Here's my dilema. I play in a metal band where the guitarist are all tuned to "drop b". All our songs are written that way so that how I've leanred them on my 5-string. The only thing that sucks is that I have to tune the bottom four strings up a whole step which tightens them a lot and makes the fast note transitions harder to play. I'm wondering If I should shoot for a 4 string instead and tune it down, or any other suggestions you may have. One problem is that I am a LEFTY, so it make it VERY difficult to go try basses out. Rite now 'm using a Dean edge 5-string lefty. Any tips at all would be great. Thanks.