Maybe a new thread if you have the time JP. "How to target large, deep gold with the GPZ?" Is it your conservative settings or something different again? How does the audio differ, etc?
There are bits and pieces (linked below) that maybe all add up to an answer but if there are any other secrets you want to add JP, I'll listen
I have been painfully considering a purchase of a 7000. Seeing the gold a friends 7000 is getting that seems to be out of reach of a 5000 is giving me reason for this consideration. However with the areas I used to have access to that facilitates the use of the large coils are being lost due to development and I would have little or no areas to go that there would be a benefit to the large coils. If Minelab would make a small coil like the 11 inch diameter that is stock with all the other models up to the 7000 it would justify a purchased. I wonder if it’s the technology in the electronics that will not work with a small coil.
By Rail Dawg
Seeing some barely-used gpz 7000's coming across the auction block.
Weren't there early ones that had issues?
If so how were these issues resolved?
How can you tell if the unit on the auction block is not one of these?
Having not owned one yet I'm a little behind and appreciate any feedback.
I really enjoy using the LST, most of the time it is wearing the 5 X10 elliptical coil. I've always wanted a small shooter coil so I picked up a NEL Snake coil, same size as the White's Goldmaster shooter coil. Installed the Snake and 'whoa' the LST will not ground balance in All Metal mode. Pumping the coil repeatedly ... down stroke nothing ... upstroke the coil sounds off loud. I tried changing the ground conditions mode and found no significant change. I put the LST in discriminate mode and the machine seems to work pretty normal, much the same as my Tesoro 5.75 concentric. Placed back in the AM mode, unable to ground balance, I tried sweeping a 5 grain pellet at 2'" then 1" and got no response. Needless to say, pinpoint didn't work either. The coil looks pristine, the previous owner had about an hour run time on it on his Vaquero. He says it performed flawlessly on the Vaquero. I emailed NEL just to see what kind of response I would get. Response... none. Perhaps I'll not get the NEL coil for my Sovereign I've been eyeing. At this point I'm very disappointed.