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Tesoro Compadre Metal Detector

Sku: 1534-COMPADRE8
Retail: $189.00
Now Only: $160.65
with 8" Concentric Search Coil and Lifetime Warranty.

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Tesoro Compadre Metal Detector
with 8" Concentric Search Coil and Lifetime Warranty.

The Compadre has it all. One knob simplicity for the beginner and high gain circuitry and the famous Tesoro ED-180 discrimination for the advanced user. If one detector can do all of this, maybe less is more. Now with an 8" round concentric coil, the Compadre can be used where you need more coverage and are hunting somewhat less trashy sites but still offers great discrimination.

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  • Frequencies : 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
  • 8" Concentric Search Coil
  • Compadre Instruction Manual

Additional Information

Manufacturer Tesoro
Manufacturer SKU MD-COMP-BA/8RC-4B
Factory Included Accessories
  • 9 Volt Battery
  • Bumper Sticker
  • 8" Concentric Search Coil
  • Compadre Instruction Manual
Warranty Yes
Detector Type All-Purpose
Search Coil Type Concentric
Search Coil Size (in) 8"
Search Coil Shape Round
Search Coil Build Open
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
Discrimination Adjustable
Pinpoint Mode No
Ground Balance Fixed
Vibration Mode No
Search Modes 1
Search Mode Types All Metal
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

Tesoro Compadre Metal Detector

Technical Specifications:

  • Lifetime Warranty
  • 8" 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 7 review(s)


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Found Gold First Time Out

Review by Seth on February 03, 2018

First metal detector ever. Went to a state beach in Maryland first time out, freezing cold. The beach was empty, no one there, cold and icy, there was no bottle caps or pull tabs, just a few new pennies. Found a place with lots of iron growling nonsense, cranked the discrimination past iron just before foil. Scanned over the large area of iron and with a few pops from the crazy iron, and got a clean tone pop hit and started digging the sticky stinky clay full of red rocks, 5" deep popped out a gold diamond engagement ring. I bet way more expensive rings had been there for years and passed by the garbage sound and left it behind. Discrimination win for this detector.

Lightweight, Easy to Use, Love It!

Review by John B on July 30, 2016

I have had my Compadre for a few weeks now and have been finding a lot of stuff. This machine is really easy to use, you just turn it on and go! Even though it doesn't have a target display, you can determine what you have pretty quickly by keeping your thumb on the discrimination knob and turning it up and down as you swing over targets. It is really light, I can hunt for hours without tiring my arm out. It has great depth, it found a quarter about 7 inches down! My only complaint is the lack of volume control on the machine, so be sure to get a pair of headphones with a volume control on them. On my first day I took it to an old house and found a silver mercury dime, along with a a few wheat pennies and a handful of modern change. At another house I found a sterling silver button and an Indian head penny. I love this detector, and with the lifetime warranty you can't beat the price!

Awesome Detector

Review by Robert L on March 02, 2015

I owned my Compadre for less than 2 weeks and it sniffed out a beautiful gold ring. The machine likes coins as well. For the price point you can't go wrong with this detector. It's a powerful little machine and gets good depth. Never mind the lifetime warranty! Highly recommended...

Compadre, WOW, WOW and WOW

Review by Donald B on February 10, 2015

This little thing is amazing. Quarter=61/2", Dime=6", Penny=61/2", .44 cal. Bullet=7" and a screw1"x1/4"=71/2" out of the box. The real good thing is you can raise and lower the coil and tell how deep to dig,THUMB the Discrimination and have a good idea of what is down there. All I can say is WOW. As good or better than detectors that cost hundreds more and is just plain simple. Thanks Kellyco.

A True Turn On and Go Machine

Review by Edward H on January 08, 2015

The Compadre is a very underrated machine. I own many top name brand detectors that range in price from $160.00 to over $4000.00. Of them all this is the best all around detector in my opinion. It is my favorite go to detector for parks, playgrounds or any other trashy areas. With the smaller coil I can get much closer to metal fences or play ground equipment than other hunters and many times find good targets they have missed. It is light and is well made. Treat mine pretty rough and it still works fine. I have had it for a few years now. It is perfect for travel or hiking when scoping out new areas to hunt. It is so simple to use and the discrimination is really accurate. And it is all controlled by one knob. It uses one 9 volt battery that seems to last forever. The built in speaker is very loud so you you can hunt with or without head phones. I would buy another. People see the little control box and think it's a toy or not very powerful. That is because Tesoro uses current technology. Look how powerful and compact today's cell phones are compared to to what they were only a few years ago. That's the way I see it. I must tell you I have not used it at a salt water beach but I have used it in mineralized soil. It handled the soil just fine. It also will detect a very small gold nugget in the all metal setting. No matter what skill level you are you can't go wrong with this one.

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