Minelab SE disappointment

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Re: Minelab SE disappointment

Post by michaelrynne14 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:12 pm

Would love to know what this one programme is!!!?

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Re: Minelab SE disappointment

Post by francis » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:13 pm

I hope chef won't be uspset if I post this up, but I too had my interest piqued by his post above, so much so that I went on a hunt for it, this is what I found, gonna give it a try on my next hunt to see if it suits my ears :;@
by chefphones » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:50 pm
No secret in my settings and I basically only use one set up;
Disc out nails


SENSITIVITY. Manual and as high as you and it are comfortable with try not to drop below 19


SELECT.reject nails only

VOLUME 10 max





SOUNDS Conductive


RECOVERY DEEP on FAST off But if you get an SEF coil both off

If things get too noisy then back off either/both Sensitivity and audio gain.

And then it's a matter of practice, practice, practice, I't can and does take a good six months to learn the tones as these are the most reliable (it took me a year) so don't get disheartened if you think you'll never get the hang of it, it's a little like learning to ride a bike, at first you may think you'll never get the hang of it then one day "Bingo" and you'll wonder why you couldn't before.
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Re: Minelab SE disappointment

Post by yourvibes » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:30 pm

as francis posts ::g or some very minor variation

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i run open screen , nothing rejected , then use the edit screen and disc the top left pixel out ( this stops you from going insane ) , the rest of program is same. to make the learning curve easy you only need to learn one sound !! iron!!.... you dig the rest

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Re: Minelab SE disappointment

Post by michaelrynne14 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:03 pm

I have had mine for about 6 months now. Quite similar settings to that 'one programme' actually but will do this one exactly at the weekend. I do feel im getting used to the tomes as sometimes i dig the really crap signals and am not surprised to find lumps of iron and other rubbish, i prefer the numbers screen though to the cross hairs.

Hi tone two way is a digger and high tone scratchy one ways are also....

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Re: Minelab SE disappointment

Post by michaelrynne14 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:16 pm

Ok so i went out today and loaded those settings exactly..... to be honest i was confused as normally I was getting high tones for good target and low for iron and junk but today some trash was coming up very high on the tones. I was trusting the smart screen and the numbers but am I doing this correctly. I kind of preferred the old settings I had but I will give this a go when i go out a few more times and see.

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Re: Minelab SE disappointment

Post by jcmaloney » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:05 pm

Stop keep fiddling.
Start in factory settings (do a reset).

If there aren`t any finds there no machine will find them.

Once you start to learn the tones in factory settings then start making GENTLE adjustments.

Do not use any discrimination, use your ears.

Once you learn what is iron........ dig the rest.

Numbers are the machines "next best guess" and are pretty much no use.

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Re: Minelab SE disappointment

Post by tinsmith » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:08 pm

Anyone got the settings for mals beach programme for a ex se ::g

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Re: Minelab SE disappointment

Post by wonder » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:59 am

Have had my explorer se for 10 years now and have found some nice things.artifacts,hammered coins ,silvercoins etc.tried factory settings and my own but don't really rate the machine.Its too heavy and can miss a lot.Just got the new Deus v4and tried it on some pasture id done many times with the explorer.within 5 mins I had pulled 4 coins up.only did half hour and found lead soldiers,bag seals and a roman copper childs ring.all had been missed by the explorer se and in factory settings as well.am gonna stick with the deus and will be selling the explorer.

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Re: Minelab SE disappointment

Post by Dave8472 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:05 pm

I had one as a first detector, kept for about a year then upgraded to a CTX, it is a great machine but the factory programs discrimination wise are not meant for UK soil and coins. it's only downfall is a slow recovery speed, so swing speed is very important. I had some great finds with it and like all minelabs depth and beach detecting is very good.

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