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Post  fabphil on Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:44 pm

gday guys i already have a gp3000 would a gp3500 be any better reason being i can get one at a great price is it worth selling my gp3000 to get it which works great and just to add to confusion i can get a gpx 4000 for two hundred more than that any suggestions or apinions greatley appreciated sorry about my spelling cheers

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Post  kiwijw on Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:42 pm

G'day fabphil, I ran a 3000 for quite a few years & loved it. I got to know it inside out & had a ball with it. I went from that to a GPX 4000 & after a little bit of a learning curve on the 4000 from the 3000 I had the chance to get a 4500 after only 1 month with the 4000. I still run the 4500 & I am loving that. I still have the 4000 & Mrs JW uses it on the odd occasion......well....used to. MMMmm she hasnt swung it for a while now. I have taken the push button handle off it to use on the 4500 as that handle broke.
I ended up selling my 3000 as it just wasnt getting used but it was hard to part with it. I would have to say that the 3500 would have to have been better than the 3000, even though I have never used one, but just because it is the next model after the 3000. If I were you & could get a 4000 for a couple of hundy dollars more than a 3500 I would snatch up the 4000. It being the next model after the 3500 but not only that, a much bigger step in detector technology & the start of the GPX platform of which followed the 4500 & the 5000. So not much of a learning curve from the first GPX to the last if you go up in those models.

Go the 4000.....it is the best out of the three models you are talking of.

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Post  fabphil on Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:42 pm

thanks heaps for your opinion kiwijw

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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:34 pm

fabphil I had an extreme and loved it moved up to a 4000 big mistake IMO, hold on to what you have and look for a 4500 that suits your budget, if your not sure ask anyone that drives one.

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Post  fabphil on Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:21 pm

ok captain thanks mate but can only afford gpx 4000 at most so am i better off keeping gp3000 which has been a great machine thanks

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Post  kiwijw on Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:27 am

fabphil, Captain has thrown a spanner in to the works. V02 V04  I cant see how it can be a mistake to move up to a 4000 from an Extreme. scratch   DONT hold on to what you have if you want better things. Other wise you will never advance & realise the better abilities of the later models. It is a long hard learning curve to master a PI detector. Sure you can just switch on & go on a setting that is recommended to you....& find gold. But not all ground.....or gold....is the same, so this is where all those choices of settings come in to it. Too get the best out of your chosen machine on the many different situations you are going to find yourself in. Hot ground, mild ground, small gold, hackley gold, specimen gold, chunky gold fine flaky gold etc etc. Then there is the choice of what coil to use to better your success for the situation you are faced with. Rolling Eyes  The only way you are going to master a detector & get to know the ability of all the different combo of settings.....& coils.... is a lot of time out in the field trying them all & what YOU find works best in what ever conditions & situations you find yourself in. As I said....it is a long hard learning curve & it is very easy to just stick with the one detector that you  "may"  have mastered & are comfortable with....but that will hold you back from better things. As I said in my above post, there is a learning curve going from the 3000 to a 4000. I loved my 3000 & it found me a lot of gold. With the 4500, after I got to grips with it, I found a lot of gold that the 3000 didnt & that comes down to the technology of the machine & also operator ability. Sure a lot of things are similar but there is a big difference in the personalities of the two. This is where a lot of people give up on detecting. They dont have the patience or time to spend out in the field to learn the machine, get frustrated & feel like wrapping it around the nearest tree. This is where a love of the bush & the out doors comes in to play.....& also the mind set of not expecting to make a fortune on gold finds. The finds will come with that attitude & time spent out there.
Get the best you can afford & in your case it is the 4000. Had you mentiond a 4500...then of course....go for that, but you didnt so I didnt suggest it. T06

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Post  Guest on Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:55 am

fabphil wrote:ok captain thanks mate but can only afford gpx 4000 at most so am i better off keeping gp3000 which has been a great machine thanks

Every one has there one opinion and that is mine.

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Post  Guest on Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:57 am

Hi
Ran 3000 's for years they are a good machine.But if you get a chance get the 3500.The variable tracking speeds and press button ground balancing are a definite advantage.There is also the benefit of full timings on GP machines.You only change the coil size for more depth.Victorian soil is highly mineralised and variable so the quicktrak button allows you to run in fixed and groundbalance often.Imperative if you are running a DD and chasing wispers.
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Post  fabphil on Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:36 am

thanks guys for your opininions cheers

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