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Still going strong 20 years later
« on: March 05, 2015, 16:15 »
This photo of Ringa was taken 5 years ago. The detector is a Tesoro Laser B1..A fantastic machine that would still easily keep up with the "bigger /better / more expensive" fraternity...the only set back is the unbalanced weight of the old "box". The machine was produced in 1991.  Ringa  changed to a lighter Cibola when swinging the 20 year old machine became too much of a strain on her arm and wrist...
I took my first steps into the hobby, learning on the same machine...I love the dial adjustments, and the mono discrimination audio sound is extremely specific..all be it not too good at differentiating between pull tabs and half silvers!
How many other brands could boast after 20 years, that their machine was still as good as the day it was made, and still able to "keep up" with the new boys on the block??
...hopefully Tesoro's new machine, when it finally does come out, will again be able to show the bigger companies a thing or two about the game!
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Re: Still going strong 20 years later
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2015, 18:45 »
Good to see an older unit still working and that someone can actually use it.
There is a couple of videos on youtube with the Laser B1.

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Re: Still going strong 20 years later
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2015, 18:48 »
Is there enough coil cord to Hip mount the box or move it back like a GT Sov.?
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Re: Still going strong 20 years later
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 21:00 »
I still have and use at times a minelab GT16000 , found a 1 gram nugget with it about 7 years ago with it .
Might even dig the old Bounty Hunter DE280 out and see if it still works ?
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Re: Still going strong 20 years later
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2015, 06:53 »
My 1st machine, Tesaro Bandido 2 (bought 1993), will keep up with my 3030.  The 3030 just separates the stuff better.  Maybe its just me I think the Tesaro will go deeper.
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Re: Still going strong 20 years later
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2015, 18:19 »
I have owned many Tesoros over the years and they all still work well(I never sell them).The  Toltec 100 was my ist moving up during the years to  the lighter new  models.All easy to use and if the grounds not mineralised will go as deep as any new expensive unit.
I also hope the new TESORO will be light and match it with the heavy opposition on sale these days .
Long live Tesoro HAPPY DETECTING TO ALL.

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Re: Still going strong 20 years later
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2015, 11:22 »
I still have my first detector, the forerunner to Tesoro,  The C&G Wildcat.  That machine made me heaps of cash, and I got it in a pawn shop for $180. I can detect with that right up to any ironwork and not get interference, the coil, (6") does not detect anything above it. It even has a BRASS nut &bolt holding the coil to the shaft. I replaced it once with a nylon one, didn't make  a scrap of difference, so put the brass one back on.  My second machine was a Stingray, which also paid for itself a few times over. They both still work ok, and the Stingray has never leaked. 
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Re: Still going strong 20 years later
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2015, 12:00 »
and i've got an original silver sabre that's still going like i bought it yesterday,emubob
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