Anyone used the Giant XP coil for GMP(now the we love Dundee thread!)

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Anyone used the Giant XP coil for GMP(now the we love Dundee thread!)

Post by Lowland » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:53 am

Hi all
Just a wee question
Has anybody got or used one of the enormous xp coils for the GMP?
I’m not sure of the size
I think it’s 18” by 15”
but either way it’s absolutely huge...it dwarfs my nel tornado :-O
I’ve been offered the chance to buy one secondhand.
Thanks in advance
Cheers
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Re: Anyone used the Giant XP coil for GMP

Post by sweepstick47 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:33 pm

Hello 'Lowland' I don't use an oversized coil but I have experienced a 'session' using one kindly insisted upon by a pal. There's bound to be some members with experience of this coil so hopefully, replies will follow in hot pursuit. A coil size of (18 X 15) undoubtedly has it's uses in specific conditions - so you possibly have a site in mind with some degree of potential? 8-| !!

I use a GMP 4 P and dread to think what state I'd be in after operating with such a coil. x;
However, my family are are from Dundee so the strength and resolve of you Scots is well known to me. With that in mind, I expect the weight is not even a minor consideration for you.

Good Luck if you 'go for it'' and I foresee news of Scottish hoards being located with alarming regularity sometime in the future! Regards and Good Luck ss47 ::g
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Re: Anyone used the Giant XP coil for GMP

Post by Ten pence! » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:53 pm

Don't bother, I've yet to find an aftermarket coil that works better on any modern machine I've ever had including on my Goldmaxx, you'll probably unbalance it and give yourself arm ache, plus improvements in performance are either marginal or non existent.

Incidentally I'm not guessing, I bury stuff and test!

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Re: Anyone used the Giant XP coil for GMP

Post by Lowland » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:08 pm

sweepstick47 wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Hello 'Lowland' I don't use an oversized coil but I have experienced a 'session' using one kindly insisted upon by a pal. There's bound to be some members with experience of this coil so hopefully, replies will follow in hot pursuit. A coil size of (18 X 15) undoubtedly has it's uses in specific conditions - so you possibly have a site in mind with some degree of potential? 8-| !!

I use a GMP 4 P and dread to think what state I'd be in after operating with such a coil. x;
However, my family are are from Dundee so the strength and resolve of you Scots is well known to me. With that in mind, I expect the weight is not even a minor consideration for you.

Good Luck if you 'go for it'' and I foresee news of Scottish hoards being located with alarming regularity sometime in the future! Regards and Good Luck ss47 ::g
Thank ye sir....
I’m kind of torn...being aware of the flashy lures catch more fishermen
Than fish phenomena.
I’d love to gie it a birl on some areas of grassland
That have been gone over with GMP and standard coil
Then GMP with tornado coil.
It was only when I switched up that the only hammereds came out
of the deep black occupation soil .
Plus coverage was much improved I felt.
Maybe I wAs listening better to the GMP
I dunno.
Ma grannies frae Dundee-down in Broughty ferry
It’s a Bonnie toun.
Thanks again ::g
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Re: Anyone used the Giant XP coil for GMP

Post by Lowland » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:14 pm

Ten pence! wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:53 pm
Don't bother, I've yet to find an aftermarket coil that works better on any modern machine I've ever had including on my Goldmaxx, you'll probably unbalance it and give yourself arm ache, plus improvements in performance are either marginal or non existent.

Incidentally I'm not guessing, I bury stuff and test!
Cheers tenpence
Nice to hear your thoughts and experience on the matter...
(Its cheap enough-I might not be able to resist)
The weight issue is a big worry
Talking about arm ache-I top mounted the control box with the xp bracket
And it felt horrible..really heavy
Which is s shame cos the one major thing that annoys me with the GMP
is where they’ve put the box X(
Thanks again
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Re: Anyone used the Giant XP coil for GMP

Post by sweepstick47 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:40 pm

Lowland wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:08 pm
sweepstick47 wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Hello 'Lowland' I don't use an oversized coil but I have experienced a 'session' using one kindly insisted upon by a pal. There's bound to be some members with experience of this coil so hopefully, replies will follow in hot pursuit. A coil size of (18 X 15) undoubtedly has it's uses in specific conditions - so you possibly have a site in mind with some degree of potential? 8-| !!

I use a GMP 4 P and dread to think what state I'd be in after operating with such a coil. x;
However, my family are are from Dundee so the strength and resolve of you Scots is well known to me. With that in mind, I expect the weight is not even a minor consideration for you.

