FOLLOW-UP TO FINDING THE VERY BEST DETECTOR…
Okay, had an email from RD who was somewhat pissed at my last blog post, Finding the Very Best Detector. He more or less said I was way off base because he was sure he had the best detector, and you guessed it, it was the most expensive model on the market. So der ya go. I stand corrected. I got it wrong…
Apparently RD has come up with various programs, settings, set-ups, sit-ups, concerts, schemes and whippty-do’s, that would find stuff in places that everyone had given up on, and when he added that triple D, open-faced,
sandwich, coil (with mustard) he was finding coins and buttons down to 18 and 20 inches.
Alright I am being a little facetious. Sorry. My point in that particular post was that all things needed to be equal in order to proclaim a clear-cut winner, and that I didn’t think there was a such foolproof test out there . Might his detector have won such a contest? Possibly, but would it perform equally as well in a different setting, under different conditions. Who knows, and better yet, who really cares? I know I don’t.
I have a detector I am happy with. Would I find more with RD’s expensive model? My guess is probably not. It’s much too heavy for me, and I have no interest in spending hours trying to understand and decipher all the various controls, graphs, settings, etc.. There was a time when I would have, but not now. I just want to find old coins, have fun, and I think there’s sufficient coinage in the first 8 inches of soil to make me happy. So RD, I will give you the benefit of a doubt….you have the best detector, HOWEVER if you are thinking of challenging other tekkies, don’t bet a whole lot of money!