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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-15-2014, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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AT Pro on the way

My daughter has been using a Tesoro Tejon as her first detector. She has done ok with it, but she hasn't quite grasped the concepts and all the little quirks and adjustments needed to get the most out of this machine.

Had a chance to get her an AT Pro at a decent deal so she will be starting over learning this detector but I think it will make things a little less complicated for her and make it more enjoyable as she will have numbers to look at and decide whether or not to dig versus a warbly sound or a scratchty break or whatever other sound differences pop up on the beep and dig machines.

Does anyone on here use an AT Pro and if so what do you like or dislike about it?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-15-2014, 04:52 PM
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Re: AT Pro on the way

I am looking to get an ATpro later this spring. From what I have read its a great MD. I like the iron setting the most.

Just let her learn to listen to what the MD is telling her. Tones are more accurate the VDI numbers. Each MD will have its own language.

I started with Silver Umax and F2. Both great MD but I liked the Umax for its tones were easy to read.

Good luck and find the good stuff!
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I have used the silver umax, golden umax, vaquero, and tejon in the tesoro family. They have a unique language, and they are simple beep dig machines that are very capable if you pay attention and really learn their intricacies.

That being said I have also owned the V3i, Etrac,F75,Whites TDI and Fisher 1280X aquanaut....with the last two being the only ones without VDI. Numbers give you a better idea of what is in the ground, and for a beginner I think they will help her be able to make better informed choices of when to dig. Also the AT Pro is affordable, and from what I have seen and read about it from videos and other forums, she will be able to understand it better based on what she see's on the screen.

I guess the biggest thing is that in the little time we do get out to detect, I want that time to be quality time, and digging higher probability good targets versus all the aluminum cans and tractor parts...as most of out detecting is relic hunting...if that makes and sense.

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kool BlueDog!

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 02:28 AM
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I have 2 yrs on the ATP, hard to beat for the price some features i find un needed. I run mine on pro
Mode no disc and listen for the high tones, after some time you will catch on, great for nickels with the vdi, if it gives a constant number on the vdi in the midrange its not a pull tab i have dug gold and nickels and just pass on by the beavertails. On e you go ATP its hard to go to anything else cause its so easy, get the smaller coil i think its 5x7 cause its lighter for her

It may be a poor choice of words but I am smart enough to understand what you meant.
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