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Post  tootall on Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:26 am

I don't have a review to give on these, but i am wanting to know if any members use them as i'm thinking of parting with some hard earned cash for a couple.

Are they worth it?

Cheers Cool
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Post  adamscott on Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:52 am

I have a pair of them......only had them about 7 months but I can't fault them.

They have been out in all conditions including torrential rain and they have not let me down.

Hope this helps mate
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Post  tootall on Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:06 pm

great, very helpful adam Very Happy
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Post  jimmy on Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:45 pm

i use them, and will be getting a couple more in the next few weeks, there brilliant mate ,they are indestructable, i also have fox drop offs and they are nothing but hassle, would also reccomend getting volume control on them
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Post  tootall on Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:02 am

Great - i think my mind's been made up then Cool
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Post  robh107 on Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:08 pm

jimmy wrote:i use them, and will be getting a couple more in the next few weeks, there brilliant mate ,they are indestructable, i also have fox drop offs and they are nothing but hassle, would also reccomend getting volume control on them

what hassle have you had mate?? the only problem i've had with mine (fox micron p's) has been the line gate and i've fixed that Very Happy

i've seen videos of billy's back biters and they look the bizz, but having not used them i cant really comment further
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Post  Bazz on Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:33 pm

robh107 wrote:
jimmy wrote:i use them, and will be getting a couple more in the next few weeks, there brilliant mate ,they are indestructable, i also have fox drop offs and they are nothing but hassle, would also reccomend getting volume control on them

what hassle have you had mate?? the only problem i've had with mine (fox micron p's) has been the line gate and i've fixed that Very Happy

i've seen videos of billy's back biters and they look the bizz, but having not used them i cant really comment further

I agree Rob, they are fine apart from the original line gate. One beauty of them is that the alarm dissengages when you lift your rod & strike. (And miss the fish, in Bazz's case! Rolling Eyes lol! )
The Billy's alarm seems to be a high tech., high quality copy of the ET Backbiter alarm to me...

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Post  robh107 on Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:51 pm

yes mate i agree totally from what i've seen of them
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Post  robh107 on Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:42 pm

heres a video i found on youtube..... after watching it i'd buy them!!!! Very Happy Very Happy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3YSf5q1aBc
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Post  jimmy on Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:06 pm

robh107 wrote:
jimmy wrote:i use them, and will be getting a couple more in the next few weeks, there brilliant mate ,they are indestructable, i also have fox drop offs and they are nothing but hassle, would also reccomend getting volume control on them

what hassle have you had mate?? the only problem i've had with mine (fox micron p's) has been the line gate and i've fixed that Very Happy

i've seen videos of billy's back biters and they look the bizz, but having not used them i cant really comment further
you shouldnt have had any problems though if it was decent quality , on one of mine that was only 8 month old the wire had to be pushed up from underneath alarm body to hear alarm tone, which could not be fixed so was useless ,on the other micron slightly newer than other,same problem as yourself line gate knacked { seems to be a problem for a lot of people}, also battery compartment cover snapped, e-mailed fox their customer service is crap, never replied, you certainly couldnt stick a fox drop off in your bag at the end of a trip by the time you got home it would be in bits,a billy backbiter would take a lot more abuse and will outlast a micron easily, for the money i expect it to last a bit longer with no problems, scratch
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Post  robh107 on Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:11 pm

i always thought the battery compartment cover looked a bit weak on them.... but i've had both of mine over a year and have always been very particular about the way i put them in the pockets on the edge of my bag so upto now i havent had a problem with either the cover or the wire.
anyway this is supposed to be about billys backbiters lol!
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Post  jimmy on Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:58 pm

just be carefull with the battery cover mate they are a bit fragile ,thats the problem i want an alarm that you can toss in the bag at the end of a trip with confidence that it wont fall apart by the time you unpack your gear, the billy backbiter fits the bill, Very Happy
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Re: Billy's Back Biter Alarms

Post  noodle on Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:03 am

the best by far that are avaiable currently are the backbiters the only downside to them i can see and it wont affect everyone i that they are not overly loud
for something a little different and if you only fish deads try these
http://www.42inch.net/cordarm_alarms.htm
or try older models like the original ET ones (what i use) or ghetto blasters etc
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Post  jimmy on Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:38 pm

you can get them with volume control now
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Post  noodle on Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:22 pm

jimmy wrote:you can get them with volume control now

well thats my only criticism out of the way then.

oh and for the minted amongst you they also come with the attx system as an option
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Post  Lefty on Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:44 am

Just checked out that 42inch.net link you posted noodle.

Contacted the guy and he sent me the link to his instruction/parts list page.

I may give them a go, but I'm the first to admit that I can't solder to save my life. scratch
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Post  noodle on Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:57 pm

thing is its not fiddly soldering like it would be on circuit boards is it.
i know what you mean though, im the same Very Happy
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Post  Lefty on Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:13 am

You're right, it's not fiddly stuff but my soldering either never holds or looks like bird poo!
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Post  noodle on Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:20 pm

will he not sell you a set ready done?

ok they were around 40 quid i think but that seems to be a standardish price for these sort of things
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Post  rozzo on Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:12 pm

post the link please to these plans or pm me as i'd like to build a couple Wink
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Re: Billy's Back Biter Alarms

Post  paul_sheff on Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:11 am

Anyone interested in Billy's backbiters they Are back available. You can drop me a pm on here or e-mail me . Paul_billysbackbites@yahoo.co.uk

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