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  1. Steve Herschbach

    Last Days For Tesoro?

    Rick Kempf passed this to me and it does not look like good news. It is being reported most of the people at Tesoro have been laid off. http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/tesoro/589971-tesoro-laid-off-all-factory-staff.html Tesoro was not a real old company, since it was founded in 1980, actually making it the newest of the major U.S. manufacturers. Still, the company made its mark with lightweight, high performance detectors. Tesoro was also noted for many years for its exceptional support of the independent metal detector dealer. However, that policy changed after founder Jack Gifford passed away in 2015 and the company seems to have been on cruise control ever since. There are probably not too many people surprised by this, but if true it marks a sad day in metal detecting history.
  2. Fskafish

    New Tesoro

    Thought id ask tesoro fans if theyve heard of any new just gotta have one tesoros that may be coming out soon?
  3. gambler

    Thank You Whites!

    Sent my MX Sport in for repair, rear plastic housing cracked. I had taped it together to use it in the Rye Patch nugget shoot,(worked fine, and I found a token:)) Whites sent me a new one, even came with new headphones! That's one of the reasons I have two Whites machines. Thank you again Whites.
  4. Seeing and hearing about these new detectors is very exciting, it seems almost all the other detecting companies have simply stopped innovating!? It’s very excited about the simultaneous multifrequency detector Nokta/Makro have mentioned, I just hope the first iteration of their SMF detector is waterproof and preferably below the magic number of 3m/ 10ft all other manufactures stick too. Ive already entered the naming and featured contest but am considering having another crack at it 😂 What do you want to see in this detector that you’ve been wishing for years for in other detectors?
  5. Sourdough Scott

    Tesoro Closing Their Doors?

    I heard this. Too bad.
  6. Important - whenever purchasing new or from anybody claiming a product has a transferable warranty, it is imperative to obtain and keep a copy of the original purchase receipt. If possible the receipt should include both the model and serial number of the item purchased. Ultimately a written proof of purchase is your only real protection if you need to make a warranty claim. Do read and understand the warranty before purchasing. Under a federal rule, retailers must let you read any written warranty for products costing more than $15. The warranty information below is from the respective company websites and is current as of this posting. However, changes can occur at any time - always verify the warranty information before making a purchase! Bounty Hunter - 5 Year Limited Warranty for original purchaser Fisher - 5 Year Limited Warranty for original purchaser (2 years 1280X, CZ-21) Garrett - 2 Year Limited Warranty (1 Year Sea Hunter) Makro - 2 Year Limited Warranty Minelab - 3 Year Limited Warranty (2 Year Go-Find, Gold Monster) (1 Year Excalibur) Nokta - 2 Year Limited Warranty Teknetics - 5 Year Limited Warranty for original purchaser Tesoro - Limited Lifetime Warranty for original purchaser White's - 2 Year Limited Warranty XP - 5 Year Limited Warranty
  7. Steve Herschbach

    Minelab Military Discount

    Just a reminder. Minelab offers a 15% discount on any Minelab metal detector from the MAP (minimum advertised price) to U.S. active or honorably discharged members of the military. Proof of past or active service is required and must be verified by providing a copy of a DD 214 or Military ID to qualify. The discount applies only to a metal detector purchase - parts and accessories do not qualify. With discount the $799 Gold Monster 1000 is only $679.15. The Minelab GPZ 7000, normally $7999, ends up being $6799.15, a savings of $1199.85
  8. http://www.xpmetaldetectors.com/blog-detection/nouveautes/nouveau-detecteur-orx/ I am unsure of how this detector will be available as far as which countries.
  9. As promised, here it is guys:http://noktadetectors.com/index.asp?g=naming-contest
  10. Steve Herschbach


    Keith Leppert has a new website set up for his Detector Center Metal detector repair business https://www.detectorrepair.com Keith currently is servicing both Minelab and Detector Pro products. It’s a nice website, with some explanation of out of warranty service costs, plus online parts sales. Check it out, and I will point Keith here for any feedback you all may have. Minelab Detector Parts Diagrams
  11. This year the folks from Nokta/Makro stole the show at Detectival with their SMF announcement, but what was Minelab showing or discussing there? Any new Equinox accessories? Anything at all?
  12. Nokta Detectors

