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New G2+ owner
Posted by: quicksilver
Date: May 11, 2017 09:47PM
Added a brand new G2+ to my arsenal of machines for civil war relic hunting. Any suggestions on settings would be appreciated. Thanks all..



Teknetics G2+, Whites MX7, Garrett A.T. Gold, Garrett A.T. Pro pointer, and a lot of determination.

Re: New G2+ owner
Posted by: D&P-OR
Date: May 11, 2017 10:03PM
Congrats on the purchase of a great detector.

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Re: New G2+ owner
Posted by: dfmike
Date: May 12, 2017 08:27PM
I don't do much relic hunting with mine but I do appreciate all its options and use them all. Volume settings influence iron audio so if you don't want to hear iron sounds (0-40 on the G2+), set it at 10. Anything above will give full volume to anything non ferrous and raise your iron audio incrementally. I use V-Break and Notching too. I particularly like the fact that the notch can be tiny or large. One could use it to only notch out modern pull tabs for example by notching out a range of 2-3 numbers instead of notching out the whole pull tab section like a lot of other machines. On my machine if I make a 2 number notch and push it to 58 (canceling out 58-59), modern pull tabs are gone. If you don't want to hunt for iron relics for example you could either set your volume level at 10 (zero iron) or 11-12 to barely hear the iron and or use V-Break to assign a lower ferrous grunt to the small foil range just above 40 taking out small bits of aluminum slaw if your area has modern trash.

I use mine at max sensitivity almost all the time. In 2 years of ownership I only encountered EMI problems once and I had to lower sensitivity to about 40 in that particular area. That's very unusual with this machine. It's the most stable machine I've ever used. Recovery speed is awesome. I really appreciate the big numbers on the VDI. I only wish it had more tones at times especially when I want to cherry pick silver coins and jewelry. Congrats on your purchase. Be patient while you learn it and I think you will appreciate what it can do.



Active detectors and accessories: Fisher F19 LTD on Mars universal shaft, Nokta Fors CoRe, Whites MX7, Makro pointer, Killer B's camo and Jolly Rogers headphones plus an excessive amount of assorted coils.
Previous detectors in order of acquisition: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5

Re: New G2+ owner
Posted by: quicksilver
Date: May 13, 2017 05:08AM
Thanks dfmike, that is a very helpful post. Thanks for taking the time.



Teknetics G2+, Whites MX7, Garrett A.T. Gold, Garrett A.T. Pro pointer, and a lot of determination.

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Re: New G2+ owner
Posted by: dfmike
Date: May 13, 2017 05:02PM
My pleasure. Let us know how it works out for you.



Active detectors and accessories: Fisher F19 LTD on Mars universal shaft, Nokta Fors CoRe, Whites MX7, Makro pointer, Killer B's camo and Jolly Rogers headphones plus an excessive amount of assorted coils.
Previous detectors in order of acquisition: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5

Re: New G2+ owner
Posted by: woody
Date: May 13, 2017 08:17PM
99% of my hunting is relic. I find that vol. @ 11, Disc. @ 0, and V-break at 39 does well for me. The soil here is mild and the digging is easy. Hope you enjoy the G2 as much as I enjoy mine. Light weight, big screen, well balanced and electronics that does what it's supposed to do.

Re: New G2+ owner
Posted by: quicksilver
Date: May 13, 2017 10:15PM
Thanks Woody. Appreciate the info. My friend does real well with his and loves it. I'm sure I will also. I'll be posting in the civil war forum tomorrow night. Thanks you guys..



Teknetics G2+, Whites MX7, Garrett A.T. Gold, Garrett A.T. Pro pointer, and a lot of determination.

Re: New G2+ owner
Posted by: rebel pride
Date: May 17, 2017 03:22PM
The G2+ is a great relic machine. I live very close to some big power lines and this is the only detector I can use in my yard due to EMI.

Re: New G2+ owner
Posted by: jak135
Date: May 18, 2017 03:44PM
Love the G2+. Getting so I use it more than my F75LTD. Super fast processing.

For non-iron hunting, I set the V-break at 37 and vol at 11 so I can hear the iron sound.
I dig anything with higher tone.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/18/2017 03:47PM by jak135.

