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    Siskiyou Cal., Eastern Oregon, Payette, Idaho
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    Metal Detecting
  • Gear Used:
    Fisher Gold Bug 2, Minelab Equinox 800, Minelab GP 3000, 3500, Fisher F75, Garrett A/T Gold (sold), Whites GM3 (sold).

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  1. I have to use the GPX coil sticker on smaller targets as the edge of the coil is not able to hear small faint signals. On larger targets the already mentioned above works pretty good. I would also add I use the Pro-find 35 pinpointer on larger targets when I do not bring the Gold Bug 2 along. This pinpointer has a few learning challenges, but is very sensitive on 3 grain nuggets and a lot more so on larger targets saving me a lot of time and energy in locating targets and not having to lift up a 4.6 pound detector multiple times to locate a target. I felt I paid for my Pro-find 35 the first two days using it. Ron’s Detector’s
  2. Gerry, Add 40% deeper to the GPX 6000 and there would only be one detector ever needed for placer gold, call it the gold vacuum. This detector is way better than I ever imagined the GoldBug 3 could of possibly been except for discrimination.👑 Nice job with the finds! Ron’s Detector ‘s
  3. Thank You all for your wise input. I really like the looks of the lightweight rucksack straps with the simplicity of the Zed bungee system on it. The addition of the guide arm also sounds like a winner for the 17” coil. 👍
  4. Felix arami, thanks for your response. yes, I would agree that Doc really came up with the best bungee systems that I’ve encountered so far. The longer lower shaft will also help taller people by allowing the bungee to be more forward on the shaft, in return helping to keep it from hitting the control pad so much. My post goal here is to figure out how to get more hours in a day detecting, lately been feeling the shoulder and back feeling sore after two days back to back detecting.
  5. Has anyone found a good balanced bungee setup that works well with the GPX 6000?
  6. I’m usually 30 or more miles away from cell phone service on my more remote adventures. A spare key is a necessity on the vehicle and a battery shutoff switch to keep door lights and accessories from draining the battery on multi day trips. Ron’s Detector’s
  7. Oneguy, I have had very faint small or deep target signals do this with the GPX 6000, mostly in heavily mineralized ground. I then usually scrape the ground surface with my foot and if the target gets louder or returns then I know it is a dig target, sometimes hot rocks will have the same sound volume as I dig down a few inches which reveals it’s probably a hot rock. Nice gold by the way👌 Ron’s detector’s
  8. If you’re ok with digging all targets with the GPX 6000 and feel confident that the corrosive salt water will not get into the control box then it will go deeper than the CTX 3030.
  9. The GPX 6000 does not have iron ID and it just has a heavy rain resistant control box, otherwise it’s a great detector for creeks since the coil is submersible, lighter in weight, and it has less cords to deal with. Also, this detector reaches a new level on smaller sub gram placer gold, definitely worth the extra money over the GPX 5000. Ron,s detectors
  10. I would also try a factory reset, I was not able to hear my tester target one day after using the same settings for a few weeks. Did a factory reset and put the same settings back in and everything was working normal again.
  11. Jeff, I would also really like a DD 6x10. I had mentioned a few reasons in the above post, but your situation also adds more rationale to having a smaller DD. Hopefully these new coils come out as soon as possible and match what the consumer needs reflect in our post.
  12. Steve, Thank You for the clarification on the warble and speaker feedback possibilities. I can now say my GPX6000 is running fine and cannot be compared to the GPX 5000 in regards to its rock solid threshold. I have also been able to hear through the excessive warble the majority of the time and also use the factory reset or noise cancel when it overwhelms me with excessive warble. The sensitivity is like no other detector that I have ever ran on the smaller placer gold sites. I’m also very pleased with its ability to use all the timings in conjunction simultaneously. I have found when using the external speaker while working in very hot ground (serpentinite) and using the lower sensitivity levels and lower volume levels it seems to lowers the amount of excessive warble. In some but not all situations the headphones do appear to help lower this excessive warble also. Hopefully these issues in the future can be fixed in the software or maybe a speaker replacement is necessary. Reminds me of when the the first GP Extreme models came out there was a similar issue in which was fully resolved by the time the GP 3000 was released and Minelab added the low-noise circuitry resulting in a smoother threshold. Thank You again!
  13. Steve, I was wondering what is considered a normal amount of warble for the GPX6000’s threshold noise as I do not have another detector to compare mine to. Could you please clarify how often you have to use the noise cancel to stabilize the detector and if using it always calms the unstable or noisy threshold down. I am trying to find any solution to settling down the unstable threshold on mine as it seems to run a little bit unstable in the higher sensitivity levels especially when not using the headphones.
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