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iceman1949

Hi everyone, I'm going to be buying a new vex. soon and was looking for some input on what transducer to get? I generally no more than 20-25fow, but would like something thats good for all around fishing. Any input would be great!

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wheres the fish?

get the dual transducer.... the 9 degree is nice in deep water and the 19 is nice in shallow water...

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KTapper

Agreed its nice having both degrees

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clamtrap

if you are going to invest in a vex and don't what to spend the extra $ then get the 12 degree but like the others have said the duel is very nice when you are shallow and in search of fish thats when I use both in the shallows. just my 2 cents

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BezD40

It is worthe the extra money for the duel. I got the humminbird 45 and love it.

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Bigeye30"

Personally for me I have used both the dual as well as single 12 degree, I honestly can say that after playing around with the dual beam, I still am in favor of the single 12 degree. I like the 12 degree as you get a little larger cone size than the 9 degree to see those fish that are off to the side and the nineteen just seems like it's underpowered, I end up having to crank the gain so high that I get more interference and have a tough time getting a decent bottem reading, I'd save the few bucks if I ever purchased again and just go with the 12 degree.

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Team Otter

Personally for me I have used both the dual as well as single 12 degree, I honestly can say that after playing around with the dual beam, I still am in favor of the single 12 degree. I like the 12 degree as you get a little larger cone size than the 9 degree to see those fish that are off to the side and the nineteen just seems like it's underpowered, I end up having to crank the gain so high that I get more interference and have a tough time getting a decent bottem reading, I'd save the few bucks if I ever purchased again and just go with the 12 degree.

I'm with Ryan on this one. Great explanation by the way...

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dan z

I have a fl-18 with a 12 degree and it works really well in all applications

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thompsonz28

Get a Marcum and get fishing

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iceman1949

Thanks for the replies I just purchased the fl-12 ultrapack w/12degree trans. Now if it would warm up!

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Rip_Some_Lip

I have an older fl-8 that my boy uses. I bought an fl-20 and love it. My question is the fl-8 doesn't work like it used to. I was wondering if a new transducer would fix the problem? It works but it doesn't pick the jig up as good unless I crank the gain up. It also gets quite a bit of interference when I run my fl-20. has anyone had this happen to an older unit and is the cost of a new transducer worth trying?

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Team Otter

Yes, it's worth changing transducers and possibly having the brushes changed by Vexilar.

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ilovehardwater

Welcome to fm Aaron, the 12 degree cone will work awesome. Sorry to say but we dont need it to warm up until April...BT

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iceman1949

If you have some soldering skills you can get a brush kit from vexilar.com. for about $20.

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Jesse Drummer

Yes, it's worth changing transducers and possibly having the brushes changed by Vexilar.

i have read on fm that vexilar has a short turn around time too. you might be able to send it in when you don't need it and have it back before you want to use it again? just a though.

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Jesse Drummer

If you have some soldering skills you can get a brush kit from vexilar.com. for about $20.

who wants to take apart their vex? not me

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Jesse Drummer

Personally for me I have used both the dual as well as single 12 degree, I honestly can say that after playing around with the dual beam, I still am in favor of the single 12 degree. I like the 12 degree as you get a little larger cone size than the 9 degree to see those fish that are off to the side and the nineteen just seems like it's underpowered, I end up having to crank the gain so high that I get more interference and have a tough time getting a decent bottem reading, I'd save the few bucks if I ever purchased again and just go with the 12 degree.

Has that screaching quieted down yet? it was bad

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iceman1949

Well I guess I wouldn't be afraid too!

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