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Classic III Plus

Ronstar

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An old high school friend reached out to me asking for a little help. A friend of his gave him a detector and he knows nothing about detecting. He brought over a White’s Classic III Plus basically in new condition, the foam handle grip was still in new condition as are the decals etc.
We turned it on and it fired right up!! Not sure how old the three 9v batteries are but they were in good shape.

I had set out a board with an array of different coins and some trash. Coins were sharp and clear and the trash a bit choppy. There was no difference in the sounds from quarter down to penny but the nickel was elusive (that could be settings tho?). I even put a square nail over the quarter and it still hit the coin!!!
Anyways, not finding an owners manual on line so far. Any help from anyone here would be appreciated.
Almost forgot…… it has a black sand setting, is this model good for prospecting type hunts?
 

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Mark ( ohio )

Well-known member
An old high school friend reached out to me asking for a little help. A friend of his gave him a detector and he knows nothing about detecting. He brought over a White’s Classic III Plus basically in new condition, the foam handle grip was still in new condition as are the decals etc.
We turned it on and it fired right up!! Not sure how old the three 9v batteries are but they were in good shape.

I had set out a board with an array of different coins and some trash. Coins were sharp and clear and the trash a bit choppy. There was no difference in the sounds from quarter down to penny but the nickel was elusive (that could be settings tho?). I even put a square nail over the quarter and it still hit the coin!!!
Anyways, not finding an owners manual on line so far. Any help from anyone here would be appreciated.
Almost forgot…… it has a black sand setting, is this model good for prospecting type hunts?

Ron, can't give you an answer for prospecting, but I used one many, many yrs. ago down at the OBX. It hunted just fine down to the waters edge. The disc was more than likely set too high to knock out the nickel. Isn't there a mark on the faceplate where nickels will not read?? Anyway, a nice hunting machine for what it is designed for, turn on and go.

Mark ( ohio )
 

Ronstar

Well-known member
Tried to decipher the markings on the front…. No idea what the P stands for. Basically played around with the knobs and could detect subtle differences in the way the sounds changed.
I told him just out and dig clear sharp signals and hope for the best until we could locate an instruction booklet/manual.
Black sand normally associated with gold.
 

MuddyMo

Well-known member
Good detectors. The manual should be, at least used to be, online. You can ground balance them through one of the holes on the bottom of it. Open it and you can adjust the theasold too.
Black sand switch was for saltwater beaches.
 

DW-BGW

Active member
Tried to decipher the markings on the front…. No idea what the P stands for. Basically played around with the knobs and could detect subtle differences in the way the sounds changed.
I told him just out and dig clear sharp signals and hope for the best until we could locate an instruction booklet/manual.
Black sand normally associated with gold.
As for what the P in the triangle are, Whites put them there for user to set all the knobs to them for quick set up and go out of the box
 

Ronstar

Well-known member
Its amazing, if you type in the correct search words you find what you’re looking for! Who knew!!!!

I was able to print out an “operators guide” for him.

Thanks for the responses
 

coinspader

Active member
Check out the "relic1864" channel on youtube, Keith Southern has a great video on the Whites classic 3+ metal detector, very good detector at finding good targets in amongst iron debris.
 
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