So I play in a band that plays in drop C (C-G-C-F-A) and I've made the decision to tune my 5 string up from B to 'drop' C. Before folks start screaming 'JUST STAY IN STANDARD, YOU HAVE A C ON THE 1ST FRET OF THE B STRING', this is not an option, the riffs are all based around chugging on the low C string and are quite complex so the stretches would be silly. Before other folks start telling me to tune my entire bass down 2 steps so the E is a C and B is a G, I'm not interested, I have no interest in having a low G string ninja that is 1. flappy as hell and 2. barely audible. Also, I play alot more runs and licks in the higher register than I would ever need a low G so havin one higher string suits me. I am tuning up because I want the tightness also. So now that's out of the way I have a few questions: 1. String gauge: I've read in some places that I should take a six string set and throw the low B away. Others have said get a light gauge 5 string set. Others have said just go with a standard gauge 5 string set. I'm thinking stick with a 5 string set?? 2. Set up: I know a bit about what I'm doing, I know how to adjust the truss rod and intonation, is this something you would recommend me doing myself, or am I looking at having a pro do it? My bass is a Spector Euro 5lx by the way! What do you guys think? Thanks for your help in advance!!