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my 70's whites coinmaster is still pumping out piles!
Posted by: SWAMP HAWK
Date: April 14, 2011 12:12AM
its a coinmaster 4 d /b . thinking of trying out another coil any ideas?? iv got the one it came with right now but i think i would like to change it up a tad. went out today with a friend and found a pile of clad and a ring. anybody have any oldschool hints on better settings to use on this beast. thanks for checking out my post!




Re: my 70's whites coinmaster is still pumping out piles!
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: April 14, 2011 08:51PM
That would be circa late 1970s. A vlf/tr. The vlf all-metal mode is still ok (akin to today's all-metal modes of most machines), but the TR is very dated. It'd probably be outhunted by even the cheaper detectors of today, is my hunch, when it comes to the disc. mode. You can probably get a bigger coil, and go deeper. But the draw-backs for larger coils is, more fishy operation of sounds co-mingling, more prone to masking, trouble pinpointing, less sensitivity to smaller targets, etc.... And there comes a point where you no longer get coin signals any deeper. Just larger targets deeper.

Usually the coil size that is stock is usually the optimum for coin-sized targets, on any machine. But probably if you went to a 10" coil, you might eak out a bit more depth on coins with that. And you can even try other even larger sizes they made, but as said: with the inherent drawbacks, so probably 10" is as big as you'd want to go with that, for standard coin/jewelry hunting. But with the $ you'd spend on that, might just be better to invest in something that isn't 35-ish yrs. old :)

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Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: April 14, 2011 08:54PM
Doh! the minute I hit "post", I realized I had thought I was on a different T'net forum! I didn't realize I was in the "analog" forum specifically for older/vintage machines. Thus please accept my apology for diss'ing your 4db. I thought it was someone who simply didn't know they had an old machine, to begin with! :)

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Re: my 70's whites coinmaster is still pumping out piles!
Posted by: snevlida147
Date: May 21, 2011 02:42PM
dont worry swamphawk he was the first one that "dissed" my 60s goldmaster too . (im not sore i just thought it was funny).



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Re: my 70's whites coinmaster is still pumping out piles!
Posted by: jmaryt
Date: May 29, 2011 09:25PM
run it with a "barely" audible threshold!..at this setting you will realize maximum depth!
set discrimination to eliminate "nails" only,so as to NOT effect depth,AND listen for "faint" signals
as these will be your coins around 4 to possibly 5" inches down!..my 4db found me 'tons" of "silver"
when 100 htz "high frequency" "tr's" were the cats a** around '77' of '78 or so,just before the advent of
(v.l.f) detectors!

(h.h.!)
j.t.



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Re: my 70's whites coinmaster is still pumping out piles!
Posted by: Texas Jay
Date: July 10, 2018 03:23PM
The White's Coinmaster 4/DB is an excellent detector when used by an experienced and determined detectorist. One of our longtime Central Texas Treasure Club members prefers his 4/DB over any of the newer machines and for good reason. Our club holds a Finds-of-the-Month contest every month at our meetings. When the points are added up at the end of the year, the member who has the most points becomes our club's Treasure Hunter of the Year. Currently, Ralph and his 4/DB (exactly like yours), are running in third place in the competition and that's mainly because he's been unable to hunt much for the past two months. He's still running well ahead of many members who use much more expensive newer detectors. A couple of years ago, Ralph won a brand new AT Pro in our club's Open Competition Hunt, using his old machine. I don't think he's even hunted with the AT Pro a single time. Like any metal detector, the more you use it, the better it gets. :)
~Texas Jay




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Re: my 70's whites coinmaster is still pumping out piles!
Posted by: straker
Date: July 10, 2018 07:21PM
For a guy who just won a new metal detector...he doesn't look too happy. :confused:



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/10/2018 07:22PM by straker.

Re: my 70's whites coinmaster is still pumping out piles!
Posted by: Texas Jay
Date: July 10, 2018 11:09PM
Oh, he was happy alright. Ralph just doesn't display his feelings very openly. Just before he learned that he had found the winning AT Pro token, he was awarded $50 cash for the Early Bird Entry prize. :)
~Texas Jay

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