Hi, I just joined a death metal band. Their silly guitarists decided to tune B-F#-B-E-A-C# which is ok for a guitar but a bit tricky for a bass. I tuned my Yamaha RBX270 (my first bass) the same but I can feel that it's enduring a lot of (too much) tension. It's a beginner bass, not made for such evil. So I was thinking of getting another one : 4 strings, thin neck, lightweight, drop B tuning A friend lent me a Fender Jaguar (Japan). The tone/look is awesome but it's a bit too heavy, or unbalanced should I say (the head goes down let go the neck). I found a Fender Precision Active Deluxe on the local eBay-like website for a really nice price. I guess it would have the same issue than the Jaguar. (What's with the HUGE Fender head ?) I read good reviews about Ibanez SR300 saying that it's thin and lightweight but I fear that it won't handle the drop B tuning (kinda beginner bass too). Also heard about Steinberger but.. yeah.. well.. you know what I mean ! If it's the only one matching my demand, I'll go for it but last resort !! I'd rather not spend more than 1'000 swiss francs (1100 USD) but I can go up to 1500 (1700 USD). And of course 2nd hand is welcome. I don't know if this is of any use but I bought "special" stings : 065-085-110-135 (Skull B4XT) Thanks for you help, cheers !