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|Options||Fisher Gold Bug Pro||Tesoro Lobo SuperTRAQ|
|Battery Type||9V||8 AA|
|Operating frequency||19 kHz.||17.8 kHz.|
|Tone ID||2 Tones|
|Ability to change coils||Yes||Yes|
|Waterproof||Coil only||Coil only|
|Number of Reviews|| 9
|Avg. User Rating||4.90||4.67|
|Avg. Durability Rating||4.50||4.00|
|Avg. Ease of Use Rating||4.25||5.00|
|Avg. Depth Rating|
Most helpful review for Fisher Gold Bug ProGold 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 Tesoro Lobo SuperTRAQLobo Super Traq
Best all around coin, relic, machine I have ever owned. No nuggets yet, or at least not gold ones, found a couple pounds of lead/galena nuggets up in Wisconsin, at least 50 pieces of gold and silver jewelry, several chains, and over 500 bucks in clad and pennies.
Best all around coil is the 9x8, pinpoints extremely well and detector has VCO pinpoint and auto ground tracking in all metal mode. THe only misgivings I have with it are that it hates water. I have had to return it 4 times now for retuning and they always accuse me of water damage.
I bought a Headhunter Diver last year and it is the best for ring hunting in water. The LST is a keeper. I have 4 coils for mine, hope to use the new Tejon 10x12 coil with it when it comes back from retuning. I always get my LST tuned to the 9x8 coil in disc mode for max depth, like a foot on gold rings.
This is the only detector I have ever owned that will go deeper on gold jewelry, by 3-4 inches, than on, say a silver quarter, about 8 inch on the quarter and 12 inch on a heavy gold ring, AFTER the retune.
It comes stock with a 5 x 10 elliptical which is harder to pinpoint with. Gimme that 9x8 anyday. I guess the 5x10 is what is preferred for nugget hunting but I still say the 9x8 is the best coil for this unit.
Tom Van Vleet from USA
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