Newbie to this Forum, have been metal detecting for many years but just getting back into it as I have been away for several years. I still had a old Silver Sabre Plus. Sent it off to Tesoro for a tune up and got it back all tuned up with a new coil and new battery door and battery AA holder. They really took care of me. Thanks Tesoro!!
They treated me well and I had owned a Golden Sabre Plus also in the past, I went out and bought my son a Compadre. I have always had good luck with Tesoro Detectors.
We have hunted several times now and I wanted to tell you guys that the Compadre is really good at Discrimination. Several pieces of junk that was slightly hitting on the Silver Sabre Plus was not even giving a hit on the Compadre with both discriminators tuned with a nickel to just accept them.
I am impressed, I suspect that an improved design with lower noise circuitry lets the Compadre operate more effficiently from the standpoint of picking out whats good and bad. I see now why its reputation to hunt trashy areas is so good.
I guess I have joined the Church of The Compadre.