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    Detectors in Use: Nokta Impact, Fisher CZ6a, Fisher CZ3D, Garrett AT Pro, Modified Whites IDX & Classic III, & Whites Goldmaster 4B

    Pinpointers: Whites TRX, Fisher F-Pulse, & Nokta Pulsedive

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  1. That is a beautiful machine Tony! Is the orange item next to the detector the battery compartment that slides in the back? It is quite different from what I have seen with this unit. I assume this might be a special Australian design for a specific battery type. I'm very curious about that, so please educate me on this. Send me a direct message if you ever decide to sell this beauty. Nice pics and set up!
  2. On your list... the Whites XL Pro is the only detector I have not tried yet. I've always thought it would be the perfect marriage of the Whites Classic ID and the 6000 Series. Seems like a hard to find/buy detector. Thanks for the comment.
  3. Most of my gold ring finds have been around the towel line at salt water and fresh water beaches. I've only found one in the wet sand. I've dug way more nickels than rings with the Fisher CZ6a. I have only found two thin gold rings in actual dirt at a park. On the CZ most of my ring finds will jump from foil to tab as I sweep over them. Only one ring so far as identified as a nickel and is the largest ring I have found. I've been hunting for 20 years and only hunt salt water beaches once a year. I have only found a total of 13 rings and most have been fairly shallow targets. I have never found a ring on a Whites detector, but have found 2 with a Garrett AT Pro. The Fisher CZ has found the rest. I have often thought about buying another detector setup better for gold and micro jewelry. I probably hunt 4 days a week during the spring and summer months, so that is a lot of time without a ring. It will happen for you. Just do some research and dig everything.
  4. I thought I would add some more published information about Fisher's discrimination scale and gold rings. I still have my Fisher CZ6a and wouldn't mind finding a hot CZ5. It has been my best detector on nickels and gold rings. Ideal discrimination scale that I wish would be revisited with modern tech.
  5. Karelian, Thank you for sharing your experience and posting your army of detectors. There truly is something special about a Whites detector that almost can't be explained, especially the smooth threshold hum and big meter display. It is a shame that the business did not last. Does the "Lock" feature on the XL Pro almost act like a manual ground balance? It seems like the XL Pro or Pro XL are hard to find. I would like to find one with a multi-tone mod, which I know is wishful thinking. Thanks again for your post.
  6. I currently have a Whites 6000/Di Series 3, but always wanted a 5900. I always heard that the blue box 5900 Pro Plus was the best/deepest of the 5900 series. It offered an on/off switch for the SAT by the coil connector and had the GEB Max mode... which I guess was hotter than the later black box 5900. The black box 5900 Pro SL does not have the GEB Max mode because it was replaced with GEB SAT mode. Anyway... the 6000/Di Series 3 also has the GEB MAX mode and Manual Ground Balance (Not the Double Stacked Version), but seems very similar to the blue box 5900 Pro Plus. I know most 6000 detectors have Auto-Trac instead of Manual Ground Balance, but the Series 3 is different. However, it does not have the on/off switch for the SAT like the 5900 blue box. My 6000 Series 3 goes pretty darn deep and that is why I keep it in my stable for relics. I mainly hunt in GEB Norm (All-Metal) and use the GEB Max mode when the ground allows it. It has a silky smooth threshold, ID's in All-Metal mode, filters out awesome on big iron, and I really like the non-motion coil feature that most of my other detectors do not offer. GEB Disc mode is the only mode where you are required to put the coil in motion in order to ID a target, and this detector is super easy to pinpoint with large coils. So is the 6000/Di Series 3 basically the same as the blue box 5900 Pro Plus in performance? I'm still a fan of the older technology, especially with Whites. I've had a Whites MX All Sport and a Nokta Simplex Plus and had zero regrets letting those detectors go. I do need a better gold hunter for micro jewelry and I'm leaning towards a Makro Gold Kruzer because of the waterproof option, but feel an old Gold Bug 2 might be a better. Anyway gentlemen... I would like any advice and comparisons on the Whites 6000/Di Series 3, Blue Box 5900 Pro Plus, 5900/Di Pro SL, and 6000 XL Pro. Is my current 6000 worth keeping? Thanks in advance! This is what I currently have in my stable. Garret AT Pro (Wife's Detector of Choice and Nice on a Rainy Day) Garret Ace 250 (Extra Detector for my Kids or an Inexperienced Hunting Buddy) Fisher CZ6a (Modified by Nasa Tom for Older Sites/Deeper Coins and Does Well on the Beach) Modified Whites Classic 3 SL (Used in Super Trashy Areas and used with the Snooper or Blue Max 600 Coil) Modified Whites IDX Pro (Modified by Sven, which I believe is my Best All-Around Detector while using the Burgundy Royal 800 Coil) Old Blue Box 6000/Di Series 3 (Been using for Deep Relics with a somewhat rare Blue Max 11" 256 Coil)
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