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#1 Rick

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 06:53 PM

Now that the GPX 4500 has hit the streets, seems like all the chatter about White’s new PI has died down. Anyone have anything new to report on the TDI......Rick

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 08:10 PM

Hi Rick
Your right everything went dead in the water now that GPX4500 is out.OZ. was talking about Nemesis PD but now all they talking about is the GPX4000 and GPX4500.
Whites needs to get off sitting on their hands because if I was to buy a GPX4500 that will be my first and backup detector.I'd say Dave Emery should do the same thing sooner than sooner are stay home.
I may have to bury the nuggets I've got in my backyard to be able to hunt with the cost of gas as high it is.
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Posted 14 April 2008 - 05:18 AM

I feel the same as you 2.
But don't forget,.....FINE WINE TAKES TIME. :D
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Posted 14 April 2008 - 06:17 AM

:blink: But Frank this fine wine don't know if it has that much time! ;)

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 09:13 AM

I am not one to go around repeating gossip so you better listen close the first
time. The new TDI will be flat black, straight from Sweet Home.
(unless they change their minds)

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 07:52 PM

Cougar Jim
Now I think this is correct C12 H22 O11 is the chemical make up of sugar.The color of the TDI you said will be Flat black is this what you call alot of sugar for a dime.
Now I know that your not one to repeat gossip but now we are just talking so what is the date it will be out?
Take Care Jim!
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 09:33 PM

Hi Chuck
They are saying in about a month. I figure around the first of June
but you know how that goes.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:33 AM

Flat Black huh, guess thats military style kinda non reflective, so nobody from a distance can tell what you're holding. :rolleyes: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

First it was "the spring" " then April" "then May" now JUNE, I'm really starting to wonder about all this talk now for sure.
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:06 AM

frank c
You were the one if you will look back on your post that said fine wine takes time.I think what we need to do is you and I with Cougar Jim just go to Whites plant to talk to Ken White direct.I'll go ahead and call to let him know that we are coming.
I'm sure that will go over like that rat in the chili bowl.
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:49 PM

Chuck I think thats a great idea I think we should do that.
I'll be in gold basin az. tomorrow morn. thats only about a thousand miles from there so I'll meet ya .
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 06:50 AM

frank c
I can't afford the gas but I'm walking your way as I speak.I'm just about one thousand three hundred miles from you.
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:47 AM

frank c
I can't afford the gas but I'm walking your way as I speak.I'm just about one thousand three hundred miles from you.
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I'm already in Oregon so I'll just wait on you guys. :P
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 09:59 AM

Well I called Whites at 541-367-6121 and got to talk with Todd about the TDI.He is the guy that works on the circuit board layout.He said right now I go home to put the kids to bed then work on the layout until midnight.He stated that right now they are trying to get 25 units into production and out the door.It's just taking alot of time to make sure that everything is right before they do so.
I ask about the color and he didn't know being thats in another department.At this time he didn't know when this all will take place but it is coming.O'h I did ask if it was okay to use his name and thats why I did.
Frank C and Cougar Jim I was looking forward to meeting you but this saved us alot of time and money.
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:57 PM

I was told today that there should be a very limited number available to purchase in about 2 weeks.
After market accessories (loops, etc) are coming next but not for a bit yet. Standard loop will be a new design 12" round mono. And the last I heard, it will in a matt black finish.

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Well I called Whites at 541-367-6121 and got to talk with Todd about the TDI.He is the guy that works on the circuit board layout.He said right now I go home to put the kids to bed then work on the layout until midnight.He stated that right now they are trying to get 25 units into production and out the door.It's just taking alot of time to make sure that everything is right before they do so.
I ask about the color and he didn't know being thats in another department.At this time he didn't know when this all will take place but it is coming.O'h I did ask if it was okay to use his name and thats why I did.
Frank C and Cougar Jim I was looking forward to meeting you but this saved us alot of time and money.
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 01:06 PM

Hey Bob
Thanks for the reply! I didn't ask but has anyone said what the price is going to be.On the coils are you talking about whats called after market like Coiltek are something what Whites will make??
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 04:01 PM

Hey Bob
Thanks for the reply! I didn't ask but has anyone said what the price is going to be.On the coils are you talking about whats called after market like Coiltek are something what Whites will make??
Chuck


Who makes the coils and what size is what's trying to be determined as we speak. Naturally, Whites would like to make them but time is a factor right now. Determining the best size for the market, how many sizes, length of the cable (for hip mounting), tuning the loop to the machine, waterproofing... all these factors are being hashed out. Does Whites "re-make the wheel" so to speak, when there are already a wide selection of loops available that will work? Obviously, they make more money if they have their own loops, but there has to be an advantage there for the consumer, price or performance. Imported loops are more expensive but available now.
Anyway, lots of back and forth emails, conversations, and testing going on to try to get the best performance at the best price for the customer. So, the machine will be out before any additional loops; but they are coming.
Price for the machine, I still think will be in the $1500 range, give or take $100.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:02 PM

Who makes the coils and what size is what's trying to be determined as we speak. Naturally, Whites would like to make them but time is a factor right now. Determining the best size for the market, how many sizes, length of the cable (for hip mounting), tuning the loop to the machine, waterproofing... all these factors are being hashed out. Does Whites "re-make the wheel" so to speak, when there are already a wide selection of loops available that will work? Obviously, they make more money if they have their own loops, but there has to be an advantage there for the consumer, price or performance. Imported loops are more expensive but available now.
Anyway, lots of back and forth emails, conversations, and testing going on to try to get the best performance at the best price for the customer. So, the machine will be out before any additional loops; but they are coming.
Price for the machine, I still think will be in the $1500 range, give or take $100.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:52 AM

Has anyone heard if the TDI and the new White's underwater PI share the same circuitry or are they two different beasties.? Thanks Wyndham

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 12:35 PM

Has anyone heard if the TDI and the new White's underwater PI share the same circuitry or are they two different beasties.? Thanks Wyndham


Can't say for sure, I think they are two different beasties. The TDI is based on the Goldscan 5, a prospecting detector. I know nothing about the new underwater machine. But I do know they want to make a waterproof version of the TDI for beach hunters. But so far, they have not been able to make it small enough to fit into a compleatly waterproof housing. So that is why I think they are not related.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 10:06 AM

To all this be the week that be!
Whites and Digger Bob said two weeks well it has gotten here.Being that my birthday is this week it would be nice to see Whites come out also with the PI TDI.
According to Todd at Whites they were working on 25 units to get out first.Now I know that not all dealers will order one but even at that it's not much to go around.This may be like Rob on Minelab what you call a back order.
Digger Bob I think that you have gone into hibernation being not a word has come from your keyboard.Just how many have said to you that they want one?Maybe others are waiting on other people reporting on their own field test before they buy.
For some on Minelab they have sold their GP4000 and have the new GPX4500 plus reporting good finds with it.
I know we are talking about a big difference in price in detectors and maybe a big space between of what each can do.Now you look at Uncle Ron with his SD and how much gold he finds is it the detector are the man behind it.The man hehind any detector keeps the finds coming and I say this because I've hunted behind alot of people picking up what they miss.The last time at Rich Hill I pick up two nuggets within three feet of each other and someone had dug a hole not more that a foot away.
I never let a sleeping dog lie! :D
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