Fisher Gold Bug 2 Metal Detector with 6.5" Search Coil
- Product Review (submitted on March 25, 2016):
- I was lead to believe that a medium priced detector was a better value for sound, depth, and ease of understanding instructions and operation. I still believe that, but my first choice did not provide the sound quality I required - but my Fisher Gold Bug 2 did! After working with my first gold detector I decided to try a different one because I could not hear the audio signal of the gold nuggets as clearly as I wanted. I tried full ear headphones. I tried ear buds and everything else. Nothing seemed to help with the hearing problem I had with the first detector. I tried different, more expensive headphones and types and I still had problems hearing the signals. I had to do something because I enjoyed being outside in the sunshine and in gold country. I had tried several different detectors for gold and I liked the Fisher Gold Bug the best. I must say that the audible qualities as well as the basic electronics have really improved in nearly all of the detectors since I got my original one. I tried the very expensive gold detectors and found them too heavy. Some of the light weights just didn't seem to be built well enough. Others were too complicated to for me to spend hours trying to understand all of the possibilities available. I wanted to locate gold, like when I was able to turn on and go with my original detector. The Fisher Gold Bug had a very loud and a good detected gold sound. It is easy to use, you could turn it on and go. Oh yes you had to ground balance it, but it is easy to adjust. The sensitivity is very good even at low numbers. I did find smaller pieces of gold with lots of signal that perhaps I had missed with my other detector. The Fisher Gold Bug is well balanced and is easy to pinpoint a target. The manual was easy to read and understand and not a big book. This detector has taken a beating in the areas where I have worked with it. I have replaced the coil cover once and the detector still keeps on going.