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Posted by: irnwrkr
Date: June 26, 2018 03:26PM
Should have me a 5900 di pro sl coming in about 2 weeks. Had a 6000 a few years back and sold it. Won't be selling this one

Re: 5900
Posted by: Nauti Neil
Date: June 26, 2018 03:35PM
Machines like this still do a great job and are more fun to use speaking from a personal viewpoint.

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Re: 5900
Posted by: bootyhoundpa
Date: June 26, 2018 05:52PM
Great machine,especially in trasy areas and very good at finding tiny stuff like micro jewelry... mine tends to hit on hot rocks but i dont mind too much.. Overall it does a great job hitting non ferrous while ignoreing the iron... 5.3 coil and 9.5 thin pancake coil are my favorites......... i guess the main difference between 5900 and 6000 is auto ground balance on the 6000 .. good luck... i still use mine...

Re: 5900
Posted by: Flintstone
Date: June 26, 2018 08:23PM
I have the 5900 and 6000, both in very good condition. I haven't hunted with them lately, almost have got to heave for me.

The final version 5900 Di Pro was, and is, an all-time favorite White's detector.
Posted by: Monte
Date: June 27, 2018 12:15AM
As for the '6000' you and others have mentioned, it is hard to know which version of the '6000' series you had or refer to.

There was the original '6000' and it was followed by the 6000 Series 2'. That was then followed by the 6000 Series 3 which was my favorite of all the blue-box 6000 series units.

In mid-April of '85 they introduced the 6000 Di Pro with auto-trac, but it had several glitches and was easily out-performed by the Series 3. After they brought out the 6000 Di Pro it became the top-end model and the Series 3 was 'replaced' or discontinued. Many avid White's fans preferred the manual GB design and it was soon restored to the White's line-up, but renamed the 5900 Di Pro.

When they went away from the blue control housings to the black configurations they were still going through a few changes in circuitry design to work the glitches out of the 6000 Di Pro SL, and the final version with all the remedies used the 'CB' circuit board . The 5900 Di Pro also had a few variations, but the final production units incorporated the 'CB' circuitry evolvement, and I had a lot of very impressive success with the 5900 Di Pro SL 'CB' version, mainly using a 6½" Concentric coil for trashier or brushier environments (usually the Blue Max 600), and for more open, sparser-target locations I liked the Royal 800 or Pro-Scan 8" coils more than the 950 offerings.

Just a few short years ago I had to let my choice specimen go only because age, poor health and mobility issues have me mainly relying on lighter-weight and better-balanced detectors, most with a slow-sweep circuitry design. The 5900 Di Pro is in the moderate to faster sweep class, and the only detector in my arsenal that fits that group in my XLT, but it uses the lighter, smaller, 'slim-line' control housing with the slide-in 8-AA battery tray.

Put in the time to learn the 5900 Di Pro SL well and it will provide you with excellent in-the-field performance.

Monte



"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

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Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
'How-To' help for Coin & Jewelry Hunting, Relic Hunting and Useful Techniques.

My Regular-Use Detector Team are various models from: Makro, Nokta, Tesoro and White's
Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro Pointers, and that w/Uniprobe Headphones.
Headphones: Using Killer B's 'Hornet' and White's Pro Star and Detector Pro's Uniprobe ... all w/'tank style' ear cups.
Recovery Tools: Using White's Ground Hawg Shovel and DigMaster digging tools.
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand. Models are chosen as desired based on search site conditions.
Other models on-hand for 'Specialty Use.'
Additional search coils. mounted on spare lower-rods, are on-hand in my Accessory Coil Tote.


*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***

monte@stinkwaterwells.com .. or .. monte@ahrps.org
(503) 481-8147


You can get a lot more depth when you adjust the Signal Balance and Ground Balance for performance.
Posted by: Hombre
Date: June 29, 2018 10:55AM
Unlike the 6000 series (except series 3)the 5900 Di Pro can be tweaked for better performance by adjusting for a hot Signal Balance, The 10 turn Ground Balance makes it easier to adjust for higher Sensitivity so that you will get the best depth out of your 5900.The Auto Track ® just is not as precise as a10 turn double stacked Ground Balance for dialing in more Signal Balance (Sens. or Gain)

I use just enough Discrimination to knock out a common 3 or 4 inch square nail and use a smaller than stock search coil like the 5.3 BullsEye or Royal 800.



" If in doubt, dig it out"

I use various analog detectors, knobs and switches rule.

Randy from south central Kansas

Exactly! :thumbup:
Posted by: Monte
Date: June 29, 2018 02:40PM
The 5900 Di Pro SL CB (Composite Board) version was my favorite of all the "full-size" 5900 and 6000 series models. I only wish they would have been able to keep the 6000 Pro XL, aka XL Pro, in their line-up and also have brought as a 5900 Pro XL. Same basic design but in the 'slim-line' housing like the 6000 Pro XL which weighed less and used the slide-in 8-AA battery tray. The 6000 Pro XL worked great, but a manually GB'ed 5900 version would have been even greater!

Monte



"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells
Trading Post

Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
'How-To' help for Coin & Jewelry Hunting, Relic Hunting and Useful Techniques.

My Regular-Use Detector Team are various models from: Makro, Nokta, Tesoro and White's
Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro Pointers, and that w/Uniprobe Headphones.
Headphones: Using Killer B's 'Hornet' and White's Pro Star and Detector Pro's Uniprobe ... all w/'tank style' ear cups.
Recovery Tools: Using White's Ground Hawg Shovel and DigMaster digging tools.
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand. Models are chosen as desired based on search site conditions.
Other models on-hand for 'Specialty Use.'
Additional search coils. mounted on spare lower-rods, are on-hand in my Accessory Coil Tote.


*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***

monte@stinkwaterwells.com .. or .. monte@ahrps.org
(503) 481-8147


Re: 5900
Posted by: irnwrkr
Date: July 02, 2018 04:37AM
It arrives today. It is a c/b. I've had many many machines including a CTX. I've settled down to just 3 units. I'm already familiar to some degree with the 6000 series starting with the series 2. So I don't think this will be a difficult transition for me, however I don't know it all so it will be a learning process as well.

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