I've always played 5 string basses(currently elrick evolutions) tuned standard or maybe drop A and am venturing into playing with a progressive metal band that uses 8 string guitars tuned down to drop F and drop E I believe or lower I can't recall. Question is: is my bass capable of hanging this low? Need far lower gauge strings I would imagine..but do I need a 6 string bass? Or something like ding wall or modulas w graphite neck to support? Want tightness not floppyness Thanks for any input!