The IMPORTANCE of Your Detectors All Metal Mode

Lucky2bGorgeous

'All Detectors are NOT Created Equal'
Foster City, CA

Joined Jul 31 2020

Posted on June 19, 2021 @ 11:56 AM

Whether you hunt with the All Metal Mode as your Primary, or Secondary, it is perhaps the BEST way to Analyze and Verify the Target as one that is desired according to your emphasis on Relics, Coins, Jewelry, Ferrous v Non-Ferrous.    The AM Mode utilizes a standard first Filter and because Tarsacci has incorporated a moderate speed SAT or Auto Tune,  pinpointing is fairly easy.   But, as I have taught my customers over the years, the AM Mode is significant for Sizing and Shaping your target.  

In addition, the AM Mode provides additional audio characteristics (more apparent in analog v digital)....   This is what I term Approach,, Ramp Up, Peak, and Ramp Down as you leave the target.    For instance;  FOIL (1 to 4) on a MDT 8000 will be on average very short & sharp response on average.    A Gold Ring can be 4 or higher and  respond as follows.   The Approach and Ramp Up in response is slower at the Peak, more of a plateau response rather than a sharp pointed response.  As you leave the target the sound is smoother and more gradual.       You who have used the Tesoros in the past have recognized some of these characteristics.   With a Tesoro, even in the Discrimination Mode (Analog) you could train your ear to pick up on these subtle characteristics.

Earlier in the week, I was having a discussion with Aaron on better using the AM Mode to hear the difference on High and Low Conductors using the Selectable Frequency.   I then put out a quick video to further demonstrate this.    Available on Youtube.    (1215) Tarsacci MDT 8000- The Important Significance of the ALL METAL Mode - YouTube

Aaron

TOP MOD
Michigan

Joined May 20 2020

Posted on June 19, 2021 @ 12:16 PM

Great Video Greg!

And thanks for opening my eyes to the importance of the all to often overlooked All Metal mode! I’ll be doing a video on this soon…..👍

If you haven’t seen Greg’s video, it’s here on the TARSACCI University Video Forum….CHECK IT OUT🤟

Aaron

 

Diggin Dude

Dig we must !
New York

Joined Aug 28 2020

Posted on June 20, 2021 @ 6:27 AM

Thanks for posting the video!    Now starting understand better the use of AM mode a little but still need some more convincing as to why I would use it.   The way the detector reacts to the two different types of targets was interesting and 9HZ really is a balanced frequency for I suppose the majority of targets.   I myself prefer hunting in the the full tones of the DEUS where target frequencies are assigned according to conductivity as opposed to one tone like AM.   The Tarsacci was hard to get used to for me with only three bell tones in disc and mixed.  In AM mode I'm relying on the VDI reading correct?  I'm not big on relying on VDI numbers for they can vary too much depending on trash and soil conditions.    In AM mode, iron cannot be discriminated out so it would not be a practical choice where there is a moderate amount of iron trash.  Using one frequency tone is not telling me much other than size.    I will try AM on the beach this year as there's a limited amount of iron targets where I go on vacation, but I will probably do most my hunting in mix mode.  BTW this is not a slam against the Tarsacci, it's in a class by it self.  I've made incredible discoveries with it thanks to the mixed domaine technology but I just don't see the purpose of hunting in AM mode.   I'm a hard case I suppose.

Lucky2bGorgeous

'All Detectors are NOT Created Equal'
Foster City, CA

Joined Jul 31 2020

In reply to by Diggin Dude
Posted on June 20, 2021 @ 10:46 AM

Dude that loves to Dig, listen, for the most part, my primary Hunting is in the Mixed Mode with an average gain of 4 on the Sensitivity and -2 on the threshold.    If there are questions on whether the target just found by you and  your Tarsacci is worth getting down on your knees and cutting a plug, listen to it in the AM Mode which is a quieter way to further analyze the target.     When I recovered that 45,000 Ring Lost by a young lady while gardening in her 1 acre + property, I found it by the Leafy wooded area at the base of her Looooonnnnngggg Driveway.   The trash was so dense, I couldn't hear myself think.   I jumped to the the DISC Mode and accepted 0 to 30 and all those trash responses virtually disappeared.    All of a sudden that 6 number jumped out at me in about a minute and 4" down in the leafy litter was the  ring

 

The Beauty about the Tarsacci is that you can use any of the three Modes of Operation  with their Audio Benefits.    You have to consider every situation and way your personal Energy and Efficient Values.   Some folks just physically dig every signal.   

At the Beach, if the targets are scarce because of the tide situation,  change it up -30 to+ 30 in Disc or Mixed Mode.   Just remember, try to optimize the Desireable Signal and Minimize that Ground and Air Noise.

 

Lucky2bGorgeous

'All Detectors are NOT Created Equal'
Foster City, CA

Joined Jul 31 2020

Posted on June 20, 2021 @ 10:50 AM

Some Folks are young enough with their energy level high and CAN dig and investigate most all the signals.   Others like my 72 Year old Body have to hunt Smart.   Somehow what I was typing didn't make it to the aforementioned response.   I don't want the responsibility of being a Moderator to get the Edit and Correct buttons like other Forums have but don't require you to be a moderator.   So added this to my latest response to the Dude that loves to Dig.

Aaron

TOP MOD
Michigan

Joined May 20 2020

Posted on June 20, 2021 @ 12:04 PM

Great response and explanation Greg.

Digging Dude, just like Greg explained, the All Metal mode for general park hunting is not realistic especially in high trash areas. However, if your looking for a specific target, especially a low conductor like gold, you may want to try the AM and toggle back and forth w the Salinity on and off to hunt for small gold in the foil range. I’ve found using Greg’s (aka Lucky) advice, when you have several co-located targets, especially w iron toggling between disc and AM and…..reducing sensitivity, you can really get A LOT better idea of what’s under the coil before you start digging!

As I’ve said before, there’s not very many controls on the TARSACCI, however knowing how to use the ALL of them and use them synergistically, you’ll find the TARSACCI’s the best all around machine in your closet!

Aaron

Diggin Dude

Dig we must !
New York

Joined Aug 28 2020

In reply to by Aaron
Posted on June 20, 2021 @ 12:26 PM

Lucky and Aaron,    Thanks for the explanations,  I will experiment with AM for sure I’m just very inexperienced with using it, I also have not been detecting for as long as you two.   Heading out to a newly cut hay field (new permission) and I’ll give it a try.    My last hunt I kept toggling between disc and mix and it worked out rather well. I will try utilizing AM, try to get my dense brain in around it 😯 Thanks again.

Dancer

Better lucky than good
Pennsylvania / Florida Gulf Coast

Joined Jan 28 2021

Posted on June 24, 2021 @ 8:48 AM

Lot's of good info mixed into this video.    I've stayed away from BlackSand mode in my area, but Im going to give it a try.    I have seemed to do better with the lower operating frecs in my area too.    Quarters in my area get picked off generally before reaching very deep.    One (my deepest) about 8 inches still gave a very strong signal.    I'm digging a ocasional 8 in plus dime that is a wow around here.   I'm going to Jack up my threshold and see what happens.  I swear that in sites that the targets are getting scarce that AM is the way to go.   But nothing is written in stone.    Sure dosen't hurt to switch off & try something from a different angle.