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Re: did the GB mod on my Cibola WOW!
Posted by: amberjack
Date: February 04, 2016 07:53AM
seems good quality parts make all the difference doesn't matter what it is, nice to buy a detector with the best parts available at the time sure would change things from these reports and mods done to Tesoro's whites etc,,

so do they use the cheap parts to sell cheaper units? sell more make more!

what's the general consensus on this are we willing to pay more for the best or are we happy how it is today?

AJ

Re: did the GB mod on my Cibola WOW!
Posted by: jld66
Date: February 04, 2016 05:03PM
it dont seem to matter now days amberjack. you pay top dollar and expect good quality stuff and get crap. i paid a lot of money for some good "handcrafted in America" boots. they are crap. sent them back 4 times to the company with issues. each time sent me back the same junk with the same problem. bought a pair of China made boots at 1/3 the price and they are so much better fitting and made. who can tell.

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Re: did the GB mod on my Cibola WOW!
Posted by: Sven
Date: February 04, 2016 05:50PM
Consider the pots most companies use Alpha Brand average price 50 cents to $1 depending where you buy and how many.
Count the amount of pots on your Tesoro, x that by the $$ above, get your total.



Now use better pots precision, much nicer feel better adjustments.
Average cost depending upon manufacturer average $10-20 each. And up to $50 each. Again Count the amount of pots on your Tesoro, x that by $10-20, get your total.
Plus Tesoro has to add their profits onto the cost of the pots.



The average person couldn't, wouldn't notice the difference in pot feel and or see much performance difference on a typical detector. In that case wouldn't be cost effective to use the expensive parts.
Keeps the final product cost way down as well by using Alpha brand.

Just have to remember when buying a detector its consumer grade device, you not getting a military, NASA grade device.
So Tesoro and the rest are building to a consumer grade standard at prices folks can afford.



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Re: Because..........
Posted by: RAYMOND INGRAHAM
Date: February 05, 2016 11:23AM
How True

Re: Because..........
Posted by: RAYMOND INGRAHAM
Date: February 05, 2016 11:31AM
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Re: Because..........
Posted by: Sven
Date: February 05, 2016 12:57PM
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RAYMOND INGRAHAM
***5*** Bourns 3856 3856H 3/4" 3-3/4 turn 100K Cermet Vernier Pot Potentiometer NOS

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Bourns-3856-3856H-3-4-3-3-4-turn-100K-Cermet-Vernier-Pot-Potentiometer-NOS/361479344558?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D35558%26meid%3D94cd510c7fcf479db30f1478fc5b5111%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D231508842315

I bought them myself a bunch awhile back, think you PM'd me about them. Guys get them while you can, this is one of the best bargains you will fond. After they are sold out, good luck finding them. As they are a special order thru Bourns and there is a huge min. order quantity.

Unfortunately the Cibola uses 50K GB pot

Silver Umax and others use the 100K

Re: Because..........
Posted by: Bleaver
Date: February 09, 2016 11:35AM
I'm pretty sure both the Cibola and Vaquero are HOT versions of previous versions of successful models i.e.,

Cibola = Silver Sabre uMax, and

Vaquero = Bandido II uMax

I realize the old and new detectors have have differences in freq and other characteristics, but the modes and controls are pretty well the same.

Also, I personally don't have a problem with the 3 3/4 turn ground balance pot in the Vaquero. Yes the 10 turn is more forgiving but the standard is ok with me.



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Re: did the GB mod on my Cibola WOW!
Posted by: raymond779
Date: May 10, 2017 01:49PM
surface mount resistor set at 24.8k ohms



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/10/2017 01:51PM by raymond779.

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