I usually practice by playing along to recordings, nearly always at standard pitch. However, when I play out, we tune down 1/2 step. I just had my Cirrus (45, 65, 80, 100 roundwounds) set up by a good tech, but I never mentioned to him that we play 1/2 step down. Should I have told him to set up the bass for the dropped tuning? I've played at home quite a bit since the set up, but haven't tuned down yet as we've not played a gig since.