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Another Gold Master, From OreMaster days.
Posted by: Old California
Date: August 27, 2017 02:17AM
Picked up another Gold Master, Very similar to my early 1960's working Oremaster GoldMaster only this model I believe is a 1963 or 1964 model. Both have a set of three coils, One small, one medium and one large. Waterproof wooden coils, think the latest is 18" inches.

These require one 67.5 volt battery and two 1.5 volt. Fortunately, A modified battery pack can be purchased as a replacement for the 67.5 volt. Holds seven 9-volt batteries in series, last a long time and is enclosed inside a neat replica battery casing. For the two 1.5 battery setup, I use two sets of 1.5 D batteries connected parallel (4 D batteries) total each set of two producing 1.5 volts. This greatly helps prevent battery drainage thus reduce drifting, The down side extra weight.

Total weight 7 plus pounds after mounting in batteries, the upside batteries last forever. For coin shooting always use the smallest coil, larger coils don't respond well to coin size targets. Also, have another BFO (Ghost Towner) which has a slightly bigger coil and responds well to coin size targets. But, Requires more tuning has a tendency of drifting. Upside on the Ghost Towner, hip mount and requires a 9 volt setup and is a little deeper, but the constant tuning is a pain so I always resort back to the older heavier Gold Master. Once dialed in, these older White's BFO are very smooth.

These are built like a Sherman tank, Very fine instruments and these are working.

Thanks for looking,
Paul



AKA..Paul (Ca)

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/27/2017 02:26AM by Old California.




Re: Another Gold Master, From OreMaster days.
Posted by: JMT Detectors
Date: September 01, 2017 05:50PM
Here's an old White's I just bought on Ebay that is almost identical to the Goldmaster 66TR I had in back in 1971 (still have it). Here's some photos...John



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Re: Another Gold Master, From OreMaster days.
Posted by: JMT Detectors
Date: September 01, 2017 08:20PM
Just different labels...Lol!!...John



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Re: Another Gold Master, From OreMaster days.
Posted by: Old California
Date: September 02, 2017 12:56PM
That is one nice 66TR John,

Cleanest one I've seen in my career, She's a beauty ! I like the zero tuner feature, never had one of these with this particular setup it's neat looking. Have seen several other types of 66TR before, but yours is the first I've seen with this type of zero tuner contraption.

Plus, Yours uses AA batteries much easier and common to get. Hang on to this John, it's so clean.

Thanks for sharing,
Paul



AKA..Paul (Ca)

Whites GoldMaster BFO
Compass Klodike BFO
Bountyhunter BFO
FisherScope TR
Metrotech TR
Detectron TR
Rayscope TR
Mity Mite TR
Garrett BFO
D-Tex BFO
Goldak TR
Relco BFO
Jecto BFO
Teknetics
Roach TR



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/02/2017 12:57PM by Old California.

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