Monthly Archives: November 2020

But How Deep Will It Go?

This morning I came across the following YouTube video on Facebook and found it somewhat comical. Why? Because it’s indicative of the extremes, the lengths we will go to find the ‘deepest detector’ on the market and please, I’m not picking on South Coast Detecting. Many of their videos are well done.  It’s the “Dark Destroyer” setup that got to me…. Continue reading


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Q & A – Suffolk Sifter – Detectorist

The Q & A this time travels across the pond and it’s Steve (The Suffolk), Sifter.  Thank you Steve for taking the time to do this and for sharing your story here on Stout Standards. I owe you a pint (or two). Continue reading


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The Simplex+ Handbook

Been reading Andy Sabisch’s “The Simplex Handbook” and it’s extremely well done. If you too have a Simplex it’s well worth the price ($16.95). It’s a large 8 1/2 x 11 book with an easy to read layout and loaded with lots of photos, illustrations and charts.

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Andy Sabisch – Q & A

The name Andy Sabisch should be familiar to anyone who uses a metal detector.  His guides and handbooks are often considered the “real” manuals and must have’s for the serious TH’er. They’re thorough, easy to read and the quickest way I know of to master your machine. I’ve known Andy since the mid 80’s and consider him a good friend and great ambassador for the pastime! Continue reading


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A Pandemic Day in the Life of an Old Beeper…

Yesterday the weather was to my liking and I decided to get out and learn a little more about the Simplex.  Now understand the Simplex is really a pretty easy detector to use, it’s just that this ole brain doesn’t retain a helluva lot. Anyway I gave both the detector and the headphones a jolt and off I went across the lake to the town park, ready to enjoy the day and of course find a hoard. Continue reading


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