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Great workarounds Simon,🏆

   A question about one-sided mounting! Do you have to fight the offset in weight on one side? (Twist?) or does it seem to be unnoticeable??👍👍

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6 minutes ago, Joe D. said:

Great workarounds Simon,🏆

   A question about one-sided mounting! Do you have to fight the offset in weight on one side? (Twist?) or does it seem to be unnoticeable??👍👍

I don't notice it, some might, what I did notice was when I put a bigger heavier coil on the coil feels lighter as the rear of the detector counter balances it 🙂

For me the cords everywhere are far more of an issue than the weight, the weight I can handle..... the cords I can't.

If I was using my GPX as my primary detector I'd be buying the DD brand cover which is the same thing professionally made and comes with the short lead already.  My goal was to do similar for $0 and also do the speaker 🙂

https://doubledleather.com.au/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=160

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Yeah, it was all those damned cords, bungy, that stupid harness and headphones, etc. getting hung up in the brush that had me hating the GPX so much that I immediately sold it.  Liking the SDC much better even though it's another ill handling boat anchor but it's compact, tuff, no cords/headphones/harnesses and very simple but effective machine....jmo

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The GPX is a great detector performance wise other than it sucks around EMI.  I like it a lot, where it failed for me was the cords and the lack of a built in speaker.  What had me concerned is the GPX 6000 is likely to be the GPX I always wanted, at least with wireless audio and something like the GPZ WM12 along with a battery built into the detector. 

My goal today was make my GPX as close to how I'd like it as I possibly could without spending any money on it, seeing I don't often use it now that I have a GPZ.  I have some awesome coils for it though, a great collection of eleven coils for it with my all time favourite of the lot being the 10" Spiral X-Coil for our small NZ gold.   

My Dad is retiring next year and said he might come with me sometimes and swing a detector, he can use my GPX.   I've got a coil for every occasion.  He's clueless with this sort of stuff so the QED and it's manual ground balance will just confuse him. 🙂

The QED is my power lines and long hike detector where I just couldn't be bothered to carry in a heavy detector.  It seriously feels like it weighs nothing compared to the Minelab's.  

I'm happy enough with the GPX now with my dodgy modifications, I only wish I had my act together and did them when I was actively using it.

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I use a similar wireless headphone setup albeit not on a GPX but on my TDI Pro and it does work a treat,will certainly last a fulll day but never exceeded that time frame,but i do carry a battery bank with a lead just incase i am away for say a weekend detecting session and never had any problems reliability wise.

After being spoilt with wireless headphones on say the Deus and Nox wired headphone cables are a backwood move.

Some nice trick conversions that you have done.

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I love garage mods. Metal detectors and associated tools seem to be well suited for such.  I especially appreciate the ones that are more than just bubble gum and duct tape.  Yours far exceed mine in workmanship.  However, I do think you need to work on your language skills:

12 hours ago, phrunt said:

I just popped a few domes though a couple of strips of webbing and wala.

Are you referring to a city in our NW state of Washington?  Oh, you mean this!

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I can only imagine the intestinal pain forum member palzynski must feel reading your bastardization (spelling and pronunciation) of his melodic language....

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4 hours ago, GB_Amateur said:

I can only imagine the intestinal pain forum membr palzynski must feel reading your bastardization (spelling and pronunciation) of his melodic language....

I'm not French, I don't even like Croissants! I'm Dutch and I do believe we went to war with the French 🙂

I like my GPX now, so much I want to start using it again.

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International slang is a wonderful thing to behold! Don't stop!! None of us here are that proper!!😂👍👍

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Great fix!

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