Phone : 405-206-9010

Metal Detectors & Accessories from BigBoysHobbies   
Login / Register   

Metal Detecting Blog

A blog all about metal detecting and metal detectors

  • XP Deus now available with 9.5 Elliptical High Frequency coil from BBH Metal Detectors!

    Big Boys Hobbies will now off the XP DEUS Metal Detector with 9.5 Elliptical High Frequency coil as a option!

    This coil is great for relics and gold nugget shooting. Also very useful for fitting into tight spaces like in between rocks and tall grass.

    For now there are very limited stock but more will be coming. Be sure as always to call or email us for a much better deal on the XP DEUS Metal Detector with 9.5 Elliptical High Frequency coil.

    Happy Hunting from Bart at BBH!

  • Use your Metal Detector on Halloween?

    Tonight the ghosts and goblins roam the streets on Halloween night in search of the one elusive house that gives out full size candy bars! Dads follow aimlessly behind carrying flash lights and parts of the kids costume as they remove them so they can run even faster to the next house. We Dads pilfer through the candy bag and grab a quick laffy taffy snack to tide us over on the long trip. Moms hand out treats at the door to all the princesses and pirates that venture up in search of sugar treats. They help the one kid that has a ripped candy bag from a prior fall but is still hard at work gathering more loot.

    We as metal detectorist have a great tool to ease Mom's mind of candy tampering. We can simply sweep the bag of candy with our metal detector and test for any metal object foul play. Be sure to turn your discrimination all the way down so we can hear anything that might have found its way in the bag. Not to mention we can convince mom how handy a good metal detector is to have around and maybe its time for an even better one! (Good luck with that part)

    Enjoy the time with the kiddos tonight and be safe from BBH Metal Detectors!

  • How does the new Garrett AT MAX do compared to the Garrett AT Pro on the beach?

    We get questions all the time on how does the new Garrett AT MAX do on the beach. Customers also want to know how much better it is than their Garrett AT Pro. Below is a great video comparing the two on depth on a salt water beach.

    As you can see the depth has definitely increased over the AT Pro. Way to go Garrett Metal Detectors on a new great machine!

    Please call 405-206-9010 or email us at for better deals on any of the machines we sell! You will be glad you did!

  • Minelab EQUINOX Metal Detector is here!

    We at BBH are super excited to announce Minelabs new Multifrequency Metal Detector!

    Representing our most significant coin & treasure introduction since the launch of the Minelab CTX 3030 in 2012, Minelab is pleased to announce the pending release of our new Minelab EQUINOX Series Metal Detectors.

    Minelab Equinox

    The Minelab EQUINOX Series is the all-terrain multi-purpose detector that obsoletes all single frequency VLF detectors. Equally adaptable for all target types and ground conditions… just select your detecting location and go!

    The EQUINOX Series has been designed for the serious coin & treasure enthusiast looking to upgrade to a high performance detector, without the high cost. It’s also suitable for the new detectorist, having several pre-set modes for different detecting locations.  The EQUINOX Series features Minelab’s STATE-OF-THE ART Multi-IQ simultaneous multi-frequency technology and combines fast recovery speed with low-latency wireless audio in a lightweight waterproof platform.

    Below are the 2 new amazing models of the new Minelab Equinox Series Metal Detectors.319464Minelab EQUINOX 600:

    3 Detect Modes (Park, Field, Beach)

    4 Frequency Options (5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, Multi) Wired Bluetooth Headphones Supplied

    319465Minelab EQUINOX 800

    4 Detect Modes (Park, Field, Beach, Gold)

    6 Frequency Options (5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, 20kHz, 40kHz, Multi)

    Bluetooth Headphones and WM 08 Wireless Module Supplied


    Pricing for the new Minelab Equinox is as follows for now:

    Minelab EQUINOX 600 Metal Detector    USD 649

    Minelab EQUINOX 800 Metal Detector    USD 899

    We at BBH Metal Detectors will be adding more info and availability hopefully soon to our website. This looks to be another outstanding metal detector from Minelab!

  • Garrett AT Pro Pointer - Garrett Carrot Blow out deals!

    Looking to move an overstock supply of the best pin pointer on the market, the Garrett Pro Pointer AT or better known as the "Garrett Carrot"

    Be sure to email us at for special unadvertised pricing!

  • New Gray Ghost Amphibian CTX 3030 headphones in stock!

    What all us Minelab CTX 3030 guys have been asking for! Volume control on our Gray Ghost headphones! Well they are here in stock and ready to ship!

    Check out the Gray Ghost Amphibians for the Minelab CTX 3030

  • New XP Deus MI-6 Pin Pointer is out and is impressive!

    The XP Deus MI-6 Pin Pointer is one amazing pin pointer and doing very well in the field!
    The ability to hear your targets through the headphones give it a real advantage over traditional pin pointers. Makes it much easier to narrow down the desired target over trash much faster.
    The new research mode allows you to locate it as well if you lose it in the field. No more walking around aimlessly looking for a lost pin pointer.
    Another MAJOR advantage of the MI-6 is that it has no interference or cross talk with the XP Deus itself. Other pin pin pointer allow interfere with your detector to some degree. Not the MI-6!
    If you have any questions about them or anything else we sell always feel free to call or shoot us an email. Be glad to help in any way!

