One of the bands I'm in plays most of its songs in standard E, but the last song we wrote is played in Drop D, or at least thats what the guitarists tune to. Cause I'm lazy and feel i can't make decent bass lines in drop d, i chose to stay in E. I was able to play everything just fine and just played the octave on those low notes. Whats your guys' two cents on this. Is there a specific time you choose to tune with the guitars? A time to stay in your preferred tuning? I like E standard because I feel comfortable with the scales and whatnot (i think about it in shapes more than anything) and i'm probably gonna stay with it. I just wanna know everyone else's opinion.