also had White's products. I had a LOT of search coil failures with Whit's. I had a brand new Coinmaster 63 TR I bought in May '71 that was defective, and I had a brand new 6000 Pro XL when they were introduced that had faulty glitches, as well as a Classic ID at about the same time.

But the most frustrating thing for me were some of their search coils that were defecting brand new. Right off their Factory Display Room shelf came a bad Blue Max 300, and I had to have maybe four of their earlier thin-profile 950's replaced since they were not repairable. One or two think-body 950's got fixed, maybe a half-dozen of their different 6½" coils were bad, and two or three of the 8" Coils, too. The worst newer coil was the 10" D2 DD coil. I was given a prototype, and it was bad so they replaced it. I had bad 10" coils on my first Spectra and then again on it's total replacement two weeks later. A few 10" D2's that came standard with the MXT All-Pro didn't work well, either, and those were right out-of-the-box.

The ONLY thing in my favor was that I lived within a reasonably short drive to make a round-drip day's adventure driving down to get things repaired or replaced and that let me check out a few things while there in the display room. So I was used to dealing with search coil related issues, and I guess I didn't expect much better from Detech. Still, I like the appearance of the 7" DD coil design and, if I decide to keep my MX-7, I just might have to acquire another new 7" and give it another try and see f I get a decent-working specimen.

This choice condition MX-7 is working properly so a good-working 7" DD just might get to stay mounted full-time.

Yes, I do like a lot of good Concentric coils, especially on makes and models they work well on. I like the 6" Concentric on my Bandido II µMAX and Silver Sabre µMAX specimens, as well as my Racer 2, XLT and MX-7 (that's 6 units total counting my duplicates). But don't think I am overly-loyal to that type coil design. I have been using Double-D coils since late '71 after they were first introduced by Compass Electronics.

I use a DD coil on any make or model that is, by design, a very good performer with a DD type coil. Currently I have DD's in used on my Garrett Apex units, Minelab Vanquish 540, Nokta CoRe and Relic, Nokta / Makro Simplex + unit (and those total to 7 units). I keep my Daily-Use Team of detectors on my back seat for any opportunity to get out and hunt in any daily travel. Those include an Apex, V-540, Racer 2, Simplex + and either a Bandido II µMAX or Silver Sabre µMAX. A 'Team' of 5 detectors, with 3 wearing a DD coil and 2 sporting a Concentric. So, as you can see, I am not overly 'Concentric-loyal.'


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Subject Author Views Posted

Its not fair Attachments

OregonGregg 437 September 29, 2020 11:33AM

Taking Action -

UtahRich 257 October 01, 2020 02:31PM

Re: Taking Action -

OregonGregg 217 October 05, 2020 07:34AM

Looking for Magnum PI Ferrari 308 GTS in pristine condition - low miles

UtahRich 201 October 05, 2020 06:00PM

Re: Taking Action -

Druid 340 October 02, 2020 07:01PM

Re: Taking Action -

SvenS 190 October 04, 2020 07:13AM

From Canada, land of the Maple Leaf and . . . Books.

UtahRich 255 October 02, 2020 10:52PM

Re: Taking Action -

diggindeep 221 October 01, 2020 03:19PM

Field Trips -

UtahRich 190 October 01, 2020 05:35PM

Thanks everyone for the comments. Attachments

OregonGregg 270 September 30, 2020 11:54PM

Re: Thanks everyone for the comments.

Druid 189 October 02, 2020 07:04PM

Re: Thanks everyone for the comments.

WM6 201 October 03, 2020 03:14AM

Re: Its not fair

Dan'o 215 September 29, 2020 09:37PM

Re: Its not fair

desertsmith 208 September 29, 2020 06:12PM

Re: Its not fair thumbs up

EL NINO 197 September 29, 2020 05:52PM

Re: Its not fair

jmaryt 221 September 29, 2020 04:32PM

Well, I guess 2 good coils out-of 3 isn't too bad.

Monte 212 September 29, 2020 02:06PM

Re: Its not fair

Timbertodd 214 September 29, 2020 01:10PM

Re: Its not fair

D&P-OR 203 September 29, 2020 12:17PM

Now its on!

zincoln 237 September 29, 2020 12:11PM

Re: Now its on! Attachments

Kickindirt 242 October 01, 2020 04:31PM

Re: Now its on!

Druid 215 October 02, 2020 07:06PM

Re: Now its on!

OregonGregg 206 October 02, 2020 07:58AM

Re: Now its on!

Kickindirt 215 October 02, 2020 01:27PM

Joel, OregonGregg said I'd comment on the Detech 7" DD .... so I will. Attachments

Monte 218 October 01, 2020 08:23PM

Re: Joel, OregonGregg said I'd comment on the Detech 7" DD .... so I will.

Kickindirt 211 October 02, 2020 01:19PM

You didn't ask for second opinion, but here it is.

zincoln 207 October 02, 2020 02:22PM

A good reply, Brian, which brought a few things to mind.

Monte 193 October 03, 2020 10:04AM

Your coil was probably fine...

zincoln 192 October 03, 2020 10:54PM

Re: Your coil was probably fine... Attachments

EL NINO 192 October 05, 2020 09:16AM

Nope.sad smiley That particular 7" DD wasn't.thumbs down

Monte 179 October 04, 2020 11:42AM

Re: You didn't ask for second opinion, but here it is. Thanks

Kickindirt 191 October 02, 2020 06:38PM

Sometime get w/'Zincoln' and try both, or get with me and try the 6½" Concentric.

Monte 196 October 02, 2020 02:03PM

Have my eyes deceived me?

UtahRich 186 October 02, 2020 11:01PM

No, your eyes didn't deceive you. And i did say "and maybe..."

Monte 191 October 03, 2020 10:33AM

Re: Now its on!

OregonGregg 185 October 01, 2020 06:37PM

oh !! its on.

OregonGregg 198 September 29, 2020 04:46PM

Is this the line for tickets to the Matinee? I hear it's a Western Gunbattle.smiling bouncing smiley N/T

UtahRich 192 September 29, 2020 11:40PM

Get your tickets......... Attachments

OregonGregg 291 September 30, 2020 01:49PM

Re: Get your tickets.........

DW-BGW 232 September 30, 2020 04:33PM

Re: Get your tickets.........

NWCindy 189 October 05, 2020 06:58PM

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