May 09, 2012, 11:46 AM
Gosh Reg, that was a GREAT post! I mean, I don't even like the TDI and I thought you made some very good points - Excellent!
Originally Posted by Reg
May 09, 2012 11:46 AM
May 10, 2012, 08:36 AM
Detectors are just like women--one mans heaven is yet anothers LL...My 3 have been with me for years--unlike all my wives hahaha, and much more reliable GB2(lookn' for the new Gold Bug Pro) Tesoro Lobo ST and my crazy ol' righteous notch machine Golden Sabre--smallest coils rock om all dedicated gold machines--Each shines in their own area of expertise and NONE find squat in the closet gathering dust. tons a au 2 u2 -John
May 10, 2012, 06:54 PM
Nothing about the Garrett AT Gold? Did I make the wrong purchase?
May 10, 2012, 09:52 PM
I didn't mention the AT Gold because I have never tried one. Now that I am retired, my toy buying has slowed down a lot so I don't get to try all the goodies like I used to.
Now, with that said, I would like to say, I think everyone at one time or the other wonders if they made the right choice after they purchase a detector.What's worse is you will find a quirk or two that will bug you and see something or read something about a different detector that will further make you wonder.
Personally, I wouldn't worry about it if I were you and simply take time to learn all the nuances of your detector. That is half the battle of any machine whether it be the low end model or the most expensive. Each and every one has its good and bad points, advantages and disadvantages. The more you learn about your detector, the greater the chances of success.
I have no doubt it will find gold or other valuable items for that matter. It is simply a matter of getting the coil over a good object within the range of the coil and having the detector set properly.
Good luck and happy hunting.
May 10, 2012, 10:42 PM
Reg has given you some very sound advice.
All the best,
May 11, 2012, 09:40 PM
Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!
Wow, Reg! That was a good post. You need to post more often. I, personally, would like to see more of the same! Tnx. TTC
At home the ground was covered with snow, and I was covered with sweat. My younger brother called me a killer and my daddy called me a vet. Still in Saigon. Charlie Daniels Band
May 12, 2012, 04:23 PM
I'm with Terry on this one Reg--anytime you're ready, it would be appreciated.
Originally Posted by TerryC
All the best,
May 12, 2012, 08:55 PM
I will be the third person to invite you to post more as your comments are well stated as well as informative.
Thank you for sharing........63bkpkr
Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm
May 13, 2012, 05:19 PM
Peace Through Superior Firepower
I have and use both the LST and the GMT. I use the LST when I go up and down steep tailing piles, and hills that I climb using my paleo pick to assist myself up with one hand and the LST in the other. The weight and size of the LST in that kind of situation is perfect, although I sometimes change the coil to to one of the 5.25's because that 10" elliptical is a little heavy. I think the auto GB is more responsive on the GMT, and you can turn the GB to manual on the GMT. That has been one of my gripes with the LST, you can't turn the GB to manual. Also the GB not adjustable in Disc mode. I wish Tesoro would update some of these things on the existing line that users have been complaining about for years. Whites, and Garrett is moving right along with new machines or updates all the time.
May 13, 2012, 10:03 PM
I've heard that the AT gold is a great machine. I'm looking at the Nokta golden sense. It's supposed to go really deep. Good luck!
May 16, 2012, 12:47 PM
Peace Through Superior Firepower
The AT Gold seems to be a solid performer, I've been considering it because it is water proof to 10'. That's perfect for getting those chunks of gold in the rivers that no one else is targeting. There are two other detectors that are waterproof VLF's, The Tesoro Tiger Shark, waterproof to 200', but doesn't have as many features as the AT Gold. The Tiger Shark's main strengths are the depth it can go to, you won't have to worry about making a mistake and crushing the seal. The other strength is the lifetime warrenty. The Tiger Shark will do the exact same thing that the AT Gold will do, so if you want it for water hunting the Tesoro is better. I think a side-by-side comparison would be interesting. The Minelab Excaliber II, it has great features that rival the AT Gold, but it costs around $1200.
May 16, 2012, 02:43 PM
Just a head's up on the Lobo Super Traq - Most of the new LST's coming off the production line are being snapped up by a distributor who is shipping them to Guyana, where they are the preferred machine in the new placer gold rush. They sell there for $1,200.00 - $1,500.00 each. So if you are having trouble finding one, now you know why.
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