to buy a GMP or not?

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Re: to buy a GMP or not?

Post by Bargeman » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:25 pm

The offer still stands to borrow my detector, then you will know if it is right for you ::g




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Re: to buy a GMP or not?

Post by garrettoldboy » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:09 am

hello, keep us posted when you decide on a GMP or ?? detector Andi

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Re: to buy a GMP or not?

Post by Digger Drew » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:45 pm

the Gmp is great in land not so much on beaches, there is a distinctive sound when you go over a hammered coin and romans can give an almost iron sound usually when badly coroded orr little pieces of the coin, the again lead will also givea distinct sound once you get to know the detector you can pretty much know what metal you are going to dig, smaller coins give a realy sharp short signal and oh my does it like the small stuff, i generally run mine with sensitivity into red , iron threshold between 5 and 10 depending on the site, gb near to marker deopending on site , silencer at 0, iron volume around 12oclock these are my prefered setting but sometimes use silencer at 1
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Re: to buy a GMP or not?

Post by Ten pence! » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:26 pm

I can pick out lead with my GMP, you still get a good tone but it has some vagueness around the edges if that makes any sense? One slight downside is I do dig a bit of coke occasionally as I never run mine in the auto setting, as this can mask good targets in iron.

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Re: to buy a GMP or not?

Post by Digger Drew » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:22 pm

yes very true with your comment i never run in auto as can mask out alot especially deeper targets that are small and also i only seem to get coke on the surface unless its a stonking big piece ,
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Re: to buy a GMP or not?

Post by Wigeon » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:37 pm

I would encourage the OP to have a go with the GMP. It is very early days for me, with only two outings with mine so far.

For what it is worth, I am not having any significant problems with understanding the signals. Dug more or less everything for a start though. Pinpointing is a dream too.

I have deliberately dug some iron to confirm some 'mixed' signals and am rapidly learning to be careful with that type of signal, as there seems to be lots of nuances.

I dug six pieces of coke this morning but after number three, I was pretty sure that it was coke.

I read and listened to a lot of advice from our members on here and also Norfolk Wolf on YouTube, before buying, so had a pretty good idea of the machine before turning 'tyre kicking' into buying mode. :D
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Re: to buy a GMP or not?

Post by Digger Drew » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:32 pm

certainly is very good for pinpointing i always find it a few inches from the back of coil going into the middle , very rarely get it to one side, there was quite a difference between the old goldmaxx and the gmp both have there advantages, but for me i love having a comfortable hold so deus stem and wireless headphones, never had a problem with either of mine the only thing i dont like is the little screw bolts that hold battery cover on as very easy to drop and not always easy to get undone if you have a dodgy hand or when its realy cold
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Re: to buy a GMP or not?

Post by Bargeman » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:01 pm

Digger Drew wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:32 pm
certainly is very good for pinpointing i always find it a few inches from the back of coil going into the middle , very rarely get it to one side, there was quite a difference between the old goldmaxx and the gmp both have there advantages, but for me i love having a comfortable hold so deus stem and wireless headphones, never had a problem with either of mine the only thing i dont like is the little screw bolts that hold battery cover on as very easy to drop and not always easy to get undone if you have a dodgy hand or when its realy cold


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Re: to buy a GMP or not?

Post by Digger Drew » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:17 pm

thank you, i will be getting those does the box cover still fit correctly when these are on as i do all weather detecting, be great for my dodgy thumb
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Re: to buy a GMP or not?

Post by Wigeon » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:49 pm

Digger Drew wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:17 pm
thank you, i will be getting those does the box cover still fit correctly when these are on as i do all weather detecting, be great for my dodgy thumb
They make it a bit tighter to close the cover but its still ok. If you use a jack-plug for wired headphones too, I have found that the cover will not close, as the combination of new nuts and the jack-plug make it too tight.
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Re: to buy a GMP or not?

Post by cammann » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:29 am

garrettoldboy wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:01 am
shaggybfc wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:37 am
garrettoldboy wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:26 am
hello, is that the V4 version,
Hi Garretoldboy, it doesn't say in the ad - so I expect it's a V3? Is there any way of seeing the different without having the machine in hand?
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hello, i do not think you need to worry at this stage if V3/4 and as littleboot mentioned if buying from staffs keven is a good trader, i have had dealings with him for many years,
I second that, I've bought from Staffs too and found the experience excellent.
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Re: to buy a GMP or not?

Post by Grott » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:37 pm

I have a 250 and a G M P and i love my G m p it really suits all my needs my mate gets a new detector every five minutes he has had the deus and now moved on and no doubt will be moving on again but he does not find anything more than i do.Once you get it through your head that you cannot find artifacts if they are not there and it is nothing to do with your detector and if you ignore iffy signals you will not find things like Buckles and Buttons and fibulas so do not fall for all the hype and a screen telling you nothing but a guess.

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Re: to buy a GMP or not?

Post by shaggybfc » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:46 pm

Thanks all for the great advice and very kind offer (Bargeman)

I've bitten the bullet and just bought a new XP Deus V5 with the 11" X35 coil + remote with the WS4 head-phones. I'd best get out in those fields this weekend learning the machine.
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Re: to buy a GMP or not?

Post by liamnolan » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:53 pm

The only way to make a sound judgement on the GMP is to take it out for a run. No amount of advice from GMP users will be as valuable as you actually spending a few hours yourself in a field.
Good luck with the Deus, its a top end machine, I use one myself. But now and then I get the GMP dusted down and enjoy its unique ways and the solid belief that nothing interesting will pass under the coil without me knowing. ::g Liam :;@
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