I have only been playing mandolin since July of 2018, but there seems to be an issue with keeping the strings from slipping resulting in tuning issues. I can get the mandolin tuned, then it seems difficult to keep the string tuning smoothly. (As I turn the tuning key, the string will go sharp or flat. I have upgraded the tuning keys to eliminate this as a source of problems.)
I need to know some stringing techniques that will keep the mando in tune longer. I am familiar with temperature change effects, A string issues, etc.
I think my primary issue is getting the strings on the tuning key stem correctly to begin with so they don’t slip in and out of tune. I am playing an Eastman MD 315 and very happy with its sound and look! Being new to the mandolin has made realize how difficult it is to keep in tune while playing.
Thanks for your response. Good YouTube videos would also be helpful.