Good Luck if you 'go for it'' and I foresee news of Scottish hoards being located with alarming regularity sometime in the future! Regards and Good Luck ss47 ::g
Thank ye sir....
I’m kind of torn...being aware of the flashy lures catch more fishermen
Than fish phenomena.
I’d love to gie it a birl on some areas of grassland
That have been gone over with GMP and standard coil
Then GMP with tornado coil.
It was only when I switched up that the only hammereds came out
of the deep black occupation soil .
Plus coverage was much improved I felt.
Maybe I wAs listening better to the GMP
I dunno.
Ma grannies frae Dundee-down in Broughty ferry
It’s a Bonnie toun.
Thanks again ::g
Ah, Broughty Ferry ::g Whilst carrying out inspections on Army units in Scotland, I always returned via the East coast route calling in to Broughty ferry for a 'White Pudding Supper and a batch of 'Abroath Smokies' form the local smoke houses further on! - None nicer ::g
"Lang may y'er Lum Reek" ::g Regards ss47
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Re: Anyone used the Giant XP coil for GMP

Post by sweepstick47 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:40 pm

Lowland wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:08 pm
sweepstick47 wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Hello 'Lowland' I don't use an oversized coil but I have experienced a 'session' using one kindly insisted upon by a pal. There's bound to be some members with experience of this coil so hopefully, replies will follow in hot pursuit. A coil size of (18 X 15) undoubtedly has it's uses in specific conditions - so you possibly have a site in mind with some degree of potential? 8-| !!

I use a GMP 4 P and dread to think what state I'd be in after operating with such a coil. x;
However, my family are are from Dundee so the strength and resolve of you Scots is well known to me. With that in mind, I expect the weight is not even a minor consideration for you.

Good Luck if you 'go for it'' and I foresee news of Scottish hoards being located with alarming regularity sometime in the future! Regards and Good Luck ss47 ::g
Thank ye sir....
I’m kind of torn...being aware of the flashy lures catch more fishermen
Than fish phenomena.
I’d love to gie it a birl on some areas of grassland
That have been gone over with GMP and standard coil
Then GMP with tornado coil.
It was only when I switched up that the only hammereds came out
of the deep black occupation soil .
Plus coverage was much improved I felt.
Maybe I wAs listening better to the GMP
I dunno.
Ma grannies frae Dundee-down in Broughty ferry
It’s a Bonnie toun.
Thanks again ::g
Ah, Broughty Ferry ::g Whilst carrying out inspections on Army units in Scotland, I always returned via the East coast route calling in to Broughty ferry for a 'White Pudding Supper and a batch of 'Abroath Smokies' form the local smoke houses further on! - None nicer ::g
"Lang may y'er Lum Reek" ::g Regards ss47
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Re: Anyone used the Giant XP coil for GMP

Post by sweepstick47 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:40 pm

Lowland wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:08 pm
sweepstick47 wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Hello 'Lowland' I don't use an oversized coil but I have experienced a 'session' using one kindly insisted upon by a pal. There's bound to be some members with experience of this coil so hopefully, replies will follow in hot pursuit. A coil size of (18 X 15) undoubtedly has it's uses in specific conditions - so you possibly have a site in mind with some degree of potential? 8-| !!

I use a GMP 4 P and dread to think what state I'd be in after operating with such a coil. x;
However, my family are are from Dundee so the strength and resolve of you Scots is well known to me. With that in mind, I expect the weight is not even a minor consideration for you.

Good Luck if you 'go for it'' and I foresee news of Scottish hoards being located with alarming regularity sometime in the future! Regards and Good Luck ss47 ::g
Thank ye sir....
I’m kind of torn...being aware of the flashy lures catch more fishermen
Than fish phenomena.
I’d love to gie it a birl on some areas of grassland
That have been gone over with GMP and standard coil
Then GMP with tornado coil.
It was only when I switched up that the only hammereds came out
of the deep black occupation soil .
Plus coverage was much improved I felt.
Maybe I wAs listening better to the GMP
I dunno.
Ma grannies frae Dundee-down in Broughty ferry
It’s a Bonnie toun.
Thanks again ::g
Ah, Broughty Ferry ::g Whilst carrying out inspections on Army units in Scotland, I always returned via the East coast route calling in to Broughty ferry for a 'White Pudding Supper and a batch of 'Abroath Smokies' form the local smoke houses further on! - None nicer ::g
"Lang may y'er Lum Reek" ::g Regards ss47
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Re: Anyone used the Giant XP coil for GMP

Post by Lowland » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:51 pm

sweepstick47 wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:40 pm
Lowland wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:08 pm
sweepstick47 wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Hello 'Lowland' I don't use an oversized coil but I have experienced a 'session' using one kindly insisted upon by a pal. There's bound to be some members with experience of this coil so hopefully, replies will follow in hot pursuit. A coil size of (18 X 15) undoubtedly has it's uses in specific conditions - so you possibly have a site in mind with some degree of potential? 8-| !!

