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« on: April 25, 2010, 11:51:10 am »
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 Welcome hello all! Glad to be a member and was hoping someone could help me out with my Whites Coinmaster 6000. I've had it for about 2-3 months now (bought it off eBay) and with doing plenty of research and finding awesome sites to search (most of them being totally unsearched).. I've only come up with a bag of current coins and 2 Indian head pennies that I found at 2-3 inches. I always make sure I ground balance before every hunt and yet still cannot get a hit lower than 3-3.5 inches.. I know I'm missing out on good finds, do I need to get a tune up?? Please help and thank you for any advice!

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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010, 02:38:06 pm »
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Welcome. I used the 6000 some time ago and found the 6000 has a bit of a learning curve to the deeper depths. Mainly it is always using headphones and listening for the faint sharp "good sound". Sort of like you have to train your ears! Seemed like it took a few weeks of detecting to get back into the swing every spring. Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2010, 06:56:54 pm »
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Thank you for the reply Jim! Now when I'm out hunting there are times when I hear the sound youre decribing, I go back to pinpoint the spot and it just disappears... Almost like a false signal.. But I'm too new with the machine to understand the difference, oh and I don't know if it makes a difference or not but I normally use GEB Disc to search. Is GEB Max worth getting use to? Thanks again for your time!

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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2010, 07:28:17 pm »
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Your machine is a motion machine and has a few quirks to learn. First of all, a fast sweep will get you nice sharp returns on the surface or near surface metal objects. Slow sweeps will allow you to hear the very faint whispers of deep coins. Unless - and this is important - you have a surface target blocking the deep one. So, my advice is to turn off your discrimination, dig every object you detect and when the big, noisy ones are gone, the very faint deep ones will remain. Stop trusting the discrimination circuitry. Even in modern machines it's only a guess.

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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2010, 07:46:53 pm »
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Wow I appreciate all the good replies! And thank you GD, that makes a lot of sense.. I have been always using a fast sweep and have been wondering why all my targets have been so shallow, nevermind all the passing by of targets assuming it is trash! I guess the only way to truly learn is to dig everything and become more familar with my machine! Thanks for all the help guys! I'll let you know how it turns out!! Time to re-search all over again!

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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 10:03:08 pm »
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As a Relic hunter I found that the best way for me to hunt was in all metal, after getting a target I check it with Disc. (set up to accept everything but iron) Also, ground balance is critical to getting the best depth. It also helped me to run the threshold at a higher level than pre-set... seemed like I could hear more deeper targets that way. Another thing that helps is to be sure there is only one target under your loop at a time, try changing the direction of your swing so each target is read as a seperate hit. This system will try your patience when hunting trashy areas with lots of targets, but it always helped me pull out some good items if I went slow and listened to what the machine was trying to tell me.

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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2010, 07:37:02 am »
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I have the 6000 Di S3
These tips make good sense. Going to get some headphones and study the tuning a lot more.

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