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  1. #1
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    2 Tones on E Trac

    Hello, Do you folks ever use "2 tones" (not named well-it's actually 2 pitches) on the e trac? Do you lose something by doing this? Do the 2 pitches actually change tone? Like thin tone on deep targets etc.
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    I use ttc or two tones ferrous in heavy iron or trashy areas. Sometimes you can pick out goodies in amongst it. Listen for the high tones in amongst the low grunts and pay attention to the target id. If you have a smaller coil also, pair it up with these settings. Try to hone in on the high tone where you get a repeatable signal. Some people love ttf so much that that is all they hunt in. I like multi better but this definitely has its place.

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    Also it is just like it sounds, low grunts for iron, all non ferrous targets have a single high tone. Aluminum, coins, gold, etc. all have the same high tone in this setting.

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    Good tip, Marjam. Gotta give that a try next time out. Thanks! 😁

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    I second what marjam said. I also use 2TF many times, as many of the places that I end up hunting are very iron infested. I will also use 4TF often as well. You just have to try and see what works out best for you.
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    I haven't used it alot but what I will do is switch back and forth on a target, from ttf to multi when I do just to see what it sounds like in that setting. It really can pick out good items better IMO in junk, the ttf that is, at least that is my experience.

    One site i was hunting in multi and I couldn't get a decent signal, so i switched over to ttf, and just a few minutes later, I pulled out a nice v nickel in amongst a load of iron. You have to go over the targets and when you hear that high tone mixed in with the grunts, hone in on that area. Use the minelab wiggle to pinpoint instead of the pinpoint on the machine. You do that by just barely moving the coil back and forth towards you until the sound disappears, and you dig right in front of the coil.

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    Thank you, fellas! My T2 has a 2+(plus) option where you hear a low pitch for iron and high pitch for non-ferrous...BUT, the two pitches have infinite "tones." The pitches can be longer or shorter, clipped, weak, full, depending on the depth, size, etc of the target. This is a GREAT feature once you learn the language. My Ace series detectors only have a low pitch and a high pitch ("bell tone"). They didn't change tone at all. My question was- does the etrac have this feature or not?....and I think Marjam may have answered it- "Also it is just like it sounds, low grunts for iron, all non ferrous targets have a single high tone. Aluminum, coins, gold, etc. all have the same high tone in this setting." I just want to confirm this. Thank you!!
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    Yes, two tones only in ttf. Its the way it finds the goodies in junk that makes it special.

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    I use nothing but ttf. Last year and the year before, I used multi conductive and found hardly anything good. This year I switched over to ttf and am up to almost 60 silvers so far.

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    I use it relic hunting old home sites.......not so much in parks and places like that
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlives View Post
    Thank you, fellas! My T2 has a 2+(plus) option where you hear a low pitch for iron and high pitch for non-ferrous...BUT, the two pitches have infinite "tones." The pitches can be longer or shorter, clipped, weak, full, depending on the depth, size, etc of the target. This is a GREAT feature once you learn the language. My Ace series detectors only have a low pitch and a high pitch ("bell tone"). They didn't change tone at all. My question was- does the etrac have this feature or not?....and I think Marjam may have answered it- "Also it is just like it sounds, low grunts for iron, all non ferrous targets have a single high tone. Aluminum, coins, gold, etc. all have the same high tone in this setting." I just want to confirm this. Thank you!!
    On the E-trac, for tones, you can set it to "Normal" or "Long" and there is another setting or two more to drag the tone out for a longer period of time.
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  12. #12
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    Feb 2020
    Eastern Ohio
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    I ran in TTF with a 6" coil in iron areas for years - what a fantastic program !
    The E-Trac is hands down one of the best metal detectors ever made but it's has a slower recovery speed than a lot of the newer machines.
    From what I've been told ... running in 2 tones rather than multi-tones lowers the work load on the processor an allows for a faster recovery speed on the targets.

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    Jun 2012
    Michigan
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    I tried TTF with 5 inch Sunray coil yesterday. I liked the setup and will try it some more in trashy areas. I only managed a wheat and some clad but was great to get out.

    Will try again soon

    Pete
    "Silver Train is coming' think I'm going to get on now, oh yeah" - Jagger/Richards

  14. #14
    us
    Apr 2020
    Indiana
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    I've not been using etrac very long but what I did learn is I try and get a good repeatable signal... On 2 tone. As soon as I get it to repeat I switch over to multi conductive... If I get the same signal I open up the discrimination to see if I get the same repeatable signal then I tend to look at the ID last before I dig.

  15. #15
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    Mar 2014
    Waxahachie, Tx
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    Been swinging an Etrac since 2014. Just started using TTF a cpl of days ago. Immediately pulled a '56 Rosie and two 'wheaties'...'09 and '44 from an old school yard. No 'S' on the '09, so no 'VDB'. Have now read quite a bit about TTF and believe I will use it in "high iron/trash" along with a mostly 'open' discrimination mode. Trying to avoid shallow targets and going deep for the older/silver stuff. HH and stay well!!
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