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  1. I sorry you got the crummy cron, hopefully you do not get the two month cough. I got it two months ago and even a week after being not contagious I still could only detect about a quarter of the time due to fatigue. Hope you have a speedy recovery and can swing again soon.
  2. Steve, Great explanation of why this would be a dig all PI in order to not lose the PI depth advantage over a VLF, we can still look forward to a lighter land package and hopefully a price tag that will meet the market for people wanting to get there first PI experience on a budget.
  3. Geotech, IMHO For the professional prospector definitely manual GB. For the newer prospectors or patch hunters on widely variable mineralized ground, less noise is preferable until they get more comfortable with the different sounds, so tracking GB would be best. New detector users like more simplicity, so to expand your market to both types of users will be probably better accomplished by having both options available at some point in time. For now I would suggest do what Minelab does by starting with a new model dectector, then in two years add a couple of better options to re-up sales again. This will get the detector to the market sooner and give you time to fine tune the tracking GB for the next release. So glad to hear this detector can compare to the SDC’s performance, hopefully the price and weight will be better too, I’d pay even more if it has some decent discrimination also. Can you describe the discrimination abilities on this new detector? Thank You, Ron
  4. The chart shows current GPX-6000 coil sizes, weights, and areas. I hope this chart can help you find out which coil to bye in the future. Phrunt- the 6 X 8.5 specifics have been added to the chart.
  5. I’m looking forward to the 7 x 12 for a alternative if the Sadie is not available for a while longer.
  6. The picture shows two Velcro straps being used to secure and prevent coil cable ends from being pulled on. From my experience the cable at the coil connector is where most of the failures come from.
  7. Gerry, I believe other manufacturers might come out with a good PI once Minelabs PI patents expire, might even be under $2,000 for these detectors at that point. Minelab is paving the way on technology and a lighter weight Zero Voltage Geo-sense with CTX 4040 imagery would make the goldfields come alive again, hopefully this will occur within my lifetime. The last 8 years has had some amazing electronic engineering breakthroughs on metal detectors though. The picture is of a new Apex digger tool needed for your 5’ holes you’ll be digging with your higher performance GPZ replacement. 🤔
  8. As a Minelab dealer I’m always looking for a new and better King, so I am hoping the GPZ 8000 makes the 6000/7000 a dead king soon.😬 The GPX 6000 is more of a Queen, as it can multitask with all its timings and its ergonomics are very pleasant to handle. I think the 6000 is the lightest pulse induction out there with excellent performance. For the most part, the 6000 is the best detector for me due to the performance, weight, and the price. The Prince is still the waterproof version of pulse induction detectors that lack the performance of the latter two detectors, but can be used in water flowing areas. Happy Fathers Day, hope you’re out swinging soon. Take a kid detecting with the GPX6000
  9. I wish these small sniping coils were available with all their PI Detector’s. I’m not sure when these were in production or why they stopped making these, seems like there would be a huge market for them.
  10. The smallest Coiltek GPX coil I have is the 3 inch mono, I’m not sure when this coil was made but do not believe they have been made for quite some time now. This coil is a super convenient coil for sniping bedrock crevices, hope they make one for current and future pi’s.
  11. It can be done, but the wires are very small and hard to solder back on. I had to fix several older coils with shrink wrap after the rubber coating became brittle and separated, so I had to take the connector off. You should use plastic dip also too keep the wires from twisting and shorting.
  12. Deathray, Thanks for the dates, I was not able to find much information on it. I’ll need to see if I can find the other part of it when I can go back there.
  13. Went out to some old homestead cabin sites and came up with a few interesting relics. The navy anchor belt buckle front plate is possibly 1800’s, guessing at this since everything else found there was from this era. The cartridge casing is a rim fire with H stamp for Henry’s.
  14. Merry Christmas to all and thanks for everyone’s contribution to this DP forum, top notch. Ron’s Detector ‘s
  15. Wow, that would be a day to remember for sure, glad you did so well. Ron
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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. 👍
  19. 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.
  20. Has anyone found a good balanced bungee setup that works well with the GPX 6000?
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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
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