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50 Tones

Post by Longshanks777 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:30 am

Just wondered what people's thoughts were on using 50 tones? I've had the Equinox a fair while now and started in 2 tone but found 50 tones to be a bit better on busy sites. I know most run with 2 tones or 5 tones but is anyone else having much success with 50 tones?

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Re: 50 Tones

Post by Barneyboy » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:53 am

I Prefer 50 tones ,takes a bit of getting used to ,but you do get more information

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Re: 50 Tones

Post by Longshanks777 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:39 am

Barneyboy wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:53 am
I Prefer 50 tones ,takes a bit of getting used to ,but you do get more information
Thanks Barneyboy,

I've been using 2 and 5 but find you get a lot more falsing, 50 tones seems to work better for me atm. Especially on busy sites. I was just curious to see if any other users opted for 50 and how they are getting on with it.

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Re: 50 Tones

Post by Barneyboy » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:16 pm

Yeah I noticed the focusing With 2 and 5 tones think I will stick with 50 buddy

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Re: 50 Tones

Post by fred » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:10 pm

50 tones every time for me but each to their own. :D
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Re: 50 Tones

Post by Longshanks777 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:39 pm

Thanks for the input chaps 👍

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Re: 50 Tones

Post by Gorilla-toes » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:07 pm

Can I ask Fred and longshanks (and anyone else) if they can describe the advantages of using 50 tones. What exactly is it you are listening for that you prefer or the information you get from the extra tones that make this the better option in your view.

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Re: 50 Tones

Post by Ladybird66 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:01 pm

I think if you look in the manual you’ll see why there is so much difference between 2, 5, & 50 tones.
The full range of tones (50) is broken down into sections to accommodate the choice of 2 or 5. This means more items are clubbed together with the same tone.
Soooo, if you use all 50 tones you are likely to get a different tone for more items. I got used to that with a different Minelab detector and it was a very hard and frustrating experience that took a long time.

My advice would be to stick with 5 till you get more used to things.

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Re: 50 Tones

Post by niceguyfrankie » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:25 pm

fred wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:10 pm
50 tones every time for me but each to their own. :D
is that on dry land or beach or both, I haven't tried 50 tones yet but may just give it a whirl

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Re: 50 Tones

Post by fred » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:41 pm

Ladybird66 wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:01 pm
I think if you look in the manual you’ll see why there is so much difference between 2, 5, & 50 tones.
The full range of tones (50) is broken down into sections to accommodate the choice of 2 or 5. This means more items are clubbed together with the same tone.
Soooo, if you use all 50 tones you are likely to get a different tone for more items. I got used to that with a different Minelab detector and it was a very hard and frustrating experience that took a long time.

My advice would be to stick with 5 till you get more used to things.
Exactly that reason and in many cases to sound alone is enough to decide what targets to dig. It also makes the sound resposes much more like a CTX, which I am familiar with. I use 50 tones on land and beaches. ::g
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Re: 50 Tones

Post by Dubious » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:31 am

I use 50 tones, for most information. I don't think there is a penalty (in speed or depth) so it seems to make sense.

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Re: 50 Tones

Post by skythepig » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:16 pm

I have been using 5 tones but will give 50 a try. :;@
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Re: 50 Tones

Post by Jacza » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:00 pm

I think 50 tones is good when you have a lot of iron or trash. In 2 tone you get a jump in tones, but you never know where a good tone break between ferrous and non ferrous is. With 50 tones you can quasi "hear" the id. Also for some sorts of trash you have jumpy non ferrous ids but cannot hear the difference because all sound like the same.

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Re: 50 Tones

Post by Sportsman » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:12 am

I have been using 2 tones and 5 tones for the last few months which have been great,BUT in heavy iron they dont perform very well at all i was even thinking of getting my deus back out until i used 50 tones and altered my settings and what a difference it made,in heavy iron you need to be running 17-18 on sensativity no more or you will get a hell of a lot of falsing..Good Luck
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