The Art of Sweetened Tuning — Mandolin Family

Peterson tuners feature unique Sweetener™ presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70-year legacy that reaches back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today.



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Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over has led to the creation of the “Sweetener”, a system of preset tuning offsets designed for specific instruments, only available on Peterson tuners, and used worldwide wherever precise and professional results are demanded. The MAN Sweetener was developed for mandolin, mandola and mandocello. Using it will result in perfectly tuned unison pairs, which will allow the instrument to shimmer and cut through as only an expertly tuned instrument can. Detuning in instruments with multiple string courses, as opposed to single strings, is much less pleasing to even the most untrained ear because both chords and melody lines are affected.

8-String Mandolin

Example: Gibson Styles A & F, Weber A & F series

For GGDDAAEEtuning, use the MAN Sweetener™ preset





8-String Mandola/Octave Mandolin

Example: Gibson Style H, Weber A & F series

For GGDDAAEE tuning, use the MAN Sweetener preset





8-String Mandocello

Example: Gibson Style K, Weber A & F series, Gilchrist

For CCGGDDAA tuning, use the MAN Sweetener preset





Current Peterson tuners featuring the Sweetener setting above include:

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Gibson is a registered trademark of the Gibson Guitar Corp.

Gilchrist is a trademark of Gilchrist Mandolins and Guitars

Weber is a registered trademark of Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments

Peterson, Sweetener & Sweetened Tuning, StroboPlus, StroboPlusHD, Stomp Classic, StroboRack, StroboSoft, and StroboSoft2 are trademarks of Peterson Electro-Musical Products, Inc.