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    Which Whites equipment do you use?

    Hello Everyone,
    I have read a number of post on this forum and I have a few questions.

    What is your favorite Whites detector?
    How many Whites detectors do you own?
    How many different coils do you have and which ones?
    What coil do you use for what type of area?
    What is your favorite coil and detector to use?
    What detector program do you like?

    Thank You for your time and help,
    Darrell

    I own a DFX E Series with the standard 950 coil.
    I use FoX's coin program with a few small tweaks.
    Treasure hunting around my home, which was built
    in the 1920's, soil minerals range from -81 to -93
    and a clay base about 6 to 8" down. This area has
    never been hunted and you find a wide variety of
    metal to dig up, including foil.

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    I own about 14 detectors and 25 -30 coils. My "main" detectors are, in no specific order (I use the "best one for the job");

    Whites V3i
    White VX3
    Whites DFX
    Whites MXT Pro
    Whites MX Sport
    Whites M6
    Whites MX5
    Whites XLT
    Whites IDX
    Whites 6000D S2
    Whites BH 300
    Whites Surf PI

    I also have a "highly modified" Compass Judge II and a "highly modified" Garrett Master Hunter

    I own at least one concentric and one DD coil for all the Whites land machines, but most have 2 DD coils (large and small) and a small concentric to "share".

    I own four DX-1 in-line pinpointers and two TRX pinpointers, and several older Bullseye PP's.

    I have two or three sets of WHP, two sets of ProStar wired headphones, two sets of Ultra Light wired headphones and "a few" other brands of wired phones.

    I have about a half dozen chargers and about a dozen rechargeable packs.

    I don't really know how many "AA" packs I have, but a quick look in the closet shows about a dozen. There are more in storage in the garage.

    That's an overview of my inventory at a glance, not counting what I have in storage along with small parts such as knobs, switches, connectors, coil covers, LCD covers and other "bits and bobs" and a "carcass" or two from my repair tech days ...
    If there's anything I hate worse than diggin' pulltabs, its missin' a gold ring.

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    I have a TreasurePro and a V3i. The TreasurePro has both the 10"DD and the 9" concentric coils. The V3i has had all the White's manufactured coils run on it but I sold all the unused coils leaving me with the 10"DD, 950 Eclipse and 4x6 Shooter. I also have the Detech 13"DD. When I sold my other coils I really messed up by selling the 6x10"DD. That's a really good coil. I always run with the V3i and most likely will always start off with the White's 10"DD. If I'm hunting in a field I start with the 13"DD Detech coil. The 4x6 is my trashy area coil. I also use the 4x6"DD along sidewalks, fence lines and in the tot lots around the steel construction and steel pipes coming out of the ground. The 4x6"DD is also a fantastic coil to use in high EMI areas. My favorite coil would have to be the White's 10"DD. As for the program I use. I don't have a particular program that I run. My detector is setup on the fly according to the conditions of the soil... ground noise, mineralization, iron, trash, and EMI levels. I haven't used any one program for many years now. Pretty much since I started using the V3i in 2010.
    AKA: Rodney _______ Detectors Used:
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    I have
    2 Whites Eagle 1
    1 Whites Eagle Spectrum
    1 Garrett Ace 400 for the GF

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    VX3
    MXT All Pro
    XLT
    6000 Di Series 3
    6000 Di SL Pro
    5900 Di SL Pro
    Plus assorted Whites coils
    Garrett Sea Hunter Mk2 (for deep diving)
    DX-1 and XL-1 in-line pinpointers
    Minelab pinpointer
    Geonics EM31 (archaeological and geological electrical conductivity)

    That hits on the main items not including accessories.

    My favorites are the MXT Pro and right now the XLT.
    Last edited by Eastcoastdigs; 01-10-2019 at 05:11 PM.

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    FoX, that looks like a complete collection of Whites detectors.
    How do you get into a job like repairing metal detectors?

    I was a A.S.E. Certified automotive technician for 16 years, I think
    your field of work would have been a lot healthier for me and a
    whole lot more interesting.

    Darrell

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    I have the Whites V3i and MX SPORT. I’ve owned many other detectors from BFOs to PI detectors and these are the two that cover all my needs. I have the Whites TRX pinpointed and two Garrett Carrots.

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    The Whites V3i looks like an interesting machine and a very
    popular one. Is that machine top of the line for Whites?

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    Darrell, I went to school for automotive repair and got ASE certified when I was 18. One year of that and I figured out I don't like getting greasy for a living. I never minded working on my own cars but that was it. But I had to move on to something better and that was robotics.
    AKA: Rodney _______ Detectors Used:
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    ___________________White's TreasurePro
    ___________________Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300



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    I have always worked on cars, my main job at a dealership was
    automatic transmission repair or rebuild. I just like to fix things
    that are broken, I always wear heavy surgical gloves when
    working on cars, transmission fluid just loves surgical gloves.

    I wanted to fix my brother-in-law 's malfunctioning XLT and I
    tried to find information to repair it on the internet, I couldn't find
    the information so I sent it in for repair.
    Working on robots would be very interesting work.

    Darrell
    Last edited by KYrookie; 01-10-2019 at 09:45 PM.

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    Yeah, robotics is an interesting job. I use to build assembly lines for electronic automotive parts and also did a lot of government work. I was on call for many years and was flown all over the world to solve problems. I’m retired now. The only robotics I play with now is my Nitro methane RC trucks and cars.
    AKA: Rodney _______ Detectors Used:
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    ___________________White's TreasurePro
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    Quote Originally Posted by KYrookie View Post
    FoX, that looks like a complete collection of Whites detectors.
    How do you get into a job like repairing metal detectors?

    I was a A.S.E. Certified automotive technician for 16 years, I think
    your field of work would have been a lot healthier for me and a
    whole lot more interesting.

    Darrell
    I was a Navy AT (Aviation Electronics Tech). Two Navy SEALS owned a detector shop. They wanted more time to hunt, so I signed on to do repairs in the evening after work and on Saturday, when I also sold detectors. When I moved I became a dealer and continued with repairs.
    If there's anything I hate worse than diggin' pulltabs, its missin' a gold ring.

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    I've got a GM2; GM3; GMT; GM24K; TDI SL; DFX; and a Coinmaster Pro. Don't use the early GM's much, but they still work fine. Full complement of coils for each, except the Coinmaster.
    Jim

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    Jim, I see gold in your future with all those gold machines.
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    Good arsenal Jim !! Just go dig that 2-pounder and be done with it !!
    If there's anything I hate worse than diggin' pulltabs, its missin' a gold ring.

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    yeah, I mostly prospect, rather than coin shoot. But, now and then I run onto an old miner's campsite, or maybe an old small diggings, and then I haul out the DFX, and look for coins and relics. Don't know why I bought the GM2 and 3...just wanted to see how they perform. Actually, both of them are really sensitive to small metal, especially using the LongScan concentric coils. Actually IMHO, the GM2, GM3, and V-SAT, used, are probably the best gold detectors, for the money, you can buy. Not hard to find one for $200, with a little patience.
    Jim

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    Actually IMHO, the GM2, GM3, and V-SAT, used, are probably the best gold detectors, for the money, you can buy.

    I have heard others say the same thing Jim. I have never prospected a day in my life, so I have no first hand field experience.

    Thanks for the input !!
    If there's anything I hate worse than diggin' pulltabs, its missin' a gold ring.

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    I use my trusty Whites V3i. I hunt mostly parks but i'm currently looking for fields. In my opinion it doesn't get better.

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