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GARRETT METAL DETECTOR ANNOUNCES FIRST DETECTOR LAUNCH FROM THE WHITE’S ACQUISITION - Kevin Hoagland

Van, Texas April 17, 2021 – Mr. Vaughan Garrett Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales announced to the attendees of the Charles Garrett Memorial Hunt IV, the first co-branded Garrett – White’s detector will be the GoldMaster 24K aka. GMT 24K due for release mid-year 2021.

Members of the Garrett team that I spoke with including Mr. Garrett shared with me that there are Garrett technologies they wish to incorporate into the GMT 24K before release but did not elaborate on what those upgrades may be.

I'm very excited about this launch, which is just a month or so away, currently I own a GM 24K, I purchased just before COVID and wonder if we will qualify for an upgrade,if any are made. Maybe a grace period within 1 year of purchase would be fair to qualify.

What are your thoughts you 24K owners?

Co-branded. So Garrett GMT 24K? White’s GMT 24K by Garrett? Garrett/White’s 24K?

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I’d probably ditch the White’s moniker entirely, but they paid money for the name and want to leverage it. I’m not sure that works unless it was kept as a separate division. People are going to know it’s a Garrett, and that’s what it will probably get called anyway. Avoid the Nokta/Makro effect and keep it simple. Product name should roll off the tongue, not be a mouthful.

So it’ll be Garrett 24K for me. Garrett additions? What does that mean? Maybe a tweak to the threshold as I felt a disconnect there. Better be the same housing, but I’m guessing not desert tan?

Whatever, names and colors do not matter, just performance. Great move by Garrett!

Goldmaster 24K Review

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As a non-gold prospector observer, would be interesting to see what else they come out with and how they warranty it. Garrett service is pretty good. 
 

I imagine that housing and form factor they used as latest on MX Sport/MX7, the gold models waterproof, not waterproof (GMT/GMX Sport?) they purchased the molds and design. Maybe some of the labels for display unit and coils?  Maybe just a simple printing change. Color change probably simple as well. 

I don’t see the Treasuremaster/Treasure Pro making a comeback as they seemed to be overpriced for that beginner spot where the Ace line up rests.  Or the MX7/MX Sport for that matter as they seem to overlap with AT lineup.  Unless this is a marketshare play to retain the Whites loyal. Then I could see that.  But are they competing with First Texas for number of brands and rebranded detectors or going to make more compelling offerings like the Apex?

I always wanted to see a VX3/DFX device in the waterproof MX Sport housing with wireless and waterproof headphone options. But maybe that would cannibalize on AT Apex type future device they have hinted about....

A TRX by Garrett as an alternative to the AT Pro Pointer? Pro Pointer already has a version with Zlink.

Would they drop any of their current offerings like the AT Gold and GT2500?  
 

So many questions. Time will tell I guess. 

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I really liked a lot about the original GMT 24K.  What I hope Garrett changes are the battery system, give it actual target IDs, more threshold adjustments, wireless connection with the Garrett MS-3s and put it on a Garrett shaft system.

 

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2 hours ago, Steve Herschbach said:

Garrett additions? What does that mean?

 

30 minutes ago, Jeff McClendon said:

What I hope Garrett changes are the battery system, give it actual target IDs, more threshold adjustments, wireless connection with the Garrett MS-3s and put it on a Garrett shaft system.

I was thinking Z-Lynk wireless also.

If the release is really only a month away I wonder how much tweaking they've done.  OTOH they have owned the rights for about a year now and they possibly got to work right away.

2 hours ago, Steve Herschbach said:

...the first co-branded Garrett – White’s detector -- Kevin Hoagland

I like the word 'first', although that might be Kevin's choice of words more than Garrett's.  The 24k was the most obvious re-issue since Garrett doesn't have a detector running at higher than 20 kHz (right?).  And the 24k was White's best creation in quite a while.

Now I'll remind them of my hope -- reissue the Bullseye TRX.  I see NickeldNdimed already beat me to that wish.  Just pure reissue (standalone, not part of Z-Lynk) would be a positive and likely profitable step, IMO.

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Do you see who 'reported' the story?  Kevin Hoagland.

Does he have some involvement?  What about his GPAA gig?

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18 minutes ago, mn90403 said:

Do you see who 'reported' the story?  Kevin Hoagland.

Does he have some involvement?  What about his GPAA gig?

You may have missed this post in another subforum.  A quote from that post (by OP Jerry Perez):

I didn't see this one coming. GPAA News by Kevin Hoagland mentioned this intro news this month.
 

 

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Thats good news-Now maybe there will be some dust and rain covers available for it-Steve I thought you sold yours and where did you get the rechargable battery pack at ?Thx :ph34r:

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I see ... Kevin was a reporter for the GPAA magazine or something.  I thought he was involved with the press release from Garrett.

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1 hour ago, Mike C... said:

Thats good news-Now maybe there will be some dust and rain covers available for it-Steve I thought you sold yours and where did you get the rechargable battery pack at ?Thx :ph34r:

I did. The rechargeable battery pack was from White’s. You can also use rechargeables in the regular AA holder.

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Give me the 24K with wireless built-in, and a Signagraph screen like the DFX, and I'd be a buyer, and I've already got the whites version.

Jim

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