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Tesoro Compadre

Sku: 1534-COMPADRE
Retail: $189.00
Now Only: $160.65
with 5.75" Concentric Search Coil and Lifetime Warranty Plus FREE Metal Detector Shipping

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Tesoro Compadre Metal Detector
with 5.75" Concentric Search Coil and Lifetime Warranty Plus FREE Metal Detector Shipping

The Tesoro Compadre was designed with the idea that less is more. This modest machine can do a lot of the same things that its bigger brothers can do. It works great for coin hunting, competition hunting and relic hunting, but it does it without any excess knobs. Switch on the detector and you’re working in a silent search, motion all metal mode. The farther you turn the knob, the more discrimination you can bring to bear on those trashy sites. The Compadre with 5.75" round concentric coil reduces the likelihood of target masking in extremely trashy ground and gives good target separation. It also gives you the ability to get into and around natural obstacles like bushes, fences, and playground equipment.


  • Frequency : 12 kHz
  • Total Weight : 2.2 lbs (1 kg)
  • Warranty : Lifetime Warranty
  • Search Modes : All Metal, Silent Search Discriminate

Factory Included Accessories:
  • 9 Volt Battery
  • Bumper Sticker
  • 5.75" Concentric Search Coil
  • Compadre Instruction Manual

Additional Information

Manufacturer Tesoro
Factory Included Accessories
  • 9 Volt Battery
  • Bumper Sticker
  • 5.75" Concentric Search Coil
  • Compadre Instruction Manual
Warranty Yes
Detector Type All-Purpose
Search Coil Type Concentric
Search Coil Size (in) 5.75"
Search Coil Shape Round
Search Coil Build Solid
Waterproof Search Coil Yes
Interchangeable Search Coil No
Technology VLF Single Frequency
Arm Rest Fixed
Arm Rest Strap Yes
Adjustable Shaft Yes
Assembled Length Max (in) 50.5
Assembled Length Min (in) 38.5
Apps None
Audio Tones No
Depth Indication No
Control Box Mount Standard
Frequencies 12 kHz
Number of Frequencies 1
Programmable Target Id No
Target Id Segments N/A
Target Id No
Threshold No
Discrimination Adjustable
Pinpoint Mode No
Ground Balance Fixed
Vibration Mode No
Search Modes 1
Search Mode Types All Metal, Discrimination
Search Flashlight No
Display Type N/A
Backlit Display No
Volume Control No
Headphone Jack 1/4"
Bluetooth Compatible No
Interchangeable Headphones Yes
Battery Type 9-Volt
Battery Quantity 1
Battery Life (hr) 10 to 20 Hours
Rechargeable System No
Exclusive Features No

Tesoro Compadre Metal Detector

Technical Specifications:

  • Lifetime Warranty
  • 5.75" Search Coil
  • Frequency : 12 kHz
  • Weight : 2.2 lbs (1 kg)
  • Search Modes : 2
    • All Metal, Silent Search Discriminate
  • Designed for All Ages
  • One Drop-in 9V Battery
  • 3-Piece Knockdown Pole
  • Built-In Mineral Rejection
  • Battery Life : 10 to 20 hours

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

5.0 average of 5 review(s)

My Compadre All the Way

Review by Trapper D on March 10, 2015

I have a Compadre that I have been using for a month now. It is really dependable. When it beeps there is some type of metal under the coil. The depth is great for the price. I like the different tones it gives too. Tesoro metal detectors are the best!

when all fails

Review by Frank L on February 02, 2015

Easy and light detector, i always take it with me when i go detecting, i have a much larger unit from the same company that i use but always find myself toward the end of the day going to the compadre , you will find that after you swing a heavier machine all day that the compadre is a god send, now lighter and smaller is a good thing, also swing it slow and easy, cover a lot of ground closer together swings and get ready to be surprised, and don't be fooled by air test, you gonna hit nice and deep targets, don't worry about small iron and tin foil unless you want to dig everything, i dig it all don't want to miss anything, if you only have a day or short time to detect crank up the disc. get the coins and go. machine will work you down, buy it , have fun, you will like it. see ya in the field.

Excellent unit, superb detector for the money

Review by Jeff M on February 24, 2014

Sometimes there really is a best buy for the money. A real deal so to speak. The Compadre is a shinning example of that. It's very easy to use and will hold it's own against much more expensive detectors. The machine is a beep and dig unit with a great discriminator circuit. The user can easily find then pinpoint the target, gauge the depth, and in some cases get a good idea what it might be before even digging. All this simply by leaning the way the Compadre sounds.

A Step ahead of the rest.

Review by Steven J on November 04, 2013

Ive being detecting for a number of years now,and needed a in town get up and go detector. Parks,schools,tot lots The Compadre is the answer with a freq. higher than most beginner models. Its fast, long on battery life is lite enough for children and the older crowd. Swing all day . Great coin shooter . Keep hitting on area ,which is newer and been hunted by others, and iI keep pulling coins out its like having a coin maker with you. Ive found different types of rings ,toy cars ,tokens coins and my share of pull tabs etc. You can go all metal or discriminate and cherry pick . Bottom line ,its a great starter machine and when you move up to a higher end model,you have the perfect back up machine.

Review by Marcus L.

Review by Marcus L on March 01, 2011

You will not find an easier or pleasureable detector to use. The Compadre, in spite of its low price, it one of the best jewelry detectors out there at an operating frequency of 12 kHz. It offers true 180 all metal searching and hits well on coins. This unit is King of the Tot Lot. There is no volume control on this single knob unit (discrimination). So you might want to keep your earphones off until the the battery check is finished when you first turn the machine on (it\'s quite loud). The Compadre comes with a 5.75\" coil hard wired to the unit. This will likely prove all you will need as it works amazingly well in trashy areas. It\'s depth range on smaller targets is about 6\", which is where 90% of all finds are located anyway. Recovery time on this detector is amazingly quick. Also, it will find small gold that many detectors costing much more will miss completely. I have done the comparison testing. It is no exaggeration. Do not let this price fool you. The Compadre is a very powerful detector and with its incredible light weight and lifetime warranty, it is too good a detector to pass up. If you ever decide you\'ve outgrown it, which may not happen for a very long time if ever, it will also serve as a great back-up and loaner detector. I have owned several detectors in this hobby, the Compadre is the only one I kept.

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