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  1. #1
    Sep 2019
    Olympia, Washington
    White Coinmaster ( Burghandy) Garret Ace 250
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    Just bought the Simplex+ need tips on this type of detector.

    I should have my new Simplex by next week. I have never used a detector with VDI. I mostly use an Ace 250. What advice/tips do you guys have? I figure I will have a learning curve.

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    Travis Mitchell

    Feb 2016
    Elizabethtown, IN
    XP Deus ORX, MX5, V3i, Equinox, Tesoro Vaq, F22
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    Swing it over the ground will help.

    Just kidding There are already great videos online about what a good machine this is at an entry level price point. I would start by making a vdi list of the common items clad & whatever small and medium sized rings you may have access to. Then dig everything and keep adding to your list. Do some in-house testing with pull tabs and nickels and get an idea of how it performs and make note of it when you go out. HH & good luck
    Last edited by eman1000; Dec 03, 2019 at 10:59 AM.
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    Nov 2012
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola, Full sized shovel and a backhoe
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    Just do the basics, read the manual, look at the videos out there and dig everything for awhile to see where it goes on the vdi. I do not rely on my vdi on the dig or not to dig question.
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    Gare or Gary

    Dec 2012
    Canton Ohio Area
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    Be sure to update it also There is a new update out since it was released
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  5. #5
    Jul 2018
    Virginia, USA
    Whites 4900Di Tesoro Tejon Garrett AT Pro Nokta Fors CoRe Makro Racer 2 XP Deus Minelab NOX 600
    28 times
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    Mine came today and already had the .68 update...that was a good surprise.

    I hate to call this a point-n-shoot machine but there really isn't much you can do other than swing it over the ground as others have said! The trick will be to learn over time what the sounds and numbers are. This machine will produce totally different sounds than the 'boing' that the Ace makes so you'll learn fast what is deep, large, junk, etc. The manual (you can already download) does a pretty good job of explaining things for first timers but honestly I just turned it on and swung around tonight just to see/hear it and so far I like what I bought.
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    Charter Member
    Oct 2014
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
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    There are a few very good You Tube videos on the Simplex.
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    Aug 2013
    Some where out there
    Equinox 800 / XP Deus / ORX / Simplex+
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    Check out The Hunter GT's YouTube videos on the Simplex+. Good Luck!
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    Charter Member
    Jul 2005
    Coastal Georgia
    XP Deus, XP ORX, Equinox 800, Nautilus DMCllBa, Troy X5 Shadow, Tesoro Vaquero, Tesoro Outlaw
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    Keep in mind a pull tab number ain't always a pull tab..

  9. #9
    Nov 2009
    Riding a unicorn in the Saskatchewan mountains
    Tejon, AT Pro
    359 times
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    Child play areas with sand or wood chips is an easy way to see what modern coins, and sometimes rings, sound and number at. I got my Simplex. popped it together, and went to a half frozen sand tot lot. I hit a few coins and a large mens Tungsten wrist chain. Then I put the machine in the closet for the winter. No whoop de do but this told me that this is just another machine to learn. The reason I say play areas (in front, under, and behind swings are good clad drop spots) is the commonality of coins in these places, and it is super easy to make recoveries in sand or chips. The more repetition, the more the sounds, (or numbers if you even bother), become intuitive. Another option to cut the learning curve is to take a silver dime, quarter, various clad denominations etc., and drop them on a "clean" piece of ground and see what they sound or read as. There is often a bit of number jumping due to the mixture of metals in some modern coins, but you get a general consensus of the coin numbers. If all of this is old hat to you please forgive. I don't know your experience level. Best of luck to you buddy.
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