Hello TB'ers Just picked up a used Ibanez AE5 just to horse around on when I don't want to plug up. Plays well although has nylon strings and a bit muddy. Tried to slap on a set of phosphor bronze strings and popped the low E, yes thats right the low E. I used the on board tuner. Don't think I'll do that again. I put the nylon strings back on and tuned an octave lower and everything was fine. Bought a 2nd set and and used my pedal tuner and popped it again. I have searching the web and haven't really found what the tuning reguirements are for an acoustic bass. Has anyone else had this problem and what have you done the rectifly this? Would tuning down help? I would like to put the phosphor bronze strings on to get a brighter sound. Thanks in advance for your comments!