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Some criticism has been levelled at the X coils on the GPZ in regards to the coils cable mod bricking the GPZ, myself the two Zs I`ve used for many hours have displayed no such problem, I know of one DP forum member who has reported this problem are there any other users who frequent this forum who have experienced this? Also Dave as the distributor of the Z coils how many customers, in the US,OZ and NZ, no names but numbers if possible who have contacted you with this problem and approx. how many X coils have you distributed, ie how many X coil users are out there in these 3 countries. Whilst it is not a major concern to me because I`ve personally not experienced such a major issue, it is of interest, thus a topic to cover this X coil problem.

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1 minute ago, phrunt said:

There is also http://x-coils.ru/

So I guess the coils to other countries sell through that site and I guess you're not part of that operation Dave?

 

correct, I leave the Europe/Russian sales the them.  I have no idea how many etc etc 

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That we have not had a single user complain of their X coil on the GPZ in a thread dedicated to exactly that tells us what?

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56 minutes ago, Norvic said:

That we have not had a single user complain of their X coil on the GPZ in a thread dedicated to exactly that tells us what?

That we are as happy as pigs in sh#t with our X Coils ! 😀

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11 hours ago, araratgold said:

That we are as happy as pigs in sh#t with our X Coils ! 😀

Spot on Rick, the range of X coil sizes combined with their top performance have made the GPZ a much more versatile gold machine. This happy Vegemite just loves that comforting weight in the pocket the XZ combo produces consistently eg. the 15x10 with its narrowness allowing it to be pushed amongst the long grass over here in NQ, lots of linear detecting.

 I can feel a XZ nugget comin on. ☺️

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Am I a Queenslander??😉 Crikey you ex OZies get slow in NZ, hey phrunt did you watch the Maroons take out the Blues the other night, before the game an ex-blue player named them the worst team in history that we`d put together, did that fire them up????

 For US folks, the mighty Maroons being the QLDer footballers the Blues being the NSW footballers, a passionate rivalry exists between our States over here in OZ, drives us all into footy fever when the State of Origin games are on.

I can feel a XZ nugget comin on.

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17 hours ago, Norvic said:

That we have not had a single user complain of their X coil on the GPZ in a thread dedicated to exactly that tells us what?

Not much?

About 142 coils sold in Aus

Only about 6 in the US (granted only 1 x dealers sales).

Of the ~158 sold about 8.85% have either failed (6.32%) or the required mod has caused a dead GPZ (2.53%).

Edit: Things a buyer needs to consider:

  • Acceptable risk?
  • Acceptable failure rate?
  • Appears to be a very good aftersales service & replacement of failures.
  • No guarantee or manufacturer risk/liability on mods (from Minelab or X Coils). If you make a mistake you're largely on your own.

It does say a very small percentage of GPZ owners own one.

It also says don't expect too much feedback on a US based forum whether it be good or bad.

Although usually online you do mostly only hear when a product is no good or considered defective so that's something? No news is good news?

Only way to know for sure if they would suit you or if the mod doesn't fritz your GPZ is give 'em a go yourself I guess.

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Never said the manufacturer should be responsible for mistakes made doing the mod at all Phrunt! Pull your horns in mate!

Anyone buying one does need to weigh that up however.

I've edited my original post so as you might understand what I meant better. My fault for not properly explaining.

I'm all for being positive about products but some of the sycophantic ravings & immediately being offended at any sign of constructive or other criticisms is getting old.

Cheers Matt

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For the majority of users modding a coil cable as per in this case, is a no no and they are prepared to wait for a coil to be produced that doesn`t require this modding, but for some of us we are prepared to take the risk, in this case I and others have done very well, in other cases in the past it has cost me but that is my thing. No drama with either as we are all individuals, and very entitled to go whichever way we choose.

To lighten things up a wee the old Italian saying comes to mind "You taka the risk you maybe pusha the pram".☺️

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