Tesoro Update

OP
Mojave1

Mojave1

Full Member
Jul 2, 2018
158
266
NC
Detector(s) used
Tesoro's Cibola - Compadre - Mojave - Troy Shadow X2- Fisher F19
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #21
Thanks, Whimpster.

I'm wondering if the guy who bought the equipment is Frank Sanders. Awhile ago he was doing modifications to Tesoros and had a website called depthdevil.com. It was gone the last time I looked but I hope he's going to restart it. He was interviewed on the All Metal Mode podcast last August.

-Ken

I doubt it's Frank Sanders. Last I heard he went awol and had some guys detector sent to him for repair and he never sent it back.
 
Last edited:

Kitz

Jr. Member
Nov 12, 2017
84
82
Calgary, Alberta
Detector(s) used
Tesoro Mojave, Golden Umax, Bandido II Umax, Sand Shark. DeepTech Vista X. Minelab Vanquish 540.
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
I doubt it's Frank Sanders. Last I heard he went awol and had some guys detector sent to him for repair and he never sent it back.

Ouch! He seemed like a decent guy on the podcast, so I'm guessing there was an unexpected personal/family problem that derailed his plans.
 

Honest Samuel

Banned
Sep 23, 2015
8,816
4,945
Connecticut
Detector(s) used
Minelab
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I had purchased a Mojave detector when they first came out, hope to use it soon in Connecticut.
 

pinenut

Bronze Member
Mar 15, 2016
1,024
1,350
where bigfoot roams
Detector(s) used
Various Tesoro - mostly Bandido II μMAX
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Their done. Time to move on

They may be done making detectors, but I doubt some of us will ever be done using them. Mine work too well to switch.
Going out early tomorrow for more old silver. ^_^
 

Davers

Gold Member
Jan 8, 2013
7,960
6,890
N.of , I-285...GA
Detector(s) used
Whites Spc xlt & Tesoro Tejon- Now back ...Fisher 1266-X. TRX Pointer. New .Teknetics G2 + . New AT Pro .
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Sharing this from a FB group.

A friend told me, last week, that all of the Tesoro stock has been purchased by a reputable and experienced detector technician and salesperson from another major detector manufacturer. I don't want to release his name but hopefully he will revive the Tesoro brand. I don't know whether or not he purchased the building.

If you could see my face , I'd be sitting here with my hand to my mouth (in a thinking posture ) & making the sound "Hmmmmmmm????'.

GO GO TESORO !
 

steve1357

Hero Member
May 17, 2013
979
433
Arkansas
Detector(s) used
Tesoro Fisher Teknetics Garrett
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
They may be done making detectors, but I doubt some of us will ever be done using them. Mine work too well to switch.
Going out early tomorrow for more old silver. ^_^

You know how this new generation is, "new is better"!

Suckers....lol
 

jmaryt

Sr. Member
Feb 6, 2007
278
180
tesoro's are 'super quick" have been for years!..outrageously good
in the trash with a small coil...compadre $160.00 .."mojave" 251.10
bandido 2 u-max. silver saber u-max. all short money detectors that
have found 'tons, and "tons" over the years.simple,effective,and fun.
beware the man who hunts with "one" detector, and knows it well!

(h.h.!)
j.t.
 

Michael G

Newbie
Apr 20, 2021
3
2
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
That would be awesome! I need parts for my Tesoro Lobo SuperTRAQ!
 

Jacodaro

Tenderfoot
Jun 23, 2021
6
26
Prescott AZ
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
This is Mario in Prescott AZ and as of last week, I now have what was left of the remaining Tesoro parts stock. Everything except not one single coil. I think I know where they went. This is not the forum to sell. I will $ join so I can post my contact info in the classified section. That's where I will go into further detail so the repair people have another source and can keep these units running for years to come. I will say here that the pile is at least 15ft x 20ft and over 4ft tall. I always wanted an MD, and will soon buy a Tesoro. I'm an analog guy as I repair, restore and build tube guitar amps and home stereo. I do some solid state stuff but I'm mostly into hollow state.
 

Treasure_Hunter

Administrator
Staff member
Jul 27, 2006
44,275
44,311
Florida
Detector(s) used
Minelab_Equinox_ 800 Minelab_CTX-3030 Minelab_Excal_1000 Minelab_Sovereign_GT Minelab_Safari Minelab_ETrac Whites_Beach_Hunter_ID Fisher_1235_X
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
This is Mario in Prescott AZ and as of last week, I now have what was left of the remaining Tesoro parts stock. Everything except not one single coil. I think I know where they went. This is not the forum to sell. I will $ join so I can post my contact info in the classified section. That's where I will go into further detail so the repair people have another source and can keep these units running for years to come. I will say here that the pile is at least 15ft x 20ft and over 4ft tall. I always wanted an MD, and will soon buy a Tesoro. I'm an analog guy as I repair, restore and build tube guitar amps and home stereo. I do some solid state stuff but I'm mostly into hollow state.

Mario, please join as a charter member and you can then sell as long as you do not post a website, if you post a website advertising then you are required to be a supporting vendor, a charter member can sell.
 

Top Member Reactions

Users who are viewing this thread

Top