Ok I have till 6pm tonght to get this lol new band (for me) wants to practice but after 12 years of guitar/bass I have never messed w/ drop tunings at all. Its a metal band. heres what they want: Ok. Also, we play everything in either C, or Drop B(which is almost the same as C, just tune the low C, to B) But for learning those songs, Sepultura - "Refuse/Resist" is in D(learn it like that, we'll play it just a half step lower, in C), and Black Sabbath - "Children of the Grave" is in C(which is what we'll play it in, obvisouly). Cool? So in C they are 2 steps down on all strings? C-G-B-E? Then drop D they want me to tune down the low C another step down to B? So I have a active 5 string bass, or my 4 string Pbass. Would the 5 string work w/o drop tuning? whats your opinions?!?!?!? Im lost lol!