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Fisher 1266x. ground balance
Posted by: ken ward
Date: March 15, 2017 11:10AM
Is it posiable to adjust the ground balance inside the box. My 66 is just so noisy I can not use it very good. Any pictures and directions on how to do this. Thanks in advance... KEN



My Detectors : Whites Surfmaster 2,,2 Tesoro Compadre,1 Detector Pro Pirate Pro 1 Silver uMaz, 1 Fisher 1266x

Re: Fisher 1266x. ground balance
Posted by: nge
Date: March 17, 2017 07:18AM
I was just wondering the same thing. I have had my 66-X since new in 1985. I've been hunting since 1960. And you're right, all clad back then was silver.....NGE

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Re: Fisher 1266x. ground balance
Posted by: pan4au
Date: March 17, 2017 07:45AM
Mine is quite unless I turn the sensitivity up to high..do you still have the problem when you reduce the sensitivity? If so, you may have a bad component in the control box or bad coil. have you tried another coil?



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Re: Fisher 1266x. ground balance
Posted by: ken ward
Date: March 18, 2017 09:24AM
I think my problem is that I have not used it for many years. About a year ago I sent it in to have a good check up . Everything come back OK. The thing I thought that might cause all the chatter is that I had my cell phone with me. I have not tried it lately with out my cell phone. It just has been so many years since I have used it. I remember when they come out with the 66x. A few of us in the metal detecting club just had to get one. I used that thing for many years. I ended up having surgery on my neck and arm that I use to swing. Went for about a year with no detecting. In the mean time I picked up a Tesoro Compadre. Very light. I could swing that thing for a few hours before I had to stop. Well , many years later I am still swinging Tesoros. I need to put batteries back in my 66 and play around with it.
I remember one time I was digging a hole so deep that I found a family of Philippine people. That is when I knew it would go deep.
Thanks for reading... KEN



My Detectors : Whites Surfmaster 2,,2 Tesoro Compadre,1 Detector Pro Pirate Pro 1 Silver uMaz, 1 Fisher 1266x

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Re: Fisher 1266x. ground balance
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: March 18, 2017 06:48PM
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ken ward
I think my problem is that I have not used it for many years. About a year ago I sent it in to have a good check up . Everything come back OK. The thing I thought that might cause all the chatter is that I had my cell phone with me. I have not tried it lately with out my cell phone. It just has been so many years since I have used it. I remember when they come out with the 66x. A few of us in the metal detecting club just had to get one. I used that thing for many years. I ended up having surgery on my neck and arm that I use to swing. Went for about a year with no detecting. In the mean time I picked up a Tesoro Compadre. Very light. I could swing that thing for a few hours before I had to stop. Well , many years later I am still swinging Tesoros. I need to put batteries back in my 66 and play around with it.
I remember one time I was digging a hole so deep that I found a family of Philippine people. That is when I knew it would go deep.
Thanks for reading... KEN

They were in their day known to be noisy (snap, crackle, & pop). But back in that day nobody thought much of the noisy because none of the detectors were silent search so it was pretty much excepted noise. I don't think the noise your hearing is actually a ground balance problem, but maybe a little to high of a sensitivity in combination of a little low discrimination in a trashy area. What I'm saying is, if there is a fair amount of trash items in around the discrimination setting then a lot of the clicks and pops can be ground targets being processed by the discrimination circuits.

Mark



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Re: Fisher 1266x. ground balance
Posted by: ken ward
Date: March 19, 2017 08:44AM
Hi Mark,
I agree with you. I did have the disc a little high. Sens was up a little. I need to play with it in the back yard.
I had a message from a forum member that is interested in wanting to buy it. Some ways I hate to let it go and other ways , I don't use it. Than I don't know what it is worth. It is in great shape. Last year I sent it in for a tune up. I have used Tesoro for so many years. Just don't know what to do... KEN



My Detectors : Whites Surfmaster 2,,2 Tesoro Compadre,1 Detector Pro Pirate Pro 1 Silver uMaz, 1 Fisher 1266x

Re: Fisher 1266x. ground balance
Posted by: Joe(TX)
Date: June 12, 2017 02:14PM
So Ken, did you sell it? Or have you mastered it yet?

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Re: Fisher 1266x. ground balance
Posted by: ken ward
Date: June 15, 2017 09:34AM
I did not sell it. I have had that 66x since some time in the late 80s. That is all I used for many years. With my back and neck troubles, I went to a light weight detector. I might sell it for the right price. It has been sent in for a check up. Come back with a clean bill of health and looks like new. Like I said, for the right price I would sell it... KEN



My Detectors : Whites Surfmaster 2,,2 Tesoro Compadre,1 Detector Pro Pirate Pro 1 Silver uMaz, 1 Fisher 1266x

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Re: Fisher 1266x. ground balance
Posted by: pan4au
Date: June 15, 2017 01:15PM
I assume that the noise issue is something new as you have had the detector for so long and didn't post it has been a long time problem.. one thought is that there may be a new problem with the coil since you had it checked out buy Fisher... Do you have another coil to try. Also, if you have a coil cove on the coil.. try removing the cover and wipe down the coil and see idf that helps with the noise issue



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Minelab E-trac
Garrett AT Pro
Fisher 1266X
Fisher F75 SE
Garrett Master Hunter 7X
Garrett Freedom II Plus
Tesoro Cibola Gound balance modded
Garrett Pro Pointer II
Modded Cen-Tech pinpointer

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Re: Fisher 1266x. ground balance
Posted by: ken ward
Date: June 19, 2017 08:06AM
No problem with the detector. It was just me. I had the sens set to high. I was just not thinking. Like I said before, I sent it in for a check up. Everything is good on it and it looks like new. It works just like it came from the factory.. KEN



My Detectors : Whites Surfmaster 2,,2 Tesoro Compadre,1 Detector Pro Pirate Pro 1 Silver uMaz, 1 Fisher 1266x

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Re: Fisher 1266x. ground balance
Posted by: pan4au
Date: June 19, 2017 12:29PM
That we do it as mentioned earlier... I'm glad it working right for you now..



Tn. TH'er
Minelab E-trac
Garrett AT Pro
Fisher 1266X
Fisher F75 SE
Garrett Master Hunter 7X
Garrett Freedom II Plus
Tesoro Cibola Gound balance modded
Garrett Pro Pointer II
Modded Cen-Tech pinpointer

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