Whites Goldmaster 4B

Price: $500
Avg. Score: 4 stars 4.00
Based on 2 reviews

Avg. Durability: 5 stars!5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 4 stars4.00
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A true gold detector

March 02, 2014
This is certainly not a coin machine, though you could used to to find them. It is an “all metal” Gold detector that work very well in highly mineralization areas. I have used mine for the last 3 years and have found a large number of Gold bits. This is a true Gold machine, very light weight, and can be used for a long time.

Other machines, like White's DFX and MXT models, are unable to find the small pieces that this machine will pick up. This is due to the adjustable 48 to 52Khz operating frequency and allowing to work around other GoldMaster detectors without stepping on each another electronically.

The coils are interchangeable with larger/smaller sizes and are waterproof, working very well in creeks and streams for looking for the precious metal. This GoldMaster has a major advantage over it earlier VSAT cousins. Yes, it has VSAT, but also has 3X and 5X built in audio amplification to hear deeper or subtle targets which I find extremely useful. I recommend that this machine be used with headphone to hear the whispers of deep signals that the detector will locate and the smallest of gold pieces.

The 8 'AA' battery pack is the same standard slide-in module that all the current White's machines use. All in all, if you are looking for a quality, low cost Gold machine, this one so one of the best and has White's support to back it up.

Depth on a coin Depth Max Depth: 7 inches on US quarter

Overall Rating 4 stars
Durability 5 stars!
Ease of Use 4 stars
Would you recommend this to a new user? Yes, absolutely!
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My first real gold detector

April 08, 2013
Although the Goldmaster 4B that I have was made in 1999 and it has long been discontinued, it is still a very good gold nugget hunting machine according to my tests and research.

I recently bought this detector in March of 2013 barely used off craigslist and have not actually taken it to the goldfields yet, but have plans to in the next few weeks!
That being said, I have read the manual and watched the video multiple times. What really tells me this is going to be great for finding the nuggets is the results of my air tests.

I have a small plastic vial with a very small flake of gold, not really quite a picker.. But this detector hits it hard from about 2 inches away when my Whites DFX wont even make a peep unless the gold flake is right up against the coil (and it's very faint even then) That in itself is very encouraging.
This detector was the model right before the Whites GMT and although it doesn't have the iron "Grunt" that the GMT has, it does give a broken signal when in Iron ID mode.

This detector also does not have automatic ground balancing and does not have the "Ground Grab" feature of the GMT but manually ground balancing this detector is very easy with a little practice. I'm very happy with this purchase! The detector is light, the battery life is as long as or longer than MXT and DFX.

I'll see if I cant update this review or do a new one after I've been able to really test it a few days in the gold fields of Nevada.

Overall Rating 4 stars
Durability 5 stars!
Ease of Use 4 stars
Would you recommend this to a new user? Yes, absolutely!
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