...without interfering with the integrity of the instrument? Is it common to take a 5-string set and just use the bottom 4 to restring for B-E-A-D tuning? Is there a better way to achieve the same result? Is there a known gauge that would be better? ...or is the whole issue a bad idea and moving to a 5-string just much more sensible? I'm not fond of the girth of 5+string necks.