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any advice /tips for compadre.
« on: May 07, 2014, 23:36 »
Greetings fellow dirt diggers. I'm getting a compadre from aussie detectors in a few days,and am wondering if any of have
 advice and tips in their use. reading findmall forum, many say these are great,even in comparision to other tesoros.
running between iron and foil is all I can glean from the posts. does the clean sweep coil fit/suit the compadre?
 if all goes well with it, I will go for the vaquero as the pesos build up. cheers.8)
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Re: any advice /tips for compadre.
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 01:03 »
Tesoro's are Trev's speciality at the moment ,he will fill you in I am sure .
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Re: any advice /tips for compadre.
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 13:18 »
 I'm getting a compadre from aussie detectors in a few days,...
 
. does the clean sweep coil fit/suit the compadre?
 if all goes well with it, I will go for the vaquero as the pesos build up. cheers.8)

Gidday scratchinaround,

A great little machine to start off with,...you won't be disappointed, and will pick up the settings pretty quickly..
Just a word of warning re the cleansweep coil..especially if you are considering the Vaquero in the future...The compadre uses a 5 pin connection to the box, where as the Vaquero is a 4 pin. If you are thinking the cleansweep will be interchangeable between the 2 machines, you will be disappointed.
My suggestion would be to let the cleansweep idea go for a while, until you are set on the machine you intend to use long term. The Vaquero is a manual ground balance machine, where as the compadre is automatic...(a turn on and go machine)...If you like the idea of "less is best", then perhaps the Cibola might be a second choice for your upgrade in the future...it's the turn on and go sister to the Vaquero ...mind you, the Cibola, like the Vaquero, is a 4 pin connection!

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Re: any advice /tips for compadre.
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2014, 13:33 »
The Compadre is a great little machine especially capable at picking up small gold rings & chains that other machines seem to miss.

Tip .. run the disc.knob between the R & O of iron and dig everything .. you'll be surprised.

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Re: any advice /tips for compadre.
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2014, 16:39 »
Tesoro's are Trev's speciality at the moment ,he will fill you in I am sure .
                ;)  cheers Junker, the lad  has a few for sure, but not the compadre. 8)
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Re: any advice /tips for compadre.
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2014, 16:46 »
;) hi OHB1 and MEGGIE. thanx for the advice. Meggie, where's you're best site so I can try it out ? ;D
   yes, that is a prob. wit the csw then. i'll just plump along til I can get the cibola or the vaquero then.
it is a large copper area up here, surprisingly -it's called the .................copper triangle ::)so mineralisation
should be , errrrr  -interesting.  cheers 8)
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Re: any advice /tips for compadre.
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2014, 17:21 »
You will be surprised, i haven't found anything in the way of mineralisation that effects the vaquero, just do as meggie says unless its ring pull country then you will need to go higher on the discrim but you will lose a little depth you will soon be hooked and they are so easy to use, even you may find something lol happy hunting and give it a week but we should both be back in the naughty corner
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Re: any advice /tips for compadre.
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2014, 19:25 »
Isn't the Compadre hardwired to the stock 8" coil?  Would love to give on of these little machines a go.:)
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Re: any advice /tips for compadre.
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2014, 19:30 »
Isn't the Compadre hardwired to the stock 8" coil? Would love to give on of these little machines a go.:)
Yes the coils are hardwired but you do have a choice of either the 5.75" or 8" one.

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Re: any advice /tips for compadre.
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2014, 19:38 »
.....or buy two Compadres with different coils, pity they didn't make it an option to be interchangeable, pricing I guess. ;)
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Re: any advice /tips for compadre.
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2014, 20:59 »
:D hi Goldpick, that may be an option,depending on how versatile the compadre is. on the coast,sand hunting  would
be a go. I guess ultimately, a vaquero or sand shark would be the best choice. 8)
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Re: any advice /tips for compadre.
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2014, 21:16 »
If you are considering the beach then the wet sand has to be a definite option too & other than the Sand Shark which is a P.I. machine the Tesoro's are just not in the ballgame in my opinion for this condition.

I have owned & used nearly all the Tesoro range,I still use three exclusively for dirt hunting but do not consider them to be up there with most of the beach machines.

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Re: any advice /tips for compadre.
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2014, 21:19 »
You will be surprised, i haven't found anything in the way of mineralisation that effects the vaquero, just do as meggie says unless its ring pull country then you will need to go higher on the discrim but you will lose a little depth you will soon be hooked and they are so easy to use, even you may find something lol happy hunting and give it a week but we should both be back in the naughty corner
       ;)   hi Trev. yes, everything I have read suggests tesoros are the way to go. I don't think tid and depth displays are all that helpful overall.i think it's in the tone and depth of  a good detector,simplicity. yeh, still finding spoons,stuck in cutlery mode.wanna branch out to forks now,with mbe the occasional knife.:P sick of eating soup all the time. haha. ah the naughty corner,story of my life really :-[   cheers  8)
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Re: any advice /tips for compadre.
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2014, 22:36 »
If you are considering the beach then the wet sand has to be a definite option too & other than the Sand Shark which is a P.I. machine the Tesoro's are just not in the ballgame in my opinion for this condition.

I have owned & used nearly all the Tesoro range,I still use three exclusively for dirt hunting but do not consider them to be up there with most of the beach machines.

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Too true, my Vaquero, whilst being a great land detector, left a lot to be desired on the beach.  The ground balancing simply did not have enough range in it to be of any worth, unlike some other detectors that will balance all the way to salt.  Going by tones is definitely the way to go, something that Tesoros excel at, you would be surprised how many good targets are missed going by vdi detectors..
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Re: any advice /tips for compadre.
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2014, 00:17 »
Too true, my Vaquero, whilst being a great land detector, left a lot to be desired on the beach. The ground balancing simply did not have enough range in it to be of any worth, unlike some other detectors that will balance all the way to salt. Going by tones is definitely the way to go, something that Tesoros excel at, you would be surprised how many good targets are missed going by vdi detectors..
Yes GP. I haven't read much about tesoros other the sand/tiger shark cleaning up the beaches, and of course
 P.I. 's in general. excal .11 would be my choice if funding was available. I will get a sand shark by this coming summer.
 there are so many variables to consider in soils,position and condition of target, reflection of other objects etc,to rely only on vdi.also discrimination mode as opposed to all metal has limitations,it can be fooled, IMHO. which really brings it all down to a basic quality detector. I used the pre-sets on the 305 and then went back over in all metal and found missed targets.so hence
 my decision to try the compadre. all good. cheers.8)
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Re: any advice /tips for compadre.
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2014, 19:41 »
I have used tesoro for a number  of years light and easy good price have fun regards digger dan
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