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Question for 'Arthur-Canada'.
Posted by: Monte
Date: October 31, 2019 01:00AM
In a reply to a Harold-ILL thread below you made the following statement:

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Arthur-Canada
How much different is the uMax compared to the original Golden Sabre?

I love my GS and it has found me the most silver coins in one day...8! It does the best in my test garden on my silver quarter with 3 rusty nails on it. It never seems to false on any iron nails like other detectors I have. I just wish it could go an inch or two deeper.

First a quick comment, it is an electronic term 'micro' using the 'µ' symbol before MAX, and pronounced microMAX. it is not a letter 'u' and not pronounced YouMAX.

Second, I'd like to know which of the three Golden Sabre models you own? The first one was the Golden Sabre, the second was the Golden Sabre Plus, and the last one was the Golden Sabre II. There were notable differences between these three models.

Using these well engineered detectors with great success is why my all-time favorite two Tesoro models are alive and well in my Regular-Use Detector Outfit. Since July of '83 I have used almost every Tesoro model, especially those that were my favorites at the time. One was the Golden Sabre Plus, of the 'Golden Sabre Series,' and I worked many a site where their performance was quite impressive. Of course one reason was that it was an era when there was still a great deal to be found. My all-time favorite ghost town (I live 'Out West' and have concentrated on ghost towns, homesteads and other old-use sites for Relic Hunting) produced hundreds of coins, with carded 2X2's filling four binders and many more left to be cleaned and carded. That one town site produced my greatest quantity of Seated Liberty coins, 2¢ pieces, 3¢ pieces and a few other notables. I'd get 30-35 Seated Liberty coins for every 1 Barber coin. But I don't recall a single day when I found more than 5 silver coins.

There were perhaps five different sites, in both Oregon and Utah, where the good old analog circuitry Tesoro's had some terrific hunts where a good, long day of hunting would yield over two dozen silver coins. But those were locations I narrowed down by studying the type and amount of activity from days-gone-by. Most of those places had pretty much dried up to very thin pickings by about '99. I've gone back and hunted some of them since then, using both my favorite Tesoro's as well as much more modern detectors, and it might take 2-3 hours to come across maybe 8-10 wheat-backs or other older dated coins.

Yes, I have my selected modern detectors that provide exceptional performance afield for a lot of places I like to search, but so do my two Tesoro models. It's not just that they can still work quite well, but also the 'fun factor' of enjoying them in a variety of sites. I hope you continue to enjoy your Golden Sabre.

Monte



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Nokta / Makro: FORS CoRe, FORS Relic, Racer 2 and Simplex + also using Makro and Pulse-Dive Pinpointers
Tesoro: Bandido II µMAX and Silver Sabre µMAX ... White's: modified IDX Pro ... XP: ORX ... Fisher: F44
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Re: Question for 'Arthur-Canada'.
Posted by: Arthur-Canada
Date: December 24, 2019 11:29PM
Sorry i never checked back here until now. I own the original Golden Sabre with the notch capability.

Thank You.N/T
Posted by: Monte
Date: December 26, 2019 08:00AM

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"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells Trading Post
Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
monte@ahrps.org ... or ... monte@stinkwaterwells.com
503-481-8147
Nokta / Makro: FORS CoRe, FORS Relic, Racer 2 and Simplex + also using Makro and Pulse-Dive Pinpointers
Tesoro: Bandido II µMAX and Silver Sabre µMAX ... White's: modified IDX Pro ... XP: ORX ... Fisher: F44
Headphones: Killer B's 'Hornet' and 'Wasp' -- Detector Pro Gray Ghost XP
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand. Models are chosen based on search site conditions.
*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***