I put strings on #3 it's an F and is in the white. I don't like how quite it is and have been taking small amounts off the recurve.
When you first string up you new mando what do you hear? My first 2 mando's where quite and over time sound very good to me. I remember being disapointed at the early sounds from the first two.
Do some mando's sound great out of the gate, I would love info on first sounds, say the first few weeks in the white.