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  1. Thanks Steve,, time for me to do a little research now. :) Since the 7000 can be setup to run 2 wm12's a right and left wireless ear bud would be separate connections if I can find the right protocols.
  2. Wireless earbuds are out on the market now and I am wondering is it possible to replace the wm12 with a Bluetooth or wifi set of earbuds? Is there a spec on the wm12 wireless conection someplace? This would help out a lot with line of site issue I have sometimes when I'm using headphones with the wm12.
  3. I live in the Southern California just north of Los Angeles. Its been HOT, real hot the last few weeks and I wanted to get out detecting but the idea of hunting new patches in air temps of 100 degrees or more just did not seem appealing until this morning. We have had a few wild fires spreading around the Los Angeles area and even thou they are many miles from me, the wind was blowing the smoke in my direction. That was enough to get me driving out to the gold fields. I arrived at the area I wanted to start swinging my zed and decided to change up my settings. Im a smooth threshold person, cant stand a chattery threshold, but since I was going to be covering old ground I decided to turn up the settings as far as I could and see what happens Sometimes it pays to step out of your comfort zone, 2.26g .56g .05g
  4. Briggs Pocket Gold

    Thanks Tom, very interesting read and video.
  5. Monster Coil Jam

    Thanks for posting, I learned a few things watching that one and I've done well more then one video digging ironstones and trash..
  6. Snakes Are Out

    Was working one of my go to areas in the Southern Calif desert and managed to get 4 little ones for one gram total. Just as was packing up my gear I almost stepped on this little guy out for a later afternoon crawl.
  7. Dealer Communications Or Lack Thereof

    When you first get into this hobby the standard advice is to buy from a local dealer and stay away from the detector online box store. You will hear about training which is true. A good price which depends on how good you are at wheeling and dealing.(dealer this is the bottom line the manufacture will let me sell it at, and your buddy get the same detector from the same dealer at a much lower price) The small dealer can help with warranty issues. Both of mine somehow are not covered and I have to pay for them...Jason has already said it in another post. Why do we need independent dealers anymore?
  8. The Dale and me have never been on good terms, Nice one's Fred.!!
  9. Whats missing in the Video is the many iron stones you need to dig that sound just like a nugget. Most of the nuggets I have been getting in this location start off as nothing more the a ground noise and once your down an inch or so then its starts getting to be a repeatable target. Fred hows that story go about the 2 old bulls on a hill eyeing the young cows down in the pasture? Hehe, I take my time, low and slow. No one gets them all but I do try :)
  10. Southern California Desert, GPZ 7000, settings high yield, normal ground, high smoothing, sens @9 rest at default. It was very windy so the audio is a no go.
  11. Hi steve, any feelings on the monster discrimination? If I wanted to block out some super hot iron stones would I be able to?
  12. Once you find your first nugget. Stop, look around, try to figure out just why that nugget was in that spot. Search the area very very slowly at least 150 feet in all directions. Only then start detecting again looking for the same conditions as that first nugget.
  13. Clueless And Ill Prepared

    You need to start posting up beware signs of 20 foot saltys, and 100's of browns seen close by :)
  14. Chuck your correct, it will stand on its own. I currently have a gold bug pro that needs replacing. I need something with very good discrimination and able to find small gold. Its between the Deus- super light weight, Makro- looks good but all the people I know have had trouble with them, another gp pro, or the new ML monster. I will wait till I know a few people who have one in their hands before pulling the trigger. A deciding point would be if its just another vlf same as the last few I have listed only with a ML name tag or if it really has done something in the R and D department.
  15. The elephant in the room is will it compete with a GB2 on small gold, so far it has not been answered.