  • Whats the Difference Between the New Garrett AT Max - AT Pro and AT Gold?

    So the Garrett AT Max is almost ready to release for 2017 and we could not be more excited. The Garrett AT Pro and Garrett AT Gold have been outstanding machines and often our favorite mid to high level metal detector to use and to point our customer toward. If price, value, performance, depth, all around build quality and honest to goodness good ole American made metal detectors is what your after look no further than the Garrett AT Series.

    We expect the new Garrett AT MAX to be no exception! Below is the differences in the Garrett AT MAX and the Garrett AT PRO and GOLD.

    New Built-in Z-Lynk Wireless Technology • Lose the old cord! Integrated and built incircuitry transmits audio to your Garrett MS wireless headphones. Six times faster than Old Bluetooth speed! All with easy to use Auto pairing. No cables or wires to tangle up, and no interference from other wireless electronic devices.

    New Adjustable Volume control • Garrett has just added a volume control to the Garrett AT MAX. Now you can use any headphones you want and control the volume from the machine or use no headphones at all and adjust the built in speaker to your liking and situation.

    New Garrett MS-3 Z-Lynk Wireless Headphones are now included FREE • The amazing speed of Z-Lynk Wireless Technology, and high-fidelity stereo audio with no wires cords attaching you to anything.

    Even MORE Maximum Detection Depth for the MAX • Increased TX transmitting power and enhanced electronics gains the AT Max with significant depth increase over older AT series machines!

    New true All Metal Mode • Garrett AT MAX detects every type of metal and provides the even greater possible detection depth and sensitivity for those hunted out areas!

    Bright LED Backlight • Illuminates LCD screen for improved visibility in low light situations to keep you in the field on a hotspot after others had to call it a day.

    All new optimized frequency • The AT Max 13.6 kHz operating frequency provides deeper and excellent detection on a extreme range of new targets. including deeper silver coins, gold jewelry and rings, and brass and civil war relics.

    Better High Resolution Ground Balance • Easy to use automatic and manually adjustable for improved performance. Includes 175 points of Ground Balance resolution or adjustments, allowing the Garett AT Max to push deeper through both conductive soils (such as saltwater beaches) and highly mineralized ground which all detectors have difficulty with.

    Fast Automatic Ground Balance Window • Garrett New Exclusive feature will simultaneously ground balance the AT MAX to a range of values to help overcome localized ground mineralization and differences. The Garrett At Max reduces subtle ground responses, the Automatic Ground Balance Window smooths detector audio and allows the user to hear faint targets that otherwise would NEVER be heard!

    Brighter and Larger Display Numbers • Digital Target ID number, Iron Discrim number to make things easier to see in the daylight and at night.

    More Control Buttons • That are all easily accessible with a single finger as you swing away with the AT MAX.

    Manually Adjustable User Threshold • AT MAX users can now manually adjust the audio threshold (the constant background sound or “hum”) to better hear faint targets that would be missed by other metal detectors.

    Click here to see the key differences between the Garrett AT Pro and Garrett AT Gold

    If you have any questions feel free to email us at or call us at 405-206-9010.  We can make much better deals than on our site for either metal detector. Be sure to ask!
  • Garrett AT MAX is here!

    Check out the all new Garrett AT MAX Metal Detector with all the features we are asking for in one machine!

    Comes with New Garrett MS-3TM Z-Lynk Wireless Headphones included. NO MORE WIRES! True All metal Mode. New Backlight, More detection depth, larger display and much more!

    Be sure to call us at 405-206-9010 or email us at to reserve yours. The Garrett AT MAX will be a very limited supply and extremely popular!

    Expected in late June or July 2017.

  • How to clean your metal detecting finds

    Finding treasure while metal detecting is great, but getting it home and cleaning it up can be even better. You must take great care when cleaning gold, silver and other precious metals, especially older pieces that may have been buried for many years. follow these tips to best care for and clean up your newly aquired metal detecting finds!
    Important note, check the date of your coins before moving forward with cleaning, the last thing you want to do is potentially damage a valuable date incorrectly cleaning a rare coin.
    - Dipping: This is the best method for cleaning gold and silver, without using any abrasion. Fill a small glass or jar with an ammonia solution and let your find soak for a short period (a minute or two to begin) and wipe clean gently with a cotton cloth, repeat the process as necessary.
    - Soapy hot water: most finds that don't have much history (like modern coins and trinkets) can be cleaned with a standard washing up detergent and a gentle scrub with a sponge. Be careful not to scrub too hard though, especially jewelry with set stones as they can become loose.
    - Take your time: Probably the most important tip is to take your time while cleaning anything that may be valuable. These relics and old coins have survived many years buried in the earth, over cleaning and polishing may actually heavily devalue your find. Do research before committing to cleaning and polishing!
1 2 3 4 5