alright guess. i dont know if anyone else here plays in c standard tuning but maybe. i have a rickenbacker and i want to put it back up into e but my band plays in c standard and i need thicker strings that will not let me to to e. i'm looking into getting a new bass that i can drop into c without having strings on it that will make it muddy and flat sounding without the strings flopping off the neck. any ideas on what type of bass i should look into for playing in c standard tuning without hugh gauged strings. i'm looking to spend 600 or under, but any suggestions are open, i say 600 now but i coudl walk into guitar center and spend 1200 who knows. thanks guys. o yea i play out an swr workingpro700 and mesa cabs, if that helps at all. my sound is usually high end treble, but i love the low end bassy stuff too.