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"Tone Machine"
Posted by: duggr
Date: January 26, 2012 08:45PM
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/26/2012 08:49PM by duggr.


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Re: "Tone Machine"
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: January 26, 2012 09:13PM
I had a Mark 1 just like that one at one time, I got it off my brother, I should have kept it, but I didn't!

I do like the ID tone of those old Teknetics, my 8500 does the same thing, but it sounds like the Mark 1 may have a little more of a chirp than the 8500 does.

Can you set the reference pitch on the Mark 1, I can't remember?
On the 8500/9000 you can run the threshold reference tone any where on the meter scale, I run mine at S.Caps so nickles drop low, copper and silver goes up.

Nice detector.
Now, what in the world were you thinking when you got rid of your other Teknetics stuff. I know I really liked my old 9000, more than once I have looked for a Teknetics Eagle but never found one, I ended up with the 8500 and I still wish I could have found a Eagle.

Mark

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Re: "Tone Machine"
Posted by: duggr
Date: January 26, 2012 09:28PM
Hi Mark
I had a Very Nice TeK Condor at one time....and I still preferred the tones of the Mark-1..
Can you set the reference pitch on the Mark 1, I can't remember
The Mark-1 has a tone control that changes the pitch in the All-Metal Mode and threshold
but does not change the pitch of the tones in the discriminate....
Now, what in the world were you thinking when you got rid of your other Teknetics stuff
Now thats a good question! .....I'm tired of searching for detectors to replace the mark-1's tones..
It's just not going to happen....
I'm now in the process of getting all the parts needed to do another Mark-1 mod.... I will
do the depth mod and will try to install a Frequency changer I acquired inside the control box.
I was lucky to find out that Whites had one more XL Pro part left that I used in making my last mod..
So i should have it within a week.....



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Re: "Tone Machine"
Posted by: Harold,ILL.
Date: January 27, 2012 03:55PM
The only bummer with those old Tek machines is the battery clips. I had a hawk and had them replace 3 times! I know this was the kelly co. version, But I think this holds true for all old Tek models.

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Re: "Tone Machine"
Posted by: duggr
Date: January 27, 2012 05:41PM
Yes the original battery clips are not very durable...But the ones from Keith Wills are twice as thick and should last...I always
install all the outside batterys then the inner ones last...Duggr



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Re: "Tone Machine"
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: January 27, 2012 06:01PM
My 9000 was over ten years old when I got rid of it with a bad display, but the battery clips were like new. Same with the Mark 1 but I knew they were dinky so I was always very careful with them. My 8500 I have now had already had battery clip problems, but by looking at them I can tell they were not taken care of.
But, they battery clips were a known problem and
The displays went bad on about ALL of the 9000. I bought two new displays for mine and they were already bad from just being in storage. That's why I wanted an Eagle because it had a analog meter, but I never found one.

Mark

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Re: "Tone Machine"
Posted by: Old California
Date: January 27, 2012 10:45PM
Looking forward to seeing the Mark 1 mod Doug, You''ve always put out excellent workmanship so this one should be another beauty.

Plus, If you need spare parts please feel free and let me know what you need.

My next mod will be a Mark III, Picked one up last year and was impressed with the tones and depth. Just need to balance it out a bit, Should be a fun project.

Take care,
Paul (Ca)



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Re: "Tone Machine"
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: January 28, 2012 09:32AM
I've heard the term "Depth Mod" referenced to these older Teknetics, and even applied to the 8500. I would sure like to have (get) some more information about doing it?

Mark

Re: "Tone Machine"
Posted by: Harold,ILL.
Date: January 28, 2012 01:40PM
I think Keith Wills of broken detector repairs doe's them. Just google broken detectors repair and his name and they have his web site and number.

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Re: "Tone Machine"
Posted by: duggr
Date: January 29, 2012 06:37AM
Thanks Paul!... I've always enjoyed seeing your "creative and Unique idea's".. They always
inspire me To be creative as well!.... I'll keep you in mind about the parts! Look forward to seeing the
Mark-III Mod!!!
Doug



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Re: "Tone Machine"
Posted by: Joe(TX)
Date: February 03, 2012 10:21AM
...MarkCZ....I guess that I was lucky and recently scored a "CONDOR"....WHICH i Think is the Kellyco version of the 9000B...the display meter on mine is working great....i talked to a repair technician and was told that IF the Displays do go BAD...that an analog meter could be installed instead.......George Payne remarked that he was surprised that the LCD's on these detectors were still working....Soo considering all and the test of time ....I think the Teknetics have held up well....and the only real problem was/is the battery clips.....Joe

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Re: "Tone Machine"
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: February 03, 2012 06:23PM
The condor isn't a Kelleyco version of the 9000, it was Teknetics improved later model replacement for the 9000. Along the same time Teknetics replaced the 8500 with the Eagle.
The 9000 and the 8500 were both four filter machines, the condor and the Eagle were three filter (I believe) and had slower sweep speeds and also were a little deeper running.

No it may be possible to replace the LCD with an analog meter, but it would take somebody with a lot of knowledge to do it. The LCD displays are much more complex than the two wired analogs (I've never heard of it being done)

I have heard of the Condor displays holding out pretty good, but the ones in the 9000 almost always died. The displays are sandwiched between two pieces of sealed glass, what happens is the seal goes bad in one place or another and then the displays bleeds or smears and loses parts of its detail and can even go black.

No One In The World Makes A Replacement Display For Those Detectors! They could and its been priced but it would be thousands of dollars for one! now if you order 10 or 20 thousand of them then you could get them for a few bucks a piece.

Mark

Re: "Tone Machine"
Posted by: af647
Date: March 17, 2012 12:51AM
BIG BUD HAS SAME TONES AND SAME BATTERY CLIP QUALITY
ALMOST SAME COIN METER AND ITS SAME STATIC STICKING PROBLEM
CAN TELL MANY THINGS ABOUT A COIN WITH IT LIKE WIDTH NOT JUST TONE
WISH THE NEWBIE MACHINES WOULD BE BETTER ON TONE OR WIDTH SOUNDS

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Re: "Tone Machine"
Posted by: duggr
Date: March 17, 2012 09:03PM
BIG BUD HAS SAME TONES

No the Tones of the Big Bud are nowhere as good as the older Teks



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Re: "Tone Machine"
Posted by: TC-NM
Date: March 18, 2012 06:14PM
I never owned a Technetics Detector. The pic you showen here looks like a big detector. You mentioned "Tone Machine", the first tone machine that I owned was a Jetco Mustang. A beep and dig machine. Those were the good ol' days.

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