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Tesoro Cibola
« on: February 20, 2014, 19:38 »
Anyone on the forum using a Cibola? I am thinking of buying one and would like some opinions. How does the preset ground balance go here in aussie?
I had a Deleon once and it was not very good as regards the preset GB. I am hoping to buy new but if anyone has a good used one I would be interested.
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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 20:19 »
I think I have owned & tried most of the Tesoro range & the Cibola is definitely my choice of machine for dirt hunting.
There are quite a few Cibola owners on the forum & I doubt if any would part with theirs.

As for ground balancing .. I have not had any problems with mine.

My advice .. get hold of one if you can.

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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 21:17 »
Thanks Meggie for your reply, just one question, how does it go on the beach, is dry sand ok? I know most vlf's are not much good in wet sand or salt water.
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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2014, 21:53 »
It is probably OK on the dry sand but certainly not on the wet.
As you may know I'm basically just a beach hunter nowadays so it wouldn't really be my first choice.

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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 22:14 »
You wouldnt see me dead with a tesoro, stupid things keep going off over coins but not over bottle caps or pulltabs how useless is that ;D
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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2014, 09:44 »
how does it go on the beach, is dry sand ok? I know most vlf's are not much good in wet sand or salt water.
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gidday rocker53

The Cibola goes fine on dry sand...pretty useless on the wet
If you are thinking of buying one, you won't look back (or probably forward for that matter)....As Trev implied, it is a fantastic machine...The  fixed ground balance is the best I have come across, and, from my 3 years experience detecting alongside Ringa (who uses a Cibola) it has always been reliable ...(and I'm not just talking about the Ground Balance)
As far as sensitivity, and quick response, it easily keeps up with the Minelab 3030..it is lighter, but not as well balanced as the 3030...it does have a slight tendency to weight itself forward, though it can easily be swung all day without tiring the arm
For price, versatility and simplicity, I don't think you can do better

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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2014, 10:55 »
Thanks for the replies fellas, I will be getting one now. None in Aust. yet contacted Brad at Aussie Detecting, and he hopes they will be here in the next week or so.

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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2014, 14:34 »
I'm onto it now ;D Lets see how I go!!!

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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2014, 14:35 »
I'd slip up a notch & go for the Vaquero.

Adjustable ground balance! ;)

Does make a difference......unbeatable park machine! 8)

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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2014, 16:04 »
After i got my head around my little Tejon? i am sold on Tesoro detectors.

Me, it and the manual ground balance and the fact it runs a little hotter caused me to be having having a head knock for a few hunts, but its a ripper of a dirt hunter now that i have tamed it.

Sold on Tesoro.

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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2014, 22:55 »
Ground balance on the tejon has to be perfect and best run around 7 sensitivity unlike the vaquero that you can wind right up
sometimes hard to balance the tejon but if you persevere it makes it much more stable
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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2014, 05:44 »
Ground balance on the tejon has to be perfect and best run around 7 sensitivity unlike the vaquero that you can wind right up
sometimes hard to balance the tejon but if you persevere it makes it much more stable

Finding its easy and quick to balance Trev, was running sens on 10+ in sandy loam on Thursday without a hiccup, it really should be called el pequeño diablo  ;)

Like any machine the more you hunt with them the more you learn them, its a ripper.

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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2014, 16:22 »
Re the Cibola on Ebay, I was winning for awhile but it's got out of hand a bit, so far it's up to $342 Aust. plus freight. I think I might be  buying a brand new one, for a few extra dollars I think I would be better off. I'll give the Aust. dealer a ring tomorrow.

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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2014, 16:25 »
Amazing
http://www.tesoro.com.au/

I wouldnt buy from an Aussie dealer, personal choice.

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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2014, 16:33 »
Hi tonyw, what do you advise? Do I keep bidding? Most Tesoro dealers in the US won't send to Aust.

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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2014, 16:41 »
Hi tonyw, what do you advise? Do I keep bidding? Most Tesoro dealers in the US won't send to Aust.

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Its getting up there, these retail $425US now how much does the Aussie dealer want?

If its the machine i am looking at on ebay  its been used X2 times and is currently sitting at $300US +shipping US $48.77

I would still be in the hunt for it...

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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2014, 16:53 »
The Aust. dealer is advertising them for $495.00. Converting 300us to Aust. is 334 plus say 50us freight is 55aust. so total at the moment is $389.00 aust. for an extra 106 bucks you would have a new one. Maybe I might keep bidding, what do you think????

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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2014, 17:00 »
The Aust. dealer is advertising them for $495.00. Converting 300us to Aust. is 334 plus say 50us freight is 55aust. so total at the moment is $389.00 aust. for an extra 106 bucks you would have a new one. Maybe I might keep bidding, what do you think????

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 I have to leave that decision up to you.

The Aussie dealer will order one from the U.S, you may take that into consideration.

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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2014, 08:10 »
Bloody missed out :'( I'm now in a bad mood >:( Well I guess I have to keep looking but I definitely want a Tesoro now!!! If anyone knows of a Cibola or Vaquero or Cortes, please let me know!!!

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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2014, 10:56 »
http://www.indiannationsdetectors.com/used.html

At the bottom of the page (green panel) shouldn't have any problems buying a used one from Chuck.


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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2014, 20:15 »
thanks vegemite, have sent email. Might even look at an Outlaw as well, I don't know if anyone on the forum uses one but it looks similar to a Vaquero on the faceplate. Seems to me anyone that has a Tesoro hangs onto them, so they must be good units that's for sure.

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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2014, 19:35 »
New Cibola ordered ;D Hopefully it will be here next week. Can't wait to give it a try :)

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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2014, 21:34 »
New Cibola arrived today. Assembled it and performed the usual air tests, not too bad at all and tried the "supertune", at least another 2-3 inches!!! ;D
I have a penny buried in my back yard at 7 inches and it had no problem picking that up and it was not in the "supertune" mode. So it looks like it will be a nice lightweight coin hunter. I'll give it a run over the weekend but so far I'm impressed. :)

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Re: Tesoro Cibola
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2014, 21:46 »
welcome to the club dont tell anyone how good they are  ;D
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