Fisher Gold bug detector as a first?
Last Post 02 Jan 2016 03:52 AM by SHELDON SWEAT. 4 Replies.
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BENJAMIN JACKSONUser is Offline
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15 Dec 2014 11:58 AM

    A local pawn shop is selling a fisher gold bug for about 400, it looks like it is in good condition but wanted to get a feel from the community if it is a good deal (in general terms).  It looks like I would need to buy headphones for it.  Please let me know what you guys think.

    JIM MCCULLOCHUser is Offline
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    15 Dec 2014 06:22 PM
    Benjamin, there were 3 versions of the Gold Bug, GB I, GBII, and the GB Pro. All three are good gold getters. If the pawn shop machine is a Gold Bug Pro, $400.00 seems about right. But if the machine is an earlier version, the price is way too high. Headphones: mandatory. Don't scrimp on low-end, low decibel output phones. Hope this helps. HH Jim
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    21 Dec 2014 08:27 PM
    Yeah it is just a gold bug. So I think I will pass. Thanks for the advice Jim!
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    23 Dec 2014 03:09 PM
    The gold bug II is a good gold detector. The one I use to have pulled it's share of nuggets Though the price of a II should be $300 or less. You can hold the detector over a target and tell if it is a nugget or hot rock which is important in some areas. The tone increases with a nugget when the coil is lowered.  With a hot rock the tone increases when you lift the coil. That's because hot rocks are on the other side of the null point.   Frank
    I deal in reality and call them as I see them. Frank
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    02 Jan 2016 03:52 AM
    Posted By FRANK NOVAK on 23 Dec 2014 03:09 PM
    The gold bug II is a good gold detector. The one I use to have pulled it's share of nuggets Though the price of a II should be $300 or less. You can hold the detector over a target and tell if it is a nugget or hot rock which is important in some areas. The tone increases with a nugget when the coil is lowered.  With a hot rock the tone increases when you lift the coil. That's because hot rocks are on the other side of the null point.   Frank

    thanks for sharing that tip Frank.
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