Now, since it's been a while since I dropped this bomb about tuning, playing with a capo on bass, I thought someone else would've tried this idea. Some people fed up with 5 strings are going "back" to 4 strings. Still a number of people, and ever changing musical style genres drops even lower than lowest B. Cover bands plays Eb tunings to fit horn arrangements, and people are installing HipShot Drop D tuners by dime and dozen. Now is there anyone who've tried "my" method? I tried to google it and sure thing, internet would be able to find someone else coming up with this idea, before me, I am sure, but I can't find it. So: 1. Has anyone dabbled with a 4 string BEAD tuned bass, and used a Capo on 5th to produce "regular" tunings, and then when "tuning" down, just moved the capo back and forth? It is advisable on fanned fret or longer scale basses. But still 4 string. In my book, it works a charm, and I don't ever have to retune, manually, or usting Hip shot tuners, or bringing different basses tuned differently to a gig. Anyone at least tried it ? Borrowing a capo from your gtrd friend and so on ? I am more than interested in hearing someone go ..."meh ... not at all for me". But at least did an empirical research.