I got a call today for a gig with a Nashville artist that will be very cool. It's THIS Friday (April 23rd)! However, I was told that the singer sings all of his songs a 1/2 step lower than recorded. If his charts were Nashville (number) charts, no problem, I'd play the songs in those keys. But I hear from the keyboardist that it's best to tune down to Eb. I really don't want to put my Mike Lull bass through that, not to mention, I have gigs before and after that Friday! Later on, if I do more gigs, I'll know the songs well enough to play my regularly tuned bass. So for now, I'm considering setting up a bass strictly for that 1/2-step down tuning. I would prefer a Jazz-style 5-string bass. After a thorough search of all the stores and listing within 100 miles (new and used), I can come up with only two choices...A Yamaha TRBX505 and a Squier Contemporary Active Jazz HH. I'll get to they them tomorrow. Both basses review pretty well. I was curious if anyone had experience with either of these basses. I'm leaning toward the Squier because I prefer a maple fretboard, but they will both get a fair shake. Both basses are out-of-the-box as of today, so I'm taking some set-up tools as well. NO, I'm not going 4-string. Or other choices running against my preferences. Both of these basses have a pair of humbuckers, which is already a little off the mark, but for a few gigs and to see if I'll get any more, I think I will be fine if I learn the songs thoroughly and well, set the bass up properly for the lower tuning, and simply concentrate on playing like me, which has carried me a good ways down the road. Thanx.