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    Currently using Tarsacci MDT 8000, XP Deus. Owned, still own and used various VLF and PI units and pin pointers over the years.

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  1. Merry Xmas to all from NZ. May all your wishes and dreams come true. Hopefully 2021 will be a better year. Take care everyone and enjoy each day. Happy hunting!
  2. What a thrill finding stuff with such strong family ties associated with the site! And even more so it is still there and not some shopping centre! Great video and thanks for sharing.πŸ™‚
  3. I dont think you have a defective unit but have awfully strong radio freq/waves getting picked up....free music though if you look on the bright side! I try to stay away from transmittors and pylons.....they dont mix well with detectors. Pull tabs and bottletops are the curse we must suffer. However in MIX mode a lot of the ferrous bottlecaps give off a "hollow tinny" sound and may tid in at 16/18 depending upon depth.. Its only through trial and error you get to be right 80% of the time and not dig them. Pull tabs and caps may/may not (depending upon your sweep speed) give a "double" sound......most times tid jumping around or shifting centre equates junk. Caveat..... a ring can also (via slow sweep speed) give a double sound, but the tid will be steady with a nice chink on the end. I have no one here to go side by side with to replicate settings at the SAME beach on a same day so cannot comment there. I know that every time I go out I find "todays" settings to differ from "yesterdays" ....attributed to temperature, humidity, rain, changes in conditions etc. A reason why one had a more erratic unit at same settings is perhaps sand between the coil and coil cover.....something to be aware of and keep clean.
  4. Great finds! I use a piece of blue chalk to highlight letters on worn coins after semi cleaning.....helps identify if there is enough there to read.
  5. Hi Denny, Yes I do at times use BLKS. Unfortunately there doesnt sèm to be a +- frequency shift like the XP Deus, plus this unit is not a vlf. so I cant help you with the music. Do you hear it on each frequency or only 1.?There are some mediums ( certain rocks/gravel) where you can run the Tarsacci too hot so bearing in mind full on doesnt mean more depth, as the depth is there even with lower settings....it is more a case of having first off your GB and SALT balanced for a quiet unit, then play with the TH & SENS, possibly even turn TRACK on. I had a patch of gravel, sand and who knows what minerals play havoc and had me pushing buttons until I could run it quiet.
  6. Not only will the SALT balance see through/eliminate coke, it will also do the same for seaweed and mussel beds if you are hunting rocks. Great to see a video showing how to balance salinity!
  7. It was a rather strange day today ......broad spectrum of finds and dates of coins. BUT .........I got a tiny 9ct gold stud earring in black sand mix. A nice old penny, the other penny is just too far gone to see a date. Another coin for the scrap. Hubby ran off with the stainless steel hose clip thingys......guess some junk is useful eh?
  8. Good practise for many Gerry. I would like to add to your "better have good coil control" with another exercise. This is best done over water , but sand or grass will do too. Tilt the front of your coil ever so slightly down, and watch how you skim across the water. Is it an even stroke or did you dunk or miss in places? You will find if you swing from your shoulder or elbow too...or both. Now this exercise is only to get the basics of coil swing or test your own coil control.....I dont mean for you to detect like this! Height of coil hunting is a personal choice.....but the lower the better, just watch for rocks! I am not a fan of scuffing or scrubbing.....the coil will give false signals......besides I feel its rather mean to rub its nose in the dirt all day. πŸ˜†Try different swing speeds as Gerry suggested......it is the difference of hearing/not hearing or only catching the edge of a target. Patience and practise always produces results, as does getting "basics" right. Try dressage on a horse like I used to do......the hours spent on basics made transitioning into other disciplines a breeze. I wish all manufacturers would give shafts the ability to telescope like the XP Deus or Tarsacci MDT 800 without having those awful holes and spring buttons. Makes life so much easier, but then again unless they are able to secure tight, water hunting would be a nightmare.
  9. You wont regret it, Just holler or PM me if you want a bit of help on the settings for your ground and area. πŸ‘
  10. Thanks. The depth wasn't great......guesstimate 8 to 10 inches. The old 20 cent was a lot deeper. To me I was pleased with the fact that such a small rather dainty gold ring was found in such conditions and I beat the incoming tide too😎
  11. Hi Carolina. The existing coil is 11 x 9. I have both the NZ coil for highly mineralised soils and magnetic black iron sands (which I was the tester for) and also the standard USA coil and have had my unit since Feb 2019. As for hunting the damp or wet swash area, (that is primarily what I hunt on the beach) the current sized coil gets targets at depth and is a good size. Relic hunting? I wouldnt want a bigger coil......rather a smaller one to concentrate on smaller areas under the coil. Swing speed is important.....too fast and you will miss small stuff or only catch the edge. There is no need to scuff the surface as some do as it will give false signals. Also, of GREAT importance is headphones. They make a good detector better, and the Tarsacci, an excellent detector.....par excellence!!!!! I am using Sennheiser HD400S which really seperates low, mid and high tones in MIX mode. I learnt long ago quality headphones increase finds over what is usually "good" headphones supplied with detector.
  12. And so you should be tempted! Lol. I have the Tarsacci and an older XP Deus......nice combo which covers the bed of nails/trash before getting down deep and dirty. In fact, you could if you really wanted to.....combo an ace 250, AT Pro or any other VLF with it. As Ive said previously, I grab theTarsacci which s used over 90% of the time. It is hands down the best and deepest on wet sand Ive used. That said, I also use a set of Sennheiser headphones, but the ones that come with it are above standard, although not waterproof. Relic hunting......great iron audio. If there is a something there, you will find it.......on the beach (wet or dry) tiny bits of copper to 24 carat gold to dirt and all manner of relics and also mud.....wow, glorious mud /black sand combo has given me old pennies and silver plus jewellery. I know it seems expensive, so Ill put it this way. Would I sell mine?...NO.!!! Would I buy another?....YES!!!! .....And this does not mean I down any other detectors and their performances, but believe in getting one that is suited to my style and type of hunting, bearing in mind my hunting conditions. My old detectors of past have all been very good to me 😊 and still are at times.
  13. CONGRATS!!!!!!! You must be chuffed adding that one to your collection. Makes your day, week when something like that turns up out of a hole......would need a hand to put your eyeballs back in 😊
  14. Went out with 3 hunting buddies slopping in the muddy blackish sand for a few coins and a small 1.3gr 9ct gold ring. Still waiting for beaches to do more of a move. Photo of my medium dug hole which only produced an old 20 cent, but happy with depth the Tarsacci got. The others only got 3 coins between them so hard hunting with so few targets around at the moment. Happy with 1944 shilling......1946 3d is toast.
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