How to tune an octave mandolin and what strings to use.
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How do you tune an octave mandolin?
You tune an octave mandolin GDAE from the bass to treble. An alternative tuning would be GDAD.
What strings do you use on an octave mandolin?
I use D’Addario phosphor bronze strings on te bass, nickel would and plain steel on the treble. Here are the gauges: From the bass
G – PB045
D – PB035
A – NW017
E – PL012