    Future Of Nokta & Makro

    Copying from another forum: Hello everybody... I have been in the UK since Monday and just got done with Detectival this evening. I have been reading some of the posts and comments and I figured the best way to address some of the questions you have would be to start a new thread so it is easier for me to follow them. Please understand that I have always tried my best to be as transparent as I can while writing on these forums and sharing info. First of all, Detectival has been great (except for the timeframe where I was literally buried underground). Yes, we did announce a few products there and I will just try to give you a short rundown here and then I can answer any questions you may have... Please note that we just announced the merger of the brands moving forward… this means we will no longer produce products under separate brands… soon we will consolidate the websites/Facebook pages and all. This is all done with the best intentions to simplify everything for our dealers, our valued customers ...and for Nokta&Makro to be able to focus more on developing new technologies and products rather than trying to provide products for 2 brands. You all pretty much know the history of our company - 4 years ago Nokta & Makro companies merged..but we had to keep the two brands separate as the distribution channels were different in many countries around the world. So we had to feed the two brands with products....since the merger of the companies, I personally have been trying to push both brands thru the same channel so we could eventually combine them...But believe me guys it took me 4 years to finally achieve this goal and consolidate the brands--... some of you guys, naturally, only look at what is happening around you in 1 country only! But please do not forget that we deal with the whole world.... in many countries around the world, especially in non-English speaking countries, customers are not even aware that Nokta&Makro has been the same company for almost 4 years now. Just to make my case clear I will give you an example - we started working with a new reseller in one of the Asian countries - when we were discussing our first order, the dealer listed the Makro products he wanted and when we asked about Nokta, he said - no, thank you Makro is a better brand..no matter what we said, we could not make him understand that it is the same company, same engineers and same sales team. Another and a similar example is that while I was attending a dealer day in a another country, I was told that customers in that specific country believed Nokta was Lexus and Makro was Toyota... funny but real…what I am trying to explain you is that while some of our releases upset a few people, please try to look at it from our point of view. We had to produce products for both brands ..and because we release them at a faster pace than what the customers in certain countries, such as the USA are used to, I am aware of the fact that it upsets certain customers. If you look at the manufacturers in any industry today, whether it is the cars or cell phones, they constantly offer new products because development is an ongoing process and demands and needs differ from individual to individual, country to country… Now, if as a manufacturer we are to be blamed for listening to our customers and for developing products and offering them pretty fast, then yes we are guilty ….but also very proud of our really hard work and our worldwide increasing brand awareness. With the consolidation of 2 brands, we are discontinuing a few of our products (Golden Sense/Velox/ Fors Series) and start with a new fresh product line up on our new website soon - The Anfibio Series - I see that there are positive and negative comments on this one - now to clear it up - Guys, no need to get upset – we did not go to Detectival and create any hype – we sincerely shared what we have in the pipeline with everybody – did not make any claims other than what we have been told by our testers, did not say it will obsolete anything, and neither did we ask anybody to sell their newly bought Impact and/or Kruzer to buy the Anfibio. If you are happy with your Impact or Kruzer – please keep it and we will be more than happy. Anfibio will be distributed to dealers next month… once it is in the hands of the users, you can decide for yourself whether you want it or not. Anfibio comes with our new design coil + 7 optional coil to choose from – And yes they are all compatible with the Kruzer series! Among the 7 optional coils – we will offer a new 9’’ concentric coil which many users have been asking for! The Scuba Pointer - Scuba Detector + Pinpointer - patent pending, 2-in-1 device and it is pulse. Simplex - Entry Level, Waterproof (fully submersible) with built in wireless module - 2 versions between $249 - $399. This will be the first waterproof detector at this price point. Our future simultaneous multi-freq. device - planned to share the design / form of the enrty level one (with slight changes) as the form is pretty light and compact -- looking for inputs/feedbacks in terms of what the customers would like to see in this device – unique ideas/features or anything that you believe is currently lacking on other simultaneous freq. devices. I will stop here as I have slept a total of 6 hours in 3 days but will answer any questions you have… thank you all!!
  13. Some deals include: 15" concentric coils for XLT, MXT, DFX, 5900DI etc for $110 each 5.3" shooter for XLT/6000/5900/Classic ID etc for $40 diving rod for $30 hip mount kits slashed in half https://www.whiteselectronics.com/product-category/garage-sale/
  14. Nokta Anfibio Multi Waterproof Metal Detector More information on Nokta Anfibio
  15. XP has just announced a new model called the XP ORX which looks to me to be a version of the XP made Depar DPR 600. The main clues are HF versions only (13 - 81 kHz), just like the DPR 600, and a four preset program with two custom programs setup (two gold programs, two coin programs). Information on new XP ORX Information on the Depar DPR 600 Available in two versions, HF 9” round and elliptical HF for €700 with wired headphones, €800 with wireless headphones. I am not sure on the U.S. pricing but if it is a straight exchange of the Euro then we are looking at $816 and $932 respectively. Probably more like $799 and $899. If so they would be targeting machines like the Equinox and those below. The advertising does suggest the machines are targeting the gold prospecting segment, just like the DPR 600. The XP product line may be splitting, with the Deus X35 coils taking over as the normal coin and relic offering, and the XP ORX aimed more at the gold prospecting crowd. Makro Gold Racer 56 kHz - $599 one coil White's Goldmaster 24K 48 kHz - $649 one coil White's GMT 48 khz - $729 one coil White's Goldmaster 24K 48 kHz - $749 two coils Makro Gold Kruzer 61 kHz - $749 two coils Fisher Gold Bug 2 71 kHz - $764 one coil Minelab Gold Monster 1000 45 kHz - $799 two coils Nokta AU Gold Finder 56 kHz - $799 two coils And new XP ORX here at $799 - $899 XP ORX metal detectors
  16. For a "limited time only" (I could not find out what that means.... end of month maybe?) and at participating dealers.... ....purchase a Garrett AT Max and get a free wireless Pro-Pointer AT Z-Lynk. Garrett Promotions Page
  17. Steve Herschbach

