I've been working on a few playing and sound-production techniques, and I think that they work better with either full-fourths or the bass/dropped-guitar hybrid tuning I have been using more and more (EADGCFAD). I've been thinking of converting my Agile Intrepid Pro back to this tuning (dropped a whole step, most likely, to DGCFBbEbGC), and seeing how I get on with it. I'm finding that it's easier to make the horizontal leaps for some things rather than the vertical ones, and with where my playing is going, that's going to be a major factor. I've had guitars in the two different tunings for a while, but the Intrepid has been the flagship in terms of my having made the commitment to full-fifths. I'm ambivalent, but the urge to switch back has been at the back of my mind for a bit, and as the B/G hybrid tuning makes more and more possible, I want to be able to use the Agile for it. The other thing which makes me a little sad is that I'm also coming to the conclusion that I might be better served with a shorter scale length like 25.5". I've been using that scale length successfully for quite some time to get to E1. So... I might wind up selling my Intrepid, which was my introduction to the wonderful world of eight-strings. (I'd have to wait until the Rondo custom shop is open to order a Pro at that shorter length with an ebony board and dual actives, but I really like the combination at this point.) There is quite a difference in chording and melodic work between full-fifths and fourth tuning variants. I guess I'm curious if someone else has gone through this, and how they finally decided that it was the right thing to do. Has anyone else ever turned back from a major commitment to a different tuning?