Fisher Gold Bug (1986)
Based on 4 reviews
Avg. Durability: 4.50
Avg. Ease of use: 4.50
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Max Depth: 6 inches on US quarter
Ease of Use
Would you recommend this to a new user? No, not really.
Hal from Colorado
Old but still good.
Always use headphones (best tip and free)Technology has not really moved that far forward and in saying that the old gold bug is still a capable machine and will find small or large nuggets today (very sensitive to small gold). Not bad on the beach too but you will have to dig everything.
If you want to get into the hobby and don't want to spend a fortune on todays over hyped machines consider one that has been well looked after. At todays gold prices just a few grams of gold would pay off the bug in no time.
Ease of Use
Would you recommend this to a new user? Yes, absolutely!
Nugget71 from Queensland Australia.
Gold bug...to MN guy who wrote review below
You won't find gold nuggets here in MN...But you are one of the extremely few (maybe a handful) of people in MN who have gold detectors...And that is great for you...Because if you go to the local beaches, that machine will pick up all of the MICRO GOLD the other machines could never get...Such as the tiniest gold stud earrings with nice size diamonds attached...And tiny bracelets that might have nice stones attached.
That detector of yours will pick up stuff no other detectors except gold specialty detectors will find...But, be sure to get a good scoop w/ tiny holes or use a large plastic spoon and their will be lots of bending because your machine will pick up everything, its up to you to learn the noises the jewelry will make verses a tiny piece of foil.
MrPanMan2U from St. Paul, MN
I'm kinda a newbie, but have used it.
Oh, and a friend's cable, so he knows where it runs now.
Mnmuskie from Lexington, MN USA