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Old 05-05-2018, 10:51 PM
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Default DIY Tesoro freshwater machine

I know a lot of people have cut up Compadres but look at this little straight shafted cherry of a machine!

It almost hurts my feeling to cut it up but man it sure does hit hard on TINY gold!

So I guess my question is would you water-mod a relatively rare machine such as the Amigo II?

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Old 05-06-2018, 01:09 AM
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That looks like a sweet set up! I dunno, I hear you on preserving it, I bought a used $80 Compadre to waterproof, that one you have... tempting and looks easy!
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Old 05-06-2018, 01:34 AM
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That looks like a sweet set up! I dunno, I hear you on preserving it, I bought a used $80 Compadre to waterproof, that one you have... tempting and looks easy!
It has a tiny little square box and the controls I'm pretty sure is identical to a Compadre with just a simple disc potentiometer. I'd really like to make it where you could twist the knob while in the box but I haven't done much searching on a good way to do that.

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Old 06-21-2018, 12:20 PM
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Well it's not an Amigo but I did it with a twist.

Interchangeable coils, Bluetooth with factory speaker at the same time, and power/discrimination without opening the case.

https://youtu.be/QN9vfEhXKgo

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Old 06-21-2018, 03:01 PM
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My comparde is too pretty to hack. Put a coil cover on her and she sits in the box as a backup spare to my bounty hunter tracker IV. I also don't want to void my lifetime warranty. I've owned two compadres now the 5.75 inch and 8 inch coil.
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