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Does anyone remember the Eagle 2 sl '90 ?
Posted by: HaloEffect426
Date: December 09, 2016 08:12PM
Just curious,
Anyone remember, still have, or used one of these machines from the '90s ?
I had one for a pretty long time and really started finding some great coins etc...unfortunately, I no longer have the eagle but I sure wish I did.
I realize that this is a 26 year old machine but I remember the audio tone I.D. was an awesome feature. This thing had. The notch discriminate brought me two gold rings in the first day i used a modified "user1" program.
Also Some first for me back then were; a 1911s barber half dollar, an 1845 large cent, an 1859 thick IHP. And. A german silver pocket watch. All from a very old park in central Indiana.
There was just something about the audio tone i.d. that really made good targets really stand out. As an Iraqi Freedom veteran, i've quite alot of hearing loss, especially in my right ear.
Anyway, I wondered if anyone has used the Eagle two sl '90 in the past.
although I'm going with a new detector this upcoming year.
HH.
From. HaloEffect426. :-)



Detecting since 1974 !
Detectors owned = D-Tex, Tiny Tex (BFO) Whites 1db. 6db. 6000Di. Teknetics 8500b. Mini Red Baron
(Bounty Hunter) Whites Eagle two sl '90. Spectrum.
Garrett AT Pro.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/09/2016 08:27PM by Elton.

Re: Does anyone remember the Eagle 2 sl '90 ?
Posted by: Des D
Date: December 10, 2016 03:58AM
"I think that Terry Herbert, finder of the Staffordshire Hoard in the UK was using one of these bought at a yard sale when he first located the by now world-famous hoard?"

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Re: Does anyone remember the Eagle 2 sl '90 ?
Posted by: HanoverDigger
Date: December 10, 2016 06:51AM
I bought the 89 SL when they first came out. My first Whites detector. Excellent detector for coins and relics. That detector found some of my best stuff, both relics and coins. A CS tongue and my oldest coin, a 1776 2 reale.



* White's Mxt* Nautilus 2b w/ GG DMC headphones * Garrett AT MAX*Lesche Piranah* Garrett propointer* The "bomb" sheath w/Lesche digger* Deteknix W6 pro headphones* Oldest coin 1776 2 Reale

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Re: Does anyone remember the Eagle 2 sl '90 ?
Posted by: HaloEffect426
Date: December 10, 2016 04:11PM
Man, nice finds.. I bet that 1776. 2 reale. brought a smile to your face! I can't remember, did the '89 have the audio tone i.d. also?
I know the eagles were heavier to swing but the fore arm cuff helped balance it out some..



Detecting since 1974 !
Detectors owned = D-Tex, Tiny Tex (BFO) Whites 1db. 6db. 6000Di. Teknetics 8500b. Mini Red Baron
(Bounty Hunter) Whites Eagle two sl '90. Spectrum.
Garrett AT Pro.

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Re: Does anyone remember the Eagle 2 sl '90 ?
Posted by: HanoverDigger
Date: December 10, 2016 04:47PM
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HaloEffect426
Man, nice finds.. I bet that 1776. 2 reale. brought a smile to your face! I can't remember, did the '89 have the audio tone i.d. also?
I know the eagles were heavier to swing but the fore arm cuff helped balance it out some..
Thanks buddy. I think it had 3 different tones you could pick from. It wasn't that heavy to swing either. As for the reale, it did put a smile on my face! Found in a civil war fort at The Bermuda Hundred Campaign, Chester Va.



* White's Mxt* Nautilus 2b w/ GG DMC headphones * Garrett AT MAX*Lesche Piranah* Garrett propointer* The "bomb" sheath w/Lesche digger* Deteknix W6 pro headphones* Oldest coin 1776 2 Reale

Re: Does anyone remember the Eagle 2 sl '90 ?
Posted by: Flintstone
Date: December 10, 2016 09:00PM
I still have one and it works as well today as it did in 1990. Mine don't even look bad. I still get it out and use it now and then. I have found some nice things with it.

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Re: Does anyone remember the Eagle 2 sl '90 ?
Posted by: Tom Slick
Date: December 11, 2016 05:17PM
I bought a SL 90.5 at the end of 1990. Great detector and still one of my all time favorites. I sold it about 1995 but it sure found me a lot of goodies. White's isn't able to do major repairs on them any longer so that's a bummer. I didn't like the Spectrum or the XLT nearly as well but White's made a comeback for me with the DFX. A Lot of folks never took the time to learn the DFX but it wasn't difficult for those of us that took the time to learn the Eagle SL 90. Over the years I eventually had the V3i bought new in 2009 but have since sold it and returned last year to the DFX (currently have three of them).



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42 years detecting, ex White's dealer.
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Minelab Sovereign GT
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Re: Does anyone remember the Eagle 2 sl '90 ?
Posted by: HaloEffect426
Date: December 12, 2016 06:58PM
Tom Slick, i know exactly what you mean......come to thi.k of it. I had a spectrum for a. Year or so and I didn't like it as well either.. I got it at a yard sale for $75.00. But i think. It had some problem with it.... Comparing it to the Eagle.
It just didn't seem to have the depth as the Eagle... DFX. Huh...well I'm Waaay behind on all the models out.there and what all they offer...i'll have to look into that one n check it out.. Thanks for the info... HH. HaloEffect426. :-)



Detecting since 1974 !
Detectors owned = D-Tex, Tiny Tex (BFO) Whites 1db. 6db. 6000Di. Teknetics 8500b. Mini Red Baron
(Bounty Hunter) Whites Eagle two sl '90. Spectrum.
Garrett AT Pro.

