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Post  dannyvic on Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:25 am

G'day everyone,I'm looking at getting a detector a modded SD 2000 or a GP Extream what would be the better choice your input would be very helpful
cheers Danny
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Post  GoldstalkerGPX on Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:34 am


G'day Danny, my advice would be to get the latest model detector that you can afford, so in this case of the two that you have mentioned the extreme would be the go.
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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:13 pm

yeah i would go with adrian on this one after i thought about it dan go the gp extreme
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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:29 pm

the extreme

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Post  dannyvic on Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:44 pm

Thanks for the suggestions it sounds pretty clear what would be the better of the two is there any reason for this or is it because it is a newer machine thanks again Danny
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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:08 pm

dannyvic wrote:Thanks for the suggestions it sounds pretty clear what would be the better of the two is there any reason for this or is it because it is a newer machine thanks again Danny

The Extreme is a later Model..

The Minelab GP extreme detector was released in November 2000 and is no longer in production. The GP extreme was a gold detector utilising Pulse Induction, MPS and DVT technology.

http://www.nuggethunting.com/GP_Extreme_Test.htm

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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:13 pm

the extreme is years more advanced than the 2000. i don`t know much about modded machines other than what i have read, apparently some modded machines perform worse after modding and if you needed repairs minelab wont touch a modded machine
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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:18 pm

Some more stuff

http://www.nuggetshooter.com/articles/GPExtreme.html

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Post  dannyvic on Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:55 pm

Thanks again for all the info it has made my decision a simple one cheers Danny
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Post  TheGoldenChild on Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:03 pm

Hi Dannyvic

Heres my 2 cents worth.
I asked my mate in the Triangle the same question as you, if I cant afford a GPX4500 what would be the next best detector. This guy has been detecting for more than 30 years and knows his stuff and has used just about every Minelab thats come out and without a hesitation said "SD2000". I asked why and he said the SD2000 was the most quietest and stable machine he's ever used ( before the GPX series ) even with a Mono on it while the Extreme was the exact opposite, the noisiest machine his ever used. He couldn't wait to trade it in when the 4000 came out and since has upgraded to a 4500. So you can see he did persevere with the Extreme and found gold with it but he regretted trading his SD2000 for it. I was lucky enough to take his SD2000 for a couple of runs 15 years ago and he wasn't lying when he said this machine was good.
I cant comment myself on the Extreme because I have never used one (ended up buying 4500) but on his experience and advice I would be buying the SD2000.
Here's some more interesting reading from Finders : http://www.finders.com.au/Finders_Archives/News/PR156.HTM

PS the SD2000 I used was standard not modded and it worked like a charm no need for mods, it found me gold both times shallow and deep.
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Post  detecta2 on Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:18 pm

hey danny, your probably got a $ amount in mind,go the later machine for the auto ground balancing, huge diff, if you can push out a couple hundred more look for a 3000, prices have really tumbled of late and without doubt each machine is better than the one before,phill

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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:41 pm

Mate buy whatever your cash amount allows enough for the detector and for all the other bits pick,control box cover etc, SD UP TO GPX they all find gold good luck out there.

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Post  Goldbait on Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:36 pm

i met up with a few few fellow detectorists at the Canoona gold fields not too long ago. 2 of the 4 guys there were running 5000's, but had just traded from extreme's.

They said that all the gold they have found with their 5000 they would have found with their extreme.. The only difference between the 2 is that the 5000 runs incredably quiet and smooth.

I have an extreme and it loves mono coils, it runs really quiet with them... my machine is modded though, so i don't know if that makes any difference.
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Post  Greg on Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:30 pm

Good day All.
I have an extreme & it runs nice & quite but in some really hot ground you have to use a DD coil but if you had a couple of more $ I would go the 3000, you should pick one up cheap from a dealer as lots must have been traded on 5000's.
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Post  dannyvic on Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:09 pm

thanks all but a fair priced 4000 has popped up and i will be getting that cheers Danny
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Post  GoldstalkerGPX on Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:31 pm

dannyvic wrote:thanks all but a fair priced 4000 has popped up and i will be getting that cheers Danny


As Mr. Burns would say........EXCELLENT Cool
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Post  Guest on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:17 pm

the best thing is i can help you out with it and show you what does what.... should be good.
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