I use a GMP 4 P and dread to think what state I'd be in after operating with such a coil. x;
However, my family are are from Dundee so the strength and resolve of you Scots is well known to me. With that in mind, I expect the weight is not even a minor consideration for you.

Good Luck if you 'go for it'' and I foresee news of Scottish hoards being located with alarming regularity sometime in the future! Regards and Good Luck ss47 ::g
Thank ye sir....
I’m kind of torn...being aware of the flashy lures catch more fishermen
Than fish phenomena.
I’d love to gie it a birl on some areas of grassland
That have been gone over with GMP and standard coil
Then GMP with tornado coil.
It was only when I switched up that the only hammereds came out
of the deep black occupation soil .
Plus coverage was much improved I felt.
Maybe I wAs listening better to the GMP
I dunno.
Ma grannies frae Dundee-down in Broughty ferry
It’s a Bonnie toun.
Thanks again ::g
Ah, Broughty Ferry ::g Whilst carrying out inspections on Army units in Scotland, I always returned via the East coast route calling in to Broughty ferry for a 'White Pudding Supper and a batch of 'Abroath Smokies' form the local smoke houses further on! - None nicer ::g
"Lang may y'er Lum Reek" ::g Regards ss47
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And visocchis ice cream shop is a dream come true.
Ma grannies is just a bit away from clay Potts castle
And my great auntie is a stones throw from tannadice and dens Park

Man I can still smell the jute from all the factories
(Not any more) ;;z
Cheers cheers ::g
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Re: Anyone used the Giant XP coil for GMP

Post by Ten pence! » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:52 pm

Lowland wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:14 pm
Ten pence! wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:53 pm
Don't bother, I've yet to find an aftermarket coil that works better on any modern machine I've ever had including on my Goldmaxx, you'll probably unbalance it and give yourself arm ache, plus improvements in performance are either marginal or non existent.

Incidentally I'm not guessing, I bury stuff and test!
Cheers tenpence
Nice to hear your thoughts and experience on the matter...
(Its cheap enough-I might not be able to resist)
The weight issue is a big worry
Talking about arm ache-I top mounted the control box with the xp bracket
And it felt horrible..really heavy
Which is s shame cos the one major thing that annoys me with the GMP
is where they’ve put the box X(
Thanks again
I bought the 11in XP coil for my Goldmaxx (you can read about it in the XP section) it was pretty much the same performance wise as the standard 9in coil, it was a fraction deeper, about 10mm deeper so insignificant but crucially the smaller coil was about 20mm deeper on small targets such as cut halves etc. I sold the 11 incher and went back to the 9.Worst of all though the bigger coil caused arm ache pretty quickly.

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Re: Anyone used the Giant XP coil for GMP

Post by Lowland » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:11 pm

Ten pence! wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:52 pm
Lowland wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:14 pm
Ten pence! wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:53 pm
Don't bother, I've yet to find an aftermarket coil that works better on any modern machine I've ever had including on my Goldmaxx, you'll probably unbalance it and give yourself arm ache, plus improvements in performance are either marginal or non existent.

Incidentally I'm not guessing, I bury stuff and test!
Cheers tenpence
Nice to hear your thoughts and experience on the matter...
(Its cheap enough-I might not be able to resist)
The weight issue is a big worry
Talking about arm ache-I top mounted the control box with the xp bracket
And it felt horrible..really heavy
Which is s shame cos the one major thing that annoys me with the GMP
is where they’ve put the box X(
Thanks again
I bought the 11in XP coil for my Goldmaxx (you can read about it in the XP section) it was pretty much the same performance wise as the standard 9in coil, it was a fraction deeper, about 10mm deeper so insignificant but crucially the smaller coil was about 20mm deeper on small targets such as cut halves etc. I sold the 11 incher and went back to the 9.Worst of all though the bigger coil caused arm ache pretty quickly.
That’s an interesting observation...makes me think that the hammereds that appeared for the tornado coil...was down to being better at listening to the machine.
And also I had already cleared a lot of the bigger signals away.
Food for thought
Thank you ::g
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