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It would be nice if there was a 7000 coil so you didn’t need to buy a 2300 as well

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1 hour ago, Beeping said:

It would be nice if there was a 7000 coil so you didn’t need to buy a 2300 as well

Well there is, and plenty are using them

12" spiral round x-coil working on a GPZ7000

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10" round x-coil working on a GPZ 7000

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I can certainly vouch for the 10" X  coil on the Zed

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Best of luck out there

JW 🤠

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Looking great. That was the coil I was hoping for on my GPZ. Water under the bridge now but glad to see it happening finally for others and with good results.

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On 1/5/2020 at 4:28 PM, Beeping said:

It would be nice if there was a 7000 coil so you didn’t need to buy a 2300 as well

You should have added..”where you don’t have to cut your coil and make a dongle that if done incorrectly could brick your machine”

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2 hours ago, afreakofnature said:

You should have added..”where you don’t have to cut your coil and make a dongle that if done incorrectly could brick your machine”

Here we go again.:rolleyes: I think afreakofnature, that we are all very well aware that there is that risk. But if you want a smaller coil or bigger for your Zed, that is just what you have to do since Minelab gave us no choice outside of the 14" & 19" coils.  Nothing more nothing less. That is the risk. There are ways of eliminating the risk by getting somebody who really knows what they are doing to do the adapter plug. Some will take that risk & others won't. That is everybody's choice. What have you done? I am guessing you have done nothing by your comment, a comment we have heard a thousand times now. I am surprised that you also didn't make the comment about ruining & sacrificing  a perfectly good coil as the donor for the chip. Which of course is not true as the donor coil can still be used by putting another connector back on it & it can be used with the same adapter plug made from the donor coil.  But those that have done it, weather they bricked their machine & got it repaired are now reaping the rewards of being able to use whatever X coils they decide to get. Plus still able to use the donor coil if they choose. I for one have not used the donor ML coil since plugging an X coil into my Zed. Wouldn't you love to have a smaller coil for your Zed? Well you can. But that is your choice.

Good luck out there

JW 🤠

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I was just adding to the comment, since this thread was about the NuggetFinder Zsearch and not another Xcoil ad / debate thread.

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JW your defense of the x-coil is admirable, but it misses the point. Clearly there are a number of people who simply don't think risking a hugely expensive machine that was originally sold with at the very least, the implication, if not an overt statement, that there would be a smaller GPZ coil available in the future.

So, it's actually not out of line to ask why the GPZ customer base should have to risk their investment in order to get a coil better suited to their area of work. 

This is not a slam on the x-coil. It is a fantastic possibility for anyone who is willing to take the risk. I want one. But it is patently ridiculous that ML has not stepped up and addressed this glaring lack of follow-through on their product, so that we all can better understand whether an x-coil is our only way to get a different coil. 

 

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Hi flakmagnet. I always wanted a smaller coil for my Zed. It wouldn't have mattered who made & released it I would have got one. Minelab obviously weren't going to come to the party with there talk of a smaller coil & what NF are going to do....who really knows? Talk is cheap & means nothing until it happens & is on the shelf....if it really ever will. How are they going to get passed the chip? Nothing has been set in concrete about that, just talk. How much longer do people have to wait or want to wait? I couldn't wait & took the risk. That was my choice. If people are not happy about taking the risk because of bricking there expensive machine that is there choice. It is repairable.....at a cost. Again that is there choice. I do understand that many won't take that risk due to the cost involved if things go wrong, again, that is there choice & fair enough. So if they don't take the risk they have no choice but to wait & wait & wait & see what happens. If any thing.....In the meantime those who have taken the risk are enjoying the fruits of using these coils on their Zeds finding gold on ground that wasn't picked up by previous makes & models of detectors & coils. Gold is getting harder to find by the day & if NF or anybody else does get in to making aftermarket coils for the Zed they are going to have to be on par or better than the present X coils. Comes down to the the early bird gets the worm. Especially on old grounds that gold is know to have been found & hammered with all other detectors & coils. If an X coil has been over that ground...well it just makes it that much harder again for "future" makers of aftermarket Zed coils unless they are a step up on the presently available  X coils. X coils have just given people a Zed aftermarket coil opportunity. Nothing more nothing less. No one else has. Take it or leave it. That is the choice along with the risk.... if taken....but for those waiting.....there is getting less & less gold to find by the day.

Good luck out there regardless of your choice. I wish you the best.

JW🤠

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The only way the 8000 will come out is with a security chip in the coil with the identity removed and covered in epoxy , cause the chip in the plug has not stopped their monopoly of over priced heavy coils.😟

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