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Fisher Gold Bug Pro
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Options Fisher Gold Bug Pro Minelab Eureka Gold
Detector Type Nugget Detector Nugget Detector
Price $700 $1000
Manufactured in 2010 2004
Battery Type 9V NiMH Pack
Weight (Lbs.) 2.5 5
Operating frequency 19 kHz. 6.4, 20, 60 kHz.
Display Yes None
Backlight No No
Target ID Numeric Audio
Tone ID 2 Tones
Search Modes
  • Discriminate
  • All Metal
  • Pinpoint N/M
  • Iron Reject
  • All Metal
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Manual Auto
Waterproof Coil only Coil only
Warranty 5 Years 3 Years
Number of Reviews graph 10
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Avg. User Rating 4.91 3.81
Avg. Durability Rating 4.60 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.40 4.75
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Most helpful review for Fisher Gold Bug Pro

Gold Bug DP Pro - First impressions
Just bought this great machine - confess I have only used it once for 1 hour on the beach but found 12 coins at various depths ranging from just beneath the surface to 9 inches.

I have owned the Garrett 250, Minelab Etrac, Sovereign GT, Explorer SE Pro, Tesoro Vaquero and The Laser Hawkeye - But all had varying issues which resulted in me selling them. I am not knocking any of these machines but on first impressions the Gold Bug seems to be the perfect machine for me.

It is lightweight. Easy to switch on and go yet it is a serious machine. I bought it for all round use and have so far found it to be the easiest of all the machines I have used on the beach. It works well on dry, wet and black sand. I used it in discrimination mode at 20 which cut out iron nails. The target ID numbers locked onto the target and remained constant with each pass. I could easily identify modern coinage and also found the depth to be accurate.

Ground balancing was quick and easy and pinpointing was spot on. I turned the gain to practically full on and the machine still remained quiet. Moving to the wet sand just required a quick ground balance and off I went. The machine is extremely quiet between targets, non of those confusing multi tones.

I air tested the Gold bug for sensitivity to small gold items and it detected everything including fine trace chains. None of the other machines I owned matched this sensitivity to gold.

Tomorrow I will be testing it on pastureland. I am confident from what I have seen so far that the Gold bug will prove equally as good on land.

Still have a lot to learn about this machine but I know I will enjoy getting to know it better.
Keith from England UK

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Most helpful review for Minelab Eureka Gold

Eureka gold
After reading the manual and using all the settings in mineralised soil, and some of my own settings,it picked up a lot of hot rocks and iron and did not punch through the soil like the ads state or reject hot rocks, nor did it pick up gold that I ran across the coil, this detector needs a lot of improvements to really make it a usable unit tone ID would be a nice feature to start with, for the price you could buy a lot better detector from another manufacturer. This unit was a total waste of money, minelab got me to buy once but never again!!!!!!!
Rick Young from Richland,Wa

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