So, ERBs (more than six strings) are too expensive, and I've never been fully satisfied with an octave down pedal. So I got a craazy idea. What if I got a regular four string bass, had a special nut made, and got F#,B,E,A strings, and tuned them down to EADG, making it an octave below standard bass? My main concern is neck stability, would a neck (possibly SX) be able to handle such strings? I imagine it would. What kind of pickups do you think would really make these strings sing? I don't want just a dull thud. I'm not too worried about the rig, I think mine will be just fine. Thanks edit: meant "tuned down", not "tuned up"