Another nice find for
"Mr. Bill" Crabtree!
Gary phoned me recently asking for a brief
narrative about myself and my business Surfscanner
Detector’s. Explaining that he was putting together
another of his very popular newsletters, and he would like to
highlight some of his dealers in it. Let me give it a go at trying
to describe me, and Surfscanner Detector’s.
In 1998 I became acquainted with Eric
Foster of England. This relation was the start of Surfscanner
Detector’s. At this early stage, Surfscanner Detector’s was
involved in manufacturing and supplying custom made PI detectors.
Initially my focus was toward beach and water detecting. During
this early time, I had purchased a Headhunter Wader for my
personal use. I was impressed with the innovative concept of the
detector, the quality, and the performance of the unit. In short
time I phoned Gary at DetectorPro,
and asked about becoming a dealer of his products. DetectorPro was
the first commercial detector line that Surfscanner Detector’s
brought into its product set up. It was the start of a very good
business relationship between dealer, and manufacture.
From those early day’s of Surfscanner
Detector’s start up it has progressed a little bit larger, and
we now are a multi-line dealer, covering both water, beach, and
land hunting. What started as a small expansion of my metal
detecting hobby has turned into a full line business.
Now if I can just find a "tad" bit
more time to go detecting.
I hunted a park for a little bit one day last week and can honestly say the probe is what you claimed and more. I had a signal at 9-7 inches and was able to roughly pinpoint it with the detector. I dug a plug and got down about 5 inches and turned on the probe. WOW!!!! I not only was able to accurately pinpoint
it (still another 3 inches down), but was able to avoid a lot of additional digging as I new exactly where the coin was even though it was still 3 inches down.
I found that on several coins that were showing 2-5 inches,
I was able to pinpoint without even
digging. This made popping the coins out with a screwdriver very easy and almost a joy. I was actually smiling at how greatly improved my detecting experience was now that I had such a
All I can say is THANKS for making what we
needed. Funny thing is I asked one dealer about something like this a while back and his comment was
"It isn't suppose to pick up more than an inch away… That is why it is a probe and not a
detector…" Obviously the guy did not see the irony in his comment, nor the business potential. I would, and will be ordering another
one (I always keep a spare around) as a backup and a loner for my
Thanks again Gary!!!!
I bought my UniProbe last year and love it. I have been detecting for about 5 years and
I can't believe I went this long without this
technology. I have tried several pinpointers, but the depth and convenience of the
UniProbe can't be beaten. Before my UniProbe, I never had my pinpointer when I needed it, but that is no problem now because if my headphones are on, I have my pinpointer.
I was visiting my wife's aunt
in Vermont this past weekend and found 2 great coins. A 1853 &
1849 one cent piece. If it hadn't been for my new Pocket Uniprobe
I may have missed the 1853 since it was in a hole about 9 inches
with 2 nails. Kept looking and there she was!!! I use a Minelab
Explorer II detector and really like the results I am getting with
your probe. I do have a few suggestions though...
A louder speaker for near road or noisy conditions.
2. A square upper part so the Velcro
sticks better and the probe doesn't fall off.
Other than that.. It's A
KEEPER. Great for doing old cellars with large rocks
for foundations... Look in between the rocks for hidden treasure.
Sometimes I don't even pinpoint with my detector if its a shallow
item... Just use the probe to find it... And it's quicker that
way. Well enough for now... Thanks for a
great product... OH! One more thing... I accidently
left my Black Widows on the trunk of my car one day and drove off
to never see them again... I now have your Jolly Roger Ultimates
and they are great too.
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As I sit and write this it is 80 in May. Whatever happened to
Spring? One day I am freezing out in the woods with the wind howling and temperatures in the 30's and the next day I am baking. At least us water hunters will enjoy warmer water early.
2004 has started very well for us. All are products have been selling well. Customers love the depth of our probes. Owners of our Headhunter metal detectors are not only loving the lightness and ease of use, but
also how sensitive they are. I also want to thank Bob Sickler for the nice article he wrote in
Western & Eastern Treasures
magazine, May '04 issue. We get to hunt together a couple of times a year. He wrote an article about friendship and also about our probes. As usual
our headphone sales are still growing. We feel that most customers still would rather buy the original than buy one of the many copies that have shown up in the
marketplace. Remember, our headphones have a lifetime warranty and no return postage
I just got back recently from the
Best of the Northeast Show and again we were surprised how busy my booth was. This is a nice show for metal detector enthusiasts in the
We are working on a NEW
land version of our Headhunter series. If things go well, we should have it on the market sometime this year. We will give out more details as we get closer to a release date.
I also have added a new feature to our newsletters.
Dealer and Distributor profiles. I would like
our customers to learn more about the people that sell our products.
As always, we hope everyone has an enjoyable year. We want to thank those of you that have purchased and use our
products and the many happy customers that contribute to this newsletter. I hope everyone finds the treasure they are looking for, whether it is that rare coin or relic, or the treasure of having fun with friends.
Best Of Luck 2004!
I got my repaired unit back in
lightning fast time! Thank you so much for getting it out so
quickly. I was very anxious to get back detecting so I went to a
new beach and look what turned up in the first 5 minutes!
I think it is working just
This probably doesn't qualify as a lot of stuff, but it was found in an area that has been hunted to death. All items are silver, the coin is an
1899 S quarter. A good start with a great machine.
think we can all say that those finds are great for anybody's day.
Man “Robert” Strikes Again!
photo was sent in to us by one of our customers. Due to some
computer problems we lost the name of who sent us this photo. If
anyone recognizes this photo, please email us so we can give you
credit. Thank you.
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