I'm new to this forum community but I'm already loving it. I was looking to see if there was a post like this but I couldn't find one. I have a question with down tuning, at the moment I have a Dean bass and it's pretty good for a 4 string. Just that when I down tune it the low notes buzz. This only happens when I down tune it to C. Not so much on D and on standard it's great. Does it buzz because it looses pressure? When I put new strings on it and all the strings were probably as low as A tuning except the E string and it buzzed. The E string buzzed so much you couldn't even hear a note, then I tuned to stantard and it was fine. I don't think my bass was made for down tuning which is why I am now looking for a 5 string. I'm wanting to find out which brand would be good for downtuning. I leaning towards Schecter and LTD's but I would like more opinions so I can go try those out . Another question is about a 5 string bass. I'm wondering about the tuning for those. I know it's BEADG standard but is there a such thing as drop C and drop D for a 5 string or should I just stick to a 4 string?