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2 knob Ground Balance on my new to me Scorp?
Posted by: marmota.monax
Date: February 10, 2011 01:27PM
I purchased a used Scorp on eBay from

I got it and it had two coils that the plastic had gotten a little yellow indicating age. The foam grip was perfect but dry feeling. This made me think maybe it's an older example of the breed. I went to ground balance it and noticed it had a 2 knob (course/fine) pot! The one in the 2011 catalog has a single knob in the same position.

What is the story behind the 2 knobbed version? Is it a Aussie model, custom upgrade or ?

Any help would be appreciated...

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Re: 2 knob Ground Balance on my new to me Scorp?
Posted by: Bugar In. USA
Date: February 10, 2011 03:32PM
It's an older one=can't tell you myself, but somebody else can and will know :garrett:
Here's mine:garrett: It's the current type

Re: 2 knob Ground Balance on my new to me Scorp?
Posted by: metalhead
Date: February 11, 2011 01:01PM
Yeah, that's the original Scorpion with the coaxial ground balance knob.:wiggle: You're right it's a coarse/fine pot. I still have and use mine that I got back in '91.:detecting: I've also got a newer one with the ten turn knob. I really like the older one better, because you can adjust the ground balance alot more quickly. It's actually a sixteen turn outer knob. The inner knob just clicks around to let you make adjustments quicker. i like it better than the newer one's with the ten turn, but they're both good.:thumbup:
You'll notice that the address for Garrett on the older one says National Drive, which is Garrett's old(oooooolllllldddddd) address:biggrin: The newer ones have the State Street address on them(where the factory is).
Have fun!:biggrin:Happy Hunting!:smile:

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Re: 2 knob Ground Balance on my new to me Scorp?
Posted by: D-Tex
Date: June 02, 2013 11:49AM
Was just reading the older posts and found this one.

Not all Scorps. you run across have the new 16 turn pot.

I had mine changed out to the old two nob one just a while back

because I think it is a better kind .

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