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Re: Does anyone remember the Eagle 2 sl '90 ?
Posted by: HaloEffect426
Date: December 12, 2016 10:10PM
Tom Slick, i know exactly what you mean......come to thi.k of it. I had a spectrum for a. Year or so and I didn't like it as well either.. I got it at a yard sale for $75.00. But i think. It had some problem with it.... Comparing it to the Eagle.
It just didn't seem to have the depth as the Eagle... DFX. Huh...well I'm Waaay behind on all the models out.there and what all they offer...i'll have to look into that one n check it out.. Thanks for the info... HH. HaloEffect426. :-)



Detecting since 1974 !
Detectors owned = D-Tex, Tiny Tex (BFO) Whites 1db. 6db. 6000Di. Teknetics 8500b. Mini Red Baron
(Bounty Hunter) Whites Eagle two sl '90. Spectrum.
Garrett AT Pro.

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Re: Does anyone remember the Eagle 2 sl '90 ?
Posted by: HaloEffect426
Date: December 12, 2016 10:14PM
.....p.s. Sorry for the duplicate message......



Detecting since 1974 !
Detectors owned = D-Tex, Tiny Tex (BFO) Whites 1db. 6db. 6000Di. Teknetics 8500b. Mini Red Baron
(Bounty Hunter) Whites Eagle two sl '90. Spectrum.
Garrett AT Pro.

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Re: Does anyone remember the Eagle 2 sl '90 ?
Posted by: Southwind
Date: December 13, 2016 08:04AM
I was just the opposite. Didn't care much for the sl 90 but the Eagle Spectrum and I clicked and went to coin city.

In fact it was the Eagle Spectrum that opened our city park to a whole new world of coins.

Up until 1991 there were three of us who had hunted the city park with every detector we got and never found as much as a few recent drop wheats. In 1991 I bought a new Eagle Spectrum, my buddy had a Grand Master Hunter and the other a Tesoro Toltec 100. As common practice we took all new detectors to this city park for the first hunt. Since we had never found anothing we just assumed this park had been hunted clean or there was just nothing there. A park established in 1883 and we thought there just might not be anything there LOL. We all got out of the truck and fired up the detectors. My first swing gave me a nice clean tone and read a 83 at 6 /12". As normal I had my buddy's check the signal with their machines. The Grand Master got nothing and the Totec made a snip but nothing worthy of further investigation.

I just about walked on but the tone was just too clean and loud and I figured with a new detector I wanted to know what it was. All our jaws dropped as out of this one single hole I pulled 3 wheats, 3 silver dimes, 2 mercs and one barber, and a 1944 silver war nickel. I could walk two steps and the same thing would happen. Over and over I pulled multiple old coins from single holes. There were so many coins that they were piled on top layer after layer year after year. Just around the band shell I pulled over 2000 old coins. And we thought this place had been hunted out. What we did come to realize was that this 1883 park sit along side the Arkansas River which used to flood on average ever 30-40 years. Each flood had deposited mud in the park burying the coins to extreme depths. There are still areas we cannot reach yet because we have hit the limitation of current detector technology. There are coins at least 24" deep in some areas.

Anyway, it was the Eagle Spectrum that started me on the quest for the best. After a simply amazing 5 years the park slowly stopped giving up the good to my Eagle Spectrum. I thought I just needed to find a deeper machine because I know the coins are there. Tried many and nothing brought that park back to life until I got a DFX. After two year it was the E-Trac that brought the park back to life. Now for the last 3-4 years it has just been a few oldies from location I had missed before. Now I sit back and wait for the next leap in technology. I try a few that might look and sound promising, but I have yet to find that next detector.



The real treasure is in the hunt...

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Re: Does anyone remember the Eagle 2 sl '90 ?
Posted by: HaloEffect426
Date: December 13, 2016 10:46PM
Now that is an interesting story...southwind.... and wow nice finds. That's a pretty inspiring outlook... I really think i got a spectrum with some issues.It was used an been exposed to alot of salty air as you could see some pretty bad corrosion on the main circuit board as you were putting the battery pack in it...anyway. There is a similar park near me also. It was est. In 1922 and back in the 80's it got alot of detector traffic and thru the 90's as well.so thats what im planning on doing there also .with a new machine. To see whats reachable. You ever have that "wierd" feeling ??? That there is a gold coin out there.... Just waiting for you??? That's how this park is... HH. HaloEffect426



Detecting since 1974 !
Detectors owned = D-Tex, Tiny Tex (BFO) Whites 1db. 6db. 6000Di. Teknetics 8500b. Mini Red Baron
(Bounty Hunter) Whites Eagle two sl '90. Spectrum.
Garrett AT Pro.

Re: Does anyone remember the Eagle 2 sl '90 ?
Posted by: RLOH
Date: December 14, 2016 06:52AM
Terry, great story!

Re: Does anyone remember the Eagle 2 sl '90 ?
Posted by: Hotdawg
Date: December 19, 2016 12:02PM
The Eagle SL 2 was my very first detector that I bought at a yard sale that also came with the pocket manual and Pro headphones all for $25 Canadian. Found my first gold/silver rings with it. It sure sucked the life out of batteries a lot faster than today's metal detectors.

Re: Does anyone remember the Eagle 2 sl '90 ?
Posted by: donl98632
Date: December 20, 2016 04:55PM
I have been building up a collection of older Whites detector. Just added a Eagle 2 SL 90 and am very impressed with this detector. Had a break in the cold and rain today, so got in a hour of detecting with the Eagle. Was very surprised by the recovery, seemed to be faster than a XLT, or DFX. It ran very stable in my hot ground and locked on VDI numbers very well. I can see that come summer I will use the detector quite a lot.

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