totally the wrong instrument for what you want.
at 30" scale it's really too short for standard, much less drop-tuning, and the combination of the light mahogany neck and the mudbucker pickup position (regardless of the pickup you put there) means you'll never be happy with the sound of it.
even if you wreck the resale value by routing pickups into other positions it'll still not really get the sound; the soft, light mahogany neck + body just doesn't carry the fundamental right.
(i went through this struggle too, my old EB-O felt so awesome and looked so cool, but the sound was just not in there, even after multiple pickup butcheries. you could hold the neck against your ear and play it unplugged and tell it wasn't gonna happen.)
now had gibson made the whole thing out of maple, it might have been workable, even at the short scale. fender mustang basses for example are more usable at the same scale length, at least for standard tuning. forget about tuning them down, though.
i recommend keeping it stock and selling it for something that will actually do what you need.
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Alpha Music, VA Beach
Last edited by walterw : 02-10-2013 at 06:02 PM.