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Badger-NH

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    Seacoast NH
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    Wingfoil, Surfing, Skateboarding, Punk Rock, New Wave, Ska Revival, Rockabilly
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    Equinox 800, CZ-20, and many others since 1996.

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  1. Looking through the manual (assuming there is only one), there is no mention of volume adjustment. http://www.fisherlab.com/hobby/manuals/MPPFXP-FPulse.pdf High Sensitivity may appear to sound louder but that's only because the signal is more intense.
  2. My F-Pulse doesn't have any volume adjustment although sometimes I wish it did. Mine is plenty loud enough to hear while wearing headphones and can be heard over 100 feet away without headphones in quiet conditions. I can feel the vibration through thick gloves pretty well.
  3. If the Impulse Gold can perform on the wet sand as well as the AQ, that sounds perfect. That's what I wanted all along. Waterproofing just adds to the cost and complicates production. Making the AQ LTD waterproof is part of the reason why the project failed. The decision to include waterproof headphones that many beach hunters will not want or need was also a mistake. The main thing they should be focusing on is the cutting edge performance as well as making the unit lightweight, easy to use, and affordable. But, if the Impulse Gold cannot equal or surpass the AQ in the wet salt sand, I don't want it.
  4. Only for wading? Would it not work well on the wet sand or do you mean that it can't be submerged? I don't need it to be waterproof. I'm not a water hunter. There's no need to get wet with 10 foot tides.
  5. How would the Impulse Gold differ from the LTD for detecting wet salt sand at the beach?
  6. The coil ears in Steves photo look identical to the F-75 ears. My F-75 came with a note from Fisher saying that the ears may break if their special red washers are not used. I ignored the warning and one of my ears broke soon after. That was about eight years ago and they are still making coils with the same thin flimsy ears. It's just another blunder by Fisher that the design flaw wasn't corrected immediately.
  7. Handy video to have if you lose your paper version. My F-Pulse started having problems right after the warranty ran out. Difficult to turn on/off. Often won't stop beeping. I still like it though and think it's the best pinpointer out there. Twice the depth of all the others. They just put it on YouTube three days ago. That would be a very long delay.
  8. My guess is that they meant for the price to be $149.00 and didn't notice the mistake. FT had to know the coil was rubbish from the very beginning but they kept on producing it. If I owned the company, flaws like that would drive me nuts. I would have the problem corrected asap.
  9. Good to know Steve. Thanks. It's always nice to get insider info and I trust your opinion. I take back what I said about Serious.
  10. Yup, that came to me after I posted. There is a limit to how low they can advertise. I personally don't like calling vendors to negotiate a price but I suppose email would work just as well. It's just time consuming. It will probably be a while before I buy another machine. There aren't many places worth detecting anymore. The land sites are all hunted out and the beaches have been sanded in for years.
  11. You're right. I see that now. I stand corrected. I just don't want the package. If they can offer a package for the same price as a bare detector, they can easily afford to drop $50 off the package price if they keep the package.
  12. Serious Detecting appears to be copying Kellyco the way they offer all that crap you don't need or want. I wouldn't buy anything from either place. That coil is tempting though. I haven't shopped for a detector in a while. It looks like the major brands are forcing a lot of unnecessary free products on us now. I think that stinks. Just lower the price and leave out the free crap. No headphones please.
  13. My favorite T2 coil was the 10" x 15" SEF. I remember going back to a site that I had hunted for 20 years with many different detectors and getting 7 very deep coppers. I sold the T2 after getting the Equinox. I don't really miss it much.
  14. I loved my T-2 SE even with all it's drawbacks. It might have done well had they fixed its problems and modernized it now and then. Pros- Great depth and processing. The EMI sensitivity was actually a good thing that gave it superior performance. Cons - The coil sucked and was basically throwaway. The settings needed to be re-set every time you turned it on. The volume knob was in a bad location and would turn if you brushed against it. It was a little heavy by today's standards.
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