It’s like the old golf pro Gary Player’s famous statement “the more I practice the luckier I get”
:- When judging iffy signals always look for excuses to dig not an excuse towalk away… if you look for an excuse to leave a signal you will always find it whether it’sreally there or not.I feel I now have my current machine setup perfectly for me! Other people have tried to use theGoldmaxx Power the same way as I do and they can’t get on with it…. This is because my earshave adjusted to the settings I’ve chosen.I chose to set my machine up from day one at settings I knew from both in air tests and test bedswere maximising it’s ability to both go deep and find coins close to iron.I then stuck with these settings and struggled for the first few weeks, but simply by sticking withthem and digging lots of signals both good and bad I managed to train myself to recognise whatis good and what is trash.I have now been in fields where I’ve checked signals with people who own the same machine…they have said signals were rubbish when I said I’d dig them! The items have always turned outto be non ferrous (not iron), one certainly turned out to be a cut half (hammered), and the otherthat I remember was a less impressive horse brass but very deep. This does not mean I am usingsuperior settings to the other chaps, it just means I’m hearing something in that signal that makesme think “that sounds dodgy but it’s not quite like an iron signal”This is a saying I use and I think I’ve made it up “
A good detectorist is a nosey detectorist
Reasons for this :-
1) A nosey detectorist will dig the dodgy (iffy) signals because he simply can’t resist finding outwhat it is.2) A nosey detectorist will try every setting on a new machine in the hope of finding the bestbalanced performance.3) A nosey detectorist will listen at length to what other people are doing with there machines.Remember you may think someone is talking rubbish but there is no harm in experimentation. If you feel your settings are wrong believe me your doomed to end up hating your machine.
Dynamite’s Tip :-
If someone gives you some new settings for your machine don’t fully commit to them but do tryto give them a fair chance.There are two types of people that usually give you advice on setting up a machine:-1) The person who basically doesn’t have a clue and who will say black is white simply becausethey want to believe that there way is best.2) The chap that has studied his machine endlessly and has discovered what he considers the bestsettings for finding small items in tricky English conditions and longs to share his knowledge.