Uncategorized

Knock off metal detectors

Recently I have been seeing a lot of discussion on knock off metal detectors and pin pointers. Many people seem to be drawn to the cheap prices. After all they look the same, they must be similar to the same quality right? Highly unlikely although some who have purchased these knock offs claim they are as same as the original or as good. We will look into that a little later into the article. Two types of knock offs There are the products that are almost exact replicas (at least from the outward appearance) right down to the logos and…

Continue Reading

how-to articles, Uncategorized

Nokta/ Makro Anfibio headphone pairing

(** this information was taken directly from the instruction manual provided by Nokta/Makro**) 1 MAKE SURE YOUR DETECTOR IS OFF! 2 While pressing the white button on the headphones, switch the on-off button of the headphones to ”on” position and do NOT let go of the white button until the beep indicating the battery status is heard. 3 Headphones will emit a number of beeps to indicate the battery status as follows: Five (5) beeps for fully charged battery, four (4), three (3), two (2) beeps to indicate diminishing charge and one (1) beep if the battery is low. When…

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

What price publicity…???

Is XP team USA sacrificing their Honor, dignity and honesty in their quest for more sales? Before I go any further I want to state that I absolutely have no issue with XP metal detectors. Back in April of 2018 I was asked to do a podcast with a big announcement concerning XP. I learned they wanted to announce the formation of XP team USA and to be truthful I couldn’t have been more pleased. An opportunity for my All Metal Mode Podcast to be the platform where it would first be announced seemed like an honor and I was…

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

NEW Nokta/Makro Simplex is coming!!

For some time now it seems the focus from the manufacturers has been on the mid to high range detectors. Several new detectors in those ranges have hit the market over the past few years and for good reason. The focus has really been on the mid-price range I believe due to the popularity of the Garrett At line of detectors. We’ve even seen what appears to be manufacturers known for much more expensive metal detectors scrambling to get something closer into the mid-range price. For example, Minelab with the Equinox series, Whites with the MX Sport and XP with…

Continue Reading

Detectors & Equipment Reviews, Uncategorized

Rutus Alter 71 2.0 Review

Rutus announced their new software update, 2.0 recently and I had to wonder how they could make this detector any better. I’m not going to go into much detail here on the Rutus Alter 71 since I have already done a review but there are a few quick things I want to point out before I discuss the latest version.  Every time I go out with the Alter 71 I like it more and more which is saying a lot because I fell in love with it the very first time. Arek, the owner and engineer of the Rutus has…

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

Field hunting – was it ever there?

For many years now, my favorite form of metal detecting has been Relic hunting. Hunting the farm fields in Rural Ohio to be more specific but I’ve also spent some time in the woods relic hunting where long gone sites once where. The best way to quickly hunt down potential sites is overlaying the oldest maps you can find that show where houses, churches, mills and other buildings were. The best of these sites the structure was gone before pre plumbing and electric. Something that has perplexed me since I first begun overlaying maps and detecting these field sites is…

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

Do you need headphones for metal detecting?

This question has been around for a long time and I remember when I first started metal detecting I didn’t understand the need for headphones. But let me ask you this, have you ever been driving home from work and your favorite song comes on the radio? When that happens most of us start rolling up car windows, turning up the music, adjusting your car stereo because we want to hear it as best we can with the least amount of background noise. How hard is it to get into your favorite song when there are sirens, people honking and…

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

Living in an era of misinformation

I remember many years back watching a video on Youtube where a person had a board with several items attached to it and comparing two different detectors and how fast they recovered from each target. At the time I happened to own both detectors he was comparing and knew them both inside and out and it blew me away that he was putting information out there that was exactly opposite I had found after countless hours on each detector hunting in real world conditions. Just recently someone I was talking to said to me “do you know the guy who…

Continue Reading

Detectors & Equipment Reviews, Uncategorized

Nokta/Makro’s new Anfibio metal detector

At Detectival this year Nokta/Makro announced their new Anfibio series of detectors. It comes in multiple frequency 5,14 and 20 KHz, the Anfibio 14 and the Anfibio 19. If you have read any of my other articles I’ve done on Nokta/Makro or follow the all metal mode podcast you are fully aware that I am a huge fan of the company and their detectors. I probably talk about them too much to be honest but it’s been a lot of years since I’ve truly been excited about a metal detecting company. My opinion is they are the most innovative company…

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

Is it the end for Tesoro metal detectors?

Last night I noticed a message on my Instragram account and I was shocked that someone had contacted me to find out if I heard Tesoro laid everyone off. I couldn’t believe what I was reading! He then sent me a link to the post on the Treasurenet forum. I’m not going to name anyone in this article but this was coming from a reputable gentleman. I couldn’t find anything else so I took to Facebook to see if anyone else had heard. Some people couldn’t believe it while others said they had seen it coming but to this point…

Continue Reading