Ok heres the skinny trying out/practicing for a metal band, I play a douglas wbt 5 string active. I use DR lo-riders in std tuneing and love them. I know being steel and hex core they are very "tight". They want me to down tune to c sharp. I know I can play in std tune w/ a 5er but for consistancy they want me to down tune at least till I get their material down. I can DT one of my fenders but I hate the floppy clacky sound of 1 1/2 steps down. #1 String recomendations/ advice on a set of tight strings for for a 4 string to DT 1 1/2 with a proper set up #2 To be diffrent and keep my active douglas get a known "floppy" string brand for the 5 and tune UP 1 step making the B a C sharp and so on.