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Steve Herschbach last won the day on February 24

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About Steve Herschbach

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    Reno, NV
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    Prospecting, metal detecting, building websites
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    Minelab GPZ 7000, GM1000, EQX800; Makro Gold Racer; White's V3i/Bigfoot; Garrett Carrot; Sun Ray Pro Gold

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  1. No worries Gerry you know me and I know you so I know I can maybe offer what truthfully from my perspective is some helpful advice. I am also reasonably sane most of the time and so if I actually am off base myself well just say so! I do make mistakes but bottom line is I am just trying my best to be a decent moderator so thanks again to everyone. To me stuff boils down to intent and I know we are all just trying hard to help each other.
  2. I appreciate all the information you provide.

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      Steve Herschbach

      Thanks Scott. It’s people like you that make it all worthwhile:smile:

  3. Equinox 600's In Stock (6) Here

    They struggled to find their footing in mining and metal detecting after I left but Brian was my old Mining Manager and the company was very fortunate to get him back on board this year. He is world class on gold mining. Metal detectors he fell behind on the technology so he is still catching up there. But he will take care of you, no question about that.
  4. Target ID For US Coins??

    I have to admit I struggle a bit when people who have no idea what I know or do not know tell me I don’t know anything. I don’t post about subjects I am ignorant about and if I was ignorant I would say so. I wish more people on Tom’s forum lived by that rule. I am like the happiest guy in the world to help people but questioning my credibity makes me wonder why I would be believed in one thing and not another so why bother. I’m surprised you have any interest at all in my opinion after your comeback on my post trying to defend Tom. Sorry, just being honest because if you knew me I am honest to a fault. I’m certainly willing to put it behind us but after all the negative commentary (not necessarily referring to you personally) on Tom’s forum I would not mind hearing your true thoughts at the moment. Hell, I got ripped into over there just for a friendly New Years post about my silver finds. It’s my way of sending signals while working under an NDA, and as someone who has now been involved in the SDC 2300, GPZ 7000 , Gold Monster, and now Equinox I have a lot better idea than you or most anyone about how the system works. I labor under the restrictions myself but have been diligent in trying to release as much information as possible about a product that despite what the close-minded people on that forum think is a product that I truly think offers real benefits at an incredible price. I get more rope perhaps because I know quite clearly where the lines are and Minelab has come to trust me in these matters. I have never since I started posting in 1998 got this hard behind anything and it sure is not it’s because just another rehash of the same old same old. To answer your question - Equinox is remarkable in its ability to retain target id at depth. It’s not magic, but there are times using it when it seems like the next best thing. This guy knows more than I on the question at this point... http://www.detectorprospector.com/forum/topic/5512-my-800s-maiden-voyage/
  5. Sign Of Problem?

    Some of those things I do have to wonder about detector versus intermittent EMI issues. The craziest stuff is out there in that regard these days. I ran into a weird intermittent EMI issue with my GPZ that had me thinking the detector was flaking out, but a week of intensive cross-checking against another GPZ followed up by a service center checkup never could find or replicate the problem. I know something as simple as a jet flying over has been know to cause brief issues with the GPX series. I am not making excuses and if there is a bug a pattern will develop, but this kind of stuff can be a bit maddening to track down and isolate. Every day we have some new EMI emitter to add to the list. I really feel for the engineers.
  6. The email people are now getting from Cabelas: ”Thank you for your order for EQUINOX 800 METAL DETECTOR. The vendor has advised us that the item is currently out of stock and has been backordered. They are expecting to ship approximately the end of March. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused & thank you for your patience.l Credit where credit is due - Gerry called it right. I still however advise against dealer cross-talk but Gerry was trying to let people know not to get out of whatever dealer line they were in and it is proving to have been good advice for many.
  7. Ger Easy Way Plus Detector

    Personally I would not buy anything from a company selling long range locators. I have therefore never used one. I doubt anyone on this forum has for the same reason so if you are looking for somebody who has used one you may have to look elsewhere. Try here.
  8. Ger Easy Way Plus Detector

    The companies products have been discussed here before... http://www.detectorprospector.com/forum/topic/3631-ger-easyway-3d-detector/ http://www.detectorprospector.com/forum/topic/2345-titan-ger-400/
  9. Why Only 50 Points Of Vdi?

    Just the opposite for me unless I am digging it all. Target id is the cats meow for coin detecting in parks. Jewelry detecting is different but I can up my odds by focusing on low conductive targets. And I am learning new nugget hunting tricks with target id.
  10. Equinox Future Firmware Updates

    Basically I cannot discuss the making of the sausage, but I don’t think I will get slapped on the wrist over this one. The development process in the old days was a major pain because revisions could only be done by mailing units back and forth. Now, as a machine like an Equinox is refined once the hardware is finalized you are basically debugging or improving software. This process is greatly aided by being able to download and update the software. Equinox is designed for this and it does mean the detector has a proven capability to be updated to fix any bugs that arise over time without having to send the detector in. I do not expect this to be used to make significant changes to features. The screen is not like the screen on your phone - it is a custom LCD so basically cannot be changed without a new LCD screen. The update feature is something that offers early buyers a degree of confidence that bugs will get fixed with minimal fuss and no cost. There should be no expectation from anyone of the machine magically morphing into something else via updates.
  11. Do I have to be in studio? Or if I was present, is it live or can it be recorded for a later date? In other words, how does it work? We had our own radio show in Alaska so I have been on radio many times and TV a few so am very comfortable with that kind of stuff.
  12. Equinox 600's In Stock (6) Here

    My old company - I can vouch for Brian. My partner and I sold the company to the employees. https://www.akmining.com/aboutus
  13. With all due respect Gerry weighing in as a dealer with commentary of any sort about the competition is not beneficial to you. I know you would not see it but externally it comes off as self serving. My advice to any dealer is to never, ever talk about or mention the competition in any way. Most dealers have knowledge and the forum exists to mine that knowledge, so I generally welcome any dealers here. Dealer cross-talk about other dealers is not something that is a good idea however for multiple reasons.
  14. New Mexico/ Ground Condition/ Tesoro

    If you have never had a problem with mineralization how would it be said you are doing something wrong?
  15. Equinox 800 Catch Of The Day 2-22-2018

    Franklin Half - excellent!!