I've been playing bass on and off for the last 5-6 years. I have played mostly by feel and by ear, never really dove into learning a whole lot of music theory and in depth terminology. Anyway... I recently started playing in a band and the guitarist is tuned to A. For me to get that low I have to sacrifice the more tight feel in my strings, not to mention take on a pretty muddy tone, so matching his tuning is pretty much out of the question. My question is, what would be the best tuning on a 4 string bass to accommodate the low A that our guitarist is currently in? The last music project I worked on was in a drop Db tuning. So my tuning was still in Db - Ab - Db - Gb (or in sharp terminology C# - G# - C# - F#) and this tuning has been working just okay with A, but I'm just not experienced enough with tuning to know if this turning will acclimate to A the most efficiently. I like being in the D range because my strings are nice and firm and I feel like Im getting the most out of my tone there. If anyone has any input on this over thought matter please let me know Thanks!