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steveg last won the day on May 16 2018

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About steveg

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    Norman, OK
  • Interests:
    Sports, Metal Detecting, Hunting/Fishing
  • Gear Used:
    Minelab CTX 3030
    Minelab Equinox 800
    Minelab Equinox 600

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  1. You might try these...the same "BT-80" type of headphone as the Minelab ML80, the Miccus, etc., and these ones ARE aptX-LL... Amazon.com: AKSONIC Athlete Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear Headset aptX Low Latency Wireless with Mic, Dual Device Connection, Comfortable Protein Leather Earpads Works with Metal Detector: Electronics I have not tried this particular set, but they appear to be the same "BT-80" headphones that have been re-branded by many, many companies and sold under various model names... Steve
  2. Just a word of possible caution... From what I can tell, the ANC7 phones are NOT aptX-LL. All of the specs I've seen for them, say they are aptX, but I haven't seen anything to say they are LL (low latency...) Steve
  3. relicmeister -- you, up there in PA dealing with square-nail-littered sites, will be the PERFECT test case, for what I'm curious about. I'll look forward to your report as to whether you think the 5x10 handles square nails better (more correctly IDs them as iron, more often) vs. the 6"...or at least gives better "clues," in that regard... Steve
  4. Tom, THANKS for the report. Sounds good so far. What I want to know about this coil are two things -- one, is it ANY deeper than the 6" (an 8" deep wheatie is a good sign), and just as important, if not more, does it do any better at IDing square nails properly. My Minelab 6" coil is more prone than the 11" coil to give a good, coin-like read on certain square nails. While the 11" does this, also, as do other machines of course (square nails are difficult, in this regard), but the Minelab 6 seems ESPECIALLY prone to this, for me. In fact, for me, this trait of the Minelab 6 is
  5. F350 -- thanks also, for the kind words! I am glad you liked it! 🙂 Steve
  6. F350 -- No, these ones won't be sectional/two-piece. I could do one that way, but I'd have to special order different tubes and a threaded fitting from my supplier. They will be 46 1/2" long, but otherwise the same as the ones I build at 35mm for T-Rex/Stealth/Xtreme scoops... THANKS!! Steve
  7. CalReg -- I'm getting a few requests for Stavr scoop handles; it appears they use a 32mm diameter handle? I'm looking into the possibility of having some made; can you send me a PM or email (steve@stevesdetectorrods.com) if interested, so that we can discuss? I'd like to talk with you about what you are currently using for a handle, and possibly some sizing information for Stavr scoops. Thanks! Steve
  8. Dancer, Yep, for someone who MAY want a drain hole, but would be concerned about water/sand/dirt intrusion INTO the shaft, through the drain hole, then that's certainly an option...order WITH the drain hole, but put a piece of tape on it (and unwrap the tape to drain it, if it fills with water). Thanks, Dancer! Steve
  9. Gentlemen, THANK YOU for the very kind words! They are always appreciated! Steve
  10. Hi all! Just a note to say that more parts are on the way, and within a couple of weeks I will be well-stocked with all that I need to build Equinox shafts in the regular array of colors. If you are in need of a new carbon-fiber shaft for your Equinox, I'd be glad to get you set up! Thanks! Steve www.stevesdetectorrods.com www.facebook.com/stevesdetectorrods email:steve@stevesdetectorrods.com
  11. Hi all! I just wanted to say that I have plenty of Garrett AT/Ace/Apex shafts in stock, and ready to ship; I also have a couple of new colors available in limited supply -- a yellow/gold color (that was selected due to the new Apex's color scheme), and pink ones, as I've received several requests from a few detectorists of the "fairer sex," LOL! If you need a two-piece lower shaft for your Garrett unit, I would be glad to set you up! (Oh, and just a peek "behind the curtain," I'm in the process of working up a prototype UPPER shaft (S-shaft) for the Garrett units, so that I could offe
  12. Hi all! Just an update to say that I currently have 35mm (1 3/8") scoop handles in stock, in models designed to fit T-Rex, Stealth, and Xtreme scoops. Soon, I will also have a few 31mm (1 1/4") handles -- for Coob scoops. Please let me know if you are in need of a high-quality carbon-fiber scoop handle, at a reasonable price! Thanks! Steve www.stevesdetectorrods.com www.facebook.com/stevesdetectorrods email:steve@stevesdetectorrods.com
  13. Thanks for posting, Chase! Al F -- this is indeed where my "counterbalance system" shines (swinging the EQX with a large/heavy coil attached), and the main impetus behind designing it as an optional but very helpful (in many cases) addition to my carbon-fiber shafts... If you have any questions, let me know. I'd be happy to talk to you about the subject at hand... Steve
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