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Re: New G2+ owner
Posted by: dfmike
Date: May 18, 2017 06:21PM
Might sound like a silly question but I read a lot of posts from people with a G2+ and/or F19 that use V-Break at the limits of iron on these machines (35-40) instead of setting volume at 10 to kill the iron grunt completely. Most people don't want iron targets so what can one gain by using V-Break instead of just muting the iron target sounds altogether ?



Active detectors and accessories: Fisher F19 LTD on Mars universal shaft, Nokta Fors CoRe, Whites MX7, Makro pointer, Killer B's camo and Jolly Rogers headphones plus an excessive amount of assorted coils.
Previous detectors in order of acquisition: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5

Re: New G2+ owner
Posted by: jak135
Date: May 20, 2017 04:40PM
With the V-Break you can set the point where you want the iron grunt to start. If you set it at 35, only VDI of <=35 will give an iron grunt. Those >35 will hit has non-ferrous (high tone).
You get to define at what level is "iron". I like to set it below VDI 40 because when the coil hit iron and good target at the same time, they can be averaged, bringing down the non-ferrous VDI.
EX: A good target of VDI 45 (small gold coin) laying next to a nail (VDI 15) may produce a VDI of 37.

I get interested in VDI's greater than 35, so I want them to produce a high tone to alert me.

From manual:
V-Break (Change audio for certain targets)
V-Break is a feature that allows the user to change the audio response of certain targets. V-Break allows the user to program the detector so that any target with an ID in the range of 0 - 80 can induce a LOW tone. Examples: The user sets V-Break to a desired setting (e.g. 42). Every target with ID less than or equal to 42 induces a low tone. The audio response of targets with IDs greater than 42 are not changed. VBreak can be set only for Target-IDs that have not previously been rejected using the discrimination or notch functions.

By listening to iron grunts at Vol. 11, it tells me to slow down and pay attention. I like to hear what I am over. Also, older detectors used to null over iron, so iron is a good place to hunt for sites that have been hunted hard.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/20/2017 04:48PM by jak135.

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Re: New G2+ owner
Posted by: dfmike
Date: May 21, 2017 04:22PM
jak135 thanks a lot. I was under the assumption that the F19/G2+ would automatically give a low tone grunt to anything from 0-40 no matter how the detector was set up (except for volume 10 which of course makes the 0-40 range totally quiet). So basically I could set v-break at 25 and then everything above 25 would have a non ferrous high tone ? Interesting. So that v-break can be a boon or a double edged sword. I set mine quite high at times but now a I realize I might be missing interesting targets in trash. The manual does not implicitly mention that setting the v-break lower than 40 will give a non ferrous tone to those numbers that usually fall in the iron range on this machine.



Active detectors and accessories: Fisher F19 LTD on Mars universal shaft, Nokta Fors CoRe, Whites MX7, Makro pointer, Killer B's camo and Jolly Rogers headphones plus an excessive amount of assorted coils.
Previous detectors in order of acquisition: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5

Re: New G2+ owner
Posted by: jak135
Date: May 21, 2017 05:14PM
dfmike-

You are correct. The manual does NOT implicitly mention that.

When I set the v-break at 20, and pass square iron nails (VDI 25-29) over the coil, the sound they make isn't exactly the same as a dime. But it's not an iron grunt either.
I'm still experimenting with different setups and targets (alone & combined) trying to fully understand what the G2+ is really doing.

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Re: New G2+ owner
Posted by: dfmike
Date: May 22, 2017 06:37PM
Just tried it here at home on an iron target on the ground that reads 24 and lo and behold I set the v-break at 20 and that small steel blade now behaves like a non ferrous target. Information like this is why I like dedicated forums so much. It's like finding an extended manual for such and such detector.

I went on a short hunt today and found one of the most perfect square nail I have dug up so far but it was in the 70's range if I recall. Rust makes everything creep up the target range drastically. The square nails you find at 25-29 must have very little oxidation on them and/or are very small I gather. I found it at 7" with a 5 X 10 coil.



Active detectors and accessories: Fisher F19 LTD on Mars universal shaft, Nokta Fors CoRe, Whites MX7, Makro pointer, Killer B's camo and Jolly Rogers headphones plus an excessive amount of assorted coils.
Previous detectors in order of acquisition: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5

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Re: New G2+ owner
Posted by: Digger70pa
Date: June 04, 2017 09:25PM
It's a good relic machine.



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