By Gerry in Idaho
Wow, This is some great news for those folks who have been patiently waiting for a Holiday Promo. Minelab just announced their Christmas Promo and there are 3 Gold Detectors to take advantage of. So if you have a favorite dealer who has always been there for you, then please go back to them. But if not and or you want to try a dealer who actually used the gold detectors and offers training, lets talk.
Gerry's Detectors in Boise, Idaho (me) has them in stock too. Remember, I also offer the 3 Days Field Training for FREE with a GPX, SDC or GPZ-7000 purchase and yes you get the 19" coil with the 7000. My next training is at Rye Patch, NV and I do have 2 openings at this time.
Holidays Promotions Sell Sheet Oct - Jan 2020.pdf
Minelab Equinox 600 - FREE Minelab 6" DD Searchcoil included Minelab Go Find 66 - FREE Carry Bag and Digging Gloves Minelab GPZ 7000 - FREE 19" Searchcoil included Minelab Gold Monster 1000 - FREE rechargeable battery included Minelab SDC 2300 - FREE pair of Waterproof Headphones included As a VET myself USMC, don't forget the 15% Military Discount for you VETS or even active military. You have earned it and I'll make sure you get it.
By Ridge Runner
On Rob’s forum he has listed the different items Minelab is giving away free with different detectors.
Minelab Equinox 600 - FREE Minelab 6" DD Searchcoil included Minelab Go Find 66 - FREE Carry Bag and Digging Gloves Minelab GPZ 7000 - FREE 19" Searchcoil included Minelab Gold Monster 1000 - FREE rechargeable battery included Minelab SDC 2300 - FREE pair of Waterproof Headphones included I’d have to say the best to me would be the Equinox 600 with a free 6” coil.
By Steve Herschbach
The Dankowski forum has been having display issues for some time now. That was bad enough, but now they apparently did not renew the domain name in time. The site is offline and last I tried I got redirected to some virus scamming site. Hopefully Tom did not lose the domain name entirely. Anyway, be careful going there right now. I’m not even posting a link due to what happened to me.
By Steve Herschbach
Happy New Year!
It has been a couple years of furious activity in a normally slow moving industry. We are in a Golden Age of detector hardware, with intense competition driving prices lower while fostering innovative new designs. Most of the action has been from manufacturers outside the U.S. - will 2019 be the year U.S. manufacturers strike back?
It will be interesting but rumors are thin on the ground right now. New models appearing are niche models, like the new XP ORX, aimed at the gold prospectors. A new manufacturer has appeared, Tarsacci, with the new MDT 8000 that initially anyway seems to be aimed at beach hunters.
The machine I most have my eye on is the upcoming Fisher Impulse AQ. I am satisfied with what VLF technology exists now, so all I need is a PI detector at least as powerful as a Garrett ATX in a housing weighing under 5 lbs. I sold my ATX and currently do not have a PI and am waiting on what Fisher has to show before deciding what to do about that. F75 replacement? I will believe it when I see it but the Aqua Manta is all but assured for 2019.
I lobbied Garrett for years to make a LTX (Lightweight ATX) but to no avail. However, with the new AT Max just out it does make me wonder what Garrett has up their sleeve for 2019. If not a replacement for the embarrassingly long in the tooth GTI 2500 than perhaps my wished for lightweight ATX? A guy can hope but I am not holding my breath. Garrett has pushed single frequency as far as they can so their next step will be revealing.
Minelab is still consolidating the Equinox rollout and a raft full of new gold machines in the last few years. They seem well set at the moment. I wish I could get a SDC 2300 in a Eureka Gold box but that is one wish I doubt will be granted.
Nokta/Makro? They have long been known to be working on a PI detector so maybe the new Fisher Impulse AQ will have a competitor? It is almost 100% that Nokta/Makro will release a true multifrequency detector in 2019 so there will be that to look for. That and the soon to be released Nokta/Makro Simplex, a new low cost multipurpose detector.
Tarsacci MDT 8000? I will let the beach and relic hunters sort that out.
Tesoro is gone now so we can officially ignore them without feeling guilty about it.
White's I will continue to hope beyond hope that a working version of the Half Sine Technology may finally appear. Fingers crossed as always, but the odds are low. One does get the sense that White's really does need to hit a home run however so the pressure is on to get it out the door. This could short circuit other developments above were it to actually happen. I’m not holding my breath however.
XP just started shipping the new X35 coils and ORX model, so 2019 may be a quiet one for them.
And with that, best wishes for a great 2019 to one and all!!