    Alaska Gold Forum Down

    The first forum I ever frequented was the Alaska Gold Forum hosted by Jim Foley. After many years the forum appears to have shut down permanently, though a replacement format is in the works. I just got this email from Jim Foley: "Subject: Forums Down Permanently" "Email is the only way I have of communicating about the forums. As I expected and told everyone some time ago, something strange has happened at Best Boards whereby the owner could not be contacted and no one seems to know what happened to him. Consequently, with no one at the helm the boards would go down at some point. This is that point. Now there is only a message that the account has been suspended when anyone tries to access the forums. I am sending this email to everyone I have an email address for, which is not everyone registered on the forums. So, if you will, please spread the word that the forums are down, I know about it and they will not ever come back as they were. I am actively working to find, download and publish new forums. They will not have the same look , but will be fully operational and easy to use because I will make sure that any forum format I choose will be the best available. Please spread the word to anyone you have contact information for. I will send another email to this email list with a link to the new forums once I have new forums online. I hope to see you all online again in the very near future. _____________________________ James Foley Administrator Alaska Gold Forum"
  18. Please don't make me buy an Equinox 800.....
  19. 😊 http://www.garrettaustralia.com.au/garrett-history/
  20. White's Electronics is having their fall Garage Sale that features some deep discounts on select products. There is one deal in particular that nugget hunters may want to be aware of. The White's Sierra Gold Trac was a Jimmy Sierra limited edition product not carried by regular White's dealers. They were only sold by a few west coast dealers and White's themselves never really promoted the machine. That makes them a rare item, and with Jimmy now having left the scene it looks like White's wants to liquidate the remaining units. I only bring this all up because the SGT is basically a stripped down White's GMT with only two control knobs - on/off/gain and threshold. That's it. the detector runs at 48 khz and is locked full time into ground tracking mode. There is no discrimination. Just a hot on tiny gold all metal detector. Nothing to get too excited about normally but at $289 brand new with a 2 year warranty this might make a decent inexpensive nugget detector for somebody. I will have to do up a product page on these for historical purposes since there is so little information on them. On Sale at White's Website Review by Mike Hillis White's Electronics Sierra Gold Trac Metal Detector All Metal Operation: Hear all metal targets. Auto Trac: Iron mineral interference from soil and rocks is tuned out automatically. Only Two Controls; Gain & Threshold: Threshold adjusts the background hum. The Gain control adjusts for maximum sensitivity in your conditions. 48 kHz Frequency. Waterproof 6x10" inch Elliptical DD Search coil. Slide-In 12 Volt AA Battery Holder: 25-40 hours of hunting. (varies depending if you're using headphones or the external speaker) Approximately 3.5 lbs with batteries: The SGT is light weight and well balanced for all-day hunting. Can be used with any Goldmaster Series (48 kHz - 50 kHz) Search Coils. Optional Accessories (Sold Separately): NiCad Rechargeable Battery System Two Year Transferable Warranty MSRP 599.95 normally discounted to $499.95. Owners Manual
  21. I dont know if this has been posted before - I just found a minelab sub-website, which lists some service parts and their numbers for various minelab machines including the equinox: http://parts.minelab.com/default.asp Equinox 800: http://parts.minelab.com/category-s/256.htm
  22. Steve Herschbach

    White’s Australian Dealer?

    Another forum member was wondering what the price of the new Goldmaster 24K might be in Australia. In the course of researching that, I see Goldsearch Australia is closing down. Does White’s have any other dealers in Australia?