Sorry big rant text. Is it impossible to drop a 4 string? In my side project im just getting told what to play and I love it. I have two basses. Fender Jaguar Troy Sanders Signature. And a Rickenbacker 4003. Both 4 strings. The guitarist are playing basic heavy Rammstein riffs on a 7 string guitar. We are tuned to drop A. (AEAD) I have tried both basses. And I think they handle it quite well. But its too floppy. I use Earnie Ball Power Slinkys 110 on E string. I have a 5 string set with a 125 as the B string. Gonna try that. Im getting a bit irritated by the guitarist, hiding it tough. A "Know it all" attitude. Tells me I need to go buy a cheap 5 stringer instead of using my 4 stringers. He says its impossible to use 4 strings for those kinda tunings. Then I asked a much more experienced pro bassist in a huge band that tours the world which plays only 4 strings in AEAD. AND uses a Rickenbacker. He just says Rotosound and Earnie Ball works fine and never had a problem. Maby just bigger strings and intonate it for that. Maby file the nut. Since I have two, I probably can do the setup and dedicate one of them for AEAD. Just want to hear if you have experience in this? 4 strings can do just right with those tunings? I dont like using a 5 stringer anyway.