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Who likes using 70-80's detectors???
Posted by: Sven
Date: December 27, 2018 07:48PM
I still buy one now and then if the price is right, still fun to use and still find stuff.
My favorites were the Dtex units, hard to find these in working order.



DeepTech Vista X, and maybe a few others
Self built Mirage Pi --- works great in trashy areas!!




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Re: Who likes using 70-80's detectors???
Posted by: straker
Date: December 28, 2018 04:32PM
I like the mid to late 1980s metal detectors myself. I just picked up a Bounty Hunter 'Bud Lite' and Mark III. I mainly like them as they are analog and well built. No LCD to fade out or replace. Fun to use and with the aid of an audio amp...can still kick it with some of the new offerings. To get the deeper coins,I use the white 10" magnum coil.
Those D-Tex units always interested me. I'd love to find a Money King motion discriminator.

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Re: Who likes using 70-80's detectors???
Posted by: Sven
Date: December 28, 2018 05:21PM
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straker
I'd love to find a Money King motion discriminator.

think Joe(TX) has one or two



DeepTech Vista X, and maybe a few others
Self built Mirage Pi --- works great in trashy areas!!

Re: Who likes using 70-80's detectors???
Posted by: Joe(TX)
Date: December 29, 2018 09:05AM
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Sven

I'd love to find a Money King motion discriminator.

think Joe(TX) has one or two
Yea...I got a few....the Money King Motion is quite Rare in the regular control box set up....I even got a few copies of the very Rare Money King Motion in the barely produced futuristic design..only a few were made...the ones that I got were show room models bought directly from the factory. I bought from the original owners.

Re: Who likes using 70-80's detectors???
Posted by: Joe(TX)
Date: December 29, 2018 09:08AM
I should have kept my SK model.. I have at least one of th CK models.

I had a scuba king, but it failed
Posted by: jtalley007
Date: December 29, 2018 12:51PM
I think that was the only D-Tex I ever owned.

I still have a modified Mark One, several non working Tek S/T’s

Both were two of my favorite all time machines to this day.

Mark One stock gave me tennis elbow and my S/T’s all failed



Re: Who likes using 70-80's detectors???
Posted by: Arthur-Canada
Date: January 07, 2019 05:50PM
Detectors from the 80's and 90's is what I prefer.

Re: Who likes using 70-80's detectors???
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: January 23, 2019 08:09AM
Luv the ole Garrett Deep Seekers from early/mid 70's-----best sound---found dozens and dozens cannon balls and rifled projectiles with mine.

Re: Who likes using 70-80's detectors???
Posted by: Confetrit
Date: January 23, 2019 10:52AM
Amen. I owned the Garrett Deepseeker and found quite a few of my relics with it. These were rugged and built to last.....and did.

Re: Who likes using 70-80's detectors???
Posted by: Texas Jay
Date: February 11, 2019 11:49PM
I love using vintage detectors. Last year, I bought 3 of them so that I could use them again and compare them to today's digital detectors. They are: Garrett Deepseeker (like the one I owned and used in the late '70s and very early '80s and found a lot of silver coins and jewelry with. A White's 5000/D that I've used with amazing results for about 24 hours the past two months. A Garrett Deepseeker ADS 1 that I've only tested to make sure it works. All of these machines are in excellent cosmetic and working condition. I'm going to sell the 5000/D so that I can give the old Deepseeker some field work next but I'm finding it difficult to let go of because I've had so much fun using it.
I've only had one detector stolen in my nearly 50 years of treasure hunting. It was my beloved Treasure Hunter Phantom (Richard Ray) that was a modified D-Tex. I really loved that detector but they're very hard to find.
~Texas Jay
http://centraltexastreasureclub.webs.com




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I got mt first Deepseeker in '77
Posted by: vlad
Date: March 08, 2019 04:22AM
Had been using an AH Super Pro, but retired it because the Garrett with a 10" was a LOT deeper.
Started selling detectors that same year and sold Deepseekers 7 to 1 to anything else. (Compass was second place and sold a lot of them.....says something about Deepseeker sales.):lol:
Garrett was King in the Ark-La-Tex.:bouncy:
Then Teknetics hit with the 9000 & 8500 and completely changed the market (along with D. Johnson's 1260.)
Two tears later Tek had the Mk-1 (in light mineral I still use one) and Compass had the X-100; with the 16" loop; it could hunt with today's best.....wish I had kept it.
And the amount of silver coming up back then was phenomenal. :beers:




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When I was in Memphis Frank Ball from D-Tex came down with his new GCD using a 5" coax
Posted by: vlad
Date: March 08, 2019 04:44AM
It had a reverse TR circuit that was, reversed--so you got audio on a goodie instead of silence. Full page ads in magazines said "motion is dead",
then a year later, they added motion and an 8" loop. Do not think they produced many water units.
Don't recall what year Frank closed the shop, but around 89 he made a licensed copy of the 1266X.

Re: I got mt first Deepseeker in '77
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: March 08, 2019 10:21AM
vlad, thanx for the trip down memory lane :)

Re: Who likes using 70-80's detectors???
Posted by: Confetrit
Date: March 11, 2019 10:47AM
This was a great post. Love those old classics.