I am playing in a project where the guitarist is playing an 8 string guitar (Agile) tuned in Drop E - EBEADGBE Now, I have two 5 string basses. An Ibanez White K5 Fieldy from Korn 5 string bass and I was able to tune it to EBEAD with the factory (blue) strings. And it does work but as you can imagine that low E flops around a bit too much for my liking. Oh and it does sound like plowing through 6 feet of mud at times... So... I had my guitarist set up my other bass (he knows how to set up guitars properly) a Traben Array 5 string and when I got it back it was tuned to standard BEADG. I said 'you put it in the wrong tuning' and he said 'he always played bass in standard with his 8 string guitar tuned to Drop E (for recording purposes).' Now, getting to my dilemma. How do I finger and fret these songs (which I have tabs for) while playing on a standard tuned 5 string? Especially since I have been playing them on my white Ibanez tuned to EBEAD and following along (for the most part) with the guitar. I really want to play the songs the best way to sound the best. Hopefully, I made this clear to understand. Thanks in advance.