Gentlemen and ladies and other things that crawl this site I currently play in such fun STANDARD tuning on a 5 string. BEADG I was approached by a christian metal band to play bass with them. I was given a tab and the tuning of CDCFA Either I'm stupid or just inexperienced but that tuning makes no sense to me. I have seen CGCF but never CDCF much less an A on the top string. Am I looking at this backwards or something? I can get tuned to CDC )which feels weird all on it's own) but the top 2 strings just don't make sense. Also, what should I be prepared to do to my bass (besides heavy gauge strings) if I want to continue to play with them? Thank you all for your reply.