Fisher Gold Bug 2 Metal Detector with 6.5" Search Coil
- Product Review (submitted on April 8, 2008):
As the second detector I bought and still use, it is compared to my original detector which I still have and use occasionally. That is the one way to tell you of the advantages the Fisher Gold Bug 2. It is very sturdy. It gets long life on the batteries which are 9v batteries. It is well balanced if you adjust it to fit your body and adjusts easily for every member that chooses to use it. It has very good detection qualities as well as being a very high quality product.
It is easy to ground balance even without a high school degree. It is has a very good audio system with our without earphones. I am hard of hearing and I needed something I could hear even in the wind. I use ear phones all of the time. It finds gold. I have found pin head pieces at over 3 inches. I have found large nuggets as deep as 7 inches with the ground balance set perfectly. You can find quality in this detector because it is real solid 2 piece construction with a real solid electronic casing that has been kicked, dropped and even gotten damp in a heavy rain.
As knowledge increases using this detector you will learn that the circuitry will block out lead, etc. that could hide gold. Its cost is low for a really entry level gold detector. I sure like it better than my other two detectors for gold. Learning to use the all metal reject you can also use it to find coins and other treasures. By learning the sounds of items you will add to collections of horse shoes, picks, shovels and other prospecting equipment. It creates fun and excitement in real gold country. I think that if you can find one you will be very happy with it for your gold detecting and some other treasures.