Wow! This has been quite a hotly debated thread. I have never owned a Tesoro. But I really don't think it matters. We are people and we all have our likes and dislikes. You hear the same talk whether someone asks who makes the best car, who is the best football team, or who is the best musician. Some more passionate than others. In the end it is personal preference, what each of us like. Some are no frills kind of people, others need all the info they can get there hands on. Thank God there are companies that cater to them and others who fall in between. Companies that make great machines for people on a budget and for those that money is no object. In the end if we get out, find some cool stuff and get to share our finds, then we can all agree this is a great hobby.
In a perfect world, a new detectorist would start with a machine like a Tesoro so that they can learn to detect with their ears.
This is an important skill that will serve you well regardless of what machine you are swinging.
This from a detectorist whose first machine was an XLT in 1991.
...What surprised me the most is when i brought up the fact it only had one tone some people did not know this but then again neither did i or i would have never bought it in the first place.
Then shame on you for not doing the research before making your purchase. When you LEARN how to use the Vaquero, you can tell the difference of targets by the quality of the tone. Most folks never bother to actually learn thier machines completely - no matter what the brand.
I love the old timers. "Yea, I been detectin' goin on 40 years! When I started we just grabbed a pig by the ankles and swung him. We could tell by his squeals, what was trash and what was treasure. Darn spoiled kids today with their bells and whistles." Lol
You can make fun of us old timers all you want …But remember some day you will be one..I love the old timers. "Yea, I been detectin' goin on 40 years! When I started we just grabbed a pig by the ankles and swung him. We could tell by his squeals, what was trash and what was treasure. Darn spoiled kids today with their bells and whistles." Lol
Yes they do get passionate about there detectors… Way to passionate...Actually I am. But newbie to detecting. When I was a kid I walked to school in 40 below uphill both ways. Lol. Just amused by how passionate people get about their detectors, like this is some sort of a contest or who is the best detectorist. I guess someone has to be the prom queen. Funny.