I have been reading and decided to join today. I have been detecting for about 15 years on and off. I love to hunt at the beach. I have been using a whites classic sl all this time. Wanted to upgrade but just wouldn't turn loose of the money. Over the labor day weekend I had the pleasure to speak to a man at cherrygrove beach sc which was swinging a minelab sovergin gt. (Which is what i have been dreaming of owning) After talking to him, I went home and ordered one. Never knew what i was missing. This gentelman lives in wilmington nc. I would like to thank him for his advise and be able to speak with him more. If you read this please get back with me.