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A Closer Look At The " Other " Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Rod Assembly

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The problem with shortening up the GM 1000 too much would be that you still have 5 feet or so of coil cable (more or less as I don't know the actual length of the cable) that you have to keep back away from the coil at least a little ways. It might be that maybe 30 inches total would be the shortest practical length?

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I would guess the GM1000 cable is three feet, standard for hand held detectors. The cable is much longer on a Gold Bug 2 (to accommodate hip mounting) and it worked fine for me. Just wrap it up. I think the pinpointer suggestion was tongue in cheek anyway. The whole point of the thread is you can mount the GM1000 on any rod any way you want.

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Minelab Gold Monster Control Box Less Rod And Coil:

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32 minutes ago, Steve Herschbach said:

I would guess the GM1000 cable is three feet, standard for hand held detectors. The cable is much longer on a Gold Bug 2 (to accommodate hip mounting) and it worked fine for me. Just wrap it up. I think the pinpointer suggestion was tongue in cheek anyway. The whole point of the thread is you can mount the GM1000 on any rod any way you want.

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Awesome.... When I first started reading this thread I was going to suggest the GB2 could be shortened up too for a pin pointer, as it too has discrimination. I go on to page 2 &....well there it is. Nice job Steve. I always have the GB2 on board with me as that is exactly what I use it for in conjunction with my Zed. The GB2 finds me more gold to when re scanning holes dug from the Zed before back filling.

Good luck out there

JW  :smile:

 

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