Technically, if a bass I had to at least cut deeper wider nut slots - so Technical Side of Things seems an ok forum to drop this thread question in. I never alternate tuned - like "drop D" - on my old sunburst/tobaccoburst StratRH but the riffs I was tryin' to learn, play (emulate) . . . of some bands prolly DID. I DID alternate-tune all 3 of my Fender P-bass "low frequency modulators" as B-E-A-D tuning . . . hmmm that's the bass side of the 7th fret on this Gretsch six-twanger . Anyhoo, any drop D (or other) tuning you've ever experimented with ?