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|Options||Fisher Gold Strike||Whites Gold Master GMT|
|Battery Type||Two 9V||8 AA|
|Operating frequency||30 kHz.||48 kHz.|
|Tone ID||2 Tones||Single Tone|
|Ability to change coils||Yes||Yes|
|Ground balance||Auto, Manual||Auto, Manual|
|Waterproof||Coil only||Coil only|
|Number of Reviews|| 4
|Avg. User Rating||4.43||4.00|
|Avg. Durability Rating||4.00||3.33|
|Avg. Ease of Use Rating||3.00||3.17|
|Avg. Depth Rating|
Most helpful review for Fisher Gold StrikeIs the Gold Strike worth it... ?
I have been using the Gold Bug 2 for several years now and I thought I'd upgrade to the newer Gold Strike from Fisher. At first I thought I had made a real mistake but found that the biggest part of the problem was the operator... me...
The Gold Strike has a much more difficult learning curve than the Gold Bug 2 but if you put in the time and effort to learn the detector it works quite well. I took both detectors with me on a trip to central Az, and ran them against each other in a field test.
Result... over the course of 3 days, every time I detected a nugget with the Gold Bug 2 the Gold Strike would also find it before digging, The Gold Strike found 2 moderately buried nuggets that the Gold Bug would have missed because of hot rocks.... The Gold Strike did find a lot of Trash that the Gold Bug ignored but the final tabulation was ..
Gold Bug 2 --- 5 nuggets (very small to medium)
Gold Strike -- 7 nuggets (very small to medium)
Total gold ... about 4 Dwt.
If you take the time to learn how to use the Gold strike, it is a very good machine. For a first Detector I wouldn't recommend it but for someone willing to take the time to learn how to adjust it properly, It is worth the effort.
Glenn R. from Central Texas
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Most helpful review for Whites Gold Master GMTEasiest to learn
I have used virtually every gold detector manufactured in the last fifteen years and the GMT is the easiest to learn. The "AutoTrac" makes it easy to ground balance even in highly mineralized ground. Or for people like me that prefer more hands on adjustments there is the key pad to make manual ground balance easy, the "GRAB" button makes this process very fast. The "IRON ID' on the GMT is second to none and I tend to use it in the "AUDIO BOOST" mode.
Steve from Oregon
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