News

  1. New firmware for Minelab Equinox 600 & 800 released, but is it any better finding silver?

    Recently, some Minelab equinox 600 and 800 owners have commented about their problems identifying silver accurately with their detectors over the last several months. Some owners even threatened to sue Minelab, forcing faster firmware releases than expected. With the new firmware, Equinox series detectors are hoping to have better silver identification along with some other small fixes and software tweaks. The user interface and depth gauge indicator have received updates as well as some other user profile functions some owners were claiming to be bugged.

    The new update is available to download now via the Minelab update utility on your PC or mac, after downloading the update utility, connect your machine to your computer via USB and turn on your unit. The update utility will detect your existing firmware and prompt for updated versions if available. if your device is ready for an update you will see a notice displayed to proceed.

    Time will tell if this update has fixed the

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  2. XPs new Gold Prospecting Detector ORX is in stock at BBH!

    Big Boys Hobbies is pleased to announce the arrival of the highly anticipated XP ORX gold metal detectors. We now have limited availability in stock but don't expect these new machines to last long! head on over to the XP ORX Metal Detector page to grab yours!

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    If you'd like to learn more about the XP ORX features you can head here for an in depth roundup of all it's features and specifications. If you have any questions on this, or any other detectors we sell, please don't hesitate to contact us! <

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  3. Minelab Equinox Software Update is Here!

    One of the biggest benefits of the latest generation of metal detectors is the ability to keep its software upto date and get all the new settings as and when they are released. Minelab have just released their latest software update for the Equinox series (600 and 800)

    Click here to read all about the update, you'll find the software links and full instructions at the bottom of this PDF.

    Included with this update is:

    Silver Target Indication

    IDs for silver coins on edge have been improved.

    Depth Gauge Indications

    The depth gauge is more accurate and stable at all depths.

    General Updates

    General improvements to the user interface and user profile functions.

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  4. XP Deus Update V5 is Out Now!

    The new update is available on the XP deus webite which adds some further expert mode functionality and additional settings. you can get all the information by clicking here to visit XP Deus website.

    It's important you keep all your software upto date to make sure you're not missing on any security features, or any new functionality that gets added with each version.

    XP Deus WS4 / WS5 Headphone new features:
    • Reactivity
    • TX Power
    • Automatic Ground Tracking
    • Frequency offset (35 frequencies with the new X35)
    • Iron volume
    • Audio Response

    XP Deus Version 5 offers the following updates:

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  5. BBH Is Proud To Introduce Nokta Metal Detectors To Its Lineup

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    We're excited to announce that we have recently launched a new category on our website for Nokta Metal Detectors. 

    The Nokta Impact series are hailed as some of the best "all round" multi frequency detectors on the market currently and we're excited what their future technology will bring.

    You can check out our Nokta Impact metal detector packages here and if you have any questions, as always feel free to contact us at any time.

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  6. Be Careful, Fake AT Pro Pointers are hitting the market

    We're seeing various reports of fake Garrett AT Pro pointers circulating, mostly from eBay. The fakes seem to be using an almost identical hard shell (though slightly different shade of orange) with good looking box, case and paperwork but the cap and internals are very cheap. These fakes are unreliable and not protected by any warranty. We always advise against purchasing from international sellers, especially via eBay. If you are looking to buy a Garrett AT Pro pointer, please purchase directly from an authorized Garrett Dealer. It's really important to note, the fakes are NOT waterproof as you can see in the pictures.

    The images are from the Garrett AT Pro Users Facebook Group:

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  7. Custom, Hand Made CTX 3030 Lower Rods? Yes Please!

    We'd like to announce a brand new vendor for BBH, Steve's Detector Rods!

    Steve's Detector rods are made of the highest quality materials, right here in the USA, in his shop in Norman, OK. What sets these CTX 3030 rods apart is the price and build quality. These rods have exceptional hand-assembled levels of detail and quality, they are made from carbon fiber tubes with engineering grade plastics to sustain the test of time.

    We're excited to add this product to our store and stand behind these rods 100%. Check them out now! Steves CTX Custom Hand Built Lower Rod

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  8. In Depth Minelab Equinox 800 Review

    Big Thanks to Silverfiend for this excellent Equinox 800 guestpost!

    When I first read the announcement of the Minelab Equinox detector at the Detectival event in England, I must admit to feeling excited! What they promised was an affordable, multi-frequency, waterproof, lightweight detector which you could change from multi-frequency to a choice of single frequencies. I finally got to open my very own Minelab Equinox 800 detector on the spring equinox of 22 March. Even though I only have a few hours on it, I LOVE what I am seeing.

    Even just taking all the parts out of the box, I could tell this was going to be a feather weight compared to the Minelab CTX3030 I have been using for the last 5 years. The fit and finish of the parts are nice, and if you’ve ever put a metal detector together before you won’t have to look at any instructions to figure it out. For anyone looking to buy

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  9. Don't forget this years Charles Garrett Memorial Hunt!

    It's almost that time of year again, the annual Charles Garrett Memorial Hunt for 2018 will be a fun filled day out for the whole family. Be quick, there are limited spaces still available and this even usually sells out pretty fast!

    The event will be in Jefferson, Texas and will be a great weekend of detecting activities, plus a lot of fun things to do with the family, including rides on the Jefferson railway, a free kids hunt for ages 12 and under, cannon firing demonstrations, special guests and much more!

    Head over to the Garrett Website for more information and have a fantastic time!

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  10. Garrett Metal Detectors Gets a New CEO

    New leadership is incoming over at Garrett headquarters.  Steve Novakovich will be stepping in as CEO announced in the company press release on Jan 19th.

    Eleanor Garrett, the current president of Garrett says:

    “We felt that it was the right time to add to Garrett’s management team,”

    The current President of Garrett Metal Detectors. In 1964, Mrs. Garrett co-founded the company from her Garland, Texas home with her late husband, Charles Garrett, who was considered to be one of the pioneers of hobby metal detecting.

    “Steve Novakovich brings more than 30 years of experience to us from all facets of the business world,” Mrs. Garrett added. “Adding Steve to our existing core management team, I feel secure that the company Charles and I founded 54 years ago will remain strong for its next 54 years.”

    Lets hope we see even more innovation we've come to expect from Garrett and wish Steve Novakovich luck in his ne

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