I started trying out different tunings while creating songs for a band i have. I end up having different songs on different tunings, so i have to keep changing the tuning during the shows and practices. My questions is: how much will this damage the bass? the changings are always down or up a whole step for now, but i probably may push it forward in the future. For those who don't like people to change tunings, you don't need to reply. For those who might say that i should have one bass for each tuning (having a set up to that proper tuning), i can't afford it yet! So, is there any way to avoid the bass being damaged in the long run? Or at least some way, some precautions i should have, to delay that damage.