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Phrunt- what do you mean by "bulb falsing"?  Is it a problem? How to fix?

 

I got my Gold Monster full box at Cabela's for $535.99 retail. They didn't have it on the website, but have it in the local store. Couldn't pass it up for a backup to my GB2.

I want to pick up a 24K also, but it's  a bummer that the price went up.

 

 

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Great price on the GM, good find sir.  I just picked up a GM Monday afternoon from my local dealer.  They helped me sell my AT Gold to help fund the purchase and gave me 100% of its selling price towards the GM, so made sense for me to go through them.  I really wanted the 24k but jacking up the price without explanation was enough to turn me away.  

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1 hour ago, IDMineralSurveys said:

Phrunt- what do you mean by "bulb falsing"?  Is it a problem? How to fix?

I got my Gold Monster full box at Cabela's for $535.99 retail. They didn't have it on the website, but have it in the local store. Couldn't pass it up for a backup to my GB2.

I want to pick up a 24K also, but it's  a bummer that the price went up.

Bump falsing on the GM 1000 is when you swing and hit a rock or something the detector goes off as if there is a target under the coil.  Anything the coil bumps into gives off a signal.  It's usually just because you're running the sensitivity too high for the soil in the area or you've not properly ground balanced it, if you experience the problem first try pumping the coil on the soil for a few pumps until it sounds balanced, sometimes 3 pumps is enough others 10 or more maybe required again depending on the soil below the coil.  When I'm balanced in our soil pumping the coil becomes silent.

If that still doesn't resolve the bump falsing lower the sensitivity until it goes away.

Some like myself prefer to put up with the bump falsing to get the higher sensitivity.  My GM rarely bump falses but when it does a ground balance usually calms it down.   Early purchasers of the GM had bump falsing worse than new buyers so I think it's possibly something they've tamed with firmware or modifications to the coils.

Mine only ever bump falses in manual 10 or auto+ and I can usually get away with staying in those modes with a good ground balance.

I wouldn't be surprised if you really like the GM and use it a lot more than you think, it will be deeper than the GB2.

I wanted a 24k also to try it out but now the price has gone up I have no plans to buy one.  The money could be put to better use elsewhere as I know it's not worth the price increase.

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1 hour ago, IDMineralSurveys said:

Phrunt- what do you mean by "bulb falsing"?  Is it a problem? How to fix?

 

I got my Gold Monster full box at Cabela's for $535.99 retail. They didn't have it on the website, but have it in the local store. Couldn't pass it up for a backup to my GB2.

I want to pick up a 24K also, but it's  a bummer that the price went up.

 

 

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Nice wish we had a cabelas here in nz .. another detecter I'm now throwing in the mix to look at is the xp orx it's been killing it in the aussie gold fields just waiting to see if they bring out a small coil for it 

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The xp orx is another one I'd look at seems its beating the gm1000 and whites in aussie on small gold just not sure on coil size here in nz really hoping they bring out we 6.5 elliptical or something guess I will go with either the xp or whites but will let use know how they go and get up some side by side comparisons with the gm1000 and nox800

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Hi

I haven’t been able to tryout the 24k yet.........hope to soon. I have used the GM 1000, the Nox 800 and the XP Deus with high frequency coil for prospecting. I still have the  Nox 800. I recently purchased a Makro Gold Kruzer after the 15% price drop here in the USA. It has the one thing that the Nox is missing: a threshold based all metal mode at 61 kHz. So far I really like it even for coin hunting and especially for micro jewelry in its three tone discrimination mode. It is an option to definitely consider. Jeff 

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On 4/11/2019 at 1:21 PM, phrunt said:

 

Mine only ever bump falses in manual 10 or auto+ and I can usually get away with staying in those modes with a good ground balance.

I wouldn't be surprised if you really like the GM and use it a lot more than you think, it will be deeper than the GB2.

I wanted a 24k also to try it out but now the price has gone up I have no plans to buy one.  The money could be put to better use elsewhere as I know it's not worth the price increase.

I've been using the GM exclusively for the past month now - both coils, and find I like it's operation being much quieter than the constant threshold sound of the GB2. Bump falsing is minor and doesn't bother me... I'm running mostly in auto+ and switch to ++ or manual 9 or 10 only occasionally when i find i can for slow small area checking, but it is then noisier but sensitivity is heightened. The best training ground i found was running it along a sand & gravel rock mix lake shoreline one weekend where there are literally 1000's of shards of aluminum shavings from fishermen's boats being beached! Tough times hunting, but i did still find a thin 24k gold band ring!! My wife had been wearing for the past three weeks- ha.

I'm heading to Alaska in 2 weeks for nugget hunting and am taking both the monster & the GB2. I plan to use both for sure.

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Thanks for reporting back, It's a good little detector!   I think if there is gold under it in Alaska you'll find it!  I hope to see some good nugget finds posts from you on here in a few weeks 🙂

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Absolutely!

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