DOES ANYONE ELSE DOWN TUNE 1/2 STEP? The first cover band I played with down tuned their guitars 1/2 step... I believe this is called concert tuning? They said it gave a "beefier" live sound. (it wasn't to accommodate the singer. Most of the songs were played in the identical key as the original, just on down tuned instruments) So, the habit was formed from the beginning. My five string is always tuned down. I crashed a jam session a few days ago, and a guitar player jumped my sh*t. "Well, I just can't see how that can be done.. I mean, how do you hit the chords???" WHAT????? I guess I have to work a lot harder, and don't hit many open strings, but it doesn't bother me.