OK I was given a Octave Mandolin how much Tension should be on the strings of an Octave ???
Should they be under about the same tension as a Mandolin or way less, the reason I asked I replaced the strings that were on it with new strings because I did not know how old the strings were that was on the Octave I used D’Addario EJ76 Mandola Strings which I was told would work on an octave by someone at our local Guitar Center, changed the strings one at a time so as to not move the bridge from where it sits once I finished changing all strings I proceeded to tune I have a Peterson Strobo Clip on Tuner and have it set to Mandolin Sweetener which is the same setting I use when tuning my Mandolin got all strings on the Octave tuned but it just sounds flat to me is that normal for an octave I do realize it is going to be a different sound from a mandolin.
it is a 20 inch scale TKD Octave Mandolin found that out by looking up TKDs made in Florida seems to have pretty good tuning machines
it is tuned GG,DD,AA and,EE going low strings to high top to bottom
Do I need to just keep turning each tuner machine an put more tension on the strings ???
if I do keep turning will it come back around the scale to get each string back to where it is supposed to be or what ???
Thanks for any and all help