So, last night I fell in love (again) with a semi-hollow short scale bass, an Ibanez ABG200. I plain and simple love the sound! I've already played it in the past, and although I can do without the short scale, it isn't a thing that bothers me, either. I play in a metal band, and I'm constantly looking for a different tone/sound and approach to the bass (I have the luxury, since I'm the bandleader/songwriter) and that bass is just too sweet for me to ignore. The (potential) problem, and my main concern is if that specific bass could handle downtuning, since we tune in D (some songs are also in drop C). I mainly want to avoid the extra "floppiness", since it doesn't really go well with our music, especially on some pick played stuff or fast parts. I should also mention that this is the only bass I liked within my budget, since I can't find any other similar semi hollow 34" scale basses in the usual e-stores I buy from, and within my price range (about 400). I don't wanna buy used, either. Any help/info will be greatly appreciated guys!