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glauber
post Dec 8 2008, 01:31 PM
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What kind of tuning do you recommend for 8-string mandolin?

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John Norris
post Dec 9 2008, 01:40 PM
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8-string Mandolin is tuned as follows (low to high):

G3
G3
D4
D4
A4
A4
E5
E5

If you're referring to a Sweetener, we're working on one.

John N.
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post Dec 9 2008, 01:54 PM
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Yes, a sweetener. When you finish it, will it be available for the StroboFlip?

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post Dec 10 2008, 02:36 PM
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Yes, the StroboFlip is programmable, so any new Sweeteners we come up with can be programmed in.

John N.
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post Dec 10 2008, 05:00 PM
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This is probably asking too much, but could you make a post in this thread when the mandolin sweeter becomes available?
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post Jan 31 2009, 10:28 PM
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Here's one you can try that's worked in some trials:
G: +4 cents
D: +1 cents
A: +2.5 cents
E: +5.5 cents
It's a scrambled linear function (1,2.5,4,5.5).
Let me know if it helps.
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post Jul 31 2009, 08:28 AM
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Ok I know I should be abel to do this But I a brain dead, How do you set up the Flip to use a programed sweeten tuning I want to try the tuning listed for mandolin

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post Jul 31 2009, 12:07 PM
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QUOTE (tblrck @ Jul 31 2009, 02:28 PM) *
Ok I know I should be abel to do this But I a brain dead, How do you set up the Flip to use a programed sweeten tuning I want to try the tuning listed for mandolin


Heres how to program the tuner:
With the StroboFlip switched off, press and hold the PROG Button while you switch the tuner on



Now release the buttons.

You'll see the following screen:



Use the up/down arrow buttons to move the arrow so that it points to the desired user programmable Sweetener, lets say S-1:





Press the PROG button to begin:



You're now ready to program the cent offsets (keep in mind that the StroboFlip shows cents in 1/10th of one cent increments, so one cent is 1.0, not 0.1):



Use the arrow buttons to enter your cent offset - (you don't need an offset for the C so move to the next note):



Use the PROG button to advance to the next note (just like it says in the manual wink.gif):





You don't need to offset the C#, so press the PROG button again to move to D

Use the UP/DOWN arrow buttons enter a cent value for D.

Press the PROG button again to advance to D# (getting the hang of this?), D# is not an open string, so press PROG button again to move to E

Use the UP/DOWN arrow buttons to enter a plus or minus cent value for E

Press the PROG button again to move to F, its not an open string, so press PROG button again to move to F#

Press the PROG button again to move to F#, F# is not an open string, so press PROG button again to move to G

Use the UP/DOWN arrow buttons enter a cent value for G

Press the PROG button again to move to G#, G# is not an open string, so press PROG button again to move to A

Use the UP/DOWN arrow buttons to enter a cent value for A

Press the PROG button again to move to A#, A# is not an open string, so press PROG button again to move to B

B is not an open string, so press PROG button again to move to E^ (blame the guitarists!)

Use the UP/DOWN arrow buttons to enter a cent value for E^

Press the SAVE button



You'll see this screen:



Press the SAVE button again, this screen appears:



Press SAVE again to confirm and save the settings:



And now the LAST thing left to do, presuming you like Jeremy's Sweetener, is to set the tuner to automatically go to S-1 (the Sweetener you programmed) when you switch the StroboFlip on.

Its very easy, just press the TMPR/SWT button, choose T-1 and press SAVE twice.

You have now programmed the Sweetener into the tuner permanently, no need to do it again (PHEW cool.gif)

John N.

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post Oct 22 2009, 03:45 PM
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QUOTE (jeremy_mcdonald @ Jan 31 2009, 10:28 PM) *
Here's one you can try that's worked in some trials:
G: +4 cents
D: +1 cents
A: +2.5 cents
E: +5.5 cents
It's a scrambled linear function (1,2.5,4,5.5).
Let me know if it helps.

I only saw this yesterday.

Tried it, it sounds pretty nice!

thanks!

glauber
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richfiddler11
post Dec 28 2010, 11:04 PM
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QUOTE (jeremy_mcdonald @ Jan 31 2009, 11:28 PM) *
Here's one you can try that's worked in some trials:
G: +4 cents
D: +1 cents
A: +2.5 cents
E: +5.5 cents
It's a scrambled linear function (1,2.5,4,5.5).
Let me know if it helps.


So now that you've released the StroboClip with an "official" mandolin sweetener, could you please post it? Or is the above what you ended up adopting?

I got a StroboFlip for Christmas and would like to use it for my mandolin with the best sweetener available.

Thanks,

Rich
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