Well, I went for a meeting with a prospective working band. All seemed to go well until they told me that they tune down a full step. They do this so that the singer can stay withing his vocal range. DAmn, it totally turned me off. I am VERY particular about the way my basses are set up. They are all setup to play fast and the thought of drop tuning them makes me cringe. Am I making to big a deal out of this? I play primarily 5 string bass and thought that maybe I could try to stay in standard tuning, but then I would not be able to effectively look at the guitar players hand position in case I am not in the right place. What do you guys think? Also, would drop tuning really